Monk's Mistress
Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

Monk's MistressMonk's Mistress
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Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States
Belgian Dark Strong Ale
Ranked #60
Ranked #8,620
4.05 | pDev: 9.38%
Jul 03, 2022
Aug 20, 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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Reviewed by detgfrsh from Texas

4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From a bomber. Dark brown color with maybe a quarter inch of light brown head. Smells of roasted malt and raisins. Medium body. Roasted malt and chocolate flavor with a little raisin-like sweetness. Well done and true to style. The ABV sneaks up on you too.
Jul 03, 2022
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Rated by oldmankoch from Tennessee

4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Very nicely done Belgian Dark Strong. Not on most imports level but a great beer for the money. $9 for a bomber
Sep 13, 2021
Rated: 4.09 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

Apr 20, 2019
Rated: 4.02 by user785335 from Florida

Aug 17, 2017
Rated: 4.8 by RickS95 from Indiana

Jul 29, 2017
Rated: 3.31 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Jul 28, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
The appearance is dark brown mostly close to black colored body with a slim half finger white foamy head, no lacing; the aroma has spicy Belgian yeast up front with toasted malty notes and dark fruit, some cinnamon comes to play more so as it warms; the taste is bready yet sweet and also somewhat spicy; spicy aftertaste and finish; its fairly easy on the palate but actually more of a sipper to me; overall - this is a pretty good Belgian Strong ale that I would have again.
Jun 28, 2017
Rated: 4 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

May 26, 2017
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Rated by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
3-yr Old bottle. Soft subtle flavors, aged nicely.
Dec 03, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

Oct 25, 2016
Rated: 4.29 by Ctb6582 from Maryland

Oct 06, 2016
Rated: 3.47 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Sep 13, 2016
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a Fremont small snifter. A comparison between a fresh bottle and a 2008 bottle properly cellared. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, with little light transmission in the glass. The newer version has a fine one finger khaki head with great retention and lacing. The older one had a thin, somewhat darker head that thinned to patches upon pouring, but then built again into a thick cap; also with good lacing. Aroma: 2015, fresh and dried dark fruit, clove, bready malt, Belgian yeast, a hint of cocoa, close to a classic dubbel profile; 2008, dark dried fruit, especially date; clove and cinnamon, light caramel malt, a hint of marzipan. The newer bottle's flavor is dark, somewhat dry caramel malt, dark dried and fresh fruit; dates, figs and plums, Belgian yeast, cocoa, black bread. Finishes semi-dry with bready malt and dark fruit. The 2008 starts with fresh plums and lighter stone fruit, raisins, brown bread, finishes with prune and plum juice with interesting esters on the side of the tongue, light clove and spice bitterness and a touch of tartness and oxidation. The fresher version had a light creaminess that was absent in the older bottle, but both had nice active carbonation. Quite a difference in aging in this ale. The fresher one has much more dried fruit and rich malt, the older has more fresh, almost estery fruit and more bready malt. With age, this develops a slight tartness and almost a touch of wild yeast effects, but subtle, keeping the Belgian character. I liked the fresher bottle a little better because the the deeper malt flavor was a bit more balanced, but the older pour had developed fruit flavors that were unanticipated and enjoyable. Probably one of the more interesting and unexpected comparisons between bottle with a 7 year span that I've done. Age worthy and well made. A great domestic Belgian style dark ale. The ABV is dangerously well covered.
Jun 21, 2016
Rated: 4.12 by EMV from Pennsylvania

Jun 09, 2016
Rated: 4.35 by Thirstygoat from Illinois

Apr 30, 2016
Rated: 4.16 by eire from Alaska

Feb 09, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by jgunther71 from Illinois

Jan 31, 2016
Rated: 3.32 by BenGap from Alaska

Jan 13, 2016
Rated: 4 by Kurmaraja from California

Dec 21, 2015
Rated: 3.81 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

Nov 17, 2015
Monk's Mistress from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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