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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 747   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mogwai (227) - Askeby, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2008
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a lasting tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and drak fruit with caramel. Mouthfeel is good, soft and round. Flavor is vinous, again with dark fruit, caramel and spices. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2008
Bottle thanks to cgarvieuk at the pre-plzen knees up. Alround rating: Good fruity quad, yeast is held back, berry character.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2008
Another great beer from this brewery. Pours brown with a soft red hue, tall beige head leaving lots of lacing behind. Cocoa and prune up front, bready with a soft licorice and clove note. Flavor was very well rounded, not really boozy, soft fruity tartness towards the finish. I would like to try this with a year on it to see if the tartness grows.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (2936) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2008
Brown bottle, 750 ml, via Importations Privées Bièropholie, savoured on June 27 2008; eye: dirty brown, hazy, average effervescence, beige head that falls and becomes a tiny carpet on top of the beer, a bit of lacing; nose: hops, caramelized malt, alcohol, candied fruits, molasses, black liquorice, a bit of yeast; mouth: liqueur-like, caramelized malt, hops, candied fruits, molasses, liquorice, lots of caramel, alcohol is slightly felt, finale in caramelized malt with a good presence of hops, medium body, mildly sweet, more bitter than what we taste, slightly oily texture, not much carbonation; overall: good FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 750 ml via Importations Privées Bièropholie, savourée le 27 juin 2008; œil : brune sale, voilée, effervescence moyenne, mousse beige qui tombe et devient un petit tapis, un peu de dentelle; nez : houblon, malt caramélisé, alcool, fruits confits, mélasse, réglisse noire, un peu de levure; bouche : liquoreuse, malt caramélisé, houblon, fruits confits, mélasse, réglisse, beaucoup de caramel, alcool est légèrement perceptible, finale en malt caramélisé avec une bonne présence de houblon, corps moyen, moyennement sucrée, plus amère que l’on goûte, texture légèrement huileuse, peu carbonatée; en résumé : bon

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14074) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2011 Bottle at home ... Thanks to Jeppe for bringing me this over a year ago at weekend of spontanious fermentation ... Deep red brown ... rich malty and yeast ... bready bready bready and fruity malts ... Ok ... quite tasty but nothiong special

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rune (7775) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2008
750ml bottle topped with a plastic cork and a wire cradle. Shared at a post-birthday party in Tromsø. Opens with shot and noise. Pours a beige head covering a hazy, dark brown body. Inviting smell of dark malts and dried fruits. Wine-like taste with lots of raisin and plums slightly spiced and followed by a solid dry, bittersweet ending. Mild alcohol hints. Soft natural carbonation. Full bodied (14.06.2008).

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nnudd (69) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2008
Draught. Clear dark reddish brown colour topped with a creamy beige foam. Sweet malty and fairly yeasty aroma of raisin, and spices. Full and rather vinous flavour and alcohol. Long warming finish of raisin, alcohol, brown sugar. This is the first time i try a beer that i prefer bottled to Draught.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GonZoBeeR (2906) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2008
Aroma:good dark fruit aroma... Appearance:Dark amber good lacing head... Flavor:dark fruit,caramel flavor.American signature for this abt.....

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2008 Dark ruby/burgundy color with a full head that forms interesting shapes. Aroma is pretty vibrant and shows some juicy dark fruits. Flavor has some hints of banana to accompany the dark fruit notes. It is lacking in body and texture for me. Hmmm, it’s pretty good. Young right now. Somewhat disappointing in that it isn’t in the same league as some of the better Belgian strongs, but it’s still a tasty, well brewed Belgian style ale, certainly better than almost all American versions.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EHSRanders (1759) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2008
Bottle. Dark amber colour with medium creamy off-white mostly lasting head. Aroma and taste of dark fruits. Oily palate.


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