Monk's Mistress | Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

Monk's MistressMonk's Mistress
BA SCORE
4.05/5
323 Ratings
Monk's MistressMonk's Mistress
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States
midnightsunbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

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

Added by kbub6f on 08-19-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,214
Reviews:
178
Ratings:
323
pDev:
9.63%
Bros Score:
3.98
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
48
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 323 |  Reviews: 178
Photo of AgentMunky
3.72/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into tasting glass at Ale Arsenal. From notes. Reviewed 27 June 2015.
4/3.75/3.5/3.75/4

Matte mahogany.
It smells pleasant boozy and vaguely Belgian.
Sweet, sugary, but somehow pleasant. The Belgian yeast cuts through strong and I like that. But it's still like really sweet. Too much so.
The mouthfeel gets a pass, because it's not cloying.
Recommended, but wouldn't have again.

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Photo of 2GOOFY
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sixpoint
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of digitalflood
4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kylemckinnis
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rick778
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of apasternak
3.57/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutBoi
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ksolekjr
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of irishevans
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of makeitavintage
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Mike-Harms
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Zach136
4.41/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Virtually pitch black, thin tan collar.

Aroma: Raison, gingerbread, and hints of chocolate. Super good.

Flavor: Bread-y, grape-y, red wine-y, with solid booze character coming through. Touch of candy sugar as well, which I'm not a fan of, but it's very in check. Super complex.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, soft carbonation with the slightest warming alcohol finish.

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Photo of Keith_R
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of ImperialStout
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of GTB
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of yeaprolly
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of hayesjw
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Kendo
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A:4.00. Poured from the bomber into a Duvel tulip. Body appears black, but when backlit there's more of a crimson-hued brown. A small light-tan colored head settles on top, leaves occasional splotches of lace clinging to the glass

S: 4.25. First impression is the alcohol; the 11.5% ABV is definitely noted. I also get dark fruits: raisins, primarily, and some black cherries. Also a touch of spice..

T: 4.25 Good stuff. It's been in my fridge for quite some time - I'm guessing 6-8 months, and I suspect this beer would survive cellaring. Lots of flavor here: Black cherries, molasses, dark fruits (raisins) and port wine. Touch of cocoa powder and even roasted coffee beans as it warms. Finishes with warming spiced rum and a touch of generic alcohol drying heat. Warmth felt in the belly right away.

M: 4.00. Medium-to-full in heft, with a nice chewy body. Carbonation is modest.

O: 4.25. This is a well-done American take on a BSDA.

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Photo of SubversiveIntentions
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Anaxagoris
4.68/5  rDev +15.6%

Monk's Mistress from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 323 ratings
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