Brekle's Brown | Anchor Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
858
Reviews:
311
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
13.51%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
98
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 858 |  Reviews: 311
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 +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maedhros09
4.09/5  rDev +10.5%
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 -11.9%
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 +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewAskew
3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
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 +21.6%
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 +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbuckhead
2.77/5  rDev -25.1%
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 -15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LADaveBN
4.34/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tapioju
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sweffin
3.29/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mudboneINla
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdTheEdge
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spark3148857
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bmac093
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jscheuf
4.01/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bp123
3.47/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmtpi
4.34/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pouland77
4.45/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

No need for a lengthy review. The brown is just delicious. I'll have another.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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