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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

307 Ratings
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Ratings: 307
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 18
Gots: 24 | 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: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a muddy chocolate brown into a tulip with a one finger tan head, which quickly dissipates into larger bubbles with some mild lacing.

Nose has some belgian candy sugar sweetness, chocolatey and earthy with some mild sour notes. Metallic.

Medium bodied, medium to high carbonation that adds a little kick as it hits your tongue. Carbonation becomes creamy as it settles and goes down your throat, though the bitter hops dry out the overall finish.

Taste is malty and sweet (dark candy sugar) with a little bitter hop kick in the back end. Raisin/dark fruit throughout. Sour up front and a bit of chocolate and metal in the residual linger.

Drinkability is good. The high carbonation and dry finish make it crisp and refreshing and keeps you coming back.

Overall a good interpretation of the style. Would definitely drink this again. It is slightly thin in the mouthfeel for a quad, which keeps the overall impact and taste subdued but seems to increase the drinkability. I'm torn between this being a negative factor (less complex taste) or a positive one (increased drinkability and increased refreshment). Without overanalyzing, I find myself quite enjoying this brew.

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Monk's Elixir (Monk's Brew) from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.