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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 960   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proefbrouwerij in Lochristi, Belgium. Known as Monks 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
Monks 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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2011
bottle thanks to boomer0813. poured a brownish color with a beige head that wouldnt quit. aroma was cinnamon, brown sugar, raisins, licorice, and an array of other spicy qualities. flavor was licorice, fig, spices, and brown sugar with a medium body and high carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
fugitive (1936) - Athens, GREECE - MAR 16, 2011
Bottle. Color brown with small head. Aroma yeast, sugar, hop. Taste chocolate, sugar, sweet, fruit.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Bottle. Poured a murky brown with a thin head. Nose was distinctly Belgian yeast with candied sugars. Decently carbonated,medium mouthful. I found this to be a classic Belgian Quad with wonderful yeast and a strong malt backbone. Dark fruits,chocolate and the yeast form an extremely drinkable and delicious homage trappist ales. I found almost no heat in this, abv totally hidden. Maybe I just got a great bottle as other reviewers are complaining of the abv being way too hot. We did not find that at all, and this was shared with beer novices that marveled in the depth of flavor and how delicious that depth is.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2011
Sugar and dark fruit on the aroma plus yeast and alcohol. Thought it might be a bit heavier in body, as the nose suggests, fairly rich and smooth but light in body. Raisins, chocolate, toffee, vegemite and other flavours.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (6105) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 26, 2011
On tap at the Trappist. This one poured dark brown with some red highlights and very nice fluffy khaki head. The aroma is dried dark fruit, hard candy and alcohol. The flavor is the same with a touch of toasted malt flavor that kind of dries out the fruitiness. Very alcoholic and not a whole lot of yeast character.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (11111) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2011
Bottle 750ml
Pours hazy dark brown with almost no head, small off-white bubbles. Aroma has notes of caramel, alcohol and dried fruits. Taste is medium to heavy sweet with a average fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
POLK (2219) - Hrning, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2011
Bottle: Cloudy dark brown color ale with a fine head. Aroma is sugar,malt, and chocolate. Good beer with a rich taste

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (3957) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Pours a slightly hazy dark brown with beautiful ruby highlights when held to light. Huge fluffy off white head persists forever. Smells of dark fruits, brown sugar, spicy yeast, and a touch of alcohol. Taste is very nice with lots of dark fruits, spices, sweet malts, maybe a touch of alcohol. Mouthfeel is creamy and a little syrupy, body is full, carbonation is crisp but not overpowering. I liked this one a lot.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nrresundby, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark brown/reddish color with a frothy eggshell colored head. Aroma quite malty with caramel, dark fruit, breadiness, spice and some funk. Flavor is also fairly malty, with a good amount of breadiness, dark fruit, caramel and spice, along with the funk. The body is medium with a dry mouthfeel. Overall a solid Quad, but not as good as the authentic Belgian Trappist ones.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (2613) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Draft @ mission dolores. Pours a dark ruby reddish brown color with a nice radind head. Smells of cherries, carmel and cake. Tastes of fruit, molasses and syrup. Not bad, but nothing great. Wouldnt seek this out again


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