Jackie Brown

Green’s on Buford, Atlanta, GA, USA. I *think* that this was $5.99 for 1 PT 0.9 fl oz bottle.
Well it is what it is – it’s a pretty good example of an AMERICAN Brown Ale which basically means that it is way too hoppy and as a result loses all the charm of the original style which is all about smoothness and malt rather than bitterness. Nevertheless, a good example of that particular style.
Slightly murky mid-brown pour which is also not to my liking. I much prefer a darker brown and more clarity. However, the head and lace are good which somewhat makes up for the lack of pleasure in the appearance of the body.
Aroma ia more balanced than the taste with a good dose of malt and hoppy notes coming through.
The taste however, gets a little “in your face” (at least for a Brown Ale) and delivers (for me) too great a roasted note. On the roof of the mouth it really feels like I’ve been chewing some roasted dark grains – not what I want upfront in my Brown’s. Finish has a residual hop bitterness that lingers – again, not huge, but still too much for me to really indulge and enjoy this beer to its fullest. there is a bit of a burned feel about the roastiness too, like unpleasant ash/smoke.
I dunno, I suppose it stacks up pretty well within the style, but its difficult for me to score this any higher since it just doesn’t do it for me.

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07/23/2008
Brewery:
Mikkeller
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.9 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 3
Total: 3.13
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