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Brekle's Brown - Anchor Brewing Company

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Ratings: 697
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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Photo of bigred89


3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-08-2012 16:07:39 | More by bigred89
Photo of EkimGram

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: 12oz bottle poured into a standard pint. Colour is a rich brown with a reddish hue. Finger-thick head, toffee in colour, fades to a layer of puff leaving a mostly even lacing. No visible carbonation.

Smell: Much to my dismay, I can hardly smell anything in this beer without agitating it an incredible amount. When the aromas finally arrive, nice sweet and roasted malt is all there is.

Taste: Sweet, musty malt in the front quickly makes way for some bitter, citrus hops. Finishes a little boozy and sticky.

Mouthfeel: Nicely rounded medium body with a mild bite.

Overall: The smell is disappointing but everything else is fantastic. A satisfying beer done the true Anchor way.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 02:03:01 | More by EkimGram
Photo of drpimento


3.1/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Geez, almost great. Served a bit cold, with very nice, large, tan, foamy, frothy, thick, creamy head that slowly settles and plenty of lace. Color is a pretty, clear mahoganey with many tiny bubble trails. Aroma is banana up front, then malt, roast, toffee, fruit. Flavor's like nose and is fruity up front too; then there's the classic brown ale flavors. Oddly, sweetness is muted at first and comes in later finishing along with the bitter and tang. Body and carbonation are good. Finish is like flavor, ending to a not altogether pleasant bittersweet slow taper.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2012 00:24:04 | More by drpimento
Photo of Jovian00


3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-30-2012 22:10:30 | More by Jovian00
Photo of captainbearcat


4/5  rDev +9.6%

05-28-2012 20:49:54 | More by captainbearcat
Photo of Falcone

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-27-2012 22:00:03 | More by Falcone
Photo of wfpalm


3/5  rDev -17.8%

05-26-2012 22:26:30 | More by wfpalm
Photo of bh123


3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-26-2012 05:41:19 | More by bh123
Photo of secondtooth


3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful deep ruby-red, with big and impressive head of carbonation. Lace spotty.

Nose is malty sweet, with caramel, maple, and an earthy vibe. Perfect brown ale character.

Taste is sweet and mild, with a slight roastiness, and a tinge of citrus hops submerged in the finish. A solid and enjoyable brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 12:04:23 | More by secondtooth
Photo of DrDemento456


4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huh had no idea this was a "brewed once" beer.

A - Pours a very dark mocha brown, clear in color with only a 1/4 inch of head but it makes for an attractive creamy lace ring.

S - Smells quite good actually brown malt with a touch of chocolate and hops. Some sweet jelly like malts too.

T - Quite good actually. Starts off with a twang of hops and some brown malt balanced the bitterness with some jam like malts and chocolate.

M - Medium bodied with a creamy consistency.

Overall a solid brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2012 05:04:53 | More by DrDemento456
Photo of chim


4/5  rDev +9.6%

05-22-2012 21:17:08 | More by chim
Photo of JakeDebus


3.25/5  rDev -11%

05-21-2012 13:25:37 | More by JakeDebus
Photo of baybassboy


3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-21-2012 04:22:26 | More by baybassboy
Photo of Tucquan


3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-05-18 in Columbia, PA

A - Somewhat clear copper-ruby with a 2-finger light tan head and moderate lacing.

S - Rich, sweet bready malt, toffee, fragrant hop floral and spice.

T - Toasted bread with guava jelly drizzled with chocolate sauce and washed down with some bitter herbal tea. It's quite nice; the Citra providing a nice bitterness that compliments the roastiness.

M - Light-medium body and medium body. Pretty crisp and refreshing.

O - Good tasting, not heavy. Satisfying. My wife liked it too.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 10:30:01 | More by Tucquan
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-19-2012 06:06:22 | More by Crstumpf
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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

05-17-2012 18:04:16 | More by ktanner99
Photo of CHADMC3


3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark copper body with ruby hues beneath the foamy, tan head packed with dense bubbles of carbonation.

Generous caramel malt aromas float from the glass as well as bread or biscuit notes and just a hint of the citra hops.

Similar to the aroma, the flavor offers a very nice caramel malt flavor as well as toasted biscuit and almost a nutty sweetness to finish.

A bit lighter in body for a brown ale (as advertised) with medium carbonation and a nice sweet finish that lingers on the palate.

This is a pretty nice job by Anchor to come up with traditional brown ale with just the right amount of flavor and touch of hops, yet still suitable to the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2012 00:50:54 | More by CHADMC3
Photo of SargeC


3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-13-2012 07:59:27 | More by SargeC
Photo of Brenden


3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Breckle's is a medium brown, muddy and thick, with an underlying ruddy red tone. An off-white head develops to about a finger and, while showing very good retention, doesn't leave as much lacing as I'd expect.
This beer is nicely balanced with a natural sweetness derived from its malt-forwardness. Hops make an appearance, floral with a bit of citrus, and sit underneath the malts, which are somewhat toasty with toffee and caramel notes. There's a gentle toastiness and a light nutty element as well. Eveything works well together, and this seems to be in a somewhat classic tradition as browns go in the current American beer movement.
Mildly crisp and somewhat smooth, the feel is above average without being completely compelling. The body is medium, enough to support everything without being heavy, with a light carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2012 21:37:23 | More by Brenden
Photo of RonaldTheriot


4.73/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brekle’s Brown has a very thick, creamy, tan head and a clear, bubbly, brown appearance, with some lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, brown bread and a flash of hops; the taste is likewise of sweet brown bread, brown sugar, mild hop bitterness, and some caramel candy aspects. There were even some chocolate notes with this one. Mouthfeel is medium, and Brekle’s Brown finishes refreshing, semi-dry, and easy drinking. It’s a most excellent beer.


Serving type: bottle

05-06-2012 22:55:05 | More by RonaldTheriot
Photo of EddieJoe


3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-06-2012 01:53:37 | More by EddieJoe
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-30-2012 20:52:47 | More by PSU79
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11%

04-28-2012 03:27:31 | More by Njstoutlover23
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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

04-27-2012 01:02:05 | More by Molson2000
Photo of acat25


3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-25-2012 22:21:07 | More by acat25
Brekle's Brown from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 697 ratings.