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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 757   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.


wickedpete's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Cola colored body with a bubbly tan head showing lots of carbonation coming through. Sweet aroma, has a touch of red licorice, plums, and brown sugar. Light flavor, hides the alcohol well. Has some character of plums or raisins, with a candy sugar finish. Very light palate and the carbonation that was present at the pour disappears by the end of a glass.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agent_persik (387) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 24, 2014
Deep ruby color, big beige head. Aroma of caramel, malt, dried fruits, alcohol and spice. Dry sweet taste with light bitterness in finish and spicy aftertaste. Medium body and average carbonation. Quite enjoyable.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
qulment (18) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Dark black beer, quite heavy, a bit vinegary, rather sweet aftertaste, slightly bitter

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Inbreak (2030) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2014
Old rating rerated 22.08.2014, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly mild and sweet, yeast, almonds, sugar, bananabread, grass, raisins, "knekk", hints og coffee and licorice. Taste is sweet, sugar, alcohol, "knekk", yeast, nuts, raisins, sour coffee, citrus peel, minerals, grass, cardboard. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly harsh and fizzy mouthfeel. Fair enough, not really my cup of tea.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VDuquerroux (268) - Airvault, FRANCE - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle, 750mL. Home. A pitch black beer with brown hues on top. Medium beige head with medium retention. Fruity aroma (prune, fig), vanilla, caramel, roast, herbs. Medium to heavy sugary sweet, a bit warming. Light bitter. Medium body, silky texture, average to soft carbonation, sweet warming finish. Overall, a great strong abbey ale : some similarities with Rochefort 8. Good balance, nice fruity aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2233) - NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown, red tinted body, with a beige head. Dark fruity aroma with raisins, orange, caramel, toasted malt. Taste starts with burned coffee and dark fruits, sweetened by caramel, light alcohol note, sweet yeast esters and berries, bittersweet finish. Quite good!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (902) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2014
On tap @ Cardinal, Stavanger, Brewers night. Pours dark brown with a small creamy mocha head. Aroma is roasted caramel and chocolate malts with nuts, caramel, biscuits, oak barrels and cocoa, as well as toffee and yeast. Creamy body with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet sweet roasted malts with bread, kandi and caramel, as well as cocoa, coffee and sweet fruity yeast.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nordcore (1020) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle 33 cl, bottled Monk?s brew, Deep deep red with a large foamy offwhite head. Aroma of plumb, malt, caramel and alc. Medium bitter, light sweet with alc and strange caramel end. Not great, maybe drank too early, bb 05/19

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k92488 (255) - NORWAY - AUG 13, 2014
DWF ølsmaking Cardinal. Hvit skum. Aroma av malt og humle. Smak av mild gjær. Kanon god beste sterkøl ever

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen2 (787) - NORWAY - AUG 13, 2014
From tap. Dark brown. Quickly disappearing beige head. Aroma of higher alcohols, paint cupboard and nail polish. Dark caramel, dark malts and berries in taste and aftertase. Aftertaste is better than the taste itself.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alkolas510 (601) - SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2014
Kolsvart med litet skum. Doftar torkade frukter och belgiskt. Ganska söt men med bra balans!


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