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Brekle's Brown - Anchor Brewing Company

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83
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699 Ratings
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Ratings: 699
Reviews: 279
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 10
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
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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joshmehler

Florida

1/5  rDev -72.6%

03-17-2012 22:00:44 | More by joshmehler
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cbyrd4088

Virginia

1/5  rDev -72.6%

12-19-2013 03:05:57 | More by cbyrd4088
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maxwelldeux

Washington

1.25/5  rDev -65.8%

06-03-2013 02:43:23 | More by maxwelldeux
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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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t0rin0

California

2/5  rDev -45.2%

08-18-2012 14:37:14 | More by t0rin0
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ouser31

California

2.05/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

not what i was expecting at all.. i think my beer tastes depends on my mood... this was way to hoppy for a brown and fiished with a strong after taste... i didnt really enjoy drinking it... finished it pretty fast to get to the next beer of the night... if you like hops go for it!!

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 01:34:45 | More by ouser31
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ggourde

Missouri

2.08/5  rDev -43%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Comes out of the bottle thick- tried agitating it to get some head, but none formed. Next comes a strong- sickly sweet candy smell. Sure enough cloying malty sweetness hits me hard. It feels as syrupy as it looked coming out of the bottle. This is my 3rd time drinking this, and once was as a blind test at my home brewer's meeting. All three times wound up with the same thoughts about cloying syrup. I am sad b/c I generally have great respect for Anchor's beers.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 05:02:20 | More by ggourde
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neckbeered

Montana

2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

07-07-2013 21:34:34 | More by neckbeered
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AGust82

Connecticut

2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

11-28-2013 00:49:08 | More by AGust82
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womencantsail

California

2.35/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ

A: The pour is brown in color with a fair amount of amber to it and a finger of off-white head.

S: Smells okay at first, if not a bit on the sweet side. I get some weird fruit notes to it, perhaps red apples. But there is a fair amount of butter coming off of this beer that is just too hard to ignore. It does have the usual toffee and toasted, nuttiness of a brown ale, but a lot of flaws as well.

T: Jesus this is bad. How strong is this beer because it tastes pretty boozy. Buttered toast with some notes of dark fruits and a definite green apple punch to it. Toffee and and a nice nuttiness are not enough to save this one.

M: Medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation.

O: Seems so strange. I love Anchor's beers but this was just awful. I'd be willing to give a bottle a shot, but Beachwood is a top bar, so I don't think it's any fault of theirs. Gave my glass to a couple other people to make sure I wasn't imagining things and consensus was that this beer tasted terrible.

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2011 04:55:53 | More by womencantsail
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harrymel

Washington

2.45/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottled 2YX (Whatev that means)

Pours a nice cinnamon brown with some etched surface foam that is oat colored. Smells of toasted oats, some malt syrup, smacks cereal, and bit of cardboard. Smells sweet. Flavor is toasted and sweet oats, some cola, some bakin soda flavors. The body on this is surprisingly empty with carb and an off dry finish. I’m not impressed ewith this beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2012 06:40:39 | More by harrymel
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Mitchster

Michigan

2.48/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

$2.09 for a 12oz bottle @ BevCo. Brewed with 2-row pale, caramel, and munich, hopped with Citra. 6.0% ABV.

Pours out to a sparkingly clear mahogany, forming a tall creamy tan head with excellent retention and solid sheets of lace. Mild to moderate carbonation. The aroma is that of a pale ale, with nice citric hops sitting on top of a malt base with toffee with the suggestions of hazelnut or walnuts. Mouthfeel is smooth, medium bodied, with a light acidity. It's a little watery feeling. The taste is pretty good...a recap of the aroma with a nice balance between the flavors, however as I get further into the beer, I pick up on wet cardboard and newspaper and slight fusels, like an open fermentation that was a little too warm. I wonder if they used their normal yeast strain on this because it tastes a little different than their other beers. Not a very clean example of the style.

Brown ales in general are not my favorite, and I don't really enjoy this one either. As far as brown ales go, I don't think it's very good. I'd rather have Bells Best Brown, Moose Drool, or Goose Islands Winter mild, which are much much better.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 01:48:36 | More by Mitchster
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

09-30-2013 01:59:59 | More by bostonryan
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crobinso

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

02-09-2013 03:10:29 | More by crobinso
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beergil

Montana

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

07-24-2013 03:14:39 | More by beergil
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sendbeer

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

10-22-2012 20:15:30 | More by sendbeer
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akttr

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

04-23-2012 04:07:19 | More by akttr
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squirrel49

South Dakota

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

04-27-2014 03:47:20 | More by squirrel49
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

09-08-2012 01:54:03 | More by tmars13
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

06-25-2013 12:44:35 | More by Kirk
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DuffDaddy

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

01-03-2014 00:38:46 | More by DuffDaddy
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swungomonkey


2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

10-31-2012 18:38:17 | More by swungomonkey
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jsboates


2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

04-03-2012 00:59:03 | More by jsboates
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tgoldian

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

07-05-2013 03:27:58 | More by tgoldian
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oline73

Maryland

2.6/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear dark amber color with two fingers of off white head that fade to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Really sweet, very ripe dark fruit and some brown sugar. Lots o malt, too sweet.

Taste: Not as sweet as the smell, thank God, but still too much ripe fruit sweetness for a brown ale. Malty in the finish. I was really hoping the hops would play more of a role here.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, mild carbonation, the finish is slightly dry.

Overall: Reminds me of a bad homebrew, not particularly professional tasting. Way too much sweetness for the style with nothing to balance it out.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2011 00:45:40 | More by oline73
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Brekle's Brown from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 699 ratings.