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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TrefwoordPunk (818) - Leiden, - APR 25, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a reddish brown with a big tan head and a sweet aroma of cherries, caramel and sugar syrup. The taste is sweet and a bit alcoholic, but surprisingly complex. There’s lots of sweet malts, with notes of toffee, dark chocolate, overripe fruits, brown sugar and some yeast. The finish is a nice lasting mixture of medium-bitter hops, some sticky sweetness and warming alcohol. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sammyboyy (45) - Shawinigan, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2015
Belle robe, ça sent bon, on peut goûter les levures belge classique.Quand même assez acide pour une trappiste. On perçoit le goût de poires, un peu l’alcool à 10%, mais c’est bien caché. Un peu un goût de mélasse, pomme et un peu fruits sucrés. J’aime bien, mais pas dans la même catégories que les grosses quads.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (353) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 27, 2015
On tap @ Erzbierschof. Dark brown color with small tan head. Yeasty, sugary, dark aroma with pears. Taste is candied fruits, candied sugar, yeasty, sweet apple most. Pears! Lots of pears. No bitterness in the finish. Smooth carbonation. Aftertaste is subtle. Not as heavy as I?d expected it. A nice brew, but cannot match against the top quadrupels. Also, lots of apples :D

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrianWillum (216) - København S., DENMARK - JAN 26, 2015
Gamle noter fra tidligere ølsmagning: Duft 3,3 ud af 5 Smag 3,8 ud af 5 Udseende 4 ud af 5 I alt: 6,8 ud af 10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (6101) - Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Draft to taster at Eight Ball from notes. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor had nice dark fruit, hints of chocolate, raisins, vanilla, sweet caramel, some alcohol, dry at the finish, medium full bodied, warming, solid enough to try again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puren (98) - POLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Piana: obfita, drobna, utrzymuje się, świetny lacing;
Aromat: dzikie drożdże, wino, owoce w alkoholu;
Smak: słodki, rodzynki, porto, alkoholowy, chlebowy;
Odczucie: dosyć treściwe, rozgrzewa w przełyku, zalepiające;
Ogólnie: okropnie słodkie, ale przyjemne.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1457) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2015
Pours brown with some head that leaves a covering and some lacing. Nose is sweet burnt sugar. Flavours of burnt sugar, toast, brown bread and dark fruit. Taste med/heavy sweet light bitter. Medium silky body with med carbonation

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1218) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2015
330 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a goblet. Pours clear ruby-chestnut with a moderate tan head that fades slowly to a thin cover and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. The nose has big molasses, caramel, raisin and fig, along with candy sugar, Belgian yeast and subtle noble hops. The flavour is moderately sweet with brown sugar, caramel, figs and raisins. Subtle noble hops are present for balance, along with a soft pepperiness. The finish is long and malty but with a subtle hop note as well. The alcohol is more apparent than it could be. On the palate, it is medium in body with a milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, a respectable quad, but not up to the usual Mikkeller standard. It falls short on complexity and feels slightly harsh. 2015-01-14

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rammer (191) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 7, 2015
Belgium is felt, but still in their own way. Good, but not bright. Simple little flavor and taste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lukin (504) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
bottle. Dark ruby-red colour with thin head. Very fruity nose and taste; berries, cherries, raisins. Boozy and rich. Good quad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Percy0103 (228) - MEXICO - DEC 31, 2014
3oz sample at Expo Cerveza Mexico 2014. A dark beer with a red hue at the bottom and almost no head. Aroma is of caramel, dried fruits and alcohol. Taste is bitter with a somewhat sweet finish. Some carbonation and astringency. Strong floral aftertaste. Reminds me of mint.

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