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Monk's Mistress - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

Monk's MistressMonk's Mistress

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

255 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 255
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%


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:
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

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-19-2003)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 255 | Reviews: 169 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by ksimons:
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ksimons

New York

4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-very dark, almost black, with no visible highlights. Two fingers worth of light tan head that slowly leaves

S-rich malt sweetness, dark fruit of plums and cherries, light molasses, and a very light bit of roast

T-taste is very nice and matches the smell. Lots of sweet rich malts, dark fruits, light cocoa, a bit of spice, and some light alcohol. For a 11.5% beer though it is very well hidden.

M-medium to full body, good carbonation, coats the mouth well

Overall I really liked this beer. Very complex and well balanced. I will happily drink it again!

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 22:40:41 | More by ksimons
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KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

04-06-2014 11:06:31 | More by KAF
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Not as sweet as most Belgian strong ales, a good change of pace!

Cola colored with quickly dissipating mousse.

Smells of roasted malt, coffee and stone fruits.

Tastes of burnt sugar, dark red fruit, plum with a malt backing (delicious!). The alcohol content is apparent on the finish.

Pleasantly carbonated for the style.

Serving type: bottle

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into a snifter:

A: dark brown mostly close to black colored body with a slim half finger white foamy head, no lacing

S: spicy Belgian yeast up front with toasted malty notes and dark fruit, some cinnamon comes to play more so as it warms

T: bready yet sweet and also somewhat spicy; spicy aftertaste and finish

M: it sits about a medium on the tongue and mouth, sessionable - not really, its more of a sipper; carbonation comes across fairly smooth for the most part

O: nice Belgian Strong Dark ale that I would come back to again, I'm actually really looking forward to trying the oaked aged one that tends to grace the shelves in this area, and wanted to have this before "the cart" if you know what I mean

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 07:24:36 | More by BeerKangaroo
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.06/5  rDev 0%
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A-dark brown color with hints of burgundy, nice light tan head and a little lacing

S-toasted malt, caramel , spices, dark fruit, little alcohol

T-toasted bread, dark fruit, brown sugar, cloves, cinnamon, mild bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-nice flavors, enjoyable sipping beer

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 22:17:49 | More by MDDMD
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Monk's Mistress from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.