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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 977   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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gearz (77) - Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Very boozy. Tastes like raspberry and chocolate. Strong alcohol. Nose is very pleasant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.2
ljthiessen (1348) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 16, 2017
2 year old aged keg, at Beer Revolution, Calgary AB. Really murky dark brown pour with a lasting beige head. Aroma is raisin, plum, subtle leather, vanilla and oak. Taste is really smooth and mellow, but strong - raisin, chocolate, leather... Really nice.

4
dorain (293) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2017
Vom Fass im Stone Brewing Berlin 2016-12 getrunken. Dieser dunkle Sud schmeckt aus Fass oder Flasche super lecker. Hier schafft es Mikkeller den schweren Klosterbierstil hervoragend ins Glas zu bringen. Ein Malzmonster ohne Süße, sondern eher wie ein schwerer durchgereifter Rotwein.

3.4
Jimbo2 (475) - DENMARK - JUL 2, 2017
Decent, but the Belgians do it better. Some esters, but a little rough compared with the classics.

4.1
japppp (109) - FINLAND - JUN 16, 2017
33cl bottle thanks to bierkoning. Dark brown color with thin head. Pleasant aroma with floral notes and melassis. Taste is very bright and complex. Clean palate and excellent brew!

3.7
anderson01 (356) - Spirit Lake, Idaho, USA - JUN 2, 2017
Cloudy, dark brown appearance. Frothy head that collapses into a thick, bubbley collar. Aroma consist of tart cherries, milk chocolate, alcohol, and vanilla. Body is thin. Tart tasting. Alcohol is not as strong as i expected. Average carbonation. Finish is thin and long and leaves a bitter taste in your mouth. Leaving a warm sensation in my body. I will drink this slowly because you can tell this beer will sneak up on you later.

1.7
oberschlesier (66) - Kattowitz, UPPER SILESIA, - MAY 15, 2017
Aroma: at the beginning - notes of fresh grapes, some wine. Then some dry friuts, raisins, belgian yeast. Very, very sweet. Taste - very sweet, some alcohol and ugly taste of wet paper in aftertaste (oxidation?) Average head, dull brown color. It wasn’t good. MEH.

3.3
androman (2322) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2017
33cl bottle at home from De Caigny, Belgium. Nose is dried fruits, brown sugar. Body is clear dark brown, head is medium, brownish, frothy, average lasting, good lacing. Aroma is honey, dates, brown sugar, molasses, roasted malt. Medium to heavy sweet, light bitter, light fruity sour. Finish is medium lasting fruity medium bittersweet, light alcohol sour, medium alcohol warmth. Full body, slightly sticky texture, lively carbonation. Bit heavy dessertish beer, quite well balanced, not bad.

4
tanel025 (131) - ESTONIA - APR 30, 2017
Aroma: fruits, caramel. Dark brown liquid with beige head, stays. Taste is coca-cola with resins and banana, also some candy sugar. Alcohol is well hidden, malts aswell. Pretty surprising beer I would say. Banana dominates over malts :) Very interesting.

3.5
Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 19, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Klasyczny ciemny Belg, ciemne owoce i melanoidyny, trochę alkoholu.

3.7
OminouSC2 (670) - Mora, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2017
Hazy brown color, medium sized brown head. Sweet aromas of caramel, dried fruits, sugar, syrup, spices, yeast, alcohol and citrus. Taste of dried fruits, alcohol, brown sugar, yeast, spices and bananas. Pretty good.


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