Monk's Brew (Red Wine Barrel Aged With Raspberries) - Mikkeller ApS
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4.19/5 rDev +6.3%
murky brown body with some amber hues around the edges. thick light brown head settles in to a frothy wispy cap. spotty lacing is left behind. at arms length away there are huge notes of raspberries and red wine. this is not your typical quad, the big malty body and abv are hidden by the rspberries and merlot notes. very tart with a long bone dry finish that leaves me wanting more. carbonation might be a touch much, as it seems very lively on the tongue. didn't think i would end up liking this straight from the fridge but as it warms it really grows on me.
01-20-2013 22:32:15 | More by match1112
4.18/5 rDev +6.1%
A: Pours a murky brownish amber with a creamy, lingering khaki head.
S: Aromas of caramel, red raspberry, plum, black cherry, oak, and dark chocolate fill the nose.
T: Notes of plum, raisin, fig, dark chocolate, black cherry, oak, caramel, toffee, woody spices, and red raspberry fill the mouth. The finish is prickly and dry with robust notes of plums, black cherry, red raspberry, and oak.
M: Medium in body, chewy, and a bit dry for the style. Carbonation is active, but very restrained. Alcohol presence is subdued.
O: Of the three Monk's Brew variations that I've tried to this point, this one is by far the best. The addition of raspberries and aging in wine barrels give this beer a very distinct aroma and taste that I'm finding difficult to compare to anything else. I really like it. Recommended.
08-30-2012 21:00:39 | More by mrfrancis
Monk's Brew (Red Wine Barrel Aged With Raspberries) from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.