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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 965   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonotono (266) - torino, ITALY - DEC 7, 2015
Molto scura con riflessi rossastri, schiuma abbondante e marroncina chiara. Profumo di caramello, molto fruttato, fichi, frutta rossa, leggero odore di luppoli erbacei. Sapore dolce, molto fruttato, caramellato, molto dolce ma non stucchevole. Lalcool scalda ma nello stesso tempo ben amalgamato nellinsieme. Centrata.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
katrinaez (1664) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2015
Light cherry and bourbon scent. Dark blood red brown color. Very mild on the palate and taste. Too easy for a quad and 10%. I like it myself to drink, but cant rate too high as it doesnt seem to follow what it should classify as. Tap

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (3576) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2015
Bottle as a birthday gift from Pix. Cheers! Pours a deep amber / mahogany colour with a frothy cream head. Interesting aroma of stewed fruits and caramel. The taste is spicy with caramel, liquorice, bread and cloves. The alcohol is fairly evident and gives a pleasant warmth to it. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
anstei (1699) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - NOV 6, 2015
Tap at Erzbierschof Zurich. A rather atypical Quad compared to the Holy Trinity. Sweet and full of berries, but definitely weaker as I would have expected from 10% ABV quad.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hallstein (483) - Skogn, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2015
Aroma of spicy dark fruit, plums, raisin, candi sugar, spicy malt and caramel. Flavor is very nice with much of the same as the aroma. Yeasty notes. Well crafted, balanced quad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fombe89 (2756) - Asturias, SPAIN - NOV 6, 2015
Botella. @La Barrica 13, Candas 05/11/2015. BBD:19/01/12 Color marrn, aromas pasa frutal, sabor dulce, cuerpo alto.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (4504) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown pour. Aroma of fruity yeast, ripe fruit, raisin and caramel. Taste has lots of raisin, caramelised malt and fruity belgian trappist yeast. Quite nice dark trappist ale.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomaz (89) - , GERMANY - NOV 4, 2015
Une Trappiste? Non. Mais presque, les choses surprenantes, elle ptille agrablement et longuement en bouche, l alcool laisse se dvelopper lentement les armes malts de cacao, cuir, prunes confites. Un tic trop sucr je trouve, mais on est dans ligne des bires trappistes. Mis 7 en got car elle n offre rien de surprenant. Mme si elle est trs bien faite et btie.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (2752) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2015
Bottle split two ways. Pours murky dark brown with a huge tan head. Notes of honey, syrup, dark malts, raisins, figs, dates, caramel with some light yeast notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
monk191 (1904) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2015
Another tasty, unique beer from Mikkeller. Pours a deep muddy red with a tan head. Smells of earthiness, herbs, juniper and lemon. Taste is strong and sweet, with more earthiness and herbiness with some lemon in the finish. Had in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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