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Jackie Brown - Mikkeller ApS

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87
very good

231 Ratings
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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 8
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

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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ngeunit1

California

4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown with a hint of ruby and a finger of frothy tan-khaki head. Fades normal.

S - Sweet caramel malts, brown sugar, nuttiness, English yeast, some dark fruits, touch of chocolate, some earthy hops.

T - Sweet caramel malts, brown sugar, nuttiness, English yeast and a touch of dark fruits, chocolate, oats, earthy and light citrus hops, some smooth bitterness.

M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Super smooth with a sweet, dry, fruity finish.

D - Fantastic brown ale. Great balance of flavors.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 05:08:51 | More by ngeunit1
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jlindsey

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-23-2013 13:57:35 | More by jlindsey
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Hultkrantz

Sweden

3/5  rDev -22.5%

01-14-2013 23:20:23 | More by Hultkrantz
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Chrily

Norway

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-14-2013 11:44:15 | More by Chrily
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

interesting example of a brown ale here. the pour is magnificent. dark dark brown, next to no light coming in, with what must be a little sediment in there, and a huge and hard to tame light brown head that is as big as you want it to be, and doesnt fade a bit. the nose is funny, more yeast than i probably want in a brown ale, belgian in nature, and a lot of coffee for a beer that i dont think is brewed with coffee. lots of roast on the malt in both taste and smell, more so than the usual brown ale, and this is missing that caramel sweet element. some hops in the smell too, and especially in the taste, one of more hoppy browns i can remember. its bitter in the finish, really bitter, hops contribute, but so do nearly burnt barley malts. a touch of brown sugar flavor, no sweetness at all. quite thin in body, i like my browns a little richer than this, but it contributes to drinkability i suppose. tons of carbonation too, usually a plus in mikkeller beers brings this to the brink of way way way to thin and light, which is so odd for how dark the color is. i really cant believe this. looks so much darker and richer than it feels. overall though an excellent brown ale, i like the extra hops in here as well as the yeast, gives a new twist to an old style. mikkeller never fails in my book.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 02:51:54 | More by StonedTrippin
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MrTinnedPEach

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-05-2013 18:53:30 | More by MrTinnedPEach
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -16%

01-05-2013 17:09:11 | More by oldp0rt
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -16%

12-23-2012 23:03:43 | More by sendbeer
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

12-16-2012 22:25:44 | More by MarvinSnyder
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superspak

Michigan

2.65/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

750 ml bottle into imperial pint glass, best before 2/3/2011. Pours lightly hazy dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger fairly dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big apple skins, pear, herbal, and yeasty phenols; with slight notes of caramel, chocolate, toast, and light roasted malt. Pretty bad aromas here; this one definitely went south on the store shelf. Mostly fruity phenols and hardly anything else. Taste of chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, toast, bread, apple, pear, light char, and herbal spiciness. Fair amount of earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, caramel roasted malt, toast, bread, light fruits, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a bit. Taste was quite a bit better than the aromas would imply; but there was still some phenolic fruitiness noticed, and it was a bit unbalanced. Flavor felt a bit watered down. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is ok. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this was a pretty poor brown ale, the bottle obviously went south. Aromas had zero brown ale characteristics, but the flavors were a bit closer. I was able to finish this bottle slowly; and I won’t hold this against the brewer, as it was obviously the fault of storage temperature and age.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 06:19:05 | More by superspak
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Bubbles

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-08-2012 21:45:44 | More by Bubbles
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beergoot

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Muddy, cloudy brown body topped with a sticky, chunky, light tan head; thick rings down the glass; sticky globs, etc. Nothing but a strong, sweet malt aroma; rich caramel, butterscotch, almost 'mocha-like'. Strong caramel taste, well-balanced with a subtle hop bitterness; walnut and hickory nut. Rich, sugary feel; medium-heavy body.

A powerful and delightful brown ale. Depth and complexity in spades! Nicely balanced, well-defined richness...

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 22:30:47 | More by beergoot
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HankC

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

10-09-2012 19:10:49 | More by HankC
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Morten

Norway

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

09-04-2012 16:28:11 | More by Morten
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ekke

Estonia

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

08-27-2012 20:00:11 | More by ekke
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claspada

New Jersey

3.18/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark reddish-brown colored body with a medium size light beige head that leaves some sprtty lacing.

Aromas begin with an aromatic blend of chocolate, rich coffee and oven-toasted nuts with a woody, spicy hop notes.

The tastes begin with roasted nuts and unsweetened chocolate with a strong grainy maitiness and a distinct coffee flavor. Almost no sweetness present. Spicy hop with an encroaching woodiness and moderate bitterness.

The mouthfeel is medium-bodied with medium-low carbonation. A good measure of bitter and roast on the finish.

Overall, I just simply wasn't enamored with this one. The in-your-face roasted graininess really starts to grate on the palate and the hop character is a bit too much more my liking in a brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2012 18:44:23 | More by claspada
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dragnalus


4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-20-2012 09:07:19 | More by dragnalus
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Harkrank

Sweden

4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-15-2012 21:01:46 | More by Harkrank
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MacQ32

South Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a murky deep brown with a tint of red, abundant rich khaki colored head that lingers nicely and leaves behind excellent lacing

S - A little faint,. Slightly caramel & chocolaty sweet and roasty, some piney hop subtleties, possibly some dark fruits, prunes or raisins. Some slight citrusy characteristics as well

T - Slightly chocolaty and sweet, nice traces of dark fruit, some lighter/citrusy flavors.

M - Super drinkable, light carbonation, very smooth and light.

O - Very nice brew. Lots of unsuspecting flavors. Very light and easy/fun to drink

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2012 23:15:21 | More by MacQ32
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JamFuel

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -16%

08-07-2012 16:28:39 | More by JamFuel
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Yabev15

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-19-2012 00:21:21 | More by Yabev15
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a murky mahogany with a thick khaki head. Little chunks of yeast are just barely visible in the glass. When held up to the light, subtle garnet highlights are evident.

S: Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa powder, vanilla bean, coffee, leather, and roasted grain fill the nose. Eventually, subtle scents of citrus emerge to balance the heavy malt scents.

T: Opens with an assault of dark malt flavors-roasted grain, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, leather, burnt toast, roasted nuts, prunes, coffee, figs, raisins, and vanilla bean are in abundance. At mid-palate, the malt flavors are balanced by notes of black pepper, herbs, lemon zest, bitter orange peel, and tobacco from the hops. The finish is thick and long with a turbulent mix of citrus, tobacco, leather, coffee, and chocolate flavors.

M: Medium-to-full in body, very dry, and chalky. Carbonation is forceful.

O: This is an excellent brown ale, and one that should be embraced by fans of bold, complex ales. Jackie Brown is not particularly brash, strong, and forceful compared to some of Mikkeller's other work, but it is solid, flavorful, dependable, and extremely well crafted. I would have no problem recommending this beer to fans of the style.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 18:15:10 | More by mrfrancis
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Jsenay

Texas

3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a bottle into a tulip

A - Deep brown with insane amounts of head. A very frothy head that lasts the entire time. Looks like a root beer float.

S - Toffee, dark chocolate coffee, raisins, grape, brown sugared dates, bready.

T - Coffee/toffee with a nice roast profile. Very smooth overall with a medium dry finish.

M - Very smooth. Nice scrubbing carbonation with a rich dark raisin sweetness that leaves a filmy drying finish.

O - Very nice brown porter style. Really amazing carbonation and a nice toffee caramelized flavor with some mocha. A nice get on an old style.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 07:11:05 | More by Jsenay
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sammo

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-07-2012 02:17:44 | More by sammo
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KevinTK


4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

05-30-2012 14:29:17 | More by KevinTK
Jackie Brown from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.