Tuesday, 23 June 2009
Jackie Brown, Brown Ale, Mikkeller, 6% ABV
I'd been looking forward to trying some Mikkeller beers as my fellow internet beer nerds seem keen on their offerings. Sadly this one doesn't work for me. The grist sounds good: pale, munich, cara-pils, cara-crystal, brown and chocolate malt with flaked oats. I'm not generally keen on the oily mouthfeel comes from oats but everything comes together in this beer to give a lovely rich body. The high alpha hops though (nugget, simcoe and centennial) really jar, making a strange beer. Some more restrained hops so I could appreciate the the rich malt in what is, after all, meant to be a brown ale would have been better.