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Monk's Mistress - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

266 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 75
Gots: 38 | 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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Lare453

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-22-2013 23:55:55 | More by Lare453
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-08-2013 16:22:07 | More by ShemRahBoo
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-02-2013 01:44:25 | More by Jspriest
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-24-2013 02:59:34 | More by Sparky44
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nkeckhar

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

03-04-2013 00:45:16 | More by nkeckhar
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popery

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-26-2013 07:30:58 | More by popery
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-21-2013 01:26:46 | More by kjkinsey
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mjenkins5

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

02-20-2013 02:59:15 | More by mjenkins5
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

02-02-2013 22:59:16 | More by 2dogbrew
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CanisMajor

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

01-14-2013 00:27:08 | More by CanisMajor
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MordorMongo


4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

01-13-2013 23:18:10 | More by MordorMongo
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-12-2013 06:08:22 | More by spycow
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DelMontiac

Oklahoma

4.7/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

How sweet it is to have a friend in Alaska to fly this beauty to the plains of Oklahoma...

Poured from 22oz bomber into Crown and Rose Pub nonic glass.

Monk's Mistress is a splended drink and is just this side of black with deep red spikes at the fringes of the glass. The camel colored head starts out frothy and bulging, then simmers to a fine film in a couple of minutes. Lace is colored the same leaving thin flowing wisps about the glass.

English toffee, dark fruits, molasses, chocolates, wild yeasts, currant jelly, peppery spice, and table wine - I know this is going to be a good experience.

Knocks it out of the park with flavors of plum, fig, grape, chocolate, caramel malt, cinnamon, brown sugar, and a vanilla bean aftertaste that has my full attention. Outstanding and unforgettable.

Medium bodied and perfectly carbonated, this drink is getting the job done. Well done. Provides a very good coating so that those flavors have plenty of hang time.

I don't think I'll ever score a beer as "perfect", but this is about as close as it gets if there is such a thing. I notice not everyone agrees, so maybe there are inconsistencies, but Monk's Mistress knocks my socks off.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 00:40:52 | More by DelMontiac
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gleemonger

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

12-08-2012 00:00:20 | More by gleemonger
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mactrail

Washington

3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark mahogany color with a beautiful head on pouring. Malty fragrance with dark fruit. Nicely sudsy in the mouth.

Seriously rich but touched with some tart flavors. More than a hint of licorice, along with raisins and dried figs. They seem to have made a textbook example of the dark fruit flavors. Just a slight drying at the end with some yeasty flavors, seems to be the extent of the Belgian character. Very sweet and seems to get sweeter as you sip. It seems too alcoholic for my taste, at least in this style, but it's hard to complain about such a hearty, rich and flavorful brew.

All in all, this is a quite drinkable dark brew. It seems like a Dubbel with a big load on. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Best Damn in San Diego.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 07:25:27 | More by mactrail
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-29-2012 01:05:39 | More by t0rin0
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juliusseizure

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

10-27-2012 03:04:12 | More by juliusseizure
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rpbuckeye

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-25-2012 13:42:08 | More by rpbuckeye
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Glibber

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

10-06-2012 02:39:19 | More by Glibber
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ReeseMax3

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

09-14-2012 18:01:37 | More by ReeseMax3
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theminutemen

Missouri

4/5  rDev -1.5%

09-01-2012 19:37:29 | More by theminutemen
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BrokenStones

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-25-2012 00:44:10 | More by BrokenStones
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-23-2012 01:01:20 | More by hoppymcgee
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PorterBoy14

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-12-2012 19:50:14 | More by PorterBoy14
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear dark brown in color with some reddish brown highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall tan head that reduces to a moderate film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate notes of dark fruit including fig and plum along with dark and roasted malts. Lighter notes of spicy Belgian yeast.

T: Flavors of dark and roasted malts with lighter notes of dark fruit sweetness and hints of Belgian yeast spices in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: This is a very enjoyable beer but nothing about this beer stands out in particular - this beer is very easy to drink and I could easily sip on a beer like this all afternoon long. Alcohol is very well hidden in this beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 13:33:01 | More by dbrauneis
Monk's Mistress from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.