Magnificat - Monkish Brewing Co.

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very good

23 Ratings
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.4%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Monkish Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.10% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Halcyondays on 01-21-2013

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Ratings: 23 | Reviews: 3
Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%

- 2014 vintage
- 750mL bottle poured into stemless wine glass on 6-Dec-14

This straight-up smells and tastes like Coke, if Coca Cola made a Christmas version of it's original Coke. The Belgian candy yeast is a little too cloying for my personal tastes. But I can appreciate the good texture, no heat despite the abv, and good balance of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. I would've appreciated a bit more malt build. Overall, a good one to share for the holidays.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Monkish Brewing Company in Torrance, CA.

Pours a clear dark orange-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, grain, citrus zest, and a variety of traditional Winter spices. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and lots of spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some nice spice aromas and flavors.

Photo of Halcyondays
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Source,

A: Pours a deep brown with a medium tan head, some nice thick lace.

S: Heavy on the Christmas spice, orange peel, prunes.

T: Lots of dark fruit mixed with a delicious taste of spice and honey. Allspice and nutmeg, great mix of flavours.

M: Full-bodied, rich, creamy, elegant soft carbonation.

O: This is a very well made Christmas beer, a lot better than most that I taste coming out of Belgium. Little Noel in January, I liked this quite a bit.

Magnificat from Monkish Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.