Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 942   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 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 (7681) - 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 (3777) - 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 (1184) - 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 (3192) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Pours dark brown with a fully receding tan head. Notes of bubble gum, banana, pepper, pineapple, plum, toffee. esters. Full bodied, lightly alcoholic with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4755) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 29, 2010
This poured a murky orange-brown with a big foamy off white head and sticky lacing rings.. Nose of ripe fruits, spices with lots of alcohol. Robust body and a lively mouthfeel with alcohol present. Flavor is much like the nose with fruits and spices with caramel malt backbone and once again alcohol. Warm finish. While I wish the alcohol was not so prominent this is a very good beer with tons of flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 27, 2010
A dark brown pour with a one finger tan head that subsides into a veneer. Lots of yeasty dough and dark fruits in the nose- bread, caramel, raisin, plum, fig, grapes, brown sugar, candi sugar, and some nasal warming booze. The flavor follows suit with huge dark fruit notes that manifest with port, sherry, caramel, fig, raisin, and molasses. The yeast character is more subdued, but still pronounced. The palate is thick, rich, pillowy, velvety, and supple with low effervescence and a sticky finish. A great quad indeed.

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