Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 748   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.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Marduk (2579) - Tallinn, - FEB 11, 2013
330ml bottle. Deep dark brown color. Some light manages to squeeze through if I hold glass against the light, giving it to some red hue. Completely stale, although barmaid gave her best to put head on top. Seems that this beer can’t handle a head. Burnt plastic bags, caramel, burnt sugar in aroma. First impression is not good. And the taste!? Ohh the taste is like boring eastern european malt liquors. The only difference is that this one is not sold in 2L plastic bottles for 70 cents a piece. You really should.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fkoolen (230) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2014 75cl bottle. Dark brown coloured, beige foamy head. Aroma and taste are big on sweet roasted malts with grainy and earthy tones, caramel, butterscotsch, coffee, chocolate, raisins/figs and clove; minimal yeasty acidity; a little bitter. Dry (!) aftertaste, lingering bitternes. Soft mouthfeel, a bit sticky, good body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
666ale (54) - Edimburg, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2014
75 cl. Dark brown, white foam. Chocolate, caramel, candi sugar, dried fruits and esters. A good quadrupel but a bit alchoolic in the end of the taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VictorStr (1230) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2014
@ Mikkeller and Friends. Aromen lite dov, balanserad smak. Viss jäst i smaken.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorm (1102) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2014
Dunkel mørk brun farve med kremet beige skum. Lukt av karamell, plommer, krydder og frukt. Smak av karamell, plommer, krydder og frukt. Søt og fruktig. Vinmonopolet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (1027) - PORTUGAL - JUL 1, 2014
Shared a 33cl bottle. Pours a brown colour with a small tan head that quickly vanishes. Aroma is chocolate, liquorice, alcohol and dates. Soft carbonation and medium to full body. Taste is a well balanced mix of sweet and bitter flavours. Overall, a complex, multi-dimensional beer. Tasteful and very digestive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Xavalias (50) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2014
On tap at Mikkeller bar. Dark brown with a weird pink-ish tint. Very sweet and full-bodied with aromas of ripe fruits, sweet grapes, dried plums. No distinguishable bitterness. Absolute sweetness, but surprisingly not on the nauseating side you can often find in Belgian-style beers. I liked it a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1639) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown, sweet raisins and caramel on nose, taste is rich, sweet raisins, dry, sugary, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (1217) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2014
Fin duft av frukter. Tykt kremet kremfarget skum. Mørk rødbrun farge. Frisk smak av frukter og krydder som sitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (679) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2014
0,33l fles. Donkerbruin bier met een volle lading gist de.Schuimkraag Is redelijk fijn en crèmekleurig. Geur Is likeur met pruimen en krenten ook bruine suiker. Smaak is siroop met ook koffie en cacao. Body Is middelmatig maar wel met een redelijk volle afdronk met een volle alkoholwarmte. Niet mijn stijl, maar binnen de stijl een van de betere

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (2990) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Draft. Brown pour with tan head.sweet candi sugar, dark plums and spices. Flavors are similar sweet malt and spices, very smooth for ABV.

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