Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 776   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2200) - New York, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle at home for NHL playoffs. Pours muddy brown with frothy beige head. Nose is light candy and alt. Tastes of licorice, caramel, prunes, yeast, some cherry. Light bodied for a quad. Small alcohol on finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle at home from Brewtique, Macclesfield. I do love this style so I was expecting good stuff and Mikkeller rarely let me down. Fruity aroma, yeast, oh aye this is nice. Flavour has sugar, alcohol and in a good way, yeast, dark fruits. Pretty much what I expected, a big fat dollop of awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
miquelcrush (1408) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAY 5, 2014
Bona quadrupel, complexa i equilibrada, però un pel fluixa. Buena quadrupel, compleja y equilibrada, pero un pelo floja.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer-yum (507) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 2, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2014 Has all the Belgian quad qualities except the complexity. The bubblegum background of this brew shows just how good the real monks are.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silvan7 (716) - Samarate, ITALY - APR 29, 2014
Bottle @ home. Marrone velata, con riflessi ramati. Schiuma beige fine , poco persistente. Fruttato di albicocca sotto spirito, liquore zucchero di canna, lievito belga e luppolo aromatico. Dolce amabile all’ingresso, acida, abbastanza amara, abbondantemente luppolata. Gusto molto inteso e parecchio persistente. Retrolfattivo di noce fresca. Poco carbonata, alcolica, è una birra corposa equilibrata e decisamente armonica.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deekyn (1208) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 25, 2014
A- pours a murky copper brown with cola edges. Finger of light tan head with good retention and lacing. S- cornucopia of dried fruits and esters. Lots of raisins, figs, plums and overripe apples and cider. Lightly burnt caramel, banana, biscuits, brown sugar and yeast support. M- moderate smooth oily body with a medium burn on the semi sweet palate. Mild to medium carbonation. T- begins sweeter with the caramel and malts. Some yeasty character. Brown sugars and a tad dirty. Alcohol and minerals start to come through in the middle as well as bananas. Ending reveals the dried fruits from the aroma. Good raisins and figs. More bananas. Ripe apples are also prominent with wet wood. Long and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oliodnb (329) - ITALY - APR 23, 2014
UPDATED: APR 24, 2014 Dark reddish brown, light beige head, some yeast floating. Aromas of dark fruits (plums, raisins), caramel, some yeast and some winey note. Excellent sweet taste with brown sugar and burnt caramel. Good sweet, long aftertaste. Very good take on a classic belgian style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KombatAle (119) - New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
75cl bottle Dark brown, beige foam. Chocolate and dark fruits in the nose. Meium body, again chocolate, dark fruits, licorice, warm alchool. A bit overvaluated!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (58) - POLAND - APR 20, 2014
Teku glass/trappis glass. Very dark copper, medium, light tan colour head with good lacing. Complex malty sweetness - caramel, toast. Moderate, perfumy alcohols aroma. Moderatly low dark fruits esters - plum, rasins, dried cherry. No recognizable hop aroma. In taste very malty complex, bread/toast malts, moderatly sweet. Low bitterness. Finish is semi-sweet to sweet with characteristic dried fruit esters. Medium to high carbonation. Medium to full body. Oily texture. Alcohol warmth is not as noticable, as its perfumy aroma, it’s rather smooth. In overall complex malty beer, not the ideal because of too perfumy alcohol aroma, and too little dried fruits. Worth trying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dexcansino (461) - Andalucía, SPAIN - APR 19, 2014
Cerveza negra. Olor afrutado. Un gran sabor complejo, a frutas maduras, higos, ciruelas, pasas, también especias. Una gran cerveza con gran cuerpo para después de una cena, el postre o para un día frio de invierno.

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