Brekle's Brown | Anchor Brewing Company

Brekle's BrownBrekle's Brown
BA SCORE
55.8%
Liked This Beer
3.68 w/ 860 ratings
Brekle's BrownBrekle's Brown
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company
California, United States
anchorbrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,115
Reviews:
313
Ratings:
860
Liked:
480
Avg:
3.68/5
pDev:
13.59%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
98
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 860 |  Reviews: 313
Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.44/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Red-copper clear body, light tan billowing head. Smell is alluring; toasted malt, butterscotch, moderate piney hops. I don't normally like detectable hop flavors in my malty beers, but this works wonderfully. Beyond that.... I'm just going to say it, I know it doesn't belong in the style but I can't help it: I smell orange rind. Realistic, just peeled and twisted orange rind spritz. The flavor is incredible; caramel (actual caramel), toasted malt, even some more of those tropical fruits, as well as stone fruits. Slight brown sugar-y sweetness. Medium-full body, just enough effervescent life to spruce it up but remains smooth.
Absolutely wonderful. Amazing,and I don't use that word lightly, example of what simple ingredients can be transformed into. Great depth of brown ale flavor, with the additional surprise of orange citrus, which was perfectly integrated. A gem among the Anchor lineup, and an inspiration for any brewer.

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Photo of 911CROFT
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

355ml bottle into a conical 2/3 pint glass. Paid £2.40 for a single bottle.

Pours a clear, shiny, mahogany coloured body that when held to the light changes to a dark ruby, displaying a modest amount of streaming carbonation. A two-finger in height, dense, creamy, light tan coloured head reduces quickly to a foamy cap that has good staying power, but leaves minimal lacing.

The sweet, rich and malty nose consists predominantly of caramel and molasses. Underneath there are light aromas of stone fruit, a darker roasted malt profile and a touch of citrus bitterness. The taste is similar to the nose but starts with nutty, lightly roasted dark malts, slightly burnt white toast and vague dark fruits before leading into sweet caramel malt and molasses. Citric hops enter towards the back-end, bringing a light grapefruit bitterness to balance the sweetness of the mid palate before it becomes cloying. In the mouth a medium body and soft carbonation starts slick, wet and smooth, transitioning to slightly dry and warming as a mild lingering roasted bitterness combines with a touch of alcohol in the finish.

Overall this is a good beer. Sweet and malty with an interesting citric edge, certainly worth trying, but not worth seeking out especially to do so.

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Photo of bwbetts
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crob3888
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maedhros09
4.09/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Transparent ruby-brown with tons of fluffy tan head and some decent lacing, great retention
Smell: pine resin, caramel, sweet citrus, light milk chocolate
Taste: Moderately sweet, fruity, tart, slight chocolate, mild herbal bitter finish. Complex, rich, and a little perplexing.
Feel: medium-full body, soft smooth yet abundant carbonation

Overall: Not your typical Brown Ale. Reddish-brownish malts with fruity, tart, caramelly slightly chocolatey notes and a citrusy hoppy kick as well. It's like it's some kind of pale/amber/brown ale hybrid. Definitely not what I expected, and it took a bit of getting used to, but this is actually a pretty tasty beer.

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Photo of Vagabondcycling
3.26/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

not all that I wanted it to be but still an easy drinker. nice and nutty super malty as expected not astonishing but that's not a bad thing

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Photo of samEBC
4.01/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewAskew
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours to a creamy beige head and good lacing. Color is a nice medium brown. Aroma is rich and malty, with nuts (German roasted almonds to be exact), brown sugar and molasses and spicy hops-- smells a bit dull, waxy and oxidized--but not a dealbreaker. Flavor is a rich blend of nutty, toasty malts and easygoing balancing hops. Long, malty finish. Full, alcohol enhanced mouthfeel--a beer to savor and swish around. Gets better as it warms. A rich complex brown.

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Photo of Eric_Miller
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: Brown. Very slight head.

Smell: Not much.

Taste: A little malty and nutty, as expected from a brown. But also a hoppy bitterness, almost more of an amber than a brown. Very distinct, very good.

Feel: A bit thick. Pretty standard for a brown.


This is one of my favorite beers right now.

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Photo of Chickenshack
4.17/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbuckhead
2.77/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Lots of diacetyl. Ruins the overall experience

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Photo of radius129
3.13/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LADaveBN
4.34/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tapioju
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sweffin
3.29/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mudboneINla
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdTheEdge
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spark3148857
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bmac093
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jscheuf
4.01/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bp123
3.47/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmtpi
4.34/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Brekle's Brown from Anchor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 55.8% out of 100 with 860 ratings
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