Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 891   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stoned99 (629) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle from Guelph LCBO. Aroma: sugar candies, barley malt, red fruits, raisin. App: brown reddish, minimal tan head. Taste and palate: full body, medium to high sweetness, soft carbonation, light bitter and light alcohol warming finish. Overall: quite too sweet for my tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StilleStorm (1149) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 4, 2015
DWF; Bottle 330 ml. Pours moderate, dark brown with a frothy to creamy, lacing, tan head. Nose is heavy malt, caramel, honey, yeast, ripe fruit, alchol and spice. Taste is moderate to heavy sweet, light bitter with a lasting warming, roasted nutty finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - APR 3, 2015
The head is robust, the body darkbrown. It smells malty, yeasty fruity. The taste is yeasty, fermented fruits, lightly bitter. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1826) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2015
This a very decent Quad. Lots of red fruits in the aroma. Candy fresh with a very decent malt background. Good stuff. Silky and rich mouthfeel. Just the carbonation it needs to apeal to this style. Still easy to drink and tasty. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoR (776) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle. Pours a reddish amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruits, spices. Taste is same, plus caramel. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (5856) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2015
Many thanks to Beerhunter111 for this bottle. The beer starts round and nice. Fresh, malty intense dark. Plums, dried red fruit. Hints of sourness there, Not too sharp for the high ABV. The aftertaste is thick chocolate, dark plums or cherries, nice malt there. But still a bit too highly carbonated. Nice but somehow not smooth-mild for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AleRider78 (249) - - MAR 25, 2015
UPDATED: APR 25, 2015 330ml bottle. Pours a big frothy tan head and has a hazy brown appearance. Lacing is ok. Aromas of bread, roasty malts, resin hops, raisins. Flavours are mostly roasted malts, notes of earthy and resin hops, fairly strong raisins notes. Has a bit of a yeasty finish. Some brown sugar becomes a bit more noticeable the longer it sits. Full body, thin oily feel. lively carbonation. Finish is a bit bitter and astringent. Good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ston3s42 (59) - - MAR 25, 2015
Dark brown appearance with some head that stays on for a while. Complex taste of caramel and nuts, with aftertaste of some alcohol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (4443) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle at Örebro Ölcafé under the name Monks Brew. Malty smell with dried fruit. Sweet malty taste with dried fruit and plums. Very well hidden alcohol. Smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GregClow (3013) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle from the LCBO. Clear dark ruby-brown body (which probably would’ve been hazy if I hadn’t kept the last glug in the bottle) with a small and tight tan head. Aroma of caramelized sugar, bit of dark cherry and vanilla, faint hint of clove. Medium-thin body. Flavour is a bit muddled - starts with sweet caramel, but quickly dries out with peppery yeast and an off-balance and astringent bitterness. Not a fan.

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