Magnificat | Monkish Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Monkish Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.10%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Halcyondays on 01-21-2013

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 26
Photo of pants678
3.57/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Real dark with an off white head.

Citrus and mint.

Car air freshener. Tolerable, as opposed to piercing. Kind of an oxidized feel but not quite that. Raisin and prune is covered up. Not that sugary.

Airs toward dubbel, not sweet enough to be a quad.

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Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%

- 2014 vintage
- 750mL bottle poured into stemless wine glass on 6-Dec-14

This straight-up smells and tastes like Coke, if Coca Cola made a Christmas version of it's original Coke. The Belgian candy yeast is a little too cloying for my personal tastes. But I can appreciate the good texture, no heat despite the abv, and good balance of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. I would've appreciated a bit more malt build. Overall, a good one to share for the holidays.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Monkish Brewing Company in Torrance, CA.

Pours a clear dark orange-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, grain, citrus zest, and a variety of traditional Winter spices. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and lots of spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some nice spice aromas and flavors.

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Photo of Halcyondays
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Source,

A: Pours a deep brown with a medium tan head, some nice thick lace.

S: Heavy on the Christmas spice, orange peel, prunes.

T: Lots of dark fruit mixed with a delicious taste of spice and honey. Allspice and nutmeg, great mix of flavours.

M: Full-bodied, rich, creamy, elegant soft carbonation.

O: This is a very well made Christmas beer, a lot better than most that I taste coming out of Belgium. Little Noel in January, I liked this quite a bit.

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Magnificat from Monkish Brewing Co.
3.88 out of 5 based on 26 ratings.
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