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Brekle's Brown - Anchor Brewing Company

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Ratings: 721
Reviews: 281
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 10
Gots: 41 | 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 Apellonious
2.88/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz from sixer from Total Wine

A - dark brown with ruby highlights. Huge fluffy head after a moderately aggressive pour.

S - is it bad? Slightly sour. Some bread.

T - more sourness. Some piney hops.Bitterness. I noticed this with my first bottle last night, was hoping it was a result of a chocolate stout transition (and since I have four more), but this does not present on the palate well. Total Wine has the eerie distinction of the only place I have bought a beer and performed the dreaded drain pour. Mostly due to old product and poor handling. Not sure if this plays a role here. But the sourness and the fact that it foamed over the bottle top when removing the cap makes it likely. Booze on the finish.

M - solid. Carbonation is even, yet slightly watery.

O - Not the idea of a brown I had in mind. Others may have a different experience.

Apellonious, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of laituegonflable
2.93/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a shiny red colour, clear, with nice beige head; visible bubbles but a nice dense foamy top. Lace streaks around the glass. Good-looker.

Smells quite potent. Malty sweetness with a fair quantity of hot booze behind it. Slight weizeny esters - banana and vanilla, touch of coconut maybe and some brass. Could be more toned down heat-wise and yet more kick could be added, with hops or spice for balance. Not bad, though.

Taste is quite disappointing. Just lacks a lot of the character of the nose - grainy with a touch of rye bread, some corn notes and a distinct pear-apple ester. Hint of copper towards the back but ultimately finishes thin and flat, without really much flavour at all. Not offensive; not really anything. Like a hollowed-out shell of a nice American ale.

Bit of body to it, but not a lot of texture. Strikes me as dull.

Really needs a whole lot more done to it. It's bland, in spite of the hints it displays of bold flavours.

laituegonflable, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of vfgccp
2.93/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Solid mahogany body with rusty red highlights. Nice khaki head with great retention and lace.

S - Sweet nose. Maple syrup, cranberry, strawberry jam, pecan pie, and caramel.

T - Tart lemon, touch of woody hop, and ice tea followed by a huge, sweet caramel malt center and finish.

M - Relatively light body. Ok carbonation.

O - The sweetness feels way out of balance, even with an aggressive lemon acidity.

vfgccp, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of FosterJM
2.95/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

473rd review on BA

App- a very light brown with just a tad of lace to it. A small 1/4 head as well.

Smell- The traditional roasty malty notes were gone. The citra was all I got. Didnt smell bad but just less traditional.

Taste- Not bad but a bit watery and too hop forward for my brown ale tastes.

Mouth- Almost light bodied and a bit higher in carbonation. Left a small watery hops note.

Drink- Too far away from what i was hoping. Probably wont come back to this one.

FosterJM, May 19, 2011
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Brekle's Brown from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 721 ratings.