Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark


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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nordcore (1020) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle 33 cl, bottled Monk?s brew, Deep deep red with a large foamy offwhite head. Aroma of plumb, malt, caramel and alc. Medium bitter, light sweet with alc and strange caramel end. Not great, maybe drank too early, bb 05/19

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k92488 (255) - NORWAY - AUG 13, 2014
DWF ølsmaking Cardinal. Hvit skum. Aroma av malt og humle. Smak av mild gjær. Kanon god beste sterkøl ever

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen2 (861) - NORWAY - AUG 13, 2014
From tap. Dark brown. Quickly disappearing beige head. Aroma of higher alcohols, paint cupboard and nail polish. Dark caramel, dark malts and berries in taste and aftertase. Aftertaste is better than the taste itself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alkolas510 (607) - SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2014
Kolsvart med litet skum. Doftar torkade frukter och belgiskt. Ganska söt men med bra balans!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fkoolen (273) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2014 75cl bottle. Dark brown coloured, beige foamy head. Aroma and taste are big on sweet roasted malts with grainy and earthy tones, caramel, butterscotsch, coffee, chocolate, raisins/figs and clove; minimal yeasty acidity; a little bitter. Dry (!) aftertaste, lingering bitternes. Soft mouthfeel, a bit sticky, good body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
666ale (54) - Edimburg, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2014
75 cl. Dark brown, white foam. Chocolate, caramel, candi sugar, dried fruits and esters. A good quadrupel but a bit alchoolic in the end of the taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VictorStr (1270) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2014
@ Mikkeller and Friends. Aromen lite dov, balanserad smak. Viss jäst i smaken.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorm (1179) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2014
Dunkel mørk brun farve med kremet beige skum. Lukt av karamell, plommer, krydder og frukt. Smak av karamell, plommer, krydder og frukt. Søt og fruktig. Vinmonopolet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (1075) - PORTUGAL - JUL 1, 2014
Shared a 33cl bottle. Pours a brown colour with a small tan head that quickly vanishes. Aroma is chocolate, liquorice, alcohol and dates. Soft carbonation and medium to full body. Taste is a well balanced mix of sweet and bitter flavours. Overall, a complex, multi-dimensional beer. Tasteful and very digestive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Xavalias (134) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2014 On tap at Mikkeller bar, june 21, 2014; Bottle, august 30, 2014. Clear dark brown with a red to pink hue. Small beige head, medium retention, good lacing. Light fruity nose, sweet malts. Aromas of ripe fruits, sweet raisins, dried plums, caramel, candy sugar. Very sweet, medium bitterness to balance. Full-bodied, syrupy, a little astringent, medium carbonation. Long sweet finish. Not on the nauseating side you can often find in Belgian-style beers. I like it a lot, but it is far less sweet and complex than the equivalent La Trappe for example.

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