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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 940   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thewolf (11986) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2008 Tap @ Cph Øldage. Pours a dark golden red with a fine creamy brown head. Aroma is complex and fruity. Plums, raisins and other dark fruits. Taste is even more complex. A touch sweet, but not too much. A little clingy and creamy, but still fresh and ’alive’. Dark fruits and spices abound. Extremely satisfying brew - and a stunning balance between everything.

Later tasting: Still an extremely nice beer, though the alcohol may have taken over a little bit. 4.3

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yousee (48) - BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2007
On draught at Copenhague beerfestival 2007. Pours a red copper brown beer with a slight beige head. A lot going on in the aroma’s, lots of fruits, lots of berries, some roastyness and hints of coffee. Flavour got me to think of the westey 12 of four years old. Bready flavours with addition of coffee, caramel and a good balanced touch of bitterness. Mikkeller proves here to be brewing at higher standards than most belgians do. Very well balanced and alcohol extremely well hidden. Nice sweet and long finish.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - NOV 4, 2007
<Draught at Ølbaren> Even after all the christmas brews, this one was still powerfull. Absolutly amazing vinouse nose of alchohol tons of begian yeast transformed into darkfruits, some brown sugar and caramel aswell. Bubbling texture and a nice intense mouthfull with sweet fruity notes and a very plesant warming alchohol.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Bottle from Belmont Station, maybe a year point five old at consumption. This is nasty good! Nose is big with dark fruit, especially fig, thick sweet black malts, a mellow mineral yeast character. Color is a dark blue-black. Flavor is bangin: almond, vanilla, more fig, yeasty powder. Better to me than Rochefort 10. Really great. Really glad I saved it for friends.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hammy78 (959) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2011
Wow wow wow, it’s no secret I’m a Mikkeller fan, but this one is awesomsauce. Bottle purchased at Premier Gourmet in Buffalo New York. Pours a dark colour that is slightly translucent as well. The head is a khaki like colour and is quite big at first, but dies down to a ring around the walls of the glass, flecks of lacing here and there. The nose is damn sweet and spicy, a little bit of licorice as well. Tastes like licorice and cherry, there’s some spicy in there as well and some dark fruit like raisin. Keep up the good work.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rangi (670) - 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ncube (110) - - 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 (3886) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kosmokrator (822) - ITALY - JAN 26, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2016 Scuro color ambrato con massiccio cappello di schiuma beige. Toffee, frutti rossi, sciroppo di zucchero, malto caramellato, canditi, uvetta; profumata e rotonda, di corpo medio, setosa, effervescenza gentile. 100% belga nello stile.


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