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Monk's Mistress - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

268 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 75
Gots: 39 | FT: 2
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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Josiah2729

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

11-14-2013 13:33:35 | More by Josiah2729
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Braden

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

11-14-2013 06:10:31 | More by Braden
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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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ThisMoonlife

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

10-01-2013 21:56:43 | More by ThisMoonlife
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

09-01-2013 15:49:01 | More by Dactrius
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t_carterb

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

08-29-2013 15:30:53 | More by t_carterb
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andy1701

Florida

3/5  rDev -26.1%

08-17-2013 14:56:59 | More by andy1701
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-13-2013 13:20:06 | More by DrinkSlurm
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oceanman907

Alaska

4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-11-2013 09:22:52 | More by oceanman907
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krome

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +17%

08-08-2013 19:18:07 | More by krome
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alaimoa

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

07-27-2013 15:40:16 | More by alaimoa
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ari32

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-25-2013 03:15:42 | More by ari32
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a snifter, the beer is a dark, deep, rich, brown-to-black coloring with slight ruby highlights under the light. Tall, dense, bright tan head that starts around half an inch and settles in to a ring on the surface. Aromas of rich black-strap molasses, fig, roasted notes, tangy caramel, and booze. Smells like an ass-kicker. Flavors of rich date, fig, and black cherry, all sweet and robust, with earthy and woody notes highlighting. Very bold flavor profile. The body is smooth, rich, and slick. Sparse lacing along the glass as you drink. Aftertaste of booze, rich old-world fruit sweetness, and wine-like characteristics. Very rich and robust throughout. Slick, quick, rich finish with a subtle boozy warmth and linger. Solid brew...rich sipper.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 02:34:09 | More by GarthDanielson
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TechTriumph

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

07-07-2013 05:07:30 | More by TechTriumph
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-25-2013 19:28:21 | More by AngusOg
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-22-2013 20:01:47 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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kayrex

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

06-07-2013 21:36:59 | More by kayrex
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shelby415

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-02-2013 05:47:38 | More by shelby415
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itracy63

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

06-02-2013 02:09:26 | More by itracy63
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mc4z

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-26-2013 15:25:37 | More by mc4z
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drgonzo2k2

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-18-2013 14:35:58 | More by drgonzo2k2
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-18-2013 03:17:23 | More by atone315
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Kuaff

Alaska

4.66/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Served at cellar temperature into a Midnight Sun goblet.

Monk's Mistress is a very dark, deep, murky brown color. It looks kind of like swamp water... in a good way. Imagine delicious swampy water you want to drink... uh... okay, maybe I should just move on. The head is pretty big for an 11.5% ABV ale. A solid two fingers or so of light tan, frothy foam.

The aroma... oh the aroma! There are mysterious scents of dark fruits, yeasty bread, and a hint of cinnamon. Makes me feel like I'm in my family's kitchen in December when copious amounts of Christmas sweets are being baked!

The taste follows the aroma pretty well. The predominant taste is a glorious sweet breadiness, but the dark fruits return here as well, revealing some definite raisins, and possibly some prunes and figs. The after-taste possesses a subtle, roasty chocolate character that I haven't experienced in any other Belgian strong dark ale. Phenominal.

This mouthfeel is slightly sticky, and has a lively, animated carbonation which I believe helps mask the alcohol. And that brings me to the ABV... has anyone seen it? I've been looking all over the place for the whopping 11.5% ABV, but I just can't find it. Tell me if you've seen it.

Just incredible. This dark ale is downright magical. And it's awesome that this is available year-round at a mere $8~10 per bomber. Midnight Sun has struck again.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 01:52:57 | More by Kuaff
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huysmans

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-13-2013 10:28:35 | More by huysmans
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FredGallagher

Alaska

4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

An amazing Belgian Strong Dark Ale that has very smooth characteristics (unusual for its bald class). Fruity undertones. Gets better as you sip. Midnight Sun Brewing has been really top notch lately. This beer is a gem.

I carry ontap all year round, compelments spicy italian - such as a pepperoni pizza. Not for the novice - but great gateway into darks.

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2013 04:20:34 | More by FredGallagher
Monk's Mistress from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.