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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 869   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rangi (637) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 10, 2012
Really nice pitch black pour with a lingering light brown head. Bordering on sickly sweet this was an awesome night cap especially with the abv of 10%. Smooth, rich and tasty. All ingredients included in brew come togeather nicely.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
grunx (367) - - JUN 10, 2012
Vainilla i molt de plàtan en nas. Molt bona textura en boca. Vinosa i amb cos. Per acompanyar carns. Per mi millor que la Westvleteren.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2013
Keg at Dukes Corner, Dundee. Sweet raisiny aroma. Syrupy taste, flavour forming hops up front leading to raisin on the tongue, light chocolaty finish. Quite a nice take on this style with a well placed hoppy addition and a smooth choco-like finish, combining different styles to create an insteresting brew.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ncube (91) - - OCT 25, 2014
Aroma of booze, brown sugar, nuts, molasses, typical quad yeast character, figs. Taste has much of the same. Finish is cleaner than expected. Makes its easier to drink lots...

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3445) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 27, 2014
Piwo smaczne slodowe wyczuwalne figi i daktyle. odrobina suszonych sliwek w czekoladzie. Alkohol niestety lekko wyczuwalny ale szlachetny troche do rumu i scherry byl podobny. Rozgrzewal na koncu do tego chmiel na samej koncowce sie pojawil i cieplo utrzymywalo jego goryczke. Wyglad ladna piana kremowa nawet trwala lekko oblepiajaca kielich Rocheforta.. Zabojcza etykieta troche jakby komiczna no ale ogolnie piwo smaczne

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quorce (78) - Katowice, POLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Color very dark, almost black. Slightly noticeable alcohol, especially at the end. Great chocolate and toffee aromas! Average carbonation. Tastes serious nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2007
Draught. A dark red brown beer with a beige head. The aroma is a bit roasted with dark fruits and berries, cinnamon and yeast, very nise! The taste is also a bit roasted with dried fruits, berries, cinnamon and some alcohol, all in a medium to full body with a sweet finish. 8-4-8-4-17=4.1 Re-rate. Bottle. A dark red brown beer with a beige head. This taste the same as on draught, the aroma and taste is just softer and more round, maybe due to the fact that it´s a bit older, but what a great beer, can´t wait to the day it comes out in Ølbutikken.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
17thfloor (2436) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Bottle shared with FunkyBrewster. Pours a dark dull brown with a s small thin fine white froth. Authentic Belgian Trappist Quad aroma, fruity, raisins, doughy sugars, red berries, light spices. Super dry first taste, dark aged berries, dark brown sugar, nutty, slight bitterness from the lightly burnt molasses, dark Belgian candi sugar, doughy yeastiness, very light esters and some powdered sugar. Finish has a bit of dry chocolate and coffee beans. Medium bodied with fluffy carbonation, a bit light for a quad, but very easy drinking. I love it a true quad.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Merrill (79) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2009
Lovely Beer. Pours a dark brown with ruby opacities, a yellow, white head and a fast lace.Slight aroma of kiwi and fresh water. Sweet malt is apparent Stranger sweet malt, rimarkablily refreshing with strong bitt. Sweet malt flavor with mango and bitter spice, There is a depth set up between the bitter and broad malt profile. Caramel, very slight chocolate, with some bread. The finish is warm malt with bitter htat maintais its balance for some thime.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
coops (2) - NORWAY - JUN 15, 2009 does not count
A personal favourite.750ml bottle at Den Gode Nabo in Trondheim. Near black with crisp slightly brown head. Fruity, plum/raisins, vanilla and caramel taste. Smells much the same although woodier. Well concealed alcohol taste. Try it, love it!


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