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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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.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is a vibrant, rich, ruby-highlighted brown coloring with a thin, filmy ring of white head on the surface. Aromas of a malt bomb, with a dark sweetness leaning towards brown sugar and hazelnut, with a some dark fruit sweet highlights of fig and date. Flavors are rich and malty on a light, crisp body. The effervescence keeps all of the nutty sweet and candy flavors from being overpowering or cloying on the palate. Very tangy sweet aftertaste, with a woody and nutty blend that is carried off the tongue and out of the mouth rapidly by the smooth, thin body and carbonation. Clean, slick finish with only a slightly sweet linger. Very solid, easy drinking brew.

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On tap at Mainstreet Tevern in Broken Arrow.

A - Clear reddish copper color with 1 finger of darker khaki head. Average retention and excellent circles of lacing all the way down the glass.

S - Sweet bread, strong citrus/tangerine aroma, brown sugar, bready caramel malts,

T - Follows the nose with nutty sweet bread, sweet citrus/peach tea, sweeter than expected. The bready caramel malt is toasted and the hops mix in creating a pecan shell-like bitterness. Finishes with tea tannins.

M - Medium carbonation, creamy smooth feel, fuller body for the style.

Tasty brew that is on the bolder and tastier end of the style. A little sweet but has a bit of counteraction from the hops. Nice creamy body with kick of citrus.

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Brekle's Brown from Anchor Brewing Company
3.7 out of 5 based on 858 ratings.
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