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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 854   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OOKPIKABLE (158) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle from lcbo in toronto. Pours deep brown with abundant off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, cherries and wine. Tastes of chocolate, cherries, wine and booze. 10% abv is well hidden. Lingering aftertaste of raisin and booze.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (2638) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
Pours dirty brown with a moderate velvet beige head. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, candi sugar, raisin and fig. Taste is much the same, very sickly sweet.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quorce (78) - Katowice, POLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Color very dark, almost black. Slightly noticeable alcohol, especially at the end. Great chocolate and toffee aromas! Average carbonation. Tastes serious nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTStiles (816) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2014
pours dark and opaque with a thick, lasting cream colored head and lots of lacing. plum, underripe cherry and fig aromas with some grape soda and medicinal notes. taste is rich with dark plums, blackberry, leather, quince paste, rubber and nutmeg. finish is alcoholic and a bit hot. A lovely beer but no Westvleteren or Rochefort.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (704) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2014
(330ml bottle from the LCBO, as "Monk’s Brew") Pours a clear medium brown tinged red with a small off white head that faded to a ring with lots of spotty lace. Aroma is predominately sweet with a faint sourish edge, and a little spicy. Bready caramel sweet malt and yeast combo has dried and stewed read fruit, maybe currants?, candied apple, lots of brown sugar, Christmas cake spices. Once the scent of artificial grape flavouring is raised by my girlfriend that is hard to escape. Palate has quite sweet caramel and brown sugar core, candied fruit, a little bready, a diffuse sort of herbal spice building in the finish, fair amount of alcohol heat. Also a bit of that grape flavouring again, after it’s mentioned. Medium body, a little slick and light for the style, soft carb. It’s a pretty good stab at a style with some excellent benchmarks, but compared to the best abts it is not as rich and mouth filling, and lacks the complexity and finish to match the sweet malts.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Draught at BrewDog Bristol on 21 Nov. Poured a very dark brown, with an off white head. Aroma of rich fruit, spices, big malt and Belgian yeast. Big flavours of prunes, caramel and grain. Full mouth feel. Finish was nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, brown bread, toffee and figs. Fab!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BarrelAged1991 (7) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2014 does not count
Zeer smakelijke quadruppel, goede krachtige hop tonen, mooie zoetigheid in de neus. Heerlijk romig in de mond, daarna wat hop tonen en iets zoetigs (karamel iod) de afdronk is met een mooi bittertje

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (1584) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2014
Mooie chocolade bruine kleur met een volle crème kraag. Ruikt herfstfruit, vanille, kruiden. Smaakt kruiden, iets bitter, amandel. Fruitig en bitter afdronk.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bewyder (189) - FRANCE - NOV 28, 2014
Une très bonne brune forte, qui se rapproche des trappistes brunes mais manque d’équilibre sur les arômes café chocolat à mon goût. A retester. Bouteille achetée chez le caviste Biérocratie, Paris, France, bue le 14/01/2014.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (623) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2014
330ml bottle. Deep mahogany with a foamy beige head. Flavors are bread, dark fruits, molasses, toffee, chocolate, spices and alcohol with woodsy hops. Medium to full body, moderate to high carbonation, oily texture. Not in the same league as its Belgian counterparts, but very enjoyable nonetheless.


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