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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 883   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.


Lunkie's rating

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lunkie (1579) - Glen Iris, - MAY 31, 2014
Malt chocolate aroma. Dark brown colour poor head & lacing. Malt chocolate flavour. Smooth palate.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (3523) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2015
12oz bottle from Party Source in Kentucky/Cincy: deep brown-black pour with thin cream colored head. aroma of soft dark fruits. tastes are sweet, but not overly. yeasty, dark malt, coffee. finishes sweet, even, chocolate, raisin. covers the alcohol well. palate is medium, lively, creamy.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dorkenstein (145) - - AUG 23, 2015
Big rum raisin and vanilla aromas, fig and plum too. Taste is very bready, raisins, plums, vanilla. It has an oaky finish with a warming in the chest.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (2212) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 13, 2015
Bottle from Cork & Cask. Deep ruby/bown body with a thin beige head. Nice lacing. Aroma of plum, chocolate covered raisins, toffee apple and nuts. Flavour of treacle, prunes, flat Dr Pepper and caramelised sugar. Thin to medium body with a light mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Ridiculously easy drinking - tastes like 6.0% ABV.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (2048) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Draft at Eulogy. Medium-thick opaque black pour with lasting off-white foam. Intense dark fruity sweetness. Blackberries. Black currants. Black cherry cordials. Molasses. Rich and succulent. Glorious!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1392) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Very dark brown pour, beautiful foamy brown head. Aroma of figs, prunes, plums, candied sugar, yeast. Flavor of dried fruits, yeast, cherries, candied sugar, molasses and booze... full bodied with a sticky sweet finish. A damn good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1441) - Bodø, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle at home. Over two year old bottle. Pours a deep, hazy, dark brown color with a huge, soapy, beige head. Compact aroma of Belgian yeast, brown sugar, game meat, heather, dried fruit, nuts, leather, roasted malt and cocoa. The flavor is rich with tones of licorice, alcohol, coffee, roasted malt, brown sugar and grass. Has a dry ending. Full-bodied, silky and slick mouth feel, and a surprisingly medium bitterness. A solid, strong Belgian ale which is a little more roasted and hoppy than the classics.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linnet (1324) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2015
Yeasty, alcohol, dried fruits, vanilla, raisins, earthy, grass, herbs, spicy. Brown/ruby colour, medium beige head, lacing. Heavy sweetness, soft bite, lightly salty, lightly sour. Good flavours, but to me it lacks a quality that is found in the best Belgian examples of the style. Fullbodied, lively carbonation, warming finish. Enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mateuszk (1040) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle. Arpma of toasted malt, biscuits, dried fruits and alcohol In taste medium sweet with caramel, candi sugar and fruits. Nice but sligthly watery for a quad. Dry in the finish with medium bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (2580) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2015
330ml bottle from Mikkeller online shop. Pours deep mahogany with beige head. Aroma is sweet dark fruits. Taste verges a bit far on the sweet side of a Belgian Dark Ale initially, but settles into familiar Chimay Bleu territory soon enough. Decent effort.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EvgeniyKurilov (21) - - JUL 25, 2015
Отлично& насыщен& пиво с глубоки& аромато& и вкусом коричне& сахара, ржаного хлеба, черносл& Долгое сладкое послевк&


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