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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 983   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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4.5
Grzesiek79 (4379) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 27, 2014
Piwo smaczne slodowe wyczuwalne figi i daktyle. odrobina suszonych sliwek w czekoladzie. Alkohol niestety lekko wyczuwalny ale szlachetny troche do rumu i scherry byl podobny. Rozgrzewal na koncu do tego chmiel na samej koncowce sie pojawil i cieplo utrzymywalo jego goryczke. Wyglad ladna piana kremowa nawet trwala lekko oblepiajaca kielich Rocheforta.. Zabojcza etykieta troche jakby komiczna no ale ogolnie piwo smaczne

4.5
Quorce (78) - Katowice, POLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Color very dark, almost black. Slightly noticeable alcohol, especially at the end. Great chocolate and toffee aromas! Average carbonation. Tastes serious nice.

4.5
Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - JAN 26, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2016 Scuro color ambrato con massiccio cappello di schiuma beige. Toffee, frutti rossi, sciroppo di zucchero, malto caramellato, canditi, uvetta; profumata e rotonda, di corpo medio, setosa, effervescenza gentile. 100% belga nello stile.

4.5
simontomlinson (556) - 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.

4.5
DarkMagus (549) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 22, 2017
750ml bottle. Shouldn't have waited this long to try this one. Pours a deep reddish brown color with lots of tan-colored head that stuck around for a long time. Aroma of sweet malts, brown sugar, lots of classic Trappist yeast esters, cocoa, hint of coffee, a bit of earthy tobacco leaf. Rich malty flavors with lots of brown sugar sweetness, treacle toffee, hints of cocoa and coffee, molasses, lots of fruity/floral esters but not overpowering. Rich, silky mouthfeel with good carbonation. Classic Trappist yeast esters, hefty malts, candy and brown sugars...you know what you're getting. So damn good, definitely holds its own among the classics.

4.4
Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2007
Draught. A dark red brown beer with a beige head. The aroma is a bit roasted with dark fruits and berries, cinnamon and yeast, very nise! The taste is also a bit roasted with dried fruits, berries, cinnamon and some alcohol, all in a medium to full body with a sweet finish. 8-4-8-4-17=4.1 Re-rate. Bottle. A dark red brown beer with a beige head. This taste the same as on draught, the aroma and taste is just softer and more round, maybe due to the fact that it´s a bit older, but what a great beer, can´t wait to the day it comes out in Ølbutikken.

4.4
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Bottle shared with FunkyBrewster. Pours a dark dull brown with a s small thin fine white froth. Authentic Belgian Trappist Quad aroma, fruity, raisins, doughy sugars, red berries, light spices. Super dry first taste, dark aged berries, dark brown sugar, nutty, slight bitterness from the lightly burnt molasses, dark Belgian candi sugar, doughy yeastiness, very light esters and some powdered sugar. Finish has a bit of dry chocolate and coffee beans. Medium bodied with fluffy carbonation, a bit light for a quad, but very easy drinking. I love it a true quad.

4.4
Merrill (79) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2009
Lovely Beer. Pours a dark brown with ruby opacities, a yellow, white head and a fast lace.Slight aroma of kiwi and fresh water. Sweet malt is apparent Stranger sweet malt, rimarkablily refreshing with strong bitt. Sweet malt flavor with mango and bitter spice, There is a depth set up between the bitter and broad malt profile. Caramel, very slight chocolate, with some bread. The finish is warm malt with bitter htat maintais its balance for some thime.

4.4
coops (2) - NORWAY - JUN 15, 2009 does not count
A personal favourite.750ml bottle at Den Gode Nabo in Trondheim. Near black with crisp slightly brown head. Fruity, plum/raisins, vanilla and caramel taste. Smells much the same although woodier. Well concealed alcohol taste. Try it, love it!

4.4
ben4321 (6668) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Location: 750 ml bottle from State Line, 2/1/10
As Mikeller Monk’s Brew, bottle purchased approximately 6 months prior to consumption.

Aroma: Aroma of yeast, spice, dark fruits, toffee, caramel, some alcohol notes, and some brown sugar
Appearance: Pours a murky, thick/creamy, brown color with a thick tan head that leaves a good amount of lace on the glass. It almost looks like dark chocolate milk or the byproduct of a melted coke float or something.
Flavor: Taste is mostly sweet, but not overly so, minimal hop presence here. Nice flavor for this one.
Palate: This beer has quite a thick mouthfeel. It is very creamy and smooth, and the alcohol is well-hidden.
Overall Impression: I’m in a really good mood right now, so this might get too high a rating, but in general, you can always assume that one’s mood would affect any particular rating. For example, my ratings from my trip to San Diego were quite high, and one could argue that the great weather had as much to do with these ratings as the quality of the beer. Anyway, I don’t know if it is because of my good mood, that the beer is actually quite good, or a combination of both, but I like this one a lot. I feel like I may have rambled too much on this one, but I just couldn’t help it, I just couldn’t help it, I passed my 4 hour certification exam today, and this beer was a wonderful way to celebrate it!


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