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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 769   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2012
pours dark brown with zero head. looks cloudy. aroma is dark fruits and chocolate with a hint of alcohol. very nice malt character but a bit high on the booziness factor. like drinking a fine wine. taste gets better as it warms. delicious brew.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (3947) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 28, 2014
With Daria & Filip @MBR, Zagreb. Poured a very dark body with a big off white head. Heavy malty aroma with strong notes of apple compote, fruity, berryish, but doesn’t overextend itself. The taste is, obviously built on a solid sweet malty backbone, fruity, creamy, some notes of grapes, clean and balanced, only slightly oily. All in all a damn well executed beer.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
leghorn99 (14) - Livorno, ITALY - SEP 24, 2014
Bella schiuma, bel naso (zucchero candito, frutta scura, uva passa, malto tostato, spezie) riscaldato da un alcol pervasivo ma non bruciante. Robusta piů che rotonda al palato, piů abboccata che tostata, il luppolo non ne abbatte completamente la componente dolciastra, che rimane lungamente presente; relativamente carbonata, solo nel finale una nota torrefatta riesce a ricondurre alla ragione l’imponente impatto fruttato, lasciando un palato morbido ma non saturo. Consolatoria, riscaldante, tranquillizzante: una birra da tenere a riscaldarsi in una bella coppa sul bracciolo della poltrona.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (474) - CROATIA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle (from the Bottle Shop in Bratislava); pours brown with a small beige head; sweet aroma of dark fruits, honey, yeast, and caramel; sweet taste yeast, dark fruit, caramel, and hints of nuts and chocolate; finishes mostly dry and a light bitter; nicely balanced and the alcohol is hidden; very good Quad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (5740) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 18, 2014
Bottled 330ml. -from Svijet Piva Zagreb. Brownish coloured, small to medium sized beige head, malty and spicy nose. Sharp alcoholic, dried fruits, moderate malty and slight sugary with notes of yeast, spices and again alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (400) - HUNGARY - SEP 12, 2014
Jól ismert jellemvonásokkal örvendezteti meg tesztelőjét, melyek közül színében a mély rubinvörös reflexek csillogását, illatában a gyümölcsös maláta, gyerekrágó, és egészen sajátságos módon frissen nyírt fű édes aromája vegyül, már jó előre azt az érzetet keltve a rajongókban, hogy a Mikkeller mesterei egyszerűen nem tudnak hibázni, bármihez is fogjanak, eleve sikerre van ítélve vállalkozásuk. Ebbéli meggyőződésünket sikeresen erősítik meg a következő percek tapasztalásai is, melynek során felfedezhetjük ízének kiteljesedését, a krémes, tejszínes maláta alapjain nyugvó, átütő alkoholérzet nélküli, mégis likőrös jegyekre épülő mogyoró, dió pirított pelyheivel megszórt aszaltgyümölcs-fantázia kivirágzását. A keretekhez képest a komlóra is megfelelő hangsúly helyeződik, reflektorfénybe természetesen mégis a maláta teltsége, a gabonás-gyümölcsös bársonyosság kerül. Hőfokának emelkedésével, hosszabb pihentetéssel némiképp előretör egy alkoholos fátyol is, ebből a szempontból is idézve a belga quadrupelek markáns tulajdonságait. Jól sikerült összeállítása ízeknek, illatoknak, kellemes hangulatoknak.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingvit (201) - - SEP 11, 2014
Aroma: dry plum, caramel; Appearance: dark brown, foamy brown head; Taste: slight bitterness, medium sweetness, slight sourness; Palate: long finish, oily texture, full body, soft carbonation Well-rounded quadrupel with hidden alcohol. Delicacy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sdaniel90 (387) - Mexico City, MEXICO - SEP 6, 2014
3oz sample at Expo Cerveza Mexico 2014. Dark chesnut with a ruby hue. Intense aroma of dried fruits, toffee, roasted caramel and alcohol. Robust, heavy and complex, with a strong malt backbone, accentuated by dry fruits and a stinging alcohol finish. World class.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgajdaczewa (517) - Katowice, POLAND - SEP 2, 2014
W aromacie karmel, przyprawy, brzoskwinia, po belgijsku i bardzo przyjemnie. W smaku przyjemnie karmelowo - pikantne z nutami owocowymi, rozgrzewającym, ale dobrze ukrytym alkoholem. Trochę mało dzieje się na finiszu i wszystkie doznania sensoryczne mogłyby być jeszcze bardziej intensywne, co nie zmienia faktu, że to bardzo dobre piwo.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2285) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
9/1/2014. 750 ml. bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Dark fruit, caramel, brown sugar aromas. Boozy up front, with caramel, fruit and malt following to a light hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (4628) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 31, 2014
Tap at Urban House. dark reddish brown color with medium light brown. Ripe plums, raisins, cherries in aroma. Taste, plums, cherries, raisins, alcohol. Sweet, but tasty.


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