Monk's Brew | Mikkeller ApS

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3.93/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Monk's Elixir

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-22-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,567
Reviews:
164
Ratings:
451
pDev:
11.96%
 
 
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L: dark toasted brown color. Big thick yellow cream head. Flat appearance. Typical quad appearance.

S: fig like fruit scent that mixes with the malty caramel sugars and a certain presence of that alcohol that is ever a strength of quads.

T: deep rich fruit like figs and raisin and sour cherry pounce out front. There is a sourness in the back of the palatte that shows me down on this one.

F: A lasting finish that wants to be washed down with something a little lighter. Alcohol is held fairly well in this hut has been done better by others.

O:. Fair but a bit sour. A slow sipper that is definitely ok to work on.

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Was given a bottle of this for attending the 2016 Boston Copenhagen Beer Fest.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice dark brown almost like a deep chestnut with a big off white two finger head that fades nice and slowly to leave some light sticky lacing and a dense creamy head.

S - Aromas of belgian sugars and esters, light fruitiness. Very nice dark fruits (raisins and figs), flashes of coca powder as well.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Very nice belgian sugars and esters. Loads of dark fruits as well, little bit of toffee malt sweetness. Not overly sweet or cloy and the alcohol is hidden. Finish has just a little bit of lingering bitterness that is offset by the toffee and raisins.

M - Mouthfeel is almost brightly carbonated, slightly on the aggressive side. Alcohol is hidden quite well though!

O - Overall this beer had a really, really nice appearance and a lovely flavour profile. Drinking super, super pleasant right now...not sure how any lengthy aging to improve this.

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Monk's Brew from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 451 ratings