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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 765   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2008
Dark brown pour, chestnut colored head and thick drippy lace. Roasted malt aroma. Yeast, dark fruits, chocolate, and heavy roast; almost smokey. Hot and spicy finish

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6489) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 21, 2008
This dark brown ale poured with a decent tan head and a toffee aroma. The flavor slightly more watery that one would guess from the appearance. However, it is still somewhat complex with notes of chocolate and plum over a roasted malt base. The high alcohol content is not really noticeable in the taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 19, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2009 Dark brown, dark fruit, caramel, little wood, little bready, little chocolate, roasted malts, little alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11530) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2008
(750ml bottle) Large, creamy beige head atop dark brown body with floaties, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, raisin, some chocolate, light alcohol, cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin, some alcohol, light chocolate, smoke. Medium-full body, smooth.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 2, 2008
750ml bottle. Poured a hazy brown color. Not much of an aroma, slightly sweet and a little yeasty. The flavor was hard to pin down as well, a little bready sweet with dark fruits. Ok beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (5637) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 27, 2008
Bottle. Spicy, woode, light milk, cherry. Red cloudy, golden head. Spice - nutmeg, wood, cherry pits. Mellow mouthfeel. Spicy aftertaste. Almonds retronsal.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Bottle shared at C-bus 13: This is one of those beers that generated a collective, ’’meh’’. There really wasn’t anything that special about it, except that it was Mikkeller. Poured like cola with thin, white bubbles. Aroma had some chocolate and banana peel. Flavor had a woody dryness and chocolate. Tinge of coffee, but thin. Finished a bit boozy but not offensive. Again, really just ’’meh’’.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11047) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Bottle, c&c, from Liquid Solutions. As Monk’s Brew. Hazy dark garnet color with a decent creamy beige head. Aromas of softly roasted malt and berries. Flavors of lightly roasted malt, fresh red berries and touches of chocolate and coffee. It’s very laid back and delicious. Goes down incredibly well. Though quite different it has been reminding me of Westvleteren - and I just noticed this is a quad. So I am learning. Perhaps there’s some slight chalkiness; not sure.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2008
Draught at EBF. Murky brown, small tanned head. Sourish, berry nose, some dry fruitiness. Fruity, berryish flavor, little cocoa and syrupy malts. Medium to full bodied, smooth carbonation. Maybe even too easy to drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Pours a deep murk brown with a dark head. Aromas of malts, caramel, and dark fruits. Flavors ver much the same, with a somewhat nutty flavor in the finish. Good stuff, I would drink again.


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