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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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of flagmantho
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: cloudy brown hue with a thick finger of creamy, pillowy tan foam atop. Quite attractive.

Smell: very sweet and caramelly aroma with a light fruity character, almost banana-like. Eyes closed, I'd have guessed this was a dunkelweizen. A bit sweet, but I find myself liking it.

Taste: sweet and caramelly with that same banana like character. Hops are mild but balanced for the style. There's a crystal malt twang at the end of the flavor that reminds me more of a red ale than a brown one, which isn't my favorite. Not too bad, but not my favorite.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a bodacious carbonation and a mammoth, mouth-filling creaminess. Shadaisy!

Overall: this is a decent beer, but it's flavor just grates on my palate a little bit. I like the creamy, fruity, sweet aroma and those components of the flavor, but there's also a sharpness that detracts a little bit for me. I could see myself having this again in a pinch, but it's not my favorite brown ale.

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.15/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from "stubby" 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Cloudy brown/dark tea color, with a thick head of tan foam.
Aroma-toasted malt
Taste-Toasted malt, some off-putting apple tartness, fruity hop note, a faintly sour finish.
A surprisingly odd flavored brown ale that doesn't conform to style. I have to say that this is the one brew from Anchor that I have not really enjoyed. Flavors just don't seem to go together at all. A bit of a let-down for me from a normally solid brewer. Just my opinion.

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4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
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 +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
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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3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
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 +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.23/5  rDev +14.9%
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 +12.8%
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 -18.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%
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 +1.9%

Brekle's Brown from Anchor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 865 ratings
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