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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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SlovakSniper (3544) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2587) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2013
11/7/2013. 22 oz. bottle from BottleSelect.com. Pours dark brown with a fizzy beige head. Sweet malty aromas with dark fruit and spices. Buttery texture with alcohol present. Flavors of dark fruit such as cherries. A hint of sourness. Carbonation is medium-high and the finish is slightly sweet. Interesting brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgianBeerGal (3287) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Straight from the traded bottle, post-run, pushing Harper in her swing. Yep, good parenting. Anyway the beer: awesome Belgian style with dark fruit, brown sugar and a little booze. Tended to the quad side of the house. Mighty fine. I guess if you hop the pole (so to speak) Alaska is pretty close to Belgium.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3909) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 17, 2013
22 ounce bottle. Pours a dark brown with a decent biege head. Aroma of fruit, malt, and chocolate. Taste is dark fruit, sweet malt, chocolate, spice, and molasses. Very nice!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (2415) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle at Delirium Brussels, shared with Mathieu87 and other. Thx for sharing! APPEARANCE: brown beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: sweet, cherries, little sour, some wood. TASTE: sweet, cherries, wood, coulis.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (5634) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2013 14/IX/13 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle from City Beer (CA) @ Hoppy Loft (Delirium café, Brussels) - BB: n/a (2013-858) Thanks to Akke for the shopping and transport!

Clear dark brown beer, creamy beige to brown head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet caramel, sugary, dried fruits, some hcocolate. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet, caramel, mocha, dried fruits, molasses, bit of coffee, sourish touch. Aftertaste: green apple, bit sour, sugary, funky weird touch to it. Was expecting more of this one...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (4687) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2013
Courtesy of to tderoeck. Thx! 650 ml. bottle sampled during Zwanze Day shenanigans. Approximately 1 year old. Pours dark brown with a tanned head. Smells of brambleberry jelly, sticky dark malts, toffee, molasses, chocolate, sweet herbs. Taste is sweet brambleberries, light blueberries, light molasses, thick malts, herbs, sweet berries, brown sugar, sweet, chocolate, bit cloying, syrupy, dark fruits, faint liquorish vanishing. Very thick creamy malt body. Very nice, I was expecting a touch more from these guys to be honest given the reputation & the previous brew I tried from them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (6511) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle - Brown sugar, molasses, chocolate, prunes, booze and other dark fruits. Jet black with a rich brown head. So much brown sugar and booze, it is a bit too much for me. I would have preferred a bit better rounded with some more fruit in the taste. To syrupy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
batneil (405) - - JUN 29, 2013
Strong, smooth and tasty Belgian style beer. Very dark coloured, almost black. On tap at Original Gravity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
soyorganic (293) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Draft, Aroma of raisins, prunes maybe. Taste dark fruit, prunes and sweet. I wish it had a little more carbonation, I wonder if it has been on tap for awhile. Still, nice taste and gives a nice buzz. Good beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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