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Brekle's Brown - Anchor Brewing Company

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696 Ratings
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Ratings: 696
Reviews: 279
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 10
Gots: 32 | 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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Peller80


3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-07-2012 02:39:28 | More by Peller80
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baybassboy

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-21-2012 04:22:26 | More by baybassboy
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fitz284

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-17-2012 20:27:50 | More by fitz284
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sbanacho

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-21-2012 23:16:54 | More by sbanacho
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pkalix

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

tasted like band aids at first, but after settling in to it i can taste a little more of it.
never really been a fan of anchor steam but trying the nut brown ales today and gave it a shot. the others i had today were superior to this one, but it doesnt taste too bad.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 22:47:32 | More by pkalix
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EduardoGesio


3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-18-2014 23:39:55 | More by EduardoGesio
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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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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-14-2012 04:52:49 | More by MarkyMOD
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hayesjw

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-08-2013 00:00:34 | More by hayesjw
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A brown ale made with Citra hops? Why yes please, what a joyous experiment. Pours dark brown with ample mocha foam, much like a porter. Aroma is a juxtaposition of strong citrus/tropical fruit and dark malts. Amazing complexity in the form of citrus (orange, blood orange, lime), mango, passion fruit, papaya, peach, and brown bread, almond nougat, chocolate, coffee, and brown sugar from the malts. Some body and residual sweetness coupled with a dry bitter finish from the hops. Really quite an aggressive brown ale that captures the malt aspects of the style but obviously experimental in the hopping. I like it but maybe not every day.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2013 02:09:10 | More by CalgaryFMC
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swierczt

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-04-2013 18:27:04 | More by swierczt
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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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rekel

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-04-2012 08:06:44 | More by rekel
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pirmannt1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

12-11-2011 06:47:19 | More by pirmannt1
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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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MarioM

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-31-2013 05:18:05 | More by MarioM
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EddieJoe

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-06-2012 01:53:37 | More by EddieJoe
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SargeC

Japan

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-13-2012 07:59:27 | More by SargeC
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scottwurst

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

10-08-2013 21:16:19 | More by scottwurst
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alex_hart

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-20-2013 16:22:34 | More by alex_hart
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T6PP

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-24-2014 19:51:47 | More by T6PP
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-07-2012 14:09:34 | More by Brushkanna
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McStagger

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Brown Ale? I guess so. Pours a beautifully dark ruby/garnet with great clarity. Two fingers beige mocha head with good retention. Carbonation is minimal.

S: Roasty malt, some malt chocolate and cocoa. Seriously, smells like an unbaked chocolate cake. Some dried darkened fruit. Woody, with some vanilla notes.

T: Moderately deep roasted flavors. Slightly burnt bread, roasted chocolate. Fairly subdued and bland until the finish, when the roasted notes really take off. The bitterness of the Citra hops comes into play in the finish as well.

M: Great. Smooth, low played carbonation keep this beer smooth as silk. It really does glide across the palate.

O: I'm pretty underwhelmed by this beer. Looks, smells and feels great, but is definitely lacking in the flavor department. Not to say it's bad by any stretch, but compared to the other brews, I'm not overly impressed.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 07:49:52 | More by McStagger
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Kingcurio

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-27-2013 23:43:44 | More by Kingcurio
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark ruby color with a fine ivory head that has decent retention.
Aroma is roasty, malty, nutty and lightly fruity, with hints of bread, brown sugar, and a faint citrus, light cocoa character in the background.
Flavor profile of toasted malts, sweet caramel, bitter floral hops,and citrus with hints of fruitiness, finishes with a light-moderate dosage of bitterness. Finish is malty, sweetish, with caramel notes, light roasted malt, and a faint pine like hop taste.
Overall a good brown ale, a little roasted that reminds me of a porter.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 05:39:15 | More by cliff1066
Brekle's Brown from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 696 ratings.