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Monk's Brew (Barrel Aged - Brett Edition) - Mikkeller ApS

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Monk's Brew (Barrel Aged - Brett Edition)Monk's Brew (Barrel Aged - Brett Edition)

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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 8.71%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Known as Monk's Elixir outside of the USA.

(Beer added by: eric5bellies on 01-27-2012)
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

08-13-2012 20:05:12 | More by drewone
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3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber color with an off-white head. Plenty of dark fruit notes on the nose, mostly cherry, raisin, and grape. A little bit of tartness balances out the sweetness somewhat. Dark candi sugar and toasted malts are also prominent. The palate is fairly sweet and malty with a good amount of dark fruit flavors to it. Just a hint of Brettanomyces funk, and maybe a light tartness. Just kind of okay.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2012 18:48:19 | More by womencantsail
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3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With huge thanks to Lukie for surprising me with this in a BIF. Shared with mulder1010. Reviewed from notes.

Decent hiss on opening. Muddy toffee body with a moderately dense cappucino head that falls slowly and stealthily with nice lacing.

Brandied dark fruits and lots of sweaty Brett. Rum-and-raisin, stewed plums and hints of candy-cane sweetness. Can't discern the red wine character as yet.

Flavours bring the red wine barrel characteristics to the fore. Lots of tart grape skin and tannins. More one-dimensional than the aroma but a very smooth profile.

Belies its ABV with a medium body and no hint of booze. Spritzy carbonation leads into a moderate, cleansing dryness with decent length.

Quads are a style I'm rarely in the mood to endure, but the barrel-aging and Brett character serves to nullify the sweetness and yield a surprisingly approachable and easygoing brew. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 09:35:03 | More by spicelab
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North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Sessions here in Greensboro a few days back,(Monks Brew here in the States).Poured into a tulip glass a deep garnet color with a sticky slightly off white head atop.Must be aged in red wine barrels because you get a big whiff of it in the nose,brown sugar and vanilla round it out.Mellow wood alcohol dipped dark fruit and brown sugar-like flavors,the alcohol brings more sweetness but it never really overpowers at any point.Rich and mellow at the same time if that's possible,a great beer to sip and conversate with,one of the best Quads I have had.

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2012 13:08:06 | More by oberon
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4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from my Duvel tulip

A - Pours a very cola like appearance with an Ivory coloured head that reduces quickly

S - Very interesting aromas of chocolate liquor, oak, red wine and sweet brown sugar.

T - Up front some nice sweet flavours of plum and fig. The oakyness kicks in with red wine hints that really set this brew apart from the standard elixir. It is vinious and sweet with a decent level of tartness. Very different and very enjoyable. No sign of the 10.5 % alcohol.

M - Medium body and fullish carbonation.

O - Best beer of 2012 so far. I will buy again. This Mikkeller guy is growing on me !

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 15:18:56 | More by eric5bellies
Monk's Brew (Barrel Aged - Brett Edition) from Mikkeller ApS
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