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Jackie Brown - Mikkeller ApS

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very good

222 Ratings
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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.59%

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium.

Ingredients: Water, malt (pale, munich, cara-pils, cara-crystal, brown and chocolate), flaked oats, hops (nugget, simcoe and centennial) and ale yeast.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-24-2006)
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Reviews by blakesell:
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3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the 750ml caged and corked bottle into a Belgian style goblet. Bottle was a nightmare to open, the cork didn't want to pop at all, when I was finally able to open it it gushed all over town.

Appearance- Beer pours a solid and cloudy brown with ample lacing that clings to the sides of the glass. The haziness is really off style but this is near Belgian style I'm guessing from the levels of carbonation.

Smell- Caramel roast malts and a pretty large hop presence on the nose. A bit surprising and not what I was expecting from the appearance at all. I suppose this is an American brown after all.

Taste- Smooth and brown, a fairly sharp hop bitterness. I'm getting a strange sweetness almost like nerds or pop rocks. The malt is creamy and roasty with just a hint of sourness that is not unpleasant. I'd actually like to see less of the hop bitterness and more of the sweetness, but I guess that would make it an English brown.

Mouthfeel- A bit thin and watery, highly carbonated, smooth, lightly bitter. A bit sticky.

Drinkability- Pretty smooth drinking, for the price I'll never buy it again, but it was good and I would like to see it in six packs (yeah right).

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2010 21:40:04 | More by blakesell
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Dark chestnut brown in color. Forms a minimal tan colored head. Little retention and no lacing.

S: Aroma is full of roasted malts and toasted nuttiness. Brown bread, molasses, raisin, and prune.

T: Taste is predominantly roasted malts with notes of nuts and a hint of smoky char. Dark caramel, coffee, and chicory.

M: On the heavier side of medium. Lower carbonation. Lower bitterness. Slight burnt-malt bitterness.

O: Admittedly not my favorite style, but this one is a fine example of the style.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a pint glass. Very dark brown, with just a little light seeping through the very edges of the glass. Pours a tan head that is almost uncontrollable. Take the last sip from the bottle and get a strong roasted nut/caramel flavor with a balanced hop finish. The head patiently settles down into a nice cap that stays with the beer.

Having been consuming a lot of in your face Mikkeller beers recently, Jackie Brown is a bit more subdued but no less enjoyable. A unique Brown Ale with a hoppy presence I haven't normally tasted in this style beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 15:41:44 | More by mserviam
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A - Almost opaque dark brown, with a big brownish head. It dissipates kinda quickly but there's always a little bit of a head. Great lacing

S - Hoppier than the average brown ale. You can really appreciate the hops. Also caramel/roasted malts, that become more prominent as the beer warms. Really good balance between sweetness and bitterness

T - Nice malty, caramel-like taste, but really well balanced by the hops. Dry bitter finish where the hops are the predominant note. The aftertaste is also hoppy

M - Medium body and medium-light carbonatation. Smooth in mouth and a real pleasure to drink

O - A nice beer, with a nice hoppy twist that makes it really interesting. Definitely worth drinking again

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Jackie Brown from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.