Jacobsen Brown Ale | Carlsberg Danmark A/S

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Jacobsen Brown AleJacobsen Brown Ale

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Carlsberg Danmark A/S

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bark on 12-21-2005

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Ratings: 27 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by TheDeuce:
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3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Jacobsen Dark Lager……in a bottle at the Beer Cellar in Lillehammer, Norway.

Appearance-light brown with amber hues, a three inch foamy thick head arises and then settles into the chalet glass it was poured in. Interesting glassware choice, this was branded Jacobsen as well.

Smell-caramel malt, alcohol, light chocolate toffee, spice and bread. Not bad.

Taste/Mouthfeel-light mouthfeel, a hint of caramel that tastes roasted, consistency turns syrupy, alcohol muddled in with light spice and a coffee character. Light fruit as well, alcoholic burn on the way down, last touch of sweet malt.

Overall-it’s alright, flavor seems to mostly work, a few flaws. Wouldn’t seek it out, but not bad.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of olradetbalder
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of christinelovesbeer
3.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Agnulis
2.59/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Nicolaiw
2/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Way too much malt and overly sweet

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Photo of AndreasDif
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of NittanyBeerFan
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another beer from that same restaurant in Copenhagen...again, outside, right next to the canal. Poured into a Jacobsen snifter.

The body is a murky and hazy chalky brown color. About 1 finger of head arrives with the beer and quickly dissipates. A quick swirl stirs up more bubbles that rush to the surface to form a creamy 3mm foamy coating as light legs drip back into the beer.

The aroma is sweet and complex. Rich brown sugar, mild nuttiness, and a compelling roastiness are my immediate impressions, though a more thorough analysis also brings out some dates and molasses. The flavor is equally complex and impressive, with the perceived sweetness from the brown sugar and molasses being nicely balanced by some hops that contribute light floral and citrusy notes. The other components of the aroma also come through, as the dates and nutty flavors make an appearance.

Medium texture and full bodied on the palate, the low to medium carbonation gives this beer a very pleasant consistency that complements the sweet fruity and nutty flavor. A well rounded beer, this is definitely a treat in a seemingly barren beer climate.

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Photo of donactive
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of simonjohansson
3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smell: chocolate and some toffee; nuts, raisins, some fruits and hoppy fresh citrus. Pretty nice.

Taste: nutty, some roasted malt, chocolate, some fruits, a hint of liquorice?, some citric hops that balance the malt well (unlike, for example, Brooklyn Brown Ale). It is easy to drink and quite refreshing.

I really like this beer, its not expensive and yet well made.

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Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4.09/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle with a date of 03.02.2013
Had to use an online translator to read most of the label.
Gift from a Danish traveler.
Poured into a 25 ounce glass.
A - clear filtered brown with plenty of tiny bubbles supporting a thin head that leaves only slight lacing.
S - sweet malts with brown sugar, caramel, coffee, and roasted malts coming through. Just a touch of fruity citrus to add to the mild molasses smell that shows upon warming.
T - sweet but not cloying. Roasted flavors like weak coffee and burnt sugar stay throughout the drink. A slight bitter to offset some of the sweet gives just an edge to the taste.
M - Although a little thin it is nicely carbonated and more crisp than some other browns I've had. You become accustomed to the moderate sweet quickly but somehow the slight bitter just lingers with a drying aftertaste in a good way.
O - pretty good, not too hard on the palate and thus an easy enjoyable brew. The lightly roasted character was the real winning part for me.

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Photo of atis
3.89/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle from Dublin

Pours clear brown with small tan head that soon dissipates to patchy and transparent ring. Aroma is intense and rich malt with low fruitiness.

Taste is slightly roasted sweetish malt with low fruity esters, some citrus, with bittery aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light with medium carbonation and very light alcohol warming could be felt.

Overall, I enjoyed this beer, it is refreshing and nicely made.

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.28/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a brown 330 ml bottle of this at the Salt bar at the Admiral hotel in downtown Copenhagen. Cost was 60 Danish kroner served at the recommended temperature into a Tuborg chalice.

Appearance - hazy medium brown color with some lighter hues when the light reflects through at the perfect angle. Minimal half finger of head is poured and dissipates fairly quickly. Some carbonation is visible.

Smell - a big malty dose of barley and something akin to oats. Not a lot else and the aroma isn't potent.

Taste - similar to the nose, with big dose of barley. Mildly bitter and fairly crisp tasting. Not a lot going on but well constructed.

Mouthfeel - fairly smooth and medium bodied with a slightly drier than average finish.

Overall - a good brown ale, but nothing out of the ordinary. Given the price and quantity had me wishing I had gone for a Tuborg classic instead.

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Photo of 2dogbrew
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of bark
3.71/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The colour is dark red-brown. The head is half finger thick, compact and beige. No lacing.

The smell is very malty with a roasted semi-sweet flavour a hint of wort, and a hint of dry bitterness.

The taste is malty and roasted. I noticed flavours of broth and dark bread. The aftertaste got some dry bitter notes with lots of roasted sweet malt and some citric flavours in the finish.

The carbonation is a little bit stronger than in most brown ales. Small bubbles.

A nice brown ale, although not a very exciting one.

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Photo of PeterVesti
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of bmaggot
3.92/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hattingc
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

Photo of Kurzman
3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of toscanoigor
3.12/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 22Blue
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of uncleotis
4.08/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: It pours dark brown with a red tone, with a compact off-white head.

S: Roased malt, with some hops (bitter) and dried fruit. There is a chocolaty tone as well.

T: Roasted malt with dark chocolate. Dark bread and some fruit combined with bitter hops is also present.

M: Dry and bitter, with some nice carbonic acid.

D: A nice brown ale from Denmark - better than many of Carlsberg's other beers.

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Photo of RedFox
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of lagomswedish
2.15/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Served from a fridge at the recommended 6-8 degrees. Had a 'light-bulb' moment when tasting this beer. You've almost certainly had the same experience - you're sampling a beer and the taste naggingly reminds you of something that you can't quite place. More often than not you give up and compromise by using the standard "it tastes fruity" line etc etc.

Well not this time.

I nailed it.

This beer from the Danish giant Carlsberg's 'micro-brewery' Jacobsen has been cleverly constructed using six different types of malt to produce a beer that tastes exactly like - Twiglets!

Appearance - Chestnut brown with Twiglet highlights and a thin head that dissolved on contact.

Smell - Faint coffee and roasted meat, and of course Twiglets.

Taste - Twiglets

Mouthfeel - flat and uninteresting - unlike Twiglets which are crunchy and salty

Drinkability - Now don't get me wrong, I'm a huge fan of Twiglets. I just don't want my beer tasting of them, that's all.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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