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Monk's Mistress - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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290 Ratings
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Ratings: 290
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 79
Gots: 45 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-19-2003

The inspiration for this beer’s name—previously, La Maitresse du Moine—is the beer itself. Its deep, intense flavors inspired the concept of a monk that seeks solace and satisfaction from the sensory pleasure and mind-provoking effects of this liquid temptress.

Mesmerizing Monk’s Mistress seduces your senses at first sip. Its daunting beauty and intriguing flavor fully captivate your attention. Belgian yeast adds character and complexity. We invite you to give in to this little bit of “heaven on earth”.

13 IBU
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3.57/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Mike-Harms
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Zach136
4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Virtually pitch black, thin tan collar.

Aroma: Raison, gingerbread, and hints of chocolate. Super good.

Flavor: Bread-y, grape-y, red wine-y, with solid booze character coming through. Touch of candy sugar as well, which I'm not a fan of, but it's very in check. Super complex.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, soft carbonation with the slightest warming alcohol finish.

Photo of Keith_R
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Kendo
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A:4.00. Poured from the bomber into a Duvel tulip. Body appears black, but when backlit there's more of a crimson-hued brown. A small light-tan colored head settles on top, leaves occasional splotches of lace clinging to the glass

S: 4.25. First impression is the alcohol; the 11.5% ABV is definitely noted. I also get dark fruits: raisins, primarily, and some black cherries. Also a touch of spice..

T: 4.25 Good stuff. It's been in my fridge for quite some time - I'm guessing 6-8 months, and I suspect this beer would survive cellaring. Lots of flavor here: Black cherries, molasses, dark fruits (raisins) and port wine. Touch of cocoa powder and even roasted coffee beans as it warms. Finishes with warming spiced rum and a touch of generic alcohol drying heat. Warmth felt in the belly right away.

M: 4.00. Medium-to-full in heft, with a nice chewy body. Carbonation is modest.

O: 4.25. This is a well-done American take on a BSDA.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.68/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.52/5  rDev -13.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.96/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of kdahnke123
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter at cellar temperature:
A - Poured a medium brown with a small amount of off-white head. The head dissipated quickly and left only a small amount of lacing.
S - Smells yeasty, fruity with some hops and a little bit of malt.
T - Fruity and estery with a balanced amount of hops and malt.
M - Thin to moderate mouth feel with minimal coating of the glass or mouth.
O - Your typical Belgian style ale. They used the right ingredients and yeast to accomplish what they set out to make. There are plenty of Belgian style ale from Belgium at a better price point. Perhaps they could use the fermentation capacity to make more Arctic Devil barley wine instead.

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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Monk's Mistress from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 290 ratings.