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RATINGS: 506   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (4750) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Small pour from a bottle. Pours dark chestnut with a large creamy brown head that dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is dark sugars, spices, yeast. Flavor is quite sweet, light zesty bitter, spicy with stronger bitterness on the finish. Medium body, some harshness and a fair amount of heat. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (5843) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks buddy. pours clear dark brown-purple with a small light beige head, soem retention and lacing. raisins-plenty, westy style, dense red fruitiness - plums, cherries, belgian yeastiness, some roasty caramel, pepper, booze, hint of garbage, chalk. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily, moderate sweetness - dark candi and molasses, grassy-spicy finish. good one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2620) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle 650ml. Pours black with low beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of raisins, plums, figs, sugar. Taste is of raisins, caramel, roasted malt, sweetness. Alcohol is well hidden. Palate: Full bodied. Overall: Pretty fruity. Some interesting roast features. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (2283) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
Pours a dark brown with an offwhite head that offers nice lacing. Aroma is of dark fruits and alcohol, quite close to the real thing I think. Taste is of molasse, raisins and brown sugar. Booze is present throughout but it is not disturbing. Body was medium-full and sticky. A nice classic quad!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (4019) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle (22 oz). From cparles, thanks Chris! Dark brown with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma is of figs, dates, raisins, candi sugar, molasses, some alcohol and Belgian yeast. Taste is moderately sweet with a lot of dark fruits (plums, figs, raisins), candi sugar, some spiciness, yeast and a touch of alcohol in the finish. Full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Good Belgian Strong Ale. Interesting balance and nice fruitiness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2014
bottle, pours black, big carmel colored head. big spicy yeast nose, malts, dark fruits. very balanced taste, not too overly yeasty, some nice malts, warm alcohol feel. yumm.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6986) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2014
bottle, shared with CBW crew @ CBW. medium bodied raisiny colored pour. somewhat fizzy. malted milk balls, chocolate, raisins & other dark dried fruits. good, flavor, somewaht fizzy mouthfeel. decent

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (2782) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JAN 2, 2014
The appearance is dark brown mostly close to black colored body with a slim half finger white foamy head, no lacing; the aroma has spicy Belgian yeast up front with toasted malty notes and dark fruit, some cinnamon comes to play more so as it warms; the taste is bready yet sweet and also somewhat spicy; spicy aftertaste and finish; its fairly easy on the palate but actually more of a sipper to me; overall - this is a pretty good Belgian Strong ale that I would have again

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
$9 bomber at hucks in Spokane Bottled fourth week of January 2010. Poured to wine glass A: dark brown ale with excellent clarity and a light tan two finger which falls quickly and leaves larger bubbles on surface. S: plums, currants, grapes. Funky Belgian scent with a hair of farm on it. Complex and nice. T: cinnamon, malt, anise, clove. Goddam this is yummy! Burnt sugar, molasses. Mmmmm. M: medium to full body. Low carb. Nice feel. D: so sexy. I’m buying another bottle immediately. Serving type: bottle 01-24-2011

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SlovakSniper (3976) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
Une bouteille de 22 onces.  La Maîtresse du Moine a une robe acajou et montre une coiffe solidement plantée.  Un fabuleux travail de la dentelle.  Ses parfums sont très denses et énigmatiques.  Son souffle chocolaté est indéniable.  Une mélasse fruitée s’installe avec allégresse.  Des noix mélangées rôties érotisent tous ses mouvements.  Sous mon nez, une banane flambe dans un alcool d’une grande délicatesse. Des épices, du cuir et de la réglisse drapent ses épaules. Des saveurs immensément larges.  Des malts richissimes qui s’imposent.  Des petits caramels foncés fondent sur mon palais.  Je goûte distinctivement à des feuilles de tabac épicé.  Des fruits secs et des noix explosent sur ma langue tandis que des houblons peuvent facilement se confondre avec une merveilleuse gnôle.  En bouche, son corps est dense et crémeux.  J’adore le lent travail de ses bulles : les saveurs s’étendent pendant de longues minutes.  En finale, cette Maîtresse qui roule dans mes yeux a une peau fruitée, bellement amère et chaleureusement aimable.  Une bière de très grande complexité.  Tout à fait fascinante.  Je dirais même plus : superbe.


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