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

154 Ratings
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Ratings: 154
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.91%
Wants: 5
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 07-16-2012)
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Very pleased with this beer. First taste is of raspberry truffles. The middle hits you with a white wine warmth and then a sweet, port-like aftertaste. It really takes my love of a darker malt beer and adds some unique flavors I'm not used to getting from a stout or imperial stout. Definitely a sipper!

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4.16/5  rDev +5.3%

Very tart raspberry aroma, nice funkiness, with a great raspberry tartness and acetic character. Smells like olives. Good barrel character.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Pours a muddy brown with a thick beige head that diminishes into a thin line that does not dissipate. The fragrance is strong of raspberry with a slightly astringent smell.

The taste is very good. Tart and fruity like a dry white wine, but complex and almost of rancid grape on the finish. The flavor of stone fruit is evident as it should be in a nice quad. Great mouthfeel. The subtle tartness makes me want to continue to take another sip. Great job on this one.

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4.51/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Says it's red & white wine barreled, but i guess this is the entry.
Pours muddy dark ruby-brown, a slim cap of beige foam that lasts for a very long time.
Smell hits you with alcoholic raspberry jam, with a bit of tartness and backed by lots of Belgian sugary malts, with tons of molasses, caramel, faint butterscotch and spices. Of course, lots of fig and raisin, extra musty red grapes and some mild oaky barrel. This should be hell-a tasty.
Big mix of dark malts and fresh raspberries in the front, sourness battling it out with heavy quad dark malts, backed by caramel, some faint roast, very faint chocolate and heavy molasses. Red wine (with an extra crisp edge, i guess from the white wine barrel) mostly, mixed with dry dark fruit (fig and raisin, duh), juicy plum and forest berries. Fruitiness is so overwhelming that the barrel notes are barely felt, some oak, wet stave, very old wood. Some barnyard funk around also. Spiciness also, with faint vanilla and the Belgian-type clove, some candi sugar, faint licorice and aromatic herbs, like plantain. Finish has acetic vinegar, "twigy" white wine, green hay and alcohol, that go through to the aftertaste and set up camp, along with berry fruitiness.
Medium (maybe a bit light) bodied, medium prickly carbonation. Alcohol is felt from start to finish (more and more), boozy, yes, but manages to perfectly blend red wine with Belgian quad.
Really something else. At last i feel like i pay (handsomely) for a Mikkeller and it delivers entirely. Huge complexity, maybe a bit too much at times, trying to dazzle you.

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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.

Monk's Brew (Red Wine Barrel Aged With Raspberries) from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.