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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

144 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.91%
Wants: 4
Gots: 19 | 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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Photo of DerekDudley
3.66/5  rDev -7.3%

DerekDudley, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of liamt07
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Jon, 375ml into a tulip.

Deep brown, with an offwhite head. Bubbles are all that retain. Huge raspberry notes, almost like a jam or raspberry puree, some barrel character, peripheral balsamic notes, acidic with a touch of alcohol. Palate has the raspberry upfront before some barrel and vinous character, and some herbal qualities on the back end. Tart finish with more alcohol. Medium full feel, raspberry tartness and tannins in the finish. Interesting, but this one didn't come together on the whole.

liamt07, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of PeterIngemi
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Split a 12.7 oz bottle poured into a dfh snifter

A: pours a deep brown with a hint of reddishness, perhaps from the raspberries, one finger of creamy mocha tan head, again with a vague raspberry hue.

S: a very pungent aroma hint of chocolate, oak, and redwine, big rasp scent, reminds me of raspberrys soaked in red wine and dipped in chocolate, some dark fruit notes of raisin and prune mixed in there as well, a nice aroma.

T: a lot of tart raspberry, that seems to be the dominant note, some earthy oak and red wine notes in beneath there as well. Background quad notes of plum and rasins. As the brew warms the earthy oak comes out more and more and adds a unpleasant bitterness as well as completely throwing off the balance of the beer.

M: heavy medium body with a lightly creamy medium carbonation.... Dry in the finish. With a slight mouth puckering quality.

O: Interesting, but I was not te biggest fan of this one, perhaps it's cos I'm not a huge fan of raspberries, but it seemed like there was little balance to a mess of complexities.

PeterIngemi, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of anders36
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

anders36, Sep 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Rickythejeweler, Jun 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

jsurfs82, Nov 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

tafkajp, Jan 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Sarge3130, Nov 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

ajzy, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of JPortillo
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

JPortillo, Jul 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

delgotit99, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

indianabeerman, Sep 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

ScottP, Dec 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Wowcoolman, Apr 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

sbanacho, Oct 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

nanobrew, Jan 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Jas45678, Jan 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

t0rin0, Jun 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

2neardead, Oct 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

MNBeer1017, Mar 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

ADTaber, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of zrbeer1579
3.83/5  rDev -3%
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.

zrbeer1579, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of dbrauneis
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a murky brown in color with light amounts of visible carbonation, moderate amounts of visible sediment in suspension, and some reddish highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy dark beige head that reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a medium sized patch of medium thickness of larger bubbles and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of red wine, tart raspberries, and some lighter notes of Belgian yeast.

T: Upfront there are moderate to strong flavors of tart raspberries (like ones that had been soaked in red wine) and red wine. Lighter notes of dark fruit sweetness with a touch of plum and fig and a solid malty body. Very light notes of oak with a moderate hint of alcohol in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: Easier to drink than I was expecting and the alcohol is well hidden - I thought there was going to be a fair amount of alcohol warming based on the smell and style. Nice complexity but not quite the combination of flavors that I was expecting for a Quad... Definitely interesting.

dbrauneis, May 18, 2013
Photo of TheBeerCarl
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer pours a disturbing cloudy brown like liquid chocolate or Mississippi River water. It has a thin light brown head. Could use more head.

S: Prunes is the first thing I smell but then it kind of morphs into a marinara tomato sauce like smell with some heat. The lingering notes are of dough, yeast and some floral notes. Weird but intriguing.

T: Über intense tart raspberry with some earthiness to back it up which fades to citrus and bitterness.

M: A good medium bodied mouthfeel with sharp carbonation that supports the tart raspberry flavor.

Overall this was an intense quad, very flavorful but tasty nonetheless!

TheBeerCarl, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of brown2cu
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a dark red and is topped by an off white head. There is some spotty lacing around the glass as well.

S: the smell is heavy raspberries as well as some woody notes. I can't detect a lot of specialty malt as well as alcohol. Therefore, it's fairly one dimensional to me.

T: a lot of tart raspberries; almost wine-esque. There is also a lot of malty sweetness that brings the tartness down.

M: Full bodied, dry, and silky.

O: a wonderful beer; my first from mikkeller.

brown2cu, Jul 29, 2012
Monk's Brew (Red Wine Barrel Aged With Raspberries) from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.