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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 932   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.


TrefwoordPunk's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TrefwoordPunk (873) - Leiden, - APR 25, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a reddish brown with a big tan head and a sweet aroma of cherries, caramel and sugar syrup. The taste is sweet and a bit alcoholic, but surprisingly complex. There’s lots of sweet malts, with notes of toffee, dark chocolate, overripe fruits, brown sugar and some yeast. The finish is a nice lasting mixture of medium-bitter hops, some sticky sweetness and warming alcohol. Very nice!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MartyW (46) - DENMARK - MAY 23, 2016
Draft. Dark brown with a small off-white head. Alcohol taste is so strong. Gets better with every sip, as you get used to it. Quite sweet flavour, medium bitter, yeast, spices, roasted malt and more that I can’t really figure out what is. It’s quite a big gulp and the abv seems to be a bit overpowering.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pomko (213) - UKRAINE - MAY 15, 2016
Complex and strong caramel aroma. Heavy sweet taste, full body with oily texture.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lello4ever (508) - ITALY - MAY 2, 2016
Bel marrone scuro, con ampia schiuma marroncina pannosa di buona persistenza. Al naso bei sentori di malto, liquirizia, dark fruits, spezie, note alcoliche. Dolce al palato, belle note di caramello, frutta e spezie. Corpo pieno, rotonda, bell’alcol che accompagna la bevuta. Davvero una bella quadruple.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (2366) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2016
33cl bottle at our holiday home in Travemünde. Hazy brown with a medium slightly off-white head. Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation. Quite sweet with nice malty bitterness. Caramel, malts, ripe fruits, raisin and spices. Nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
humpah (46) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2016
From notes: Bottle at home. Pours dark with not much of a head. Sugar and dried fruits in the aroma. Malty and alcoholy taste, medium body, maybe a bit rough.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (9997) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2016
Bottle. Raisin, orange, chocolate malt, and herbal hay aroma. Dark brown with small head. Very sweet candi sugar, caramel malt, raisin, and mildly bitter herbal hay flavor. Nice body. Very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trolleo (1147) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 19, 2016
Cloudy dark brown body, minimal sized off-white head. Aroma of alcohol, dried fruit and chocolate. Taste is also dried fruit, berries, raisins, not as sweet as I was expecting. Lively carbonation, medium body. Not bad, but jot my stuff either. //bottle at Craft Room

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DroolYeast (863) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 14, 2016
Aroma of caramel, hard candy, dark dried fruit. Clear dark brown with off-white head, lasting. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter. Full body, thick sweet texture, light body., sweet fruity texture.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jakubwloszcz (64) - Piastów, POLAND - APR 2, 2016
UPDATED: APR 5, 2016 Barwa ciemnobrązowa, piwo jest raczej klarowne. Bardzo obfita, trwała, beżowa piana. W aromacie suszone owoce, figi, rodzynki, karmel, trochę alkoholu. Dość wysokie wysycenie, w smaku jest słodkie. Są rodzynki, chleb, belgijskie drożdże, przyjemny owocowy posmak.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patrickctenchi (5712) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2016
Bottle: (as "Monk’s Brew") Cloudy, dark brown with a creamy, whipped tan head. Aroma of vanilla candi-sugar, toffee, dark fruit. Flavour is fudge, vanilla , a touch of bitter coffee, plum... Creamy, a little peppery, nicely complex. Wonderful !


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