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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 875   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zaf (270) - - MAR 5, 2013
aroma: caramel, alcohol, banana, cereal, apparenza: orange, red, cloudy, minimal head, gusto: heavy sweetness, lightly bitter, palato: medium body, sticky, flat, long finish, ci sono quadrupel molto miglori di questa ma devo riconoscere che la birra merita..aroma alcolico e di lieviti, banana soprattutto, fruttata ma non luppolata..gusto deciso,corpo basso,ffrizzantezza quasi assente e retrogusto dolce e poco amaro..quadrupel da migliorare a mio parere ma č una ottima birra! bevuta all’elfo


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (2503) - 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 (7) - - JUL 25, 2015 does not count
Отлично& насыщен& пиво с глубоки& аромато& и вкусом коричне& сахара, ржаного хлеба, черносл& Долгое сладкое послевк&

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lele (248) - Padova, ITALY - JUL 25, 2015
Spettacolare interpretazione di una quadruppel da parte di Mikkeller. L’aspetto č perfetto, sembra un bordeaux scuro, con schiuma beige, abbondante, fine e decisamente persistente. L’aroma č molto liquoroso e speziato. In bocca dŕ il meglio di se. Liquorosa, caramellosa, frutta passita, sempre molto equilibrata e mai stucchevole. Malgrado il corpo strutturato e l’alcool molto alto, risulta facilmente bevibile, senza che l’alcool dia alla testa. Mikkeller ha fatto centro.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ethanTHEtrill (43) - - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle from craft brew shop in Florida brought to me by a friend. Poured into a fat bottomed tulip. Aroma of malts, sugar and slight burn from alcohol. Appearance is dark with a half in brown tinted head. Tastes come in with a slight booze burn along with candi sugar sweetness then melds into a blunt malty note then dissapates with a slight spiciness from the yeast intertwined with an earthy note I can not put my finger on. Pretty damn good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alteregoo (314) - POLAND - JUL 15, 2015
Piana beżowa, średnio pęcherzykowa, pozostaje w postaci kożuszka do końca degustacji. Barwa mahoniowa, dość klarowna. W zapachu oczywiście suszone i kandyzowane owoce z wybijającymi się figami, gruszkami i rodzynkami, miód spadziowy, likier karmelowy oraz lekko kwaskowa nutka czerwonej porzeczki. Przyjemny aromat, ale nie dorównuje swą intensywnością najlepszym belgijskim Quadruplom typu Rochefort Trappistes 10. W smaku za to pierwsza liga - wszystko to co w zapachu jest tu wyraźnie wyeksponowane, znów na pierwszym planie suszona gruszka, figa, daktyl i jabłko, da się też wyczuć świeże ciemne winogrono, pieprz, melasę i odrobinę brązowego cukru, przy czym piwo nie jest lepiące czy wyklejające, raczej półsłodkie. W afterteasie pozostaje rozgrzewający alkohol, który nie jest może drażniący, ale leżakowanie dało by tu pożądany efekt "ułożenia". Nagazowanie średnie, drobne, lekko szczypiące. Goryczka średnia (jak na Quadrupla), alkoholowa.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinator (1379) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Really good. Strong bready, yeast and spice aroma and flavors. Pretty deep brown color with a decent head. Good thickness to the brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Excalibur123 (263) - Soria, SPAIN - JUN 26, 2015
Vierte castańo oscuro con media corona de espuma que perdura, aromas a caramelo, frutos rojos, licor y uvas pasas; en boca entrada potente con ligero amargor y final dulce, el alcohol se aprecia al paso por garganta , buen cuerpo y carbónico medio, pos gusto largo, licoroso, maltoso y dulce, pero sin resultar empalagoso, cerveza equilibrada y estilo bien conseguido

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
artiredbirds (108) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUN 25, 2015
Поражае& разрыво& вкуса в конце и самой герцоги& сушенос& в послевк&

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (3926) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2015
Virtually black. Aroma and flavour are plentiful with sugary dried fruits. Certainly very rich and sweet and reminiscent of strong, dark Trappist ales. Sweetness perhaps a bit too high.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (2999) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to richthevillan. Brown beer with medium head. Aroma of toffee, yeast and spice. Taste is stewed malts, toffee, spice and sweet malts. Very good, could do with more body.


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