Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 950   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - JAN 26, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2016 Scuro color ambrato con massiccio cappello di schiuma beige. Toffee, frutti rossi, sciroppo di zucchero, malto caramellato, canditi, uvetta; profumata e rotonda, di corpo medio, setosa, effervescenza gentile. 100% belga nello stile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mesjasz (1089) - Lodz, POLAND - JAN 25, 2016
Tap at Eclipse Inn, tasted year ago. Nice, vineous and fruity beer, but unbalanced, alcohol is to harsh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cityzen (153) - FRANCE - JAN 7, 2016
Bu à la pression, peu de mousse, je de vrai note de toffee et de caramel, je on sent l’ascendance belge mais on sait aussi tout de suite que c’est du Mikkeller parce qu’il y a du travail sur les arômes. un beau produit, idéal pour accompagner un Burger.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (1200) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Dark brown color with ruby highlights. Vinous aromas with raisins and dark fruit. Flavors of raisin, plum and Vinous, with alcohol, toast and a bit of vanilla.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2015
375 ml bottle shared with czar and company, as Monks Brew. Pours an orange-tinted brown with a resilient beige head. Aroma is raspberry, wood, chocolate, cocoa. Flavor is chocolate, cherry, raspberry, wood. Finish is raspberry, wood, tart, oldish. Lingering browned butter, wild berries. Medium body, oily mouthfeel and weak carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonotono (248) - torino, ITALY - DEC 7, 2015
Molto scura con riflessi rossastri, schiuma abbondante e marroncina chiara. Profumo di caramello, molto fruttato, fichi, frutta rossa, leggero odore di luppoli erbacei. Sapore dolce, molto fruttato, caramellato, molto dolce ma non stucchevole. L’alcool scalda ma nello stesso tempo è ben amalgamato nell’insieme. Centrata.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
katrinaez (1432) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2015
Light cherry and bourbon scent. Dark blood red brown color. Very mild on the palate and taste. Too easy for a quad and 10%. I like it myself to drink, but can’t rate too high as it doesn’t seem to follow what it should classify as. Tap

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (3284) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2015
Bottle as a birthday gift from Pix. Cheers! Pours a deep amber / mahogany colour with a frothy cream head. Interesting aroma of stewed fruits and caramel. The taste is spicy with caramel, liquorice, bread and cloves. The alcohol is fairly evident and gives a pleasant warmth to it. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
anstei (1230) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - NOV 6, 2015
Tap at Erzbierschof Zurich. A rather atypical Quad compared to the Holy Trinity. Sweet and full of berries, but definitely weaker as I would have expected from 10% ABV quad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hallstein (483) - Skogn, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2015
Aroma of spicy dark fruit, plums, raisin, candi sugar, spicy malt and caramel. Flavor is very nice with much of the same as the aroma. Yeasty notes. Well crafted, balanced quad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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