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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 913   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ben4321 (5249) - 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 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 (756) - 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 (880) - 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 (1074) - 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!

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
huineman (471) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 6, 2015
Pours dark amber with reddish shades. Frothy tawny head. Aroma is sweet ripe banana and espresso coffee. Full body. Powerful and fresh. Creamy. Metallic and bitter finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dorkenstein (257) - - AUG 23, 2015
Big rum raisin and vanilla aromas, fig and plum too. Taste is very bready, raisins, plums, vanilla. It has an oaky finish with a warming in the chest.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sharkydodson (857) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - OCT 10, 2015
the aroma is fruity and caramel with hints of dried apples, red wine, garden berries, bisquit and some spices... the taste is caramel and fruity with notes of port, passionfruit, vanilla and dried fruits... sweet, dry and warming aftertaste...

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomaz (82) - , GERMANY - NOV 4, 2015
Une Trappiste? Non. Mais presque, les choses surprenantes, elle pétille agréablement et longuement en bouche, l alcool laisse se développer lentement les arômes maltés de cacao, cuir, prunes confites. Un tic trop sucré je trouve, mais on est dans ligne des bières trappistes. Mis 7 en goût car elle n offre rien de surprenant. Même si elle est très bien faite et bâtie.


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