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Monk's Elixir (Monk's Brew) - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
87
very good

276 Ratings
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Ratings: 276
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.85%
Wants: 18
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium.

Ingredients: Water, malt (pilsner and pale), candy syrup, cassonade sugar, hops (northern brewer, hallertauer and styrian goldings), ale yeast

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is clouded brown and black, a tan head leaving little lacing but good curtains.

The smell is ripe fruits and yeast, almost home brewed plum wine in the fermentation phase. Other fruits as well. Slightly alcoholic.

Starting with the sweet taste of sponge cake, apple jam with almonds, sherry and donuts.

Medium low carbonation, a soft, sticky and oily feeling, a huge body.

Raw, a bit alcoholic, but very interesting, and probably with a big potential in 5 - 10 years.

rarbring, Aug 22, 2011
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Synthetic cork stamped 07/04/14.

Poured a medium brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of dark fruits, caramel, some yeast, a little woody, and some chocolate. Tastes of dark fruits, lighter yeast, chocolate, caramel, and a little bready. Light to medium alcohol burn that creeps up a few seconds after I drank (but overall well hidden).

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark brown color with very good head retention and fair lacing. On the the nose I get an attactive aroma of chocolate and brown sugar, with a hint of underlying spice. The flavors on the palate almost completely replicate the nose, with a moderate amount of sweetness. Mouthfeel is surprisingly light given the abv., though it's still what I would call medium bodied. The alcohol is very well disguised in this beer, though I confess I noticed it more and more as I went along.

Not one of my favorite beers from Mikkeller, but still pretty solid. Would probably not order it again, but was glad to have the opportunity to sample it.

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A small tasting on-tap at The Birch. Served in a small snifter.

Pours a dark garnet-brown with a touch of head. Really wonderful smell of cherries and dough -- smells like a bakery.

Rich, dark fruits predominate upfront with a touch of funk and phenols to play secondary roles. The alcohol is definitely present, as well as nut note. This reminds me a bit of a black forest cake. It tastes very good but given the weight and fairly heavy body, it is a bit think toward the end of the finish.

Overall, a really nice dessert beer.

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Monk's Elixir (Monk's Brew) from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.