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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 942   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.


Gearz's rating

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gearz (62) - Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Very boozy. Tastes like raspberry and chocolate. Strong alcohol. Nose is very pleasant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (536) - Kiel, GERMANY - AUG 26, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2016 Herb, schwer und cineastisch. Das ganz große Kino für alle die ein gutes Schwerstbier zu schätzen wissen. Kandis, Dörrobst und viel Malz erkennt man sofort, sie sind wie die verlorenen gegangenen Gefährten die irgendwann den Weg nach Hause finden. Nach soviel IPAs sehnt man sich nach gewichtiger Abteikost. Und auch hier weiss MIKKELLER zu überzeugen, mit säuerlichen Funken der Erhellung werden hier wahre Feuerwerke der schlanken belgisch lasziven Braukunst abgefeuert. 0,33/3,99€ vom BRAUFACTUM ONLINE STORE.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MelvinKalksma (871) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2016

Aroma:
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, dark fruit, bread and spices.

Appearance:
Turbid/opaque ruby/dark brown beer with a slight/medium beige/brown head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, Belgian yeast and dark fruit; ends slightly dry with bread and spices.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Not super intense, but insanely complex. Nothing else to say really, as with most quads. Could have been darker, that would have been more to my liking.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heavy (2750) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 23, 2016
Jun. ’16. A 0.33 l bottle from Mali Ducan, Split. It poured a lightly hazy copper to brown body with medium sized head. Dark fruit, caramel and herbal aroma, rather weak and simple. Flavor was lightly sweet, fruity (cooked), with some chocolate and residual sugar, not bad but quite simple and empty. Especially considering the ABV, which was not felt much, but everything else was seemingly dampened together with alcohol. Medium body with shorter, chocolate and dark cooked fruity finish. Not bad, showed some very fine notes, but not more than an average Belgian style brew. Expected so much more seeing these ratings! Brand surely sells here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jacobarts (53) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2016
330ml bottle shared with junes. Fine brown. Aroma of raisins and sugar. Taste of barley, sugar. Sweet taste

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonasdm (22) - - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle shared with JD. Nice brown and creamy head. Nice aroma, short but promising. Taste of brown sugar and roasted something.. Refreshing beer with context.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cokemonkey11 (467) - - JUL 16, 2016
Brown bottle, 330ml. Pours cola black/brown with a medium brown foam subsiding average. Scent is medium dense Belgian yeast, caramel, toffee. Taste is nice caramel rich saison flavor ale with a bit of hops. Cola. i have experienced this flavor profile before but I can’t recall the name. Mouth feel is caramel and nice fizz. Great.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle on 3/6/15. Brown and fizzy, off white head. Nose of wine and grapes and funky oak and brown sugar. Sour front and finish, brown sugar, oak and funk. Old and yummy.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (816) - SINGAPORE - JUN 19, 2016
10%ABV. Abt/Quad. Tapped out dark brown. 25ºSRM. Nose was sweet and suggested honey and dates. Mouthfeel was alcoholic and sweet. Palate had dark fruits with black plums, honey plums and dates. Maybe even some sweet almost overripe Kyoho, the wondrously fruity complex darkly sweet Japanese mountain grapes. There is some nice alcoholic heat in the back of the throat to finish. No hops. Goes on Favorites List !

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (3336) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2016
Bottle at home. As "Monk’s Brew". Aroma is malt, spices, caramel, raisins, yeast, candy sugar, a welcome touch of chocolate. Flavour is sugary sweet, a bit sticky, with a little bitterness in the finish. Body is medium. Nice take on the Trappist Quad, rich and smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lukka19 (692) - Myjava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 9, 2016
Bottle at Mikkeller Tasting, Urban Space. Dark reddish color with huge beige head. Aroma of honey, sugar, berries, prunes and raisins. Taste is also very sweet, sugary, with prunes and berries, alcohol


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