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RATINGS: 497   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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The inspiration for this beer’s name—previously, La Maitresse du Moine—is the beer itself. Its deep, intense flavors inspired the concept of a monk that seeks solace and satisfaction from the sensory pleasure and mind-provoking effects of this liquid temptress.

Mesmerizing Monk’s Mistress seduces your senses at first sip. Its daunting beauty and intriguing flavor fully captivate your attention. Belgian yeast adds character and complexity. We invite you to give in to this little bit of “heaven on earth”.

While Monk’s Mistress Special Dark Ale accompanies a wide variety of dishes, it is also a lovely and engaging beer to keep you company.

Submit. Surrender. Succumb.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlassBrass440 (74) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 17, 2014
Bourbon, oak, caramel, raisin in both aroma and flavor. Quite bitter. Dark brown color.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Black pour from bomber at home. Tan head . Fruity apricot taste on a dark beer, odd. Has the belgium taste i don’t like, but it is very drinkable and tons of flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"All kinds of dark fruit, zesty yeast and mystery sweetness in this bad boy. Full bodied and flavored, complex and tasty. The only fault is its almost too sweet to drink more than a little, as it seems candy sugar and brown sugar are big players, but it’s really nice in small quantities."

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fcjack1 (177) - Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2014
On tap at Red Hot. Dark brown thin tan head. Scent is fig, brown sugar and done booze. Taste is spice. Alcohol is covered well. Fed beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
orangesol (913) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Thanks to Deuane for busting this one out for us to try. It is one of the old "La Maitresse Du Moine" bottles.

A - Pours deep brown, bordering on black, with a nice pillow one one finger tall light tan head leaving light lace down the glass.

S - Smells of the typical dark fruits, candied sugar, dark chocolate, tobacco, and some light spice. Only the faintest hint of booze creeps in toward the end of the glass.

T - Starts off with a nice dose of dark fruits; like figs, raisins, and plums; slowly giving way to a mix of dark chocolate, dark roasted caramel malt, tobacco, and some light spice. It is pretty sweet throughout, only growing stronger as it warms. The finish is a mix of dark sweetness and light dryness, lingering for some time.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Full feel with a mix of sugary sweetness and light dryness lingering on the pallet through the finish.

O - Not too bad. I have liked most of the Midnight Sun beers I have had and this one is no different. I liked the dark flavors and the age seems to have really smoothed out the rough edges.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VT (1666) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
750 ml bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours a ruby reddish brown-black with a thick, creamy, resilient beige head. Aroma is wood, fruits, oldish, dusty. Flavor is fruits, sugar, brown sugar, bubble gum. Light to medium body, weak carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prufrockstar (1139) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Draft at bottleworks. Pours like a stout but with a fine-bubbled khaki head that dissipates pretty quick. Aroma of bubblegum, cotton candy, candi sugar and copper. Taste: well that’s awfully nice. Moderately sweet but that drops away by the finish. Still plenty of cotton candy, adding in some dark fruits. This one is delicious. Palate: full body, slick coating texture. Overall: so far the best beer of the night. Beastie talked me into the extra 0.1 -- definitely deserves it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jehoesefat (299) - Poway, California, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Aromas of raisins and toasted oats. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Deep flavors with raisins and nuts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2014
(Draught) clear, viscous-looking deep brown, not much head. Nose of dark Belgian candi sugar, banana, raisin, rum, complex and sweet. Taste is sweet even for a guy who likes sweet beers. Dark candi sugar, raisin, dates, light banana and a rummy finish. Finishes sweet and kind of thick in body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weihenweizen (1868) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into a Trappist glass. Pours opaque dark brown with big light brown head. Aroma is sweet dark fruit, medium body, well carbonated, and thick small bubble lacing. Taste is complex, sweet, yeasty, dark fruit (mostly raisin). Alcohol is well covered especially for the abv, quite flavorful,good dark Belgian ale.


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