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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 847   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.


bkurtz's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bkurtz (920) - - JAN 25, 2013
Pours dark brown brown with a pretty big light brown head. Dried fruit aroma. Taste is a semi-sweet dried fruit (fig, banana) with a mild spice. Heavy malts make a very full beer. This is a well-made, delicious brew.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoR (615) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle. Pours a reddish amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruits, spices. Taste is same, plus caramel. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (4745) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2015
Many thanks to Beerhunter111 for this bottle. The beer starts round and nice. Fresh, malty intense dark. Plums, dried red fruit. Hints of sourness there, Not too sharp for the high ABV. The aftertaste is thick chocolate, dark plums or cherries, nice malt there. But still a bit too highly carbonated. Nice but somehow not smooth-mild for me.

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AleRider78 (70) - - MAR 25, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours a big frothy tan head and has a hazy brown appearance. Lacing is ok. Aromas of bread, roasty malts, resin hops, raisins. Flavours are mostly roasted malts, notes of earthy and resin hops, fairly strong raisins notes. Has a bit of a yeasty finish. Some brown sugar becomes a bit more noticeable the longer it sits. Full body, thin oily feel. lively carbonation. Finish is a bit bitter and astringent. Good stuff!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ston3s42 (19) - - MAR 25, 2015
Dark brown appearance with some head that stays on for a while. Complex taste of caramel and nuts, with aftertaste of some alcohol

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (3803) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle at Örebro Ölcafé under the name Monks Brew. Malty smell with dried fruit. Sweet malty taste with dried fruit and plums. Very well hidden alcohol. Smooth.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GregClow (2938) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle from the LCBO. Clear dark ruby-brown body (which probably would’ve been hazy if I hadn’t kept the last glug in the bottle) with a small and tight tan head. Aroma of caramelized sugar, bit of dark cherry and vanilla, faint hint of clove. Medium-thin body. Flavour is a bit muddled - starts with sweet caramel, but quickly dries out with peppery yeast and an off-balance and astringent bitterness. Not a fan.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jksipa (455) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle from the LCBO. Murky dark brown pour with a small lingering tan head. Nose is yeast, roasted malts, toffee and ripe fruit. Lightly sweet toffee, plum, raisin and banana with a balancing chocolate bitterness and a tartness throughout. Alcohol is well integrated. Medium creamy mouth with average carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (726) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle. Brown body with tan head. Aroma is slightly roasted malts, dark caramel, some yeast and hints of ripe fruits. Taste is also Belgian yeast some red fruits and hints of brett. Aftertaste is dark roasted caramel some sourness and slightly bitter. Liked it.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CPH2200 (325) - DENMARK - FEB 28, 2015
bottle 2015 edition 10.0% abv. dark amber colour. sweet taste with dark fruits and syropp notes. excellent!
Earlier Rating: 5/11/2013 Total Score: 4.1
330 ml bottle (monks brew). cannot find evidence that this is brewed in belgium? Pours dark brown with large fluffy head and some lacing. sweet fruity aroma, taste does not dissapoint, sweet with notes of plum and syrup. Does not share the alcohol character of the rocheforts despite the high abv.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Werthergoethe (84) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 28, 2015
Великол& крепкий тёмный эль, в лучший традици& бельгий& монасты& элей. Карамел& вкус.


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