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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 929   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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.


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1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Marduk (5332) - Reval, - FEB 11, 2013
330ml bottle. Deep dark brown color. Some light manages to squeeze through if I hold glass against the light, giving it to some red hue. Completely stale, although barmaid gave her best to put head on top. Seems that this beer can’t handle a head. Burnt plastic bags, caramel, burnt sugar in aroma. First impression is not good. And the taste!? Ohh the taste is like boring eastern european malt liquors. The only difference is that this one is not sold in 2L plastic bottles for 70 cents a piece. You really should.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (2282) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2016
33cl bottle at our holiday home in Travemünde. Hazy brown with a medium slightly off-white head. Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation. Quite sweet with nice malty bitterness. Caramel, malts, ripe fruits, raisin and spices. Nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
humpah (28) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2016
From notes: Bottle at home. Pours dark with not much of a head. Sugar and dried fruits in the aroma. Malty and alcoholy taste, medium body, maybe a bit rough.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (9943) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2016
Bottle. Raisin, orange, chocolate malt, and herbal hay aroma. Dark brown with small head. Very sweet candi sugar, caramel malt, raisin, and mildly bitter herbal hay flavor. Nice body. Very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
HammerTroll (1120) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 19, 2016
Cloudy dark brown body, minimal sized off-white head. Aroma of alcohol, dried fruit and chocolate. Taste is also dried fruit, berries, raisins, not as sweet as I was expecting. Lively carbonation, medium body. Not bad, but jot my stuff either. //bottle at Craft Room

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DroolYeast (810) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 14, 2016
Aroma of caramel, hard candy, dark dried fruit. Clear dark brown with off-white head, lasting. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter. Full body, thick sweet texture, light body., sweet fruity texture.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jakubwloszcz (44) - Piastów, POLAND - APR 2, 2016
UPDATED: APR 5, 2016 Barwa ciemnobrązowa, piwo jest raczej klarowne. Bardzo obfita, trwała, beżowa piana. W aromacie suszone owoce, figi, rodzynki, karmel, trochę alkoholu. Dość wysokie wysycenie, w smaku jest słodkie. Są rodzynki, chleb, belgijskie drożdże, przyjemny owocowy posmak.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patrickctenchi (5670) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2016
Bottle: (as "Monk’s Brew") Cloudy, dark brown with a creamy, whipped tan head. Aroma of vanilla candi-sugar, toffee, dark fruit. Flavour is fudge, vanilla , a touch of bitter coffee, plum... Creamy, a little peppery, nicely complex. Wonderful !

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
StormCoat (119) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2016
Picked up a 12oz bottle at Party Source in Newport, KY; tasted it from a goblet. Pours a cola-color with a fluffy beige head that dissipates slowly. Only scattered specks of lacing for me. Aromas are big—sweet, spicy, a bit banana-like...yeasty with some alcohol coming through. Flavors are sweet, caramelly, with toasty brown sugar and a slight coffee bitterness in the finish. Body seems medium, with a fizzy carbonation. This one is tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tognetta (621) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 23, 2016
Marrom, média leve turbidez, espuma bege de média formação e pouca persistência. Aroma de uva passa, chocolate, torrado, adocidada, deliciosa. Paladar maltado, leve torrado, alcoólica, dulçor intenso e médio amargor. Corpo licoroso, baixíssima carbonatação como era de se eg4sperar. Final maltado, adocicado, leve amadeirado. Boa, mas perde para as quad belgas.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
crazy_cat_lady (333) - - MAR 21, 2016
Bottle from LCBO, been in the cellar for maybe a year. Cloudy warm brown with tan head. Strong aroma if raisins, caramel, toffee, hint of peach pits. Quite a light mouthfeel for a beer with this alcohol level. Nicely done.


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