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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Photo of BeardedBoffin
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a stately brown color with a few centimeters of creamy foam above. The aroma is of deeply roasted malt, caramel and a component of dark bread. This "browness" continues on the palate with nutty malt and a slight tinge of fruity sweetness coated in brown sugar. An earthy bitterness rises toward the end. This is a well balanced and drinkable beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of jjchristiano
3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber poured into my Duvel Tulip glass.
I really don't have a lot to say. It was a very average Brown Ale.
Nothing to complain about and nothing to rave about. I still prefer the Brooklyn Brown but I would have no problem drinking several of these in a sitting.
Anchor makes good quality beers and this is a nice brown ale.

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Photo of Scrylol
3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark ruby color with a one finger pale brown colored, creamy head. Looks great.

Bit of hop tinge to to the aroma, with slight tropical fruits. Malt and caramel notes also presence. Seems like the hops play a big role in this Brown Ale in the aroma department. Interesting.

Big roasted malts flavor on the tongue balanced initially by hop bitterness, but soon it overpowers the malty presence. Don't get much of the tropical fruits anymore. Before the finish there seems to be a bit of boozy-like flavor present - pretty weird for a Brown Ale at 6% to have that. Ends with a dry, sweet caramel-like flavor to it.

Feels creamy and smooth on the tongue. Bit too much carbonation for my liking though. Still feels good.

A decent Brown Ale from Anchor Brewing. Interesting use of Citra hops here.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of WoodBrew
4.23/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Brekle's Brown from Anchor is a very good brown least in my opinion. The beer pours a nice clear brown with creamy off-white head that is leaving a lace. The smell is bready with hints of malt and sweetness. The taste is a good balance of malt that gives a bread/biscuit flare which is quickly balance by finishing hops. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a great beer.

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4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber to a pub style glass

A- deep dark brown, 2 1/2" fluffy khaki head

S- glorious caramel, roasty, nutty malts, musky, citrus

T- roasty, nutty malts, caramel, citrus, acidic

M- medium body, average carbonation

O- an enjoyable brew. These smell is awesome and i thought i was going to love it, but the citrus and acidic after taste just didn't do it for me. How rich the smell was, i was hoping for an equally rich and creamy mouthfeel, to no aval. A good session and i wouldn't mind sitting at a pub somewhere and drinking a couple of these.

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very nicely done brown ale with sufficient hopping to place it solidly in the American Brown Ale category. Chestnut brown pour with a hint of ruby at the edge. Roasty caramel aroma. Up front a touch acidic, melding quickly into a slightly herbal hop bite. Sweetish caramel malt with restrained roasted notes follows and the finish hints at brown sugar.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of elNopalero
3.18/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This pours an amber ruby color with tight foam. I get a caramel malt aroma followed by some
sweetness, and a hint of brown sugar. The flavor is dominated by that same brown sugar sweetness, almost one-noted unfortunately. This beer is malty sweet with a thin body—the light body saves it from being overly cloying. Brewed with Nelson Sauvin hops, although I really couldn’t tell.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of wspscott
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle in pint glass
code = 2YH => bottled in May 2012

A: Dark brown color, crystal clear when held up to a bright light. A creamy light tan head leaves lots of root beer float like lace.
S: A distinct fruitiness combined with a very light roastiness.
T: A round fruitiness, more like apple vs. citrus which surprises since the website only mentions Citra hops, I assume this is hop driven vs. yeast driven. The malts are more hidden, a little roast flavor and some dry graininess, with a hint of caramel sweetness.
M: A slightly creamy mouthfeel, with a medium amount of carbonation. A slight hint of astringency helps balance the fruit.
O: I really like this beer, the hoppy fruitiness goes very well with the malts, a very distinct beer and a nice take on the style. Why doesn't Anchor get more love? Recommended for anyone looking for something a little different.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Brekle's Brown from Anchor Brewing Company
3.7 out of 5 based on 859 ratings.
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