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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 817   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2007
Bottle & draught at Københavnske Øldage 2007. Clear brown - offwhite head. Berries, licorice, raisins, chokolate, caramel, sweetness, burned, roasted, fruity, freshness. Big and light sharp mouthfeeling. I would like to see how this beer developes over a 1-2 hour period, fx in front of a good film !! Just like I use other Abt/Quadrupel !!!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2007
tap. it has a very dark brown color with a brown head. it is very sweet like candy sugar. fruity and yeasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (2723) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2007
Bottle, 75 cl; @ LCRBM. Dark brown color (almost black), with beige head. Aroma = spicy, yeast, fruity. Medium at Full body. Taste yeast, sweet, malts, spices and a alcoholic touch.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 10, 2007
Bottle. Pours a red-brown colour with a nice beige head. Aroma of well toasted malt, caramel, lots of spices and alcohol. The flavour is sweet and spices with toasted malt, dark fruits, yeast and alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2007
Sample at WLV with Mikkel. Cloudy, dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is a lot of alc but nice dark and red fruits with some molasses as well. Flavor is fruity, dry, alcy but pretty pleasing. Medium body and a little hot. Really nice.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vyvvy (4135) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2007
For me this one seemed like it was going to be great and then fell down. Pours mahogany with a bit of a small tan head. The aroma has buttermilk biscuits, dense semi-sweet toffee, vanilla and cream - very nice. It has a medium body that is on the sharp side. The taste begins with thick alcoholic malt, some acidity and lots of burn ~ this was nothing like the aroma. The finish has more burn and is on the medicinal side.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3   Light Brown(1)->Dark(5) : 3   Ruby : XX   Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 3
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 3   White(1)->Tan(5) : 2   Lasting: 2   Lacing : 2
Aroma:
Intensity : 4  
Yeast : 4   Bread : 2   Apple : XX   Esters : 2   Banana : 4   Phenols : 2   Leather : XX   Perfume : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX
Malt : 4   Biscuity : XX   Toast : 3   Caramel : 2   Toffee : XX   Maple : XX   Molasses : XX   Nuts : XX   Candy : 5   Pumpernickel : XX   Cereals : 4   Fruits : XX   Chocolate : 3   Coffee : XX   Vanilla : 3   Grapes : XX   Blackberries : XX   Dates : 2   Cherries : XX   Plums : 3   Figs : XX
Hops : 3   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : 1   Floral : XX   Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Spicy : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Earth : 1   Wood : XX   Cloves : XX   Smoke : XX   Pepper : 1   Ginger : XX   Peach/Pear/Apricot : 3   Candi Sugar : 4   Anise : XX   Vinous : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Sourness : 2   Bitterness : XX   Complex : 3   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 4   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 5   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : 3   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: Complex, yeasty and estery ale with a sugary strength that moves towards bubblegum and avoids banal spices. Foamy and candied. Massive yet smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Bottle, courtesy after4ever. These old notes keep popping up. I think I’m caught up, and another pile appears. Anyway, this beer pours a hazy dark brown with an off-white head. Toffee and fruit aroma. Medium body and light carbonation. Soft chocolate finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
larstangaa (104) - DENMARK - JAN 15, 2008
An Abt meets Mikkellers creativity. Great Abt - combined with strange syrupy taste and strawberries (?). Not sure I like it - but it’s a good beer...(Tasted at the BASMOF Nytårskur 07/08 12-01-2008)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2008
750 ml. bottle, small champagne head that dissipates to a foggy foam, dark brown , bitter finish of sugar and some toffee, hard to pin this one down


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