Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 950   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dabubbleboy (73) - Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Poured 22 oz into a sniffer glass. Sweet malty amora Coffee color with an espresso like head. Has a sweet malty favor with slight roasted notes. This beer finishes on the sour side. Very lively on the palate. Overall a very nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Blastomorpha (81) - - OCT 16, 2016
Very dark brown with a thin but persisten tan head. A little of dark fruits and sweet matls in the aroma. Taste is sweet and but balanced by some hoppy notes in the end; not very rich though. It gots the look, but in my opinion lacks the substance to be a real high quality quadrupel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KikoDucky (30) - Trenčín, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 1, 2016
330ml bottle. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, alcohol, belgian yeasts and berries. Dark black colour with dark yellow-brown buble head, nice work of yeasts. In taste i feel little bit of alcohol, bitter flavour, fine taste of raisin, spicies and chocolate. At start there is bitters, at the middle feeling yeasts, and on finnish and after swallowing feel bitter again and dark chocolate, maybe caramel. Overall: Good beer for winter evening, can be pairng with sweety deserts such as apple pie or lightly cheescake. I am mising more alcohol in flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogniskowicz (721) - POLAND - SEP 26, 2016
Solidny przedstawiciel stylu. Spokojnie stający w szranki z belgijskimi odpowiednikami.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UjoKlobasa (660) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 25, 2016
On tap. Chestnut color. Aroma of banana, caramel, alcohol. Very good, but with direct comparison with La Trappe, this one is just worse.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portwood (190) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2016
Caramel, sugar cane, spices, raisins and other dried fruits. Prickly carbonation, molasses. Chocolate, toffee, spicy, roasted nuts, light bitterness. (bottle bb 06/25/20)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hrabren (940) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 9, 2016
Huge thanks to Iznogud and Werckmeister for sharing the bottle! Drank at the Who Cares for Beer Festival 2016, Bevog Brewery in Bad Radkersburg, Austria. Murky reddish-brown, beige head. Aroma of dry fruits, fruit jam, alcohol and yeast. Mostly sweet. Full body, alcoholic and dry finish. Very complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (2285) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - SEP 4, 2016
0,33l from bottle at Bevog Festival shared by iznogud, big thanks. almost black color, small off white head. smells of spices, marzipan, light nutty, dark fruits, raisins, nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of raisins, dark fruit, light berry notes, light sweetness, some belgian yeast. finishes lightly sweet with notes of raisins and dark fruity notes. nice one overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kaserov (226) - Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 4, 2016
Color marrón oscuro con capa de espuma marrón claro de un dedo de grosor. Poca carbonatación. Aroma típico belga, bastante conseguido, ligeramente alcohólico. El sabor es algo más plano, no tan dulce como esperaba después de leer los ingredientes. Algo de malta tostada, algo de alcohol (se nota más en el estómago que en la boca). No está mal pero esperaba bastante más. Si se inspiraron en los monasterios de Rochefort y Westvleteren, podrían haberlo hecho mejor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (789) - Kiel, GERMANY - AUG 26, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2016 Herb, schwer und cineastisch. Das ganz große Kino für alle die ein gutes Schwerstbier zu schätzen wissen. Kandis, Dörrobst und viel Malz erkennt man sofort, sie sind wie die verlorenen gegangenen Gefährten die irgendwann den Weg nach Hause finden. Nach soviel IPAs sehnt man sich nach gewichtiger Abteikost. Und auch hier weiss MIKKELLER zu überzeugen, mit säuerlichen Funken der Erhellung werden hier wahre Feuerwerke der schlanken belgisch lasziven Braukunst abgefeuert. 0,33/3,99€ vom BRAUFACTUM ONLINE STORE.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MelvinKalksma (1015) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2016

Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, dark fruit, bread and spices.

Turbid/opaque ruby/dark brown beer with a slight/medium beige/brown head.

Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, Belgian yeast and dark fruit; ends slightly dry with bread and spices.

This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Not super intense, but insanely complex. Nothing else to say really, as with most quads. Could have been darker, that would have been more to my liking.

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