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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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very good

152 Ratings
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.88%
Wants: 5
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of BeerNotes
3.54/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark, dark brown with the slightest ruby hint. Khaki head. Very light lacing.

S: Fresh raspberries and red wine mixed with champagne. Oak. Hints of black cherry. Very effervescent on the nose.

T: Holy hell, this is a difficult beer to describe. There’s so much going on. Mixes of raspberry, plum, fig, and cherry. There’s a subtle sweetness that turns a bit sour near the end.

M: Very prickly. Bubbly like a champagne. The mouthfeel reinforces the aroma. Dry at the very end.

O: The fact that this is a beer astounds me. Supersedes any lambic I’ve had. It has so many wine/champagne characteristics. The alcohol is masked almost completely until the very end, but you can feel it on the way down. The only hint of grains comes up front, but dissipates quickly. The finish is unlike almost any other beer. That being said, I wish it had just a touch more beer to it; something to really let me know what it is I’m drinking. It’s really delicious, though. An excellent dessert beer.

BeerNotes, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared by Darrell. Thanks man.

The beer is dark brown with a lasting beige collar. The aroma is heavy on the raspberries, with additional notes of chocolate covered raisins, cherries. Chocolate and cherries. Raspberries too. Medium bodied with moderately low carbonation. Pretty sweet. A bit syrupy. Not getting a lot of wine characteristics.

Huhzubendah, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of DerekDudley
3.66/5  rDev -7.6%

DerekDudley, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of liamt07
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
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 -7.1%
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
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

tafkajp, Jan 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Sarge3130, Nov 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

ajzy, Jun 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

JPortillo, Jul 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

delgotit99, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

indianabeerman, Sep 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

ScottP, Dec 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Wowcoolman, Apr 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

sbanacho, Oct 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

nanobrew, Jan 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Jas45678, Jan 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

t0rin0, Jun 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

2neardead, Oct 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

MNBeer1017, Mar 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

ADTaber, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of zrbeer1579
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
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
Monk's Brew (Red Wine Barrel Aged With Raspberries) from Mikkeller ApS
89 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.