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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 767   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.


4.4
   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 (635) - 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...

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pilgrimoutlaw (770) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Bottle pours dark reddish brown with tan pillowy head. Contains some particulate floaters. Figs, bread, caramel, spices. Alcohol on the nose but not in the taste. Full, creamy body with a bit of carbonation. Moderately sweet. A fine belgian ale.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
NeoHippie2 (992) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Dark brown pour with a small off-white head. Aromas of brown sugar, malt, yeast, and dark fruit. Flavor is big malt character with plum and fig notes with brown sugar. Crazy smooth finish, the abv is very well hidden. Delicious beer!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grovlam (4154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2007 Draught @ Copenhagen Øl Festival 2007. Average light creamy beige head that mostly diminished. Good lacing. Dark mahogany colour. Nice aroma with yeast, spice, brown sugar, light hops, some burned notes, dry fruit, liquorish. Full bodied with an average carbonation and a very impressive hidden 10% alcohol. Well balanced moderated sweet malty notes with good burned bitterness. Nice sweet finish. Excellent Quardrupel!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maria (10156) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2007
Københavnske Øldage 07. Draught. The color is beautiful red mahogany and the aroma has heavy, dark fruit and refreshing hops. The flavour has a wonderful roasted caramel foundation, sweetness, notes of dark fruit and a light, but refreshing bitterness. The finish is long. IMO it’s better than most Belgians: It has the same charm, but is not so overly solid and overly heavy as many of them - well done!! 2110

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stefano (1874) - Esbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2007
Dark red brown beer with a beige head. The aroma is a bit roasted with dark fruits and berries. The flavour has a wonderful roasted caramel foundation, sweetness, notes of dark fruit and a light, but refreshing bitterness. The finish is long. Really nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (20330) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2007
Bottled. Reddish amber colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is spices, yeast, alcohol, malts and toffee. Flavour is caramel, candy, alcohol, some spices cookies and yeast. all in a really nice balance .

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fordest (1994) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - NOV 16, 2007
Bottle shared by Crosling at Logan’s Pre-GABF party. Dark and cloudy pour with a nice head. Sweet dark fruits on the aromas. Malty flavors too. More dark dried fruit on the flavor. Some bitterness on the finish as well. Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Bottle from pizza port Dark brown with a fluffy tan head. Molasses chocolate nutmeg and brown sugar aroma and taste.


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