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Brekle's Brown - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

754 Ratings
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Ratings: 754
Reviews: 284
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.93%
Wants: 13
Gots: 45 | 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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2/5  rDev -45.4%

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2.05/5  rDev -44%
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!!

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2.08/5  rDev -43.2%
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.

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2.35/5  rDev -35.8%
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.

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2.36/5  rDev -35.5%

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2.45/5  rDev -33.1%
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.

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2.48/5  rDev -32.2%
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.

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Brekle's Brown from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 754 ratings.