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Mikkeller Monks Elixir (Barrel Aged Red Wine Edition)

Mikkeller Monks Elixir (Barrel Aged Red Wine Edition)
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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KombatAle (77) - New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
37.5 cl bottle I prefer this one from the original. Brown, beige foam. Nose of caramel, sugar, red wine, oak, acidity. Medium body. Again the bog notes of the oak on the mouth. Nice!

3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1279) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2013
37,5cl bottle, vintage 2010. APPEARANCE: dark brown beer, nice stable beige head. NOSE: sour, rotten fruits. TASTE: sour, little chocolate, red wine. Not good anymore...

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJvd (682) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle at 2nd tuesday tasting. Pours brown with a red glow and a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet malt, blue cheese, red wine is very present, some oak and some red fruit. Taste is very nice with a sweet malty base, red wine, some oak, fruity and baslamic vinegar. Taste also reminds me a bit of Rodenbach. Really nice stuff this. Quite thin for a quad, but tastes really good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (2146) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cloudy, brown beer with a small, off white head. Aroma is blue cheese, port, fresh, fruity apples and has a clear presence of wine oak! Wow.. awesome. Flavor is has some fruity funkyness to it with a sweeter base. Must be the quad influences mixed with the wine oak. This is incredibly well balanced between sweet and sour, beer and wine. Well done!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (4293) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2013
Bottle shared at De Molen tasting. Pours murky brown with a small tan head. Aroma of sewerage, chocolate, red wine, light barnyard, overripe dark fruits, complex but with an unpleasant touch. Flavour is over moderate sweet , light sour and light bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (4689) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2013
Bottle shared at the molen monthly tasting. Thin off white head. Hazy burgundy pour. Some sourness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (5913) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle. Nose of caramel, acid, cherry, poop. Muddy-ass brown with red, lace. Flavors are oak, cherry, vinegar, chocolate, caramel. Nice sour edge. Light and hides its alcohol well. Not sure if I like sour abts, but this is decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (1772) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle. As "Mikkeller Barrel-Aged Monk’s Brew -- Dark Belgian Wild Ale aged in Red Wine Barrels". Sourish, coffee, some sugary aromas. Light clear brown with a thin tan head. Mix of sweet and sour flavors. The high alc. level is not readily appparent. Thin body. Pleasant stuff, but oh-so mild.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2806) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2012
A clear dark red/brown colored beer, with a thick foamy beige head. The aroma of a little sour fruits with cherries, dark malt and notes of chocolate. The taste of a little sour fruit, with chocolate notes and dark malt. The aftertaste is a little sweet with hints of sour and chocolate notes.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mortlach (959) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 13, 2012
05/01/2012 Brasserie 4:20 (375ml bottle). Bevuta al Mikkeller Beer Festival. Bruna, densa, con riflessi mogano, leggera schiuma color cappuccino poco persistente. Aroma intensissimo di ciliegie, con note di liquirizia, vinose, leggermente acida. In bocca è ottima, una quadrupel come base, con note acidule date dal vino e un bellissimo finale, complesso ed elegante, in cui risulta leggermente tannica. Vinosa al palato, carbonazione soft. Senza dubbio la miglior birra del festival.


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