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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 956   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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1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Marduk (6589) - 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 cant 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (2812) - CROATIA - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle, 330 ml from Svijet Piva. Shared with Werckmeister. Pours brown with medium off-white head. Malty, fruity, caramel, dried fruit, sweet. Expected a bit more body.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
simontomlinson (35) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Creamy beige head stayed well on a very dark brown active body. Chocolate, rum, plum, brown sugar aroma - smells fantastic! Big mouth feel, creamy on the palate & a slight tang on the back. Dark fruits, brown sugar, plum, raisin, slightly boozy & very slightly bitter back.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (3225) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2016
Refrigerated 11.2 oz. brown bottle poured into a snifter. Translucent medium brown with small beige head. Aroma is dark fruit, medium body, medium carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is caramel malt, some dark fruit, and some dark candy sugar. I believe the low rating is due to having this after St. Bernadus 12.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrTipple (3814) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2016
Caramel, milk chocolate, more like sweet Cadbury stuff, lactose and caramel, intense molasses, some biscuit. Hazy, dark brown, medium, creamy, beige head. Heavy sweet. More caramel milkshake, molasses, dried, red fruits, creamy texture, soft carbonation, full bodied. Beautiful Quadrupel, intense caramel and fruity throughout. Leg at Bottle Shop, Bermondsey.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjsint (2469) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2016
Bottle from BrewDog online, drunk at home. Dark brown, translucent with a tiny bit of beige/tan head. Burnt plums, crme brle, Bananas Foster, hyssop aroma. Taste is Oh my dear Mother of God gorgeous: sweet, sugary and yeasty with a notable amount of bitterness holding it in balance. Short finish. Very carbonated but the body is disappointingly thin, but I could drink this all night. An incredible concoction.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
libertine (432) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2016
pours a murky burgundy. Aroma of raisins, plums, belgium sugars and malt. Flavor is much the same with a warming alcohol presence. Medium body. Dry finish. Solid.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Blastomorpha (86) - - OCT 16, 2016
Very dark brown with a thin but persisten tan head. A little of dark fruits and sweet matls in the aroma. Taste is sweet and but balanced by some hoppy notes in the end; not very rich though. It gots the look, but in my opinion lacks the substance to be a real high quality quadrupel.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KikoDucky (45) - Trenn, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 1, 2016
330ml bottle. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, alcohol, belgian yeasts and berries. Dark black colour with dark yellow-brown buble head, nice work of yeasts. In taste i feel little bit of alcohol, bitter flavour, fine taste of raisin, spicies and chocolate. At start there is bitters, at the middle feeling yeasts, and on finnish and after swallowing feel bitter again and dark chocolate, maybe caramel. Overall: Good beer for winter evening, can be pairng with sweety deserts such as apple pie or lightly cheescake. I am mising more alcohol in flavour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogniskowicz (723) - POLAND - SEP 26, 2016
Solidny przedstawiciel stylu. Spokojnie stający w szranki z belgijskimi odpowiednikami.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UjoKlobasa (682) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 25, 2016
On tap. Chestnut color. Aroma of banana, caramel, alcohol. Very good, but with direct comparison with La Trappe, this one is just worse.


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