Brekle's Brown | Anchor Brewing Company

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Brekle's BrownBrekle's Brown

Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Single hopped with Citra.

Added by largadeer on 03-07-2011

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2.06/5  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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2.09/5  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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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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Brekle's Brown from Anchor Brewing Company
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