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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 757   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (34743) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2007
Draught @ Københavnske Øldage 2007 in Copenhagen. Clear medium brown color with a large frothy good lacing mostly diminshing beige head. Aroma is moderate hoppy, moderate to heavy yeasty, dry fruit, banana, alcohol. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate to heavy alcoholic.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30909) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2007
CBF07 sample from bottle and tap (not good). Bottle, specifically as the tap version was a month too young. Pours amber clear with a good head which leaves a nice lacing. Citric to sour aroma into a very nice malt blend and slight smoked. Flavour is caramel malty with a nice hops blend. Sweet to dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29222) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2007
[Another century celebrated with a Mikkeller beer - this time 8600] A deep red beer with a thick but collapsing rocky brown head. The aroma is sweet spicy with notes of brown sugar, yeast, malt, caramel, alcohol, and some berries and fruit, leaning towards being over ripe, the spices include cloves. The flavor is sweet malty with a very complex mix of candy sugar, caramel, yeast, fruit, alcohol, spices (cloves and cinnamon), berries, prunes, and some over ripe fruits, I even find light notes of chocolate - very complex like a Quad should be. At first you are hit by the great complexity with overwhelming power, but then the alcohol gains in strenth and really makes itself known, giving it a great body. The complex flavor lasts for a long time before a dry slightly yeasty and woody finish sets in and lingers for even longer. I also had it on draft, but like the bottled version better - it’s a bit more complex.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2007
(On tap) Pours a beautiful, warm, hazy, reddish brown with a dense, creamy, beige head. Vinous aroma with some dried fruit, marzipan and yeast. Very full-bodied with lots sweetness, roasted malts and dried fruit. The finish is full f warming alcohol. Excellent. 110507

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20656) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2007
Bottle. Cloudy orange brown coloured with an off white head. Aroma of dried fruits, fruits and spices with notes of alcohol. Flavour of dried fruits, fruits and spices with notes of caramel and alcohol. Warming alcoholic finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2007
Bottled. Reddish amber colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is spices, yeast, alcohol, malts and toffee. Flavour is caramel, candy, alcohol, some spices cookies and yeast. all in a really nice balance .

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19318) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2007
Bottled at Københavnske Øldage. Hazy copper colour, average head. Intricate aroma of caramel and strawberries. Sweet and fruity, full bodied. Chocolate and almond mixes with syrup. There is also a strange burning chilli-like sensation. Complex and very flavourful.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2007
Draught. Pours a dark amber color with an off-white head. Sweet malty alcoholic and slightly yeasty aroma. Sweet malty fruity caramel flavor with some yeasty hints. Sweet malty finish with some warming hints.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2011
1st March 2009
Cloudy dark brown beer. Frothy short lived tan head. Dry and saccharine sweet beer. A little malt and a little fruit but overwhelmed by the dry sweetness. Very dry finish. A little odd and too dry but it’s not terrible.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2007
Draught at Plan B, Copenagen, 2007-05-25, 7-3-7-3-13=33
The aroma has too much yeast. The flavor is based on the caramel, with enough bitterness but not enough character; there is even a mild astringency.

Draught at Københavnske Øldage 2007, 2007-05-11, 7-4-7-3-14=35
Beautiful mahogany color. Powerful Belgian style, strong malty flavor, with caramel, candi sugar, powerful mouthfeel. Straightforward but well brewed as usual.

Bottle at Københavnske Øldage 2007, 2007-05-11, 8-5-8-4-16=41
Beautiful red mahogany color. Much more powerful aroma than the keg, where the malt and caramel become fruity. Complex flavor, malty, a lot of caramel, vanilla… Good bitterness, warming alcohol… Excellent


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