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

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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

130 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 13.16%
Wants: 5
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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Trilogy31

California

4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy chestnut brown with thick puffy foam that leaves chunky lace in its wake. Beautiful nose of intense raspberries (chambord, jammy notes). A touch of funky earth, bakers chocolate and some bramble along with a balsamic note before the beerbegan to warm. The taste brings beautiful sweet and sour raspberries, mexican oregano?, plum and raisin with a slight sherry rancio note and a vinous almost chateaunuef du pape character in this beer, really enjoyed its complexity and i am struggling to come up with descriptions. Very refreshing and hides its abv well with a slight sourness and good carb cleaning up for the coming sip. Well done and as usual i just wish his beers weren't so expensive.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 03:00:02 | More by Trilogy31
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adamette

Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Live review. Poured from the 12.7 oz. bottle that I bought at Save-On in Mentor for $12.99 last week. 4401204 stamped on the top of the cap, over the gold foil which covers the cap. I am not sure what that might mean or if it is even significant. Poured into a clean, clear glass.

A Murky dark black cherry body that does not let light through but there are edges of dark black cherry. On top of that body is a significant 3 inch light brown head with only moderate pour that lingers for 3 minutes. Additionally, a LOT of sediment in the bottom of the bottle makes it even more murky as you get closer to the bottom of the bottle. Great look. 4.5

S Sweet malt with raspberries. I expected this given the style and the inclusion of raspberries. I guess it is even more sweet with a "deeper" raspberry smell than I might have guessed. The smell is magnetic! 4.0

T Wow, there is so much going on with the taste of this beer....where to start?
First is a Kriek like tartness, the middle is a very sweet malt, there is a sense of red wine also in the middle and then a finish of some heat (alcohol). The raspberry is certainly there too but not like a raspberry from, say, Lindeman's Framboise (a kind of candy or fruit punch raspberry) but more of (like mentioned already) a tart Kriek like raspberry. This might be the most dynamic tasting beer that I have ever tasted! It is nothing if not challenging and complex. 4.5

M The kriek tartness, the significant malt sweetness, the sense of red wine and the heat of the alcohol all drive up the mouthfeel for me. The beer dances across my tongue in a symphony of tastes. 4.5

D/O Drinkability is not that good. The huge ABV and "big" tastes means that I could only ever have one of these in an evening (as I will this evening). Additionally, it costs more than $1 per ounce so that drives down the drinkability for me. Overall this is a very interesting beer. I suspect, though, that only beer geeks (like me) would be interested since it is so
1. expensive and
2. complex, challenging rating: 4.0

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 03:28:35 | More by adamette
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very dark beer even for a quad... silent chocolate body with an edge of burgundy clarity, a healthy tan head dissipates after a few minutes leaving all kinds of lacing - great looking beer.

The red wine and raspberry really do take over the aroma... faint barrel character, some powdered sugar, pretty fruity between the grapes and berries, a bit of smooth vanilla, the classic quad characteristics take a back seat to the adjustments made and I'm not complaining.

On the tongue, raspberries really take the reigns. Not overly sweet but definitely focused - raspberry shortcake next to a glass of merlot. Like nothing else I can think of, this certainly isn't brewed strictly to style but it presents a very intriguing pallet of flavors.

Super drinkable given the ABV... would buy again for sure.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 04:55:00 | More by yamar68
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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Arizona

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Maryland

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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Maine

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-23-2013 04:08:53 | More by Jordantb313
Monk's Brew (Red Wine Barrel Aged With Raspberries) from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.