Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 935   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Poured from a corked and caged 750ml bottle. This beer has aromas of carmel and bread and dough with hints of banana. The appearance is beautiful, with a deep red color with a small offwhite head that quickly disappears. The taste is very complex with cocoa, caramel, toffee, dough, raisin notes all coming through at very stages. The finish is long and lovely. This is a keeper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (14597) - DENMARK - SEP 19, 2010
Draft @ FairBar. Murky brown with small tan head. Flavour is malt, caramel, dark fruit, yeast and hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennisjoel (1323) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Pours a dirty brown body with thin head, especially for the style. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel, vanilla. Pretty spot on for style, however, slightly undercarbonated, which detracts. Not as good as many in the style. The ABV is well hidden. Not worth the extra $$$, as I can get better within the style at a cheaper price point.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
armando629 (2455) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 8, 2010
0, 75 l bottle, shared with& courtesy of Balazs, thanks!
Deep ruby appearance with a small beige-tan lacing head. At the first time the aroma was very moderated but after a while it was opened by the air and temperature....Fruity aroma with plum and raisins, sweet alcohol, spicey clove, dark chocolate and some vinous perfume . Molasses, caramel in the first slips but after the swallow and a bit of roasted malt comes a liqueric taste with dark chocolate, woods and some vinous character. The chocolate and cocoafinished with a fruity character of plum, raisins and figs with a nice lurky hops. Wooow

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2010
Poured murky, very deep brown and a small, tan, lacing head. Ripe fruits, dark chocolate, red wine, brown sugar, spices and forest fruits in the complex aroma. The more you look, the more you will find in it. Flat, dense, oily body. Sweet taste with hints of hoppy bitterness in the finish. Not your everyday beer, more like a treat for a special occasion for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (7649) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2012 750 ml bottle @ Olutravintola Pannuhuone. Rated @ 4.6.2010.
Clear amber colour with a minimal head. Abbey-like yeast, syrup, hops and caramel on the nose. Full bodied with nice fruitiness and roastiness. Warming finish. Pretty good. 8-4-8-3-15 3.8

750 ml bottle.
Pours a dark brown colour with a creamy beige head. Aroma of toasted malts, bread, syrup and sweet caramel. Flavour is very, very rich with dark chocolate, syrup, raisins, yeast, palm and a slight, maybe a bit pungent alcohol. Full bodied, smooth mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes dryish, malty, rich and chocolatey. This has improved a lot since 2010. Very good! 8-4-8-4-16 4.0

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgianBeerGal (3708) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2012 75cl bottle ordered online aged for about 2 years. Pours a lighter brown than expected with nice effervescence. No real head or lacing. Pretty strong aroma of molasses, brown sugar, and Belgian yeast. Tastes exactly how a quad should taste....honestly. Fairly boozy taste for 10 ABV but still nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flemmingwillum (1164) - Nysted, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2014 Re-rating af Monks Elixir fra 2010. Denne gang en flaske til Brians fødselsdag som Monks Brew, lagret i et års tid. En mørkebrun uklar øl med fint lille skum. Duft af rosiner, blommer og solbær. Maltet smag med rosiner og specielt masser af solbær, der slutter i varmende alkohol uden at være alkoholisk. Bitterheden er kraftig men ikke overrumplende, øllet er blødt og cremet og fylden ikke overvældende. God :)

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EMunk (99) - USA - AUG 23, 2010
A rich dark brown color with a thick beige/brown head. Smell is of coffee and a little like chocolate cake. Taste is sweet, pretty simular to the aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madvike (3183) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2010
On tap at Brasserie V - Pours black with a nice off-white head. The yeast is really interesting on this one--doughy and sweet with some light baking spice and milk chocolate. Taste is caramel and toffee, with light malt and lactose. It’s smooth and just sweet enough. Very nice.

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