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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 978   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.

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3.8
Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - JUN 16, 2011
14 June 2011, bottle. med brown, hazy, no real head. reminds me of a flemish brown; tart, vinaigrette , meaty and prunes. really unique. thin and slightly fizzy. nice and sweet. "unpleasantness" of meatiness and vinaigrette aren’t huge in taste. sweet blueberries up front, vinaigrette in middle.

4.2
AshtonMcCobb (6605) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2011 33cl bottle. Pours a cloudy coffee with a thin head - so looks just like a coffee. The nose has duck and oranage pate and honey following. The taste has blueberry sherbert somewhere between a Flemish red and a Brown. The palate has a medium structure and textue with a refreshing sour finish. The overall impression is of a rich but elegant beer.

3.8
RexTalionis (3763) - FINLAND - JUN 14, 2011
75 cl bottle at Gråsälstasting # 2. Poured dark brown in colour with creamy beige head. Leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Quite neutral in aroma with some light notes of dark dried fruits. Easy to drink. Quite yeasty taste. A bit too sweet. Something ’sticky’ in the aroma as well, apple baked in oven with cinnanom perhaps?. A few years of aging would probably have been a good idea with this brew.

3.7
Hermod (7879) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2011
75cl bottle @Gråsälstasting #2. BB 03/2017. Poured dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is brown sugar, yeast and coffee and anise. Flavor is brown sugar, some alcohol, caramel and some woody notes. Very easy to drink but slightly too sweet for my liking. Cinnamon in finish. Felt a bit raw..

4.3
cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2011 Bottle @ home. Dark brown appearance with quite lively carbonation. Dark malty, caramel, candy sugar, Belgian yeasty nose. Roasted sugary, caramel, candy sugar, toffee, quite sweet, apple-like fruity, belgian yeasty flavor. Roasted sugar, belgian ale aftertaste. Awesome brew!

4.6
Beersiveknown (5284) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUN 3, 2011
Mahogany brown ale with thick creamy head and characteristic brettanomyces yeast aroma. Sour cherries, caramel and chocolate hide underneath the funk. Thick body with fantastic complex flavour, sweet at first, then sour, finishing with roasty chocolate and rich fruits. Very little alcohol presence. Very easy to drink for 10%!

4.4
suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2011
This one poured a ruby reddish hue. Small white head with almost no sign of lacing to be found. There were bubbles constantly rising to the top as I sat and stared at it. Malty aroma with an abundance of alcohol letting me know that I might have to drink it slow. Slight raisin and dark fruit aroma. But the malt is the dominant force in this one. Sweet, but not cloyingly so. Fruity, a bit like cherry juice. But not as tart or sour. And there is alcohol again. Pretty smooth mouth feel. Very full and a slight alcohol warmth at the back. There is also a slight bitterness that shows itself in the end as well. Best Quad I have had yet.

3.7
thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2011
(750ml bottle thanks to Dixonian) dark ruby/brown pour, and a thick lasting creamy tan head that lasts the whole drinking session. Nose of tobacco, sweet raisin, sweet bread, smells absolutely delicious. Taste is quiteToasty, almost cloying sweet but toastiness balances it. Creamy body, mild tinge of alcohol but very low presence for 10%. Nice!

4
mixmasterob (1057) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2011
Dark brown pour with a small off white head. Surprising, yet welcome, light carbonation. Aroma was rich dark malt, lots of caramel, some light spicy yeast and an overall sweetness, some roast. Flavors were lightly sweet, some caramel, semi roasted, quite smooth. Mouthfeel was rich and full, lightly tingly yet carbonation was somewhat light, smooth. Great interpretation of the style without being overly sweet or yeasty. Excellent.

3.6
TBone (17542) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2011
Bottled 750ml (Arkadia, BB 03/2017)
Dark brown color, small brown head, lace. Woody, alcoholic, cabdy sugar and dark fruityness (dates) in the aroma. Medium-bodied. Flavor is quite similar to aroma. It has also dry woody-hoppyness and dark fruity, caramelly flavors. Similarities to Rochfort 10. Pretty good imitation of trappist beers.


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