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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 993   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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1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Marduk (8505) - Reval, - FEB 11, 2013
330ml bottle. Deep dark brown color. Some light manages to squeeze through if I hold glass against the light, giving it to some red hue. Completely stale, although barmaid gave her best to put head on top. Seems that this beer can’t handle a head. Burnt plastic bags, caramel, burnt sugar in aroma. First impression is not good. And the taste!? Ohh the taste is like boring eastern european malt liquors. The only difference is that this one is not sold in 2L plastic bottles for 70 cents a piece. You really should.


4.9
Beerwithwings (243) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2017 bottle at home under the name of monk's brew. first time drinking this style. I love it, it's so great it plays with the palate. It's also so smooth you wouldn't realise it's a 10% beer.

5
SintSixtus (1) - Bourg, Louisiana, USA - DEC 11, 2017 does not count
Before drinking this beer I thought the Belgians were the only ones who could make such good beer. Unbelievably smooth and easy to drink so it doesn't taste like 10%. It's up there with Westvleteren, St. Bernardus, Chimay, Trappist Rochefort, and others.

3.9
jsnicholas (690) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2017
Bottle (750ml). Dark caramel color with 1 finger tan head. Light yeast aroma. Taste is slightly sweet with caramel and dark fruit. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice.

4
magsinva (1444) - Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2017
Bottle - A nice meaty brew to drown my sorrows as I watch this terrible Alabama performance in the Iron Bowl. Also, Auburn has gotten away with some pass interference that should have been called. Gutting loss, but the beer is good.

4
DiarmaidBHK (5948) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2017
Bottle from Mikkeller. Pours dark brown with a khaki head. Leaves trace lacing in the glass. Big raisin and dark fruits on the nose and tongue. Hides it’s booze well. Nice.

3.9
kucharz (156) - Rzeszów, POLAND - NOV 5, 2017
typowy przedstawiciel gatunku... karmel rodzynki sliwki. bardzo przyjemnie sie to pije

4.2
KevinReddirt (226) - Midland, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2017
I have wanted to try something from Mikkeller for a long time, never could find anything. Finally located Monk’s Brew in Santa Fe. All right. Chilled before pouring into my New Belgium globe glass, a dark almost black liquid along with a wispy light tan head that shows signs of lacing. But enough of that. The nose is inviting, dark fruit, malt and yeast. Enough of that too, I want a drink. Hey now, pretty fine. There is malt, raisin, something herbal, a slight toffee sweetness. It finishes with a pronounced bitterness, surprising. Comparable in taste to Rochefort Trappistes, not at the same level though.

3.7
Speko (483) - DENMARK - NOV 4, 2017
Bottle 0,33. Pours dark ruby with large off-white head. Roasted malts, brown sugar, dried fruit, raisins, caramel, yeast. Texture is a bit oily, full bodied woth soft carbonation.

4
gyhallmanti (700) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2017 33cl bottle at home. Pours a dark slight hazy mahogany colour with a big beige frothy head. Aroma of dark malt, slight roasted, candy sugar, spicy yeast, dried fruit. Taste is medium sweet, soft bitter with a soft dry finish. Notes of dark malt, candy sugar, caramel, yeast, raisins, slight roasted malt. Texture is oily to creamy, full bodied woth soft carbonation

3.9
Alusmamuts (2169) - LATVIA - OCT 26, 2017
Under the name of Monk's Brew. Almost black with rich creamy beige head. Slight yeast and roasted grain aroma. Mild slightly sweet fruity taste with some sourness and followed by good bitterness rich of roasted notes. Lasting bitter aftertaste.


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