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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 813   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
grunx (367) - - JUN 10, 2012
Vainilla i molt de plŕtan 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 (78) - - 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 (3304) - 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 (30) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ben4321 (4092) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Location: 750 ml bottle from State Line, 2/1/10
As Mikeller Monk’s Brew, bottle purchased approximately 6 months prior to consumption.

Aroma: Aroma of yeast, spice, dark fruits, toffee, caramel, some alcohol notes, and some brown sugar
Appearance: Pours a murky, thick/creamy, brown color with a thick tan head that leaves a good amount of lace on the glass. It almost looks like dark chocolate milk or the byproduct of a melted coke float or something.
Flavor: Taste is mostly sweet, but not overly so, minimal hop presence here. Nice flavor for this one.
Palate: This beer has quite a thick mouthfeel. It is very creamy and smooth, and the alcohol is well-hidden.
Overall Impression: I’m in a really good mood right now, so this might get too high a rating, but in general, you can always assume that one’s mood would affect any particular rating. For example, my ratings from my trip to San Diego were quite high, and one could argue that the great weather had as much to do with these ratings as the quality of the beer. Anyway, I don’t know if it is because of my good mood, that the beer is actually quite good, or a combination of both, but I like this one a lot. I feel like I may have rambled too much on this one, but I just couldn’t help it, I just couldn’t help it, I passed my 4 hour certification exam today, and this beer was a wonderful way to celebrate it!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EMunk (99) - USA - AUG 23, 2010
A rich dark brown color with a thick beige/brown head. Smell is of coffee and a little like chocolate cake. Taste is sweet, pretty simular to the aroma.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
suprchunk (2342) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2011
This one poured a ruby reddish hue. Small white head with almost no sign of lacing to be found. There were bubbles constantly rising to the top as I sat and stared at it. Malty aroma with an abundance of alcohol letting me know that I might have to drink it slow. Slight raisin and dark fruit aroma. But the malt is the dominant force in this one. Sweet, but not cloyingly so. Fruity, a bit like cherry juice. But not as tart or sour. And there is alcohol again. Pretty smooth mouth feel. Very full and a slight alcohol warmth at the back. There is also a slight bitterness that shows itself in the end as well. Best Quad I have had yet.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Pours brown with a thick caramel colored head. Earthy aroma, anise, caramel, Sweet earthy flavor. Palate holds anise, caramel, slight bitterness. Full body, sticky.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wittales (647) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Appearance was cloudy reddish root beer brown with creamy off white lasting 2 finger head, lacing throughout. Aromas are splendid sort of complex smells. sweet caramel malts,yeasts of deep fruits of cherry, fig,date, brown sugar, raisin, clove, no hints of alcohol. Taste is stunning array of sweet chocolate, caramel ,dough then the deep fruits, fig, cherry, date, yeasts are spicey with clove with a warming alcohol coming on towards the end. Palate was silky champagne-like CO2 with med-full body, then that glorious long balanced warming finish. Top 5 Quads, shoot brews period for me...


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