Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 904   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proefbrouwerij in Lochristi, Belgium. Known as Monk’s Brew in the U.S.
Ingredients : Water, malts (pils and pale), candy syrup, brown sugar, hops (northern brewer, hallertauer and styrian goldings) and ale yeast
Monk’s Elixir is a heavy dark Belgian ale inspired by the Trappist monasteries of Rochefort and Westvleteren. The beer style, characterized by its high content of alcohol, distinguishes itself by its dominant yeast character, delicious malt background and balanced hop notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1673) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2015
Bottle: Been saving this in the beer fridge fro a while - decants a dark brown with a 1 finger frothy tan cap (uncommon for the style)...Nice blend of dark roasty grains, with light fruits and treacle in the aroma - taste is rich in roasty-bready malts with a remarkable balance of hop bittering...incredible high yeast attenuation makes this non swet and actually dry and roasty in the finish - not sweet and molasses-like as many of the trappist ales are that this imitates. I like this take on dark trap ales.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sharkydodson (764) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - OCT 10, 2015
the aroma is fruity and caramel with hints of dried apples, red wine, garden berries, bisquit and some spices... the taste is caramel and fruity with notes of port, passionfruit, vanilla and dried fruits... sweet, dry and warming aftertaste...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (1323) - Krakow, POLAND - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle Aroma-fruits, caramel, Appearance-brown, cloudy, tan foam, Taste-medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-full body, thick feel, lively, long finish, Overall-very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (3084) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of fruit, yeast, caramel and malts. Taste is plums, malty and nice yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1824) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2015
With Z with a medium rare sirloin, pours a rich dark mahogany color with no head to speak of. Nose is sweet dark ripe fruit with some malt and toffee. Taste is sweet dark fruit, black currants, dark raisins, plums with malt, and appreciable alcohol. Finish is sweet as well, and has a moderately long finish ending with the sweet dark fruits. Quaff Score 7 /10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1754) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Bomber. Pours a muddy brown with a tan head and aroma of dark fruits and toffee. Taste is of dark fruits, toffee, alcohol, liquorice, malt, and yeast into the warming finish

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TorbenJensen (1396) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2015
If you like strong Belgian ales, do not wait for tasting Mikkellers version. Frother nice and long and has the most wonderful aroma of malt and ripe fruit. The taste is rich of caramel malt, hard toasted malt and sweet syrup taste that is so elegantly balanced in the best Belgian ales. The fruit is raisin, plum, prune and slightly distress. A strong complex cocktail of all the best that belong to a Belgian ale. Gradation which is on the whole 10% are carefully tucked away behind the aforementioned malt and fruit tones. Every mouthful offers new depth impression, and it is virtually impossible to describe what a wonderful ale this is. It is on par with the best Trappist beers and a unique alternative to the best Belgian ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1273) - - SEP 8, 2015
Draft. Pours a dark brown. Aroma and taste are surprisingly very sweet with hints of prunes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tandembrauer (805) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2015
On tap at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours hazy dark brown. Aroma of chocolate, coffee. Tastes sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Echon (148) - Århus, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2015
Tap at Fairbar. Almost black body with a beige head. Sweet fruity aroma with notes of prunes. Rich sweet taste, fruity and lightly bitter. Medium body with low carbonation. Long finish. A smooth and intense quadrupel, this is good in limited pours but can easily become cloying beyond that.

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