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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 747   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proefbrouwerij in Lochristi, Belgium. Known as Monk’s Brew in the U.S.
Ingredients : Water, malts (pils and pale), candy syrup, brown sugar, hops (northern brewer, hallertauer and styrian goldings) and ale yeast
Monk’s Elixir is a heavy dark Belgian ale inspired by the Trappist monasteries of Rochefort and Westvleteren. The beer style, characterized by its high content of alcohol, distinguishes itself by its dominant yeast character, delicious malt background and balanced hop notes.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jinroh (318) - ESTONIA - JUN 8, 2014
Tap at Craft Bier Fest Wien 2014. Pours dark brown, no carbonation, just a little foam, clear. Aroma is sweet, fruity, sticky figs, caramel ice-cream, lollipop candy, coca-cola. Taste is also fruity, you can feel alcohol, quite nice. Nicely warming drink, leaves a lingering fruity aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
storskurk (94) - DENMARK - JUN 5, 2014
Æble, banan, marcipan, tørret frugt - meget lækker duft. Rosinfarvet og uklar. Rund og maltet. Meget maltet. Og sød. Men relativt tør faktisk. Ikke så mange lag. Let fadlagring og egetræ. En smule røg. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvanFriend (302) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Coffee, brown sugar, and some dried fruit notes. Not the best of the style I’ve had, but a very good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jookos (2003) - FINLAND - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown. Strange nose- sort of dark plummy, with a good citric, acidic kick. Not really lemony, but.. dunno, appleish?. Med body, sort of tart. Dry. Really flavourful, but sort of off.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lunkie (1400) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2014
Malt chocolate aroma. Dark brown colour poor head & lacing. Malt chocolate flavour. Smooth palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vanvenlo (1204) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2014
Grain and Grape bottle (31-May-2014) Sweet malt herbal aroma.Black colour, low head &suds lace.Big spirit sweet plum herbal flavour.Sweet plum herbal finish and roast sweet malt aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2665) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
On tap @ L’Express de Lyon (Mikkeller Tap Takeover). Reddish brown with a small beige head and little lacing. Aroma is of raisins, dried fruits, light alcohol, Belgian yeast and oxidations notes. Taste is also of dried fruits, light/moderate sweetness, molasses, hints of alcohol and hazelnuts. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Warming finish. Interesting Quad. Dried fruits forward. Tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (237) - SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2014
@Öltripp Köpenhamn. Fruktig med körsbär både i arom och smak. Även sötma. Bra balanserad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (275) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAY 18, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2014 Draught at Craft Bier Fest Wien. Dark copper to brown body, with a medium, creamy, beige head. Aroma of nuts, toffee, dark dried fruits, roasted malts, honey, some chocolate. Taste with about the same aromas. Mouthfeel is full, oily, with a medium carbonation and it finishes bitter, sour, sweet and complex. Very good, very complex and heavy. Although I’ve had better Quads, still very enjoyable!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blade86 (545) - Wrocław, POLAND - MAY 13, 2014
dark fruits, caramel, banana yeast; black with incredible beige foam; medium sweetness, medium bitterness, light sourness; full body, creamy/smooth feel, average minus carbonation, long bittersweet finish; Overall: great beer, maybe not as complex as top tier from this type


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