Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 855   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vanvenlo (1396) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2014
Grain and Grape bottle (31-May-2014) Sweet malt herbal aroma.Black colour, low head &suds lace.Big spirit sweet plum herbal flavour.Sweet plum herbal finish and roast sweet malt aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alkolas510 (810) - Vänersborg, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2014
Kolsvart med litet skum. Doftar torkade frukter och belgiskt. Ganska söt men med bra balans!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (4175) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 28, 2014
With Daria & Filip @MBR, Zagreb. Poured a very dark body with a big off white head. Heavy malty aroma with strong notes of apple compote, fruity, berryish, but doesn’t overextend itself. The taste is, obviously built on a solid sweet malty backbone, fruity, creamy, some notes of grapes, clean and balanced, only slightly oily. All in all a damn well executed beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zekada (380) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle from Mogwai Mat & Bar. Smell is not very inviting, though sweet and fresh. Pours brown with a small beige head. Taste is sweet and easy. Some raisins and a hint of malts. Palate is a bit to easy for a quadrupel beer. Overall a good alternative for many of the more famous trappist beers

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6270) - Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks good; a fairly transparent dark amberish brown with foamy light beige head. Smells of dark fruit and Belgian yeast. Some discernible raisin. Tastes like it smells with a surprisingly smooth mouthfeel for the abv. More candied sugar than raisin on the tongue, but still well balanced. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
Deep brown pour with a thick tan head. The nose is rich and softly sweet. Has a fairly bright plum and date nose. There is a touch of raisin and a little bit of cherry as well. Fairly boozy but not entirely unpleasant. There is a touch of fruity tartness that, along with the booze, cuts through the sweetness a bit. It’s got a fairly nice candi sugar flavour along with a soft stewed fruit sweetness. Nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (631) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2014
330ml bottle. Deep mahogany with a foamy beige head. Flavors are bread, dark fruits, molasses, toffee, chocolate, spices and alcohol with woodsy hops. Medium to full body, moderate to high carbonation, oily texture. Not in the same league as its Belgian counterparts, but very enjoyable nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Canmoore (310) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1557) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle from BrewDog Nottingham. Coloyr is redish brown with a thin off white head. Aroma has dark fruit, chocolate, vanilla, and caramel. The taste starts sweet both has a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2007
tap. it has a very dark brown color with a brown head. it is very sweet like candy sugar. fruity and yeasty.

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