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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 863   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (346) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 7, 2015
Lane w Browarmi. Nieobfita ale mila piana. W aromacie glownie karmel, rodzynki, ciemne owoce, slodko... z dosc mocnym alkoholem (takim przyjemnym). Smak tez dosc prosty i slodki, czyli karmel, chleb, rodzynki, owocowosc, slady wanilii, w tle belgijskie drozdze. Alkohol w pierwszych lykach bardzo intensywny, pozniej szbko podniebienie sie przyzwyczaja i alkohol znika. Lepkie w ustach, likierowe wrazenia. Bardzo dobre piwo. Niemniej do najlepszych quad’ow troszke jeszcze brakuje, glownie ukrycia alkoholu i troszke moze zlozonosci. Mysle, ze fajny kandydat na odlozenie do piwniczki na kilka lat ;)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1665) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle from BrewDog Nottingham. Coloyr is redish brown with a thin off white head. Aroma has dark fruit, chocolate, vanilla, and caramel. The taste starts sweet both has a dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleksander9 (698) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2015
Dark brown with dense tan head. Aroma is cherry, chocolate syrup, belgian spice, alcohol and prunes. Thick palate. Aftertaste is cherry, licorice, floral notes, brown sugar, spice and molasses. Overall: This was excellent. Great appearance and well balanced complexity.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
strap (556) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - FEB 1, 2015
dark with a creamy beige head. sweet aroma. brown sugar, with some roasted malt flavoring. slight taste of cherries. sweet with some alcohol burning. overall solid beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mile (3340) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Daught at Ølhus Stockholm, Helsinki. Dark brown, cloudy, small to average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty and sugary sweetish aroma, caramel and some fruitiness, light roasted malt and alcohol. Body is medium to full, malty and sugary sweetish, some caramel and fruitiness, light alcohol. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, some caramel and light fruitiness, light - some alcohol. Sweet strong ale with 10% alcohol, bit one-dimensional. Could use some bitterness to balance sugary sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sammyboyy (54) - Shawinigan, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2015
Belle robe, ça sent bon, on peut goûter les levures belge classique.Quand même assez acide pour une trappiste. On perçoit le goût de poires, un peu l’alcool à 10%, mais c’est bien caché. Un peu un goût de mélasse, pomme et un peu fruits sucrés. J’aime bien, mais pas dans la même catégories que les grosses quads.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (744) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 27, 2015
On tap @ Erzbierschof. Dark brown color with small tan head. Yeasty, sugary, dark aroma with pears. Taste is candied fruits, candied sugar, yeasty, sweet apple most. Pears! Lots of pears. No bitterness in the finish. Smooth carbonation. Aftertaste is subtle. Not as heavy as I?d expected it. A nice brew, but cannot match against the top quadrupels. Also, lots of apples :D

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrianWillum (217) - København S., DENMARK - JAN 26, 2015
Gamle noter fra tidligere ølsmagning: Duft 3,3 ud af 5 Smag 3,8 ud af 5 Udseende 4 ud af 5 I alt: 6,8 ud af 10

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (6730) - Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Draft to taster at Eight Ball from notes. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor had nice dark fruit, hints of chocolate, raisins, vanilla, sweet caramel, some alcohol, dry at the finish, medium full bodied, warming, solid enough to try again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puren (189) - POLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Piana: obfita, drobna, utrzymuje się, świetny lacing;
Aromat: dzikie drożdże, wino, owoce w alkoholu;
Smak: słodki, rodzynki, porto, alkoholowy, chlebowy;
Odczucie: dosyć treściwe, rozgrzewa w przełyku, zalepiające;
Ogólnie: okropnie słodkie, ale przyjemne.


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