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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 860   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dabubbleboy (73) - Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Poured 22 oz into a sniffer glass. Sweet malty amora Coffee color with an espresso like head. Has a sweet malty favor with slight roasted notes. This beer finishes on the sour side. Very lively on the palate. Overall a very nice beer.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (131) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 21, 2015
Draught. Pours dark ruby red with a mostly lasting beige head. Aroma of liquorice, chocolate, vanilla, sherry, dark fruits, cherries. Taste is of caramel, fig, vanilla, forest fruits. Light to medium carbonation, sticky oily texture. Lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wiedrzensky (210) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 19, 2015
Shared bottle. Dark brown with almost no head. Sweet, boozy aroma of caramel, cherry and banana. Taste is sweet, with some fruity sour notes, light cherry and banana as well. Medium to full body, creamy texture, but light metalic finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TEJA (1536) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
Draught at Mikkeller pub in Stockholm. No head and a dark brown color beer. Fruity cherry aroma that is also present in the taste. Slim body for such a strong beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tonkun (1029) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle. Dark reddish brown pour with a big mocha head. Candy, caramel, medicine, dried fruits. Medium body with great carbonation that balance out the sweetness and alcohol. Sweet and spicy finish

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
huineman (261) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 6, 2015
Pours dark amber with reddish shades. Frothy tawny head. Aroma is sweet ripe banana and espresso coffee. Full body. Powerful and fresh. Creamy. Metallic and bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lillunken (40) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2015
Flaska på norrlands, Uppsala. Doftar maltig sötma och belgisk jäst. Välbalanserad söt smak med svaga jordiga toner. Mycket god och lättdrucken.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
salvaticas (521) - - APR 25, 2015
On tap at Schatzi's. Malty and bright on the nose. Pours a very dark brown. Light bodied but flavorful. Good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StoutHead (840) - DENMARK - APR 21, 2015
On tap. Pours a brown color with a small beige head. Thick aroma of malt, sugar and fruits. Taste is of malts, lots of darker fruits, vanilla, molasses and alcohol. Medium body and carbonation. Okay, I guess, but I didn’t love it. I think I expected a bit more body from it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
procraste (107) - FRANCE - APR 12, 2015
Robe noir, fraîcheur, ampleur gazeuse, mais reste liquide pas trop épaisse. Presque un nez de gueuze, une acidité cidrée délicate. Presque une belge traditionnelle de noël sans le sucre. C’est très équilibré et agréable. Des notes de fruits rouge confits. Une traînée piquante et acidulée en fin de bouche ... Je ne sais pas trop ou est le malt mais il doit contrebalancer l’acidité et jouer son rôle dans l’équilibre.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stoned99 (397) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle from Guelph LCBO. Aroma: sugar candies, barley malt, red fruits, raisin. App: brown reddish, minimal tan head. Taste and palate: full body, medium to high sweetness, soft carbonation, light bitter and light alcohol warming finish. Overall: quite too sweet for my tastes.


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