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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 967   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 (7022) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (780) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2017
Bottle at home (bb 30/08/22). Pours dark with a fast disappearing head. Aroma of malts, dark fruits, caramel, brown sugar, metallic, yeast, alcohol. Taste is over moderate to heavy sweet, moderate bitter, light yeasty sweet malty aftertaste, warming alcohol. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LLaurin (413) - Motala, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2017
Pours very nicely in red amber with high head. Taste is rich, almost sparkling with lots of sweetness and malty richness. Palate is a little alcohol but still malty and rich.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZodiacM (1020) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2017
LCI. Very good strong belgian ale, aromas of malts and yeast, flavours of malts, yeast and some red fruit. Very good!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (1848) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2017
Bottle. Pours brown with small sticky pale brown-yellowish head. Aroma: sweet, almonds, resin, candy, brown sugar, a bit bourbonish, toffee, nuts etc. Taste: medium sweet, candy, sugar, caramel. Up to full body. Sweet finish. Aroma is better than tastye.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scrumpy369 (647) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 8, 2017
Bottle at hops. Dark brown colour, small white head. Nose is boozy, syruppy, molasses. Taste is low bitterness low sweetness. Mild alcoholic warmth. Nice molassy quad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mutz (1010) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2017
Flesje van Slijterij Teeuwen gelabeld als Monkss brew. Donker bruinrode kleur, mooie kraag. Ruikt niet erg sterk, mout, wat droppigs. Smaakt idem, niet veel body, vrij vlak. Snap niet waarom dit bier zon hoge ratings krijgt.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
m.mahu (179) - Iasi, ROMANIA - FEB 4, 2017
Bottle at home. Young wine, plums. Tastes like wine, grapes, plums, barrel, wood, wet oak barrel. Medium carbonation. Alcohol- bourbon/whiskey- warm fruity accents. So very good. Highly recommended.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChewyBeer (332) - SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 14, 2017
Appearance: slightly hazy but good dark colour with great tan head Aroma: yeasty, fruit, plums Mouthfeel: medium full mouthfeel with medium carbonation Taste: roast malts, plums, smooth, a litrle boozy Overall: really enjoyed this. So smooth it belittles the 10% ABV

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NordicV (2210) - Malm, Sweden, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2016
Fat @Mikkeller Bar Viktoriagade. Brun l med beige skum. Doft av kryddig jst, torkad frukt, mrkt socker och banan. Smaken r liknande men med mindre inslag av banan och en viss alkoholstma tillkommer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guruhso (530) - Grindsted, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown with white head. Yeasty. Aroma of toasted, caramel, dark fruit, overriped fruit and fruity-esters from the yeast. Light spicy herbal hop-bite. Mainly sweet. Good alcoholic warmth. Heavy and sticky. I get the trappist-association. A good one...


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