Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 845   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Cola colored body with a bubbly tan head showing lots of carbonation coming through. Sweet aroma, has a touch of red licorice, plums, and brown sugar. Light flavor, hides the alcohol well. Has some character of plums or raisins, with a candy sugar finish. Very light palate and the carbonation that was present at the pour disappears by the end of a glass.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AleRider78 (69) - - MAR 25, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours a big frothy tan head and has a hazy brown appearance. Lacing is ok. Aromas of bread, roasty malts, resin hops, raisins. Flavours are mostly roasted malts, notes of earthy and resin hops, fairly strong raisins notes. Has a bit of a yeasty finish. Some brown sugar becomes a bit more noticeable the longer it sits. Full body, thin oily feel. lively carbonation. Finish is a bit bitter and astringent. Good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ston3s42 (19) - - MAR 25, 2015
Dark brown appearance with some head that stays on for a while. Complex taste of caramel and nuts, with aftertaste of some alcohol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (3786) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle at Örebro Ölcafé under the name Monks Brew. Malty smell with dried fruit. Sweet malty taste with dried fruit and plums. Very well hidden alcohol. Smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GregClow (2937) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle from the LCBO. Clear dark ruby-brown body (which probably would’ve been hazy if I hadn’t kept the last glug in the bottle) with a small and tight tan head. Aroma of caramelized sugar, bit of dark cherry and vanilla, faint hint of clove. Medium-thin body. Flavour is a bit muddled - starts with sweet caramel, but quickly dries out with peppery yeast and an off-balance and astringent bitterness. Not a fan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jksipa (453) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle from the LCBO. Murky dark brown pour with a small lingering tan head. Nose is yeast, roasted malts, toffee and ripe fruit. Lightly sweet toffee, plum, raisin and banana with a balancing chocolate bitterness and a tartness throughout. Alcohol is well integrated. Medium creamy mouth with average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (722) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle. Brown body with tan head. Aroma is slightly roasted malts, dark caramel, some yeast and hints of ripe fruits. Taste is also Belgian yeast some red fruits and hints of brett. Aftertaste is dark roasted caramel some sourness and slightly bitter. Liked it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CPH2200 (324) - DENMARK - FEB 28, 2015
bottle 2015 edition 10.0% abv. dark amber colour. sweet taste with dark fruits and syropp notes. excellent!
Earlier Rating: 5/11/2013 Total Score: 4.1
330 ml bottle (monks brew). cannot find evidence that this is brewed in belgium? Pours dark brown with large fluffy head and some lacing. sweet fruity aroma, taste does not dissapoint, sweet with notes of plum and syrup. Does not share the alcohol character of the rocheforts despite the high abv.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Werthergoethe (73) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 28, 2015
Великол& крепкий тёмный эль, в лучший традици& бельгий& монасты& элей. Карамел& вкус.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
budedou (480) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - FEB 26, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mjp12 (566) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Decent quad style beer, complex yeast, chocolate and coffee aromas, with a sweet flavour. A final hop dig right at the end makes it easy to drink.

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