Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 794   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sdaniel90 (401) - Mexico City, MEXICO - SEP 6, 2014
3oz sample at Expo Cerveza Mexico 2014. Dark chesnut with a ruby hue. Intense aroma of dried fruits, toffee, roasted caramel and alcohol. Robust, heavy and complex, with a strong malt backbone, accentuated by dry fruits and a stinging alcohol finish. World class.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgajdaczewa (572) - Katowice, POLAND - SEP 2, 2014
W aromacie karmel, przyprawy, brzoskwinia, po belgijsku i bardzo przyjemnie. W smaku przyjemnie karmelowo - pikantne z nutami owocowymi, rozgrzewającym, ale dobrze ukrytym alkoholem. Trochę mało dzieje się na finiszu i wszystkie doznania sensoryczne mogłyby być jeszcze bardziej intensywne, co nie zmienia faktu, że to bardzo dobre piwo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2437) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
9/1/2014. 750 ml. bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Dark fruit, caramel, brown sugar aromas. Boozy up front, with caramel, fruit and malt following to a light hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (4963) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 31, 2014
Tap at Urban House. dark reddish brown color with medium light brown. Ripe plums, raisins, cherries in aroma. Taste, plums, cherries, raisins, alcohol. Sweet, but tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MisoW (1702) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 31, 2014
Tap at Urban House. Pours dark reddish color, lightly beige head. Aroma is full of plums, plums jam, raisins, some alcohol, dark berries. Taste is very sweet, plums, raisins, strawberries, cherries, alcohol is visible. Very sweet cherry finish, which is quite short.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fajry (764) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 29, 2014
Vycap Urban House. Tmavo bordova farba, hneda pena, kzora okamzite padla. Vona prezretych sliviek, jemne karamelu a alkoholu. V chuti stredne plne telo, stredna nasytenost, jemne sladke, prezrete slivky, na konci karamel a horkost, ktora trva dost dlho. Prijemne pitie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agent_persik (430) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 24, 2014
Deep ruby color, big beige head. Aroma of caramel, malt, dried fruits, alcohol and spice. Dry sweet taste with light bitterness in finish and spicy aftertaste. Medium body and average carbonation. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
qulment (20) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Dark black beer, quite heavy, a bit vinegary, rather sweet aftertaste, slightly bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Inbreak (2325) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2014
Old rating rerated 22.08.2014, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly mild and sweet, yeast, almonds, sugar, bananabread, grass, raisins, "knekk", hints og coffee and licorice. Taste is sweet, sugar, alcohol, "knekk", yeast, nuts, raisins, sour coffee, citrus peel, minerals, grass, cardboard. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly harsh and fizzy mouthfeel. Fair enough, not really my cup of tea.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VDuquerroux (338) - Airvault, FRANCE - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle, 750mL. Home. A pitch black beer with brown hues on top. Medium beige head with medium retention. Fruity aroma (prune, fig), vanilla, caramel, roast, herbs. Medium to heavy sugary sweet, a bit warming. Light bitter. Medium body, silky texture, average to soft carbonation, sweet warming finish. Overall, a great strong abbey ale : some similarities with Rochefort 8. Good balance, nice fruity aroma.

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