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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 839   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikkos (251) - FINLAND - DEC 31, 2014
My new years beer. Dark reddish brown beer with a quite large foamy head. Aroma is quite Belgian, sweet ripe fruits, sugary malts, yeasty, a hint of alcohol. Taste is very Belgian at first with sweet fruits, plums, raisins, yeast, malts, yeast. Then turns into coffee notes, dark malts and hops. Different than expected, not in a bad way. Medium plus body, smooth and a tad bitter finish. I'd definitely have another :) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalchopz (2486) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
B.B.D. (best before date) is 25/06/20 written on top of black cap. Goes under "Monk’s Brew" at the LCBO. Pours a hazy copper colour with amber highlights. The head is big, beige, frothy, long lasting and leaves creamy-foamy thick lacing. Aromas of many dark fruits, roasted malts, nutty malts (or yeast) and hops. Something is different though and can be felt more in the taste. Kind of vinous. Sweet grape juices with a little vinegar. Nutty notes again, with some milder dark fruits. Alcohol is present as well. An interesting Quad, but not one I would have again.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2610) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2014
Monks Elixir a ruby brown with a light beige head. The nose is rum & caramel with some maple syrup & vanilla. The body is light but spritzy and effervescently refreshing. The taste is tart cranberries, rum, oak, maple syrup - frikin delicious!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ColaKid (70) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2014
Bloody great stuff. Thanks to my mate who brought this from the other side of the globe, a strong belgian style ale; creamy, malty, smooth and doesn’t taste like 10%. Great stuff, probably better on a colder day but slammed one down on a 33c day in Melbourne.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (7683) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2014
10oz on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Labeled "Monk’s Brew". Dark brown / red color. Thin tan head. Leaves great thicker sheets of lace. Bigger body. Super-smooth, lighter, crisp carbonation. More dry finish. Kind of creamy texture. Light slick. Wonderful dark fruit, some chocolate, vanilla. Raisin, moderate sweet taste, kinda dry finish. Light to moderate bitter. Nice mild warmth. Great belgian quad. Really smooth, bigger body, and creamy. Really good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alpha10 (381) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
2014/12/22 - Pours a hazy brown/amber colour with a, thin, creamy khaki head that quickly reduces to a lingering surface film. Minimal lacing. Aroma is raisins, dates, figs, plumbs, spices, toffee and wood. Taste is raisins, dates, figs, yeast, spice, toffee and a hint if booze. Mouthfeel is medium, with sharp carbonation and a mildly boozy finish. Enjoyable, but if I want a trappist style Belgian strong I will just drink a Trappist Belgian strong. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wolfcarnival (133) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 22, 2014
Drunk 11/11/14 with alistair in beergeek bar. went for a wee one after work. pours cola brown with a tan head and thin light bubbles through it all. smells bready and fruity with prunes, raisins. taste is rich with sugar, treacle, choco malts and a bit of cherry. boozy and spicy. not bad at allll

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3196) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle - 330ml. Dark brown, hazy body with a thin beige foamy head. Good malty/hoppy aroma with fruity, vanilla, yeasty, and flowery hints. Alcohol is well hidden. Its robust, well balanced taste carries oaky, plummy, and yeasty notes. Ends with a long, robust, bittersweet finish. Good stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AGCostaNeves (23) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - DEC 19, 2014
Poured into the cup revealed a dark, opaque and with a median turbidity brown color reminiscent of the famous Trappist Belgian. The foam is beige, good training, and consistent with medium bubbles and reasonable persistence. Some rents have dropped the sides of the bowl and a thin residual cover left on the net along the tasting. Perlage (bubbles) noticeable. The aroma was found to be very pleasant and moderately volatile. With a distinctly malty profile that led roasting notes (bitter chocolate), caramel and toasted and toffee, brown sugar, yeast (mitigated), subtle fruity plums, raisins and bananas and discreet bitterness with herbal and floral nuances. Alcohol volatilize well and remember port wine. On the palate the net presents liqueur and leaves pleasantly mouth full. Ready shows a strong malty base with even more intense impressions that those seized by smell. I noticed notes roasting (dark chocolate), caramel, toffee, toasted, brown sugar, yeast, fruity plums, raisins and banana grapes, wood, port wine and supporting hops herbal / floral (IBU 28). The final taste is pronounced and the aftertaste is sweet and alcoholic. The body is medium-high and the carbonation is average. Alcohol ABV 10.0% is slightly noticeable and causes pleasant warming. Palatability (drinkability), despite the malted profile, it is commendable! This Quadruppel has a strong presence malt keeping the yeast in action for longer, but has low hopping, alcohol only noticed the heat generated at the end of the sip. The Brewery Mikkeller is lavish in making experiments, without holding faithfully to the classic characteristics of the styles. This Monk’s Elixir, becomes just like the Belgian classic, but has its virtues. Malted (balance a little short), with good complexity and robustness, provided a great tasting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FraekkeFyr87 (63) - - DEC 19, 2014
The aroma is very sweet. There is also some pilsner and IPA in the aroma. The color is brown/black. The taste is fresh and reminds me of a trappist beer. A light and slightly sweet taste. It feels very light on the tongue. An excellent beer!


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