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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 747   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2008
Courtesy JMFG. Pours a clear but very dark chestnut brown color with deep violet hues. A frothy, creamy, light beige head leaves soapy swaths of lacing to rejoin the body. The aroma shows notes of cinnamon raison bread with brown sugar, ripe red grapes, figs, dates, and a hint of spicy clove. Earthen hops complete the nose. Flavors include a hefty dose of dark caramel and earthy, dark fruits with cream. The finish is a little hot from the alcohol, ending moderately dry and peppery. Medium-full and creamy on the palate, the light carbonation is nice, but the alcoholic heat gets to be a little too much. Overall, this is a fairly well done quad. Nice brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2008
Interesting beer. Pours a dark cloudy brown with a thin tan head. Nose of yeast, brown sugar, and some caramel malt. Fairly sweet, interesting Quad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6797) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 23, 2008
Bottle. Dark toffee/caramel color with a nice tan head. Banana and rish malt aroma. Rich caramel/toffee malt flavor with plum/fig, banana, earth, and yeast. Medium body. Toffee/caramel lingers with yeast and light fruitiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7835) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 2, 2008
Bottle thanks my girlfriend. "Monks Brew". A little disappointed. Pours with a large, thick, off-white head with a hazy , deep brown body, with good lacing and retention. Aroma is alcoholic and meaty with a spicy, note, dark fruits, flowery, and a bit of litter box. Taste is watery for the style, alcohol, with a fruityness, alcohol is forward. Very thin bodied with light carbonation. Not a great quad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Dark brown, light tan creamy head. Dried dark fruit aromas ride soft hints of toasted brown sugar and bread. Caramel coated raisin and toasted sugar plum flavors round to lightly bitter finish. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. Decent, but not a favorite from these guys…

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (5604) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 27, 2008
Bottle. Spicy, woode, light milk, cherry. Red cloudy, golden head. Spice - nutmeg, wood, cherry pits. Mellow mouthfeel. Spicy aftertaste. Almonds retronsal.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (3700) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2007
Bottle at No 5. Guest Mikkel Bjergsøe. Redbrown with a large beige head, lacings ok. Aroma heavy malty (brown sugar) and hoppy. Flavor heavy sweet, moderate/heavy bitter. Medium/full body, sirupy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NMC01 (69) - DENMARK - OCT 29, 2007
On tap. Nice and promising in the appearance. Taste with a hint of a mixture of dadels, figs and raisins therefore rather sweet. Yeast taste is coming through loud and clear as well as the alcohol burden. A bit too much gas. Moderate quadrupel!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2007
Near black colored, cloudy appearance. Little light brown head. Rich and interesting aroma: strong berries with strawberry dominating, some spices also here with obvious alcohol. Medium to full bodied. These strawberries also dominate in flavor, more yeast and spices come up here. Alcohol is also obvious in aftertaste, maybe even too much. Mild sourness lasts. Rather one-dimensional for Quadrupel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2008
Thanks to bitbucket tasting. Dark brown w/ thin head. Lightly sweet with full caramel malts. Dark fruit and esters round out nicely for 10%.


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