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Brekle's Brown - Anchor Brewing Company

Brekle's BrownBrekle's Brown

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654 Ratings
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Ratings: 654
Reviews: 277
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%


Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Single hopped with Citra.

(Beer added by: largadeer on 03-07-2011)
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chinchill

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle served in an Anchor Steam pint glass.

Pours a very dark, reddish-brown with moderate size but thick tan head. The head dies down to a ring rather quickly but leaves some splotchy lacing.

There's plenty of unexpected piney hops in the aroma, and a bit of this carries over to the initial part of the taste. The flavor, however, quickly becomes dominated by a fine dark malt flavor that lingers for a while. The dark malt is evident in aroma, just less than might be expected given the flavor. Hints of dark malt, molasses and citrus fruits in the aroma, and of toffee, coffee, roasted nuts and caramel in the flavor.

M: clean and rather crisp for style, thanks to the extra hops and a medium or higher level of carbonation. Medium body.

O: unusual, easy-drinking, and flavorful, with interesting and well-balanced flavors that change from the time this hits the tongue until the lingering aftertaste slowly fades away.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 23:34:37 | More by chinchill
More User Reviews:
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KajII

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Dimpled Mug]

The pour was a dark caramel brown with a large (3-4 finger) light brown sudsy head that lasted pretty much throughout, reducing slightly to a large cap and had good spotty lacing.

The aroma was of a sweet toasted dark bread malt, light resin hops and a doughy yeast along with notes of toffee, coffee, and dark fruit (plums).

The taste was lightly malty sweet with a pinch of toffee from the get go, progressing with a light roasty coffee presence and a mildly bitter hoppy ending. The flavor lasted an average time following the swallow, with a mildly roasty sweet fruity taste left behind.

Mouthfeel was almost medium in body with a thin dry texture and a mild carbonation.

Overall this was a very tasty and well balanced Brown Ale, which had a smooth and roasty aftertaste that just left you wanting another sip...

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Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 18:25:42 | More by KajII
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afsdan

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-21-2014 06:44:06 | More by afsdan
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Schmoog

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-20-2014 16:00:04 | More by Schmoog
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jcubz

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.6%

04-20-2014 14:53:39 | More by jcubz
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-18-2014 00:05:26 | More by SkinniePost
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Henrich

Missouri

3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: 1 finger of anemic off-white foam settles to a nice, thin cap over the top of this deep, clearish, reddish-mahogony beer. Looks nice.
Smell: I can smell the hops, distinctly. Once you get used to that, you can detect a sweet, pleasant maltiness.
Taste: This beer is very well balanced. Slight carbonic bite and pleasant hoppy bitterness yields to nice malty sweetness, with a nice, sweet, toasty finish. Again, fantastically balanced.
Mouth-Feel: Carbonation is noticeable and seems to fight against the thickness of this beer. Pleasant overall, but adds little.
Overall: A very solid brew. It tases like a lighter, more balanced porter. I would buy it again, but my maximum would be two bottles. A tad syrupy, otherwise very decent.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 04:53:53 | More by Henrich
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nodder

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-13-2014 21:17:32 | More by nodder
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BrewClint

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.6%

04-08-2014 14:22:36 | More by BrewClint
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NorthSideSean

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-05-2014 04:54:41 | More by NorthSideSean
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keithmurray

New York

3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass

Appearance - translucent mahogany/chestnut colour with tan head

Smell - caramel, toasted nuts, cherry

Taste - caramel, a bit of toasted nut in there, toffee,cherry sweetness

mouthfeel - sweetness upfront, medium bodied, ample carbonation, good amount of hoppiness in the finish

Overall - decent brown ale I'm glad to have tried

Price point - $2.10/12 oz single

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 21:31:46 | More by keithmurray
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ambruns1979

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-02-2014 00:45:20 | More by ambruns1979
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Pillowburn

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

04-01-2014 03:06:39 | More by Pillowburn
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CraftMe14

Kentucky

1.5/5  rDev -58.9%

03-31-2014 20:59:13 | More by CraftMe14
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Gregvg

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.8%

03-31-2014 05:54:29 | More by Gregvg
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paulish

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-24-2014 11:42:42 | More by paulish
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-24-2014 03:21:26 | More by ONovoMexicano
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Rpreskenis

Mississippi

3/5  rDev -17.8%

03-18-2014 23:44:43 | More by Rpreskenis
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-18-2014 01:14:52 | More by thinwhiteduke
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KFrank729

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.6%

03-16-2014 22:12:01 | More by KFrank729
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MylesMac

Manitoba (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-14-2014 22:59:09 | More by MylesMac
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hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

03-13-2014 21:35:17 | More by hansavijaticar
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RBorsato

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

03-09-2014 18:36:55 | More by RBorsato
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Hayley_86

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-09-2014 16:47:15 | More by Hayley_86
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Joshmistake

California

4/5  rDev +9.6%

03-04-2014 03:47:01 | More by Joshmistake
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Brekle's Brown from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 654 ratings.