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Mikkeller Monky Brew

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Formerly brewed at Mikkeller
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer is a tribute to two great Belgian breweries. It’s a strong amber ale brewed with loads of candi sugar and fermented with yeast from Westvleteren and De Dolle Brouwers.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2010

Bottle 500ml.

[ Courtesy of yespr and Ungstrup - Thanks]. Unclear light medium orange amber color with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, oxidide, dried berry, plum, prune, moderate yeasty, fruity. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, berry, fruity, yeasty. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100508]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31110) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2010
50 cL bottle, courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours hazy orange with a fully gone head. Aroma is fruity and yeasty. Overripe fruity, caramelish and also oxidised. Caramelish, fruity and slight yeasty flavoured. Smooth malty and fruity into a slight alcohol dense finish. Lasting malt impression.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29226) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2006
[With this beer I celebraty my 5800th rating] I need a Monk’y brew glass - but since that doesn’t exist yet, I’m drinking it out of a Chimay glass. The color is slightly hazy copper with a fine slightly lazing off-white head. For the style I expected it to be just a bit darker - but it is still a beutiful beer. The aroma is quite strong, as soon as You pour it banana hits You even from afar, when You get closer other fruits also shows their presence - especially oranges, peaches, and pineapple, reminds me of a great fruit salat. Very faint hints of alcohol can also be detected in the aroma. The flavor is quite powerful with strong notes of fruit, alcohol, yeast, flowers, wood, and sirup. The fruit being a nice mixture of ripe and the very sweet over ripe notes, from oranges, banana, pineapple, and more. The yeastyness is very complex in a way I can’t describe, but fermenting with both Westvleteren and De Dolle yeast, must make it complex and wonderful. The mouthfeel is quite bubbly from the carbonation - but it is a very soft bubbly sensation, that tinckles the tongue in a very nice way, and the alcohol is lying in the background all the time in a very subtle way giving the beer power without making it too alcoholic - very nice. It reminds me somewhat of a great desert wine, with just a bit less alcohol bite than that. Another great beer from Mikkeller!!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2006
(Bottle 50 cl) Pours a clear, amber golden (clouds completely when the sediment is poured) with a dissipating, off-white head. Extremely fruity nose with some yeast aroma. Full body, very sophisticated flavours - there’s really some extremely complex esters in here combined with an incredible fruitiness. Alcoholic finish although most is hidden. Would’ve expected an Abt to be darker though, but it cannot change the fact, that this is an excellent beer. 180506

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20664) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2006
Bottle. Hazy orange coloured with a fast disappearing head. Aroma of dried fruits, marzipan and fruits with notes of spices. Flavour of dried fruits, spices, marzipan and alcohol. Fizzy palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20302) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2010
Bottle shared@CPH BeerFest2010 by Ungstrup, thanks Jens! Hazy amber colour, not much head. Aroma is fruits, honey, wood and some mild earthy and spicy notes as well. Flavour is honey, sweet fruits, some nectar, honey, yeast and spices. Rather wellaged brew.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19336) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2006
Bottled. Cloudy golden, enormus lively head. Pineapple aroma. Sweet and fruity with rich marmelady character. Very obvious Belgian style yeast character with evident alcohol on top of it. Still dominated by sevile oranges, as in Old English marmelade. I’d like to see it less sweet, as it is now the sweetness gains the upper hand and kills of the more subtle flavours.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16595) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2006
Bottle. Hazy amber colour with a white longlasting head. Sweet fruity aroma. Sweet yeasty flavor with some fruity hints. Sweet warming yeasty aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14834) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2010
8th May 2010. Copenhagen Beer Festival. Bottle shared by Ungstrup - Cheers Jens! Cloudy brown beer. No carbonation. Sweet dry malt. A little warmth in the finish - simple but very tasty!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14397) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 21, 2006
Amber color; persistent perlage. The Belgian yeasts give a typical malty fruitness to this solid brew; very malty example, a lot of candi. Powerful, but less alcohol punch than expected; at the end the mouth is warming up. Quite strong ending bitterness. Well brewed. Thanks Jørgen!


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