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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 812   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerenberger (1538) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2012
(Bottle labeled as Monks’ Brew which is an alias of Monks Elixir ) A sweet toasty bread aroma greets the nose. Pours a black /brown with ruby highlights and a moderately lasting rocky tan head. Dark fruit- prunes, raisens - sweet malt, hints of cherries, and a blast of pleasing alcohol in the finish and aftertaste. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Overall, wow! This is a very tasty beer! Will drink again.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AGCostaNeves (14) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - DEC 19, 2014
Poured into the cup revealed a dark, opaque and with a median turbidity brown color reminiscent of the famous Trappist Belgian. The foam is beige, good training, and consistent with medium bubbles and reasonable persistence. Some rents have dropped the sides of the bowl and a thin residual cover left on the net along the tasting. Perlage (bubbles) noticeable. The aroma was found to be very pleasant and moderately volatile. With a distinctly malty profile that led roasting notes (bitter chocolate), caramel and toasted and toffee, brown sugar, yeast (mitigated), subtle fruity plums, raisins and bananas and discreet bitterness with herbal and floral nuances. Alcohol volatilize well and remember port wine. On the palate the net presents liqueur and leaves pleasantly mouth full. Ready shows a strong malty base with even more intense impressions that those seized by smell. I noticed notes roasting (dark chocolate), caramel, toffee, toasted, brown sugar, yeast, fruity plums, raisins and banana grapes, wood, port wine and supporting hops herbal / floral (IBU 28). The final taste is pronounced and the aftertaste is sweet and alcoholic. The body is medium-high and the carbonation is average. Alcohol ABV 10.0% is slightly noticeable and causes pleasant warming. Palatability (drinkability), despite the malted profile, it is commendable! This Quadruppel has a strong presence malt keeping the yeast in action for longer, but has low hopping, alcohol only noticed the heat generated at the end of the sip. The Brewery Mikkeller is lavish in making experiments, without holding faithfully to the classic characteristics of the styles. This Monk’s Elixir, becomes just like the Belgian classic, but has its virtues. Malted (balance a little short), with good complexity and robustness, provided a great tasting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FraekkeFyr87 (24) - - DEC 19, 2014
The aroma is very sweet. There is also some pilsner and IPA in the aroma. The color is brown/black. The taste is fresh and reminds me of a trappist beer. A light and slightly sweet taste. It feels very light on the tongue. An excellent beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (1880) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2014
Draught at Ølhus Kobenhavn. Thick brown color, beige head. Bittersweet taste with citrus, toffee, malts, yeast, earthy notes and ripe fruits. Bittersweet finish with citrus, yeast, earthy notes snd toffee. Very nice belgian strong ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thorongil2 (1390) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
(bottle) clear dark brown colour with a tall brown head; aroma of caramel, stewed fruit; smooth, balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish, well balanced alcohol

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CharlieFields (5) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 15, 2014 does not count
Bottle (33 cl.) from 2D2Dspuma (Barcelona). Aroma: Toast malts, hops, yeasts, alcohol. Appearance: Dark brown color, cloudy liquid, frothy and tan head. Taste: Heavy bitterness, light sweetness. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, long finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Helsdon (207) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
After an unbelievably grinding, brutal, mentally-crushing, couple of days. (You wouldn’t believe me if I told you.) I finally had the time to sit down to a couple of good beers. This bad boy pours a cloudy earthy brown with a dusty brown head. Smells lie raisins, molasses and malts, with just a hint of booze. Decent carbonation in my bottle. The taste isn’t as rich as I thought it would be. I get booze, malts, that nice fruitiness seems to have gone AWOL. Fuck I don’t know. I’m just happy to be less homeless, poorer and having a beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Canmoore (285) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
Pours a very dark ruby red, with a frothy off white head. Aroma notes include figs, dates, raisins, sugar cane, and plums. Tasting notes include rich dark malts like figs, dates, plums, raisins, yeast, and some alcohol. Nice quad, but not as refined as other quads that I have had.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OOKPIKABLE (118) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle from lcbo in toronto. Pours deep brown with abundant off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, cherries and wine. Tastes of chocolate, cherries, wine and booze. 10% abv is well hidden. Lingering aftertaste of raisin and booze.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (2499) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
Pours dirty brown with a moderate velvet beige head. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, candi sugar, raisin and fig. Taste is much the same, very sickly sweet.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quorce (30) - Katowice, POLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Color very dark, almost black. Slightly noticeable alcohol, especially at the end. Great chocolate and toffee aromas! Average carbonation. Tastes serious nice.


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