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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 780   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (1551) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2014
Fin duft av frukter. Tykt kremet kremfarget skum. Mørk rødbrun farge. Frisk smak av frukter og krydder som sitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (823) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2014
0,33l fles. Donkerbruin bier met een volle lading gist de.Schuimkraag Is redelijk fijn en crèmekleurig. Geur Is likeur met pruimen en krenten ook bruine suiker. Smaak is siroop met ook koffie en cacao. Body Is middelmatig maar wel met een redelijk volle afdronk met een volle alkoholwarmte. Niet mijn stijl, maar binnen de stijl een van de betere

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (3588) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Draft. Brown pour with tan head.sweet candi sugar, dark plums and spices. Flavors are similar sweet malt and spices, very smooth for ABV.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jinroh (398) - 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 (117) - 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 (309) - 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 (2399) - 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 (1431) - 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 (1272) - 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 (2965) - 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.


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