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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Bottle. Pours a deep mahogany with reddish highlights and a fizzy off white head that vanishes quickly to a small ring. Aroma of dark fruit, grape juice and sugar. Sweet sugary, malty flavor with a bit of yeasty sourness and very light hop bitterness. Medium to full body with mild carbonation and a syrupy mouth feel. Overall a nice Quad, a bit sweet but not too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nekronos (3838) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 20, 2010
Interesting and very stronf in features. I had this one first but trying the Calavera ones, I found Danes are very nice Belgian-Ales brewers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2010
Bottle sample thanks to my friend Christian. This elixir pours a deep hazed cola with a frothy beige cap. Nose of dark pit fruits, spices, banana, vanilla, some alcohol, candi sugar. Tastes strong, of deeply rooted fruitiness, (plum, prune) with sweet burnt sugar, molasses, a bit spicy, some chocolate. Not really hoppy at all, as per the style, but it is balanced. unusually creamy for the style, but that does not detract points. Finishes strong with a nice alcohol burn. Glad I got to try it. Thanks Christian!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6055) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Pours medium to dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt, candi sugar, alcohol and some dark fruit. Flavor is similar with a very sweet, dark fruit flavor. Alcohol is present. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not one of the best quadrupels I have tasted, but a pretty good beer overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mickut (276) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2010
(bottle, at Pikkulintu) Pours with no head, hazy brown. Sweet, caramelized sugars, spices and malt, tastes like a Belgian quadruppel with hint of cough suryp. With moderate amount of yeast the mouthfeel becomes softer and less metallic.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tejas (937) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2010
Head died fast which was a bummer. Alcohol was hidden which was nice. Too one-sided for me. Just malty. Not many other flavors showed up. If this is inspired by Rochefort and Westvleteren, I’d say they have a ways to go.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerdrinker79 (1773) - Idaho, USA - JAN 8, 2010
750 corked bottle- Pours dark brown to almost black, aroma is sugar and yeast. The flavor is all Belgium obviously, but you can really taste the alcohol, almost overpowering. Midway through it really mellows out and becomes this awesome brew that competes with the best of them.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2010
Murky brown pour with a thin offwhite head. Aroma of nuts, malt and chocolate. Interesting flavor of nuts, malt and chocolate. The body is medium with a liquorous texture and gentle carbonation. Interesting, but doesn’t rival the great Belgian examples of this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2009
Very dark brown. Thin head maintained by the etch in the Chimay glass. Aroma of nuts, dark molasses and dark malt. Rich thick body. Dark sugar and dark brown ale. Like a double imperial brown ale. Light yeast qualities. Don’t notice the alcohol at all! Amazing the difference between the two halves of the bottle. Second half is thinner with bigger alcohol and Belgian presence. A yummy evening of beer in a bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2009
75cl, alias Monk’s Brew, Danish brewery, from Slijterij van Bergen Eindhoven, complex brew, balanced, cloudy, small head, good brew

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