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Mikkeller Monks Brew (Barrel Aged Red/White Wine and Raspberry Edition)

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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Belgian ale brewed with raspberries & aged in wine barrels


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2465) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Shared 12.7 oz. bottle poured to snifters, displaying a cloudy, dark brown color that showed maybe a touch of ruby highlighting at the base, with a frothy, tan layer of head foam that reduced down to a fairly persistent ring & film, and left some spots & strands of lacing. First impression was a noticeable hint of soy in the nose that disappeared as the beer breathed, then dark chocolate covered cherry, or in this case, raspberry, and some alcohol readiness. Medium bodied, with soft carbonation, the taste was initially dry, and continued with red wine notes, and cask bitterness & tannic astringency, as the alcohol got my attention, but remained somewhat in the background. Dryness followed through for the finale. Maybe a little age on the bottle, but interesting, and quite tasty.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JulienHuxley (3256) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle at SSAN V. Dirty brown pour full of chunks. Aroma of tons of old raspberries, medicinal raspberry, light winey notes. Taste is pretty harsh, boozy, old rotten raspberries, lots of red wine, oak, medicinal notes. Palate is rich, full bodied with light carbonation. Bleh.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5805) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Faaaaantastic aroma of raspberries and wine, with a little bit of sweet malt and yeast poking it’s head in there too. Slightly overcarbonated, but no hint of 10%. I think you are just so distracted by the awesome flavor, you don’t notice any alcohol. Fruit forward and sweet, but not overly so. Well done! 9/12 still really good the 2nd time around but well sweeter and boozier."

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yves (2271) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
Shared with Wim at his place. Brown colored beer with small white head and only few carbonation. Fruity apple malty aroma. Medium sparkling palate. Finish is oakey fruited bitter sour dry.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HerrBierkoenig (284) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 16, 2014
From 0.375l bottle. BBD: 23/04/18. Pours murky brown liquid, contains medium to big particles. Small creamy tan to brown tan head. Aroma: raspberries, red wine with lots of tanine, malt, nice. Taste: medium sweet, light bitter, medium sour, red wine, strong tanine, raspberries, maltiness, minor coffee notes, medium bitter finish. Palate: full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, long tanine aftertaste. Overall: Very nice piece, harmonious, but could have less tanine and more other flavors.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
htzpah (99) - - JUL 4, 2014
Strong raspberry nose. Dark murky appearance. Heavy wine notes, very tannic. Tastes like a quad sour, if you will.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BLADT (629) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle pour. Rich brown with beige head. Some webbing. Lovely. Raspberry and cork on nose. Some fruitcake. Warm. Full body. Taste starts tart, but tends towards the sweet. Some cherry syrup on finish. Hint of vanilla. Juicy. Dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (3073) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2014
375 ml bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a somewhat murky brown with a velvety head of khaki colored foam. The aroma has notes of slightly unripe raspberries, dry and earthy wine, kinda reminds me of the ports I’ve tried. Taste reminds me of a really dry wine. I get a bit of alcohol spice. Some burn on the back of the throat. Moderate carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (2663) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of sweet raspberry, wine, wood and fruit. Flavor of fresh tart raspberry, wood, red wine, dark fruit, subtle caramel and some vinous notes. Medium-plus body, soft carbonation, dry and tart finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (1089) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
shared bottle. poured a murky brown colour with a tan head. lot of yeast in the glass. aroma has a ton of different fruits, raspberries, lots of mango, sweet caramel, yeast, toffee, small hints of de barrel.


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