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Monk's Brew (Red Wine Barrel Aged With Raspberries) - Mikkeller ApS

Monk's Brew (Red Wine Barrel Aged With Raspberries)Monk's Brew (Red Wine Barrel Aged With Raspberries)

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BA SCORE
88
very good

120 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.49%


Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 07-16-2012)
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Fcolle2

Illinois

4.41/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours mahogany in colors with light red juicy hue and a fizzy thin tan head that dissipates quickly.

Nose has some bright fruity and wood aromas. Oak and an apple like ester sweetness give it an aroma similar to that of a crisp caramel apple. Light malt sweetness and raspberry tartness add some great complexity.

Taste is awesome. There is a good presence if oak and wine forward before a huge rush of raspberry juicy tartness washes over the entire palate. There is a cranberry like tartness also present that works reall well with the dry oak and wine flavors.

Mouthfeel has great complexity. Juicy crisp feel along with a big tartness gives this a very refreshing feel that has an incredibly complex finish.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 01:21:41 | More by Fcolle2
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Tone

Missouri

4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark purple color. 1/3 inch head of an off-pink color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of alcohol, hint of liquor, raspberries, sweet malt, dry hops, and dark fruit/wine. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable tartness. Fits the style of a Quadruple. Tastes of raspberries, citrus, slight syrup, hint of hop, alcohol, slight grass, hint of earthy malt, and hint of wine. Overall, strong tartness, strong body, but alcohol not too strong. Great blend, body, aroma, and complexity.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 16:06:30 | More by Tone
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mattboyer182

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-03-2014 02:39:24 | More by mattboyer182
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7 fl oz bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present, but I know this beer is over a year old by now, since it has been over a year since I reviewed the other one, Mikkeller Monk's Brew (Bourbon Barrel Aged). Expectations are fairly high, since I remember enjoying that beer.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a dark muddy mahogany colored body with three big fluffy fingers of thick beige head. Fat sheets of lacing. Dark brown speckles where the yeast collected at the bottom of the bottle. Has a pinkish sort of tint to it when swirled and held to the light.

S - Smell is very nice and has a lot going on. Fresh authentic raspberries are apparent, along with dark raisins, dates, figs, woodsy barrel character, musty yeast, caramel malt, slight notes of funk, & some creaminess. Very musty, with some vinous character imparted from the wine barrel aging. Very nice.

T - Tart juicy authentic raspberries come through nicely on the taste, also. I haven't had many raspberry beers, but this one makes good use of them. Woodsy, oaky, and earthy afterwards. Notes of caramel and toffee. Lightly vinous and tart, with a wine-like dry pucker on the end.

M - Feel finishes dry and lightly sticky. Tart with some raspberry lingering on the finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, another nice beer from Mikkeller, I am glad I finally got around to picking this one up. A very nice showcase for the raspberries and the red wine barrel aging, vastly different from it's bourbon barrel aged counterpart. Both are recommended if they are still available to you.

Mikkeller Monk's Brew (Red Wine Barrel Aged With Raspberries) ---4/5.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 23:35:46 | More by mfnmbvp
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-21-2014 03:50:16 | More by afsdan
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jgammoniv

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

02-27-2014 14:22:37 | More by jgammoniv
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-18-2014 03:20:06 | More by KCBeerNerd
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skholbrook1982

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

02-16-2014 20:41:38 | More by skholbrook1982
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zrbeer1579

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The age of this bottle is unknown but it may be over a year old.

Poured a deep ruby mahogany with a finger light tan head. The aroma is fresh tart raspberry, red wine, and a mild funk. The taste is similar. Strong tart raspberries and dark fruits underlying. There is some red wine characters and light wood. However, the finish is sour and almost mouth puckering, which is good but there's a somewhat strong funk present. It is a little unpleasant and distracting. The alcohol is hidden very well. Body is medium, just almost being heavy. Also, just a slight dry as well.

Despite the funk, the beer is good. This particular bottle may have been infected.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 22:29:10 | More by zrbeer1579
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sneth019

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

02-05-2014 13:19:15 | More by sneth019
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dtomes

New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

02-01-2014 22:52:35 | More by dtomes
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msalsbury

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

01-19-2014 20:21:52 | More by msalsbury
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QuentinCall

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

01-17-2014 17:42:46 | More by QuentinCall
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Jas45678

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-02-2014 00:50:29 | More by Jas45678
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ScottP

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

12-22-2013 15:01:36 | More by ScottP
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RollBounce

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-04-2013 06:11:18 | More by RollBounce
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Benesi88

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

11-29-2013 14:36:33 | More by Benesi88
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Brewer1980

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

11-28-2013 10:26:19 | More by Brewer1980
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Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

11-28-2013 02:50:59 | More by Sarge3130
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dvmky

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-27-2013 23:46:27 | More by dvmky
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

11-16-2013 20:35:41 | More by Daniellobo
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MathNut

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

09-19-2013 03:29:54 | More by MathNut
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Denoas

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-15-2013 17:37:34 | More by Denoas
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neckbracesub

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

09-11-2013 15:10:14 | More by neckbracesub
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-01-2013 22:57:24 | More by HollyHops
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Monk's Brew (Red Wine Barrel Aged With Raspberries) from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.