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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 832   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proefbrouwerij in Lochristi, Belgium. Known as Monkís 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
Monkís 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deepeary (207) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle from LCBO. Pours dark brown with fluffy head. Brown sugar, very smooth and balanced. Goes down quick for itís weight. Not overly impressed with this.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
codfishh (118) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
Pours dark brown, thick lasting creamy off white head. Aroma is raisins and plums with light alcohol. Flavor is fruity with some light chocolate more dark Xmas fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Listigovers (383) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
Moderately strong aroma of raisin and plum. Dark brown with a large tan head. Full bodied, warming but not too boozy, nice for a snowy evening. Any sweetness is fairly subdued, taste is bitter with aftertaste of yeast. Soft on the palate, hops come in slowly. Pretty good in the whole scheme of things, but not quite up to the standard of the Trappists.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1939) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Dark mahogany with big, foamy, fine-bubble beige head, thick lacing / Mild nose of CO2, must, dark fruit, chocolate, graham cracker / Medium body, lively, somewhat sweet and fruity but with fine balance and bitterness on the finish / Mild but complex flavors of date, chocolate, cardboard, graham cracker, black cherry, caramel, light funk / Subtle, but really grows on you.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mecafilo (117) - Perugia, ITALY - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours with a very dark brown colour, big long lasting off-white frothy head. Aroma is medium to heavy malty, with complex notes of fruit, lightlt hoppy; additional very light notes of cheese. Taste is medium to heavy sweet, light bitter, light sour, good. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (1985) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
330 mL bottle. Closer to a Rochefort than a Westy. But not as good as either. Itís smaller, even as it warms. The malt complexity just isnít there, and itís a little boozy. Thatís not to say that this isnít a really solid quad on its own. Age may soften and fill this one out a little.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (660) - 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. Itís 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 (2129) - 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 (1184) - 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 (3314) - 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.


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