Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark


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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ysolem (35) - - AUG 22, 2013
Un gout d eau de source me domine les sens. Elle est légère pour une bière foncée . Elle se déguste avec plaisir !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
huineman (100) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 6, 2015
Pours dark amber with reddish shades. Frothy tawny head. Aroma is sweet ripe banana and espresso coffee. Full body. Powerful and fresh. Creamy. Metallic and bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lillunken (35) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2015
Flaska på norrlands, Uppsala. Doftar maltig sötma och belgisk jäst. Välbalanserad söt smak med svaga jordiga toner. Mycket god och lättdrucken.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
salvaticas (511) - - APR 25, 2015
On tap at Schatzi's. Malty and bright on the nose. Pours a very dark brown. Light bodied but flavorful. Good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StoutHead (810) - DENMARK - APR 21, 2015
On tap. Pours a brown color with a small beige head. Thick aroma of malt, sugar and fruits. Taste is of malts, lots of darker fruits, vanilla, molasses and alcohol. Medium body and carbonation. Okay, I guess, but I didn’t love it. I think I expected a bit more body from it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
procraste (100) - FRANCE - APR 12, 2015
Robe noir, fraîcheur, ampleur gazeuse, mais reste liquide pas trop épaisse. Presque un nez de gueuze, une acidité cidrée délicate. Presque une belge traditionnelle de noël sans le sucre. C’est très équilibré et agréable. Des notes de fruits rouge confits. Une traînée piquante et acidulée en fin de bouche ... Je ne sais pas trop ou est le malt mais il doit contrebalancer l’acidité et jouer son rôle dans l’équilibre.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stoned99 (363) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle from Guelph LCBO. Aroma: sugar candies, barley malt, red fruits, raisin. App: brown reddish, minimal tan head. Taste and palate: full body, medium to high sweetness, soft carbonation, light bitter and light alcohol warming finish. Overall: quite too sweet for my tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StilleStorm (1001) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 4, 2015
DWF; Bottle 330 ml. Pours moderate, dark brown with a frothy to creamy, lacing, tan head. Nose is heavy malt, caramel, honey, yeast, ripe fruit, alchol and spice. Taste is moderate to heavy sweet, light bitter with a lasting warming, roasted nutty finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwianer (3427) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - APR 3, 2015
The head is robust, the body darkbrown. It smells malty, yeasty fruity. The taste is yeasty, fermented fruits, lightly bitter. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1639) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2015
This a very decent Quad. Lots of red fruits in the aroma. Candy fresh with a very decent malt background. Good stuff. Silky and rich mouthfeel. Just the carbonation it needs to apeal to this style. Still easy to drink and tasty. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoR (622) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle. Pours a reddish amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruits, spices. Taste is same, plus caramel. Pretty good.

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