Nimrod979 (206) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2012 Pours somewhat of a reddish brown. Big two finger off white almost tan rocky head. Pretty decent retention.
Aroma is caramel malts. dark fruit. Brown sugar. Slight roasty and a faint citrus hop aroma. I don;t think the flavors really mesh well. It’s rather messy and i didn’t really care for it.
Taste is sweet caramel malts. Some roastiness and citrusy bitterness coming from the hops. Dark fruits.
Smooth and creamy mouthfeel medium bodied. Sometimes feels a little watery but it’s clean with a lingering hop bitterness that offsets the sweetness of the malts. Unique.
wlajwl (4541) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is a mix of hops and malts. The flavor is similar to the aroma, being very balanced between citrus hops and bready malts. A very balanced brown ale, pretty good all around.
HoppityHop (177) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2012
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
No chocolate, no caramel, no English hops. Very thin and over carbonated for the style. There is absolutely nothing in the profile of this beer that is enjoyable. The only thing that fits any sort of English or American Brown Ale style is the color. I stupidly picked up a six-pack of this before I read the neck label that states it’s bittered with Citra and nothing else. Absolute HORRIBLE choice for a brown ale. Yeah, let’s mix a high alpha hop with a thin dark malt base and call it a Brown Ale. It tastes like sour Chocolate milk. I would 100% seriously rather drink...........ANYTHING but this. I used to hold this brewery in high regard, but not anymore. The Humming Ale sucks, their Bock sucks, and this does too. If I was Gottlieb Brekle I would be turning over in my grave for naming this shit after me. Anyone who likes this beer doesn’t have any idea what a Brown Ale (of any sort) should taste like. Disgusting.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a small light beige head. Aroma is sweet light roast, light cocoa, a touch of caramel. Flavor the same, very sweet cocoa and roast, almost no bitterness. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Decent
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml Bottle: Aroma of malt, caramel, slight toasting, and bread. Poured deep amber/brown in color with a large, creamy, beige head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Ok lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of malt, caramel, nuts, slight ripe fruit, and slight oxidation. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, caramel, nut, slight dark ripe fruit finish is lightly sweet and slightly bitter.
emacgee (4367) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper orange with one finger of yellowish tan head. Nose is super buttery, diacetyl bomb. This is totally compounded by the Citra unfortunately. Lots of caramel and some raisiny notes. Very candylike. Flavor is the same, butter and caramel-y malt notes. Light herbal character. Soft carbonation and medium body.
tommann (2985) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Pours a dark caramel brown with a large head. Aroma is raisin malt with some banana yeast. Taste is raisin malt throughout, a little grass. A tad fizzy.
MadIndian (2588) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown / copper pour with a thin tan head. Aromas of roasted and
caramel malts. Flavors match the aroma, but with the addition of cirtus and hop. Finishes bitter, but nioce.
TheCorkStops (53) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 9, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brekle’s Brown Ale pours out a nice dark brown color, mostly opaque but some light still makes it through. The lively foam is a light tan color, and lingers a bit longer than expected. Very little lacing left behind on the glass but that’s not surprising. Aromas are nicely malty, slightly sweet with just a touch of caramel and toffee.
Flavors are great! The Brekle’s Brown Ale is flavorful but super smooth. Completely dominated by malty flavors, I’m not picking up any hops bitterness at all. That being said it’s not a candy-sweet style, as the Brekle’s finishes nicely dry.
I can honestly say this is the single best beer I’ve every had from Anchor Brewing! It’s smooth yet flavorful, refreshing yet satisfying: I’m legitimately impressed! This is a brew that we’ll definitely be adding to our selection as soon as our distributors make it available to us. If you’ve never tried the Brekle’s Brown, I’d suggest stopping in for a try.
snapple2 (12) - Dallas, Alabama, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great sessionable brown ale with Citra Hops. Nice Malty flavor that is balanced nicely by the highly aromatic Citra Hops. Aroma is of orange zest with a bit of resin.