- Style: Brown Ale
- Serving: Bottle
- Volume: 750 ml
- ABV: 6.00%
Mikkeller is always produces interesting beers, and we have reviewed several of them in the past. I picked up the Jackie Brown on a whim, thinking that the plain label would mean it is a standard brown ale. After some research this may turn out to be a very interesting beer, as Mikkeller adds plenty of hops and plays with the malts a bit.
Out of the 750ml bottle (that’s a lot of beer) the Jackie Brown has a dark muddy brown color that has some red highlights and cloudiness. The head was hard to control and in the end wound up at two fingers in height. It is a nice and fluffy dark cream color that leaves some great lacing. The aromas are simplistic but inviting. Great pine hop elements, some roasted malt, and the slightest hint of chocolate and caramel come through.
Given the hop presence on the nose I didn’t know what to expect when drinking this beer. First thing that comes through is the hops with a bit of bite. This is followed by malty caramel and toffee that helps to mellow things out and bring a nice sweetness to the palate. The finish is crisp with lingering elements of cocoa and pine. A good medium body with a lively carbonation is present as well.
I can certainly say that the Jackie Brown is not what I was expecting. I did not expect the hop presence; while Brown Ales can have plenty of hop elements it was still a bit surprising. The hops worked well though, and I enjoyed the interplay of the malts with the dominate hops. Certainly nice to see something different in the world of Brown Ales – this one is worth a look.
out of 100
Mike Hoff is a Senior Writer for Passion Beer.
He is always seeking out the new, weird and wonderful in the world of beer. When he is not writing for the site, you can normally find him with a camera around his neck and a beer in hand.