Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 903   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerenberger (1581) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (2379) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2015
Bottle as a birthday gift from Pix. Cheers! Pours a deep amber / mahogany colour with a frothy cream head. Interesting aroma of stewed fruits and caramel. The taste is spicy with caramel, liquorice, bread and cloves. The alcohol is fairly evident and gives a pleasant warmth to it. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
anstei (521) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - NOV 6, 2015
Tap at Erzbierschof Zurich. A rather atypical Quad compared to the Holy Trinity. Sweet and full of berries, but definitely weaker as I would have expected from 10% ABV quad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hallstein (352) - Skogn, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2015
Aroma of spicy dark fruit, plums, raisin, candi sugar, spicy malt and caramel. Flavor is very nice with much of the same as the aroma. Yeasty notes. Well crafted, balanced quad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fombe89 (1098) - Asturias, SPAIN - NOV 6, 2015
Botella. @La Barrica 13, Candas 05/11/2015. BBD:19/01/12 Color marrón, aromas pasa frutal, sabor dulce, cuerpo alto.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (3200) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown pour. Aroma of fruity yeast, ripe fruit, raisin and caramel. Taste has lots of raisin, caramelised malt and fruity belgian trappist yeast. Quite nice dark trappist ale.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomaz (75) - , GERMANY - NOV 4, 2015
Une Trappiste? Non. Mais presque, les choses surprenantes, elle pétille agréablement et longuement en bouche, l alcool laisse se développer lentement les arômes maltés de cacao, cuir, prunes confites. Un tic trop sucré je trouve, mais on est dans ligne des bières trappistes. Mis 7 en goût car elle n offre rien de surprenant. Même si elle est très bien faite et bâtie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (1562) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2015
Bottle split two ways. Pours murky dark brown with a huge tan head. Notes of honey, syrup, dark malts, raisins, figs, dates, caramel with some light yeast notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
monk191 (1458) - California, USA - OCT 22, 2015
Another tasty, unique beer from Mikkeller. Pours a deep muddy red with a tan head. Smells of earthiness, herbs, juniper and lemon. Taste is strong and sweet, with more earthiness and herbiness with some lemon in the finish. Had in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (1587) - SPAIN - OCT 17, 2015
Tap / Tirador. @ Irreale, Madrid, España A: Brown / Marron. T/S: Malt, caramel, fruity, alcohol / Malta, caramelo, afrutado, alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1671) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2015
Bottle: Been saving this in the beer fridge fro a while - decants a dark brown with a 1 finger frothy tan cap (uncommon for the style)...Nice blend of dark roasty grains, with light fruits and treacle in the aroma - taste is rich in roasty-bready malts with a remarkable balance of hop bittering...incredible high yeast attenuation makes this non swet and actually dry and roasty in the finish - not sweet and molasses-like as many of the trappist ales are that this imitates. I like this take on dark trap ales.

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