Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 747   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Dark brown color. Clear. Very sweet. I get bits if toffee and caramel. Some fig and sweet bread. Raisin. Alcohol is barely noticeable for such a strong beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 23, 2008
Bottle. Dark toffee/caramel color with a nice tan head. Banana and rish malt aroma. Rich caramel/toffee malt flavor with plum/fig, banana, earth, and yeast. Medium body. Toffee/caramel lingers with yeast and light fruitiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
Nice sweet aroma with a light plum note. Chestnut color with a beige head. Sweet body with hints of prunes or raisins. Sweet light alcohol palate. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2008
Thanks to bitbucket tasting. Dark brown w/ thin head. Lightly sweet with full caramel malts. Dark fruit and esters round out nicely for 10%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2008
bottle courtsey of JMFG: pours a dark root beer brown with a small off white head. aroma is a nice and full great sweet malt full of fresh dark fruits slight spicey yeast. flavour is great very full of quad flavours: fresh fruits of figs, raisins, very nice, slight yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2008
Interesting beer. Pours a dark cloudy brown with a thin tan head. Nose of yeast, brown sugar, and some caramel malt. Fairly sweet, interesting Quad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2008
Courtesy JMFG. Pours a clear but very dark chestnut brown color with deep violet hues. A frothy, creamy, light beige head leaves soapy swaths of lacing to rejoin the body. The aroma shows notes of cinnamon raison bread with brown sugar, ripe red grapes, figs, dates, and a hint of spicy clove. Earthen hops complete the nose. Flavors include a hefty dose of dark caramel and earthy, dark fruits with cream. The finish is a little hot from the alcohol, ending moderately dry and peppery. Medium-full and creamy on the palate, the light carbonation is nice, but the alcoholic heat gets to be a little too much. Overall, this is a fairly well done quad. Nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours turbid dark brown with 2-finger tan head. Nose is berry, cherry, cacao, funky yeast, dark fruit, brown sugary malt, spice, some oaky bourbony notes. Tastes of malt, cacao, cherry, brown sugar, caramel, earthy, figs, and a slightly sweet, syrupy palate that is very complex and very drinkable for a beer of this heft and ABV. Gets drier late, with some alcohol showing through, but this one is very, very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2323) - California, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Reddish brown colored, moderate head, decent lacing and retention. Aroma is very fruity, notes of berries. Also sugar, yeast, caramel, light spicing and hops. Medium to full bodied, a little bitterness but mostly a sugary fruit flavor. Nicely balanced, reasonable amount of complexity. It’s no Westy 12, but it’s a nice abt/quad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 9, 2008
Bottle, with renffisch, 2nd September 2008. Mid brown, small head. Rich malt, slightly chocolatey aroma. Candy sugar at the end, dried, dusty mothball hint to flavour. Surprisingly drinkable for the strength!

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