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Monk's Mistress - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

293 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.63%
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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Ratings: 293 | Reviews: 173
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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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.

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4.21/5  rDev +4%
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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Monk's Mistress from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.