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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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4/5  rDev +1.3%

mattboyer182, Apr 03, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7 fl oz bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present, but I know this beer is over a year old by now, since it has been over a year since I reviewed the other one, Mikkeller Monk's Brew (Bourbon Barrel Aged). Expectations are fairly high, since I remember enjoying that beer.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a dark muddy mahogany colored body with three big fluffy fingers of thick beige head. Fat sheets of lacing. Dark brown speckles where the yeast collected at the bottom of the bottle. Has a pinkish sort of tint to it when swirled and held to the light.

S - Smell is very nice and has a lot going on. Fresh authentic raspberries are apparent, along with dark raisins, dates, figs, woodsy barrel character, musty yeast, caramel malt, slight notes of funk, & some creaminess. Very musty, with some vinous character imparted from the wine barrel aging. Very nice.

T - Tart juicy authentic raspberries come through nicely on the taste, also. I haven't had many raspberry beers, but this one makes good use of them. Woodsy, oaky, and earthy afterwards. Notes of caramel and toffee. Lightly vinous and tart, with a wine-like dry pucker on the end.

M - Feel finishes dry and lightly sticky. Tart with some raspberry lingering on the finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, another nice beer from Mikkeller, I am glad I finally got around to picking this one up. A very nice showcase for the raspberries and the red wine barrel aging, vastly different from it's bourbon barrel aged counterpart. Both are recommended if they are still available to you.

Mikkeller Monk's Brew (Red Wine Barrel Aged With Raspberries) ---4/5.

mfnmbvp, Mar 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

jgammoniv, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

KCBeerNerd, Feb 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

skholbrook1982, Feb 16, 2014
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
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

sneth019, Feb 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

dtomes, Feb 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

msalsbury, Jan 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

QuentinCall, Jan 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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

ScottP, Dec 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

RollBounce, Dec 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Benesi88, Nov 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Brewer1980, Nov 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Sarge3130, Nov 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

dvmky, Nov 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Daniellobo, Nov 16, 2013
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4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours mahogany in colors with light red juicy hue and a fizzy thin tan head that dissipates quickly.

Nose has some bright fruity and wood aromas. Oak and an apple like ester sweetness give it an aroma similar to that of a crisp caramel apple. Light malt sweetness and raspberry tartness add some great complexity.

Taste is awesome. There is a good presence if oak and wine forward before a huge rush of raspberry juicy tartness washes over the entire palate. There is a cranberry like tartness also present that works reall well with the dry oak and wine flavors.

Mouthfeel has great complexity. Juicy crisp feel along with a big tartness gives this a very refreshing feel that has an incredibly complex finish.

Fcolle2, Oct 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

MathNut, Sep 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Denoas, Sep 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

neckbracesub, Sep 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

HollyHops, Sep 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

polishkaz, Aug 30, 2013
Monk's Brew (Red Wine Barrel Aged With Raspberries) from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.