Brekle's Brown - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by Philousa:
3.31/5 rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Imbibed from a growler poured at Khoury's Fine Wine & Spirits on 9/15/13.
Pours a cola brown, great clarity, with a thin head of dark tan. Aroma is sweet like molasses with lots of nut (almond, walnut, and pecans), some chocolate, and a bit of earthiness, probably from English hops. Flavor starts tart and is bitter throughout. The tart yeast sticks around for only a second before the pecan and molasses sweetness mixes with the earthy bitterness. Lots of mineral flavor without being overbearing. Feel is slightly watery with a sweet finish.
This one is nuanced, but not too ornate for a brew you'd have regularly. Almost too sweet, but the different facets make up for this. Solid.
Serving type: growler
10-03-2013 22:50:45 | More by Philousa
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +37%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is malt perfection. Exactly what I look for in a brown ale-rich, malty, balanced with hop bitterness that cuts down on the sweetness, but is not the main presence. Don't even consider Newcastle, this is the way to go. I won't even pair it with food because it is so good I wouldn't want any other flavors to interfere with it.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 02:14:22 | More by Ale_Dog
3.88/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Brekle’s brown ale (3.5, 3.75, 4, 4, 3.75)Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a medium brown color with a billowy tan colored head. The head has a nice level of retention, slowly fading to leave a bit of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a sweet caramel and toffee aroma mixed with some light aromas of a roasted malt nature. Along with these aromas are some light nutty and chocolate aromas as well as a little bit of an earthy and herbal smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweet caramel and toffee flavor with a smooth roasted malt flavor. These flavors create a base for the beer lasting to the very end. Along with these flavors so too comes some notes chocolate and some light hop flavors of pine and a little bit of earth. With a light nut that joins the taste at the very end one, is left with a smooth, moderately roasted, and sweet flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and creamier side for a beer of only 6% abv. with a carbonation level that is slightly low. The thicker feel of the brew in combo with the lower carbonation give the beer a nice creamy feel and are great for the mix of roast, sweet, and nut flavors.
Overall – A very enjoyable brown ale with a nice sweet roasted flavor. Quite enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
06-23-2014 18:12:50 | More by Darkmagus82
Brekle's Brown from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 696 ratings.