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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 816   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (642) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
Pours into the glass a deep darkness with a frothy old time root beer style cap. Taste is all Halloween sugar glory. It’s almost like drinking flat grape soda pop or licking a flavoured candy cane. And that is clearly a lack of balance & a bit of a fail. Doesnt stand up to its peers in the style. Overrated.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2069) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 4, 2014
On tap at Max's in Fell's Point, Baltimore, MD. Hazy, dark rusty brown with a dusty off-white head and excellent lacing. Malty aroma of toffee, brown sugar, figs, dark fruit and spices. Taste of toffee, raisins, brown sugar, figs, alcohol, dark fruit and earthy hops. Medium body and medium/low carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinsenn (1144) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle from LCBO. Sweet black currant aroma. Sweet black currant and grape in the taste, with spicy notes. Warm boozy finish. Solid stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (3264) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
Lots of plums, and dark ripe fruit. Big bready malts and loads of dark sweet brown sugar. Lively carb, and good mouth feel. Sweet dark fruit flavour, low bitterness, with a big fruity, bready malt finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8565) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
Deep brown pour with a thick tan head. The nose is rich and softly sweet. Has a fairly bright plum and date nose. There is a touch of raisin and a little bit of cherry as well. Fairly boozy but not entirely unpleasant. There is a touch of fruity tartness that, along with the booze, cuts through the sweetness a bit. It’s got a fairly nice candi sugar flavour along with a soft stewed fruit sweetness. Nice brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rototo64 (20) - Mouguerre, FRANCE - OCT 31, 2014
Ca a de la gueule, une belle mousse, au nez c’est caramel et légères épices, trés agréable.en bouche, c’est un peu décevant à vrai dire, un peu trop sucré à mon gout, pas si équilibré que ça, on est loin du niveau des "vraies" quadruple belges genre Westvleteren 12, Rochefort 10 ou de la Qantelaar de d’Oude Maalderij..Si je devais tomber sur une des versions Barrel aged, j’y gouterai surement avec intéret, mais, je remettrai pas un euro pour racheter sa petite soeur

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
terrybail (670) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2014
330ml bottle from the Lcbo pours a dark brown dirty frothy head smells nice dried fruits etc very nice smooth considering the 10% nice

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ncube (78) - - OCT 25, 2014
Aroma of booze, brown sugar, nuts, molasses, typical quad yeast character, figs. Taste has much of the same. Finish is cleaner than expected. Makes its easier to drink lots...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5840) - Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks good; a fairly transparent dark amberish brown with foamy light beige head. Smells of dark fruit and Belgian yeast. Some discernible raisin. Tastes like it smells with a surprisingly smooth mouthfeel for the abv. More candied sugar than raisin on the tongue, but still well balanced. Enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2573) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
330 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a murky caramelly brown with good-sized, lasting light tan head. Aroma is big candy sugar, dried fruit, caramel and spices. Flavour is quite sweet with lots of candy sugar, raisin, cherry, caramel, a little chocolate and a bit of spiciness. Carbonation is quite lively. Nice beer.


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