BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2011
38cl, at 10.5%Vol, as Monk’s Elixir (Lagret på rødvinsfade med Brettanomyces), new exclusive Danish brew Anno 2011, thx to Jeppe!, complex brew, fruity/vinous and slightly sour/woody, not too heavy, balanced, hazy, good head, good brew, yet very expensive! ClubGonzo (5685) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours a murky deep brown body with a medium light beige frothy head. Nose is complex and quite nice: tart, berry-like brett tones, lemon, wood, red wine, vanilla, white pepper, grapes and dark malts. Taste is herbal sugary tones, sweet malts, red wine and hints of vanilla. Mildly bubbling carbonation, undoubtly subdued from the barrel aging. The whole thing doesn’t seem to agree with me: where is this thing going? What does it want from me? It’s not quite sour, nor too sweet, yet it seems to be wanting to go in each of those directions. The brett character somehow manages to blend in with the red wine, but the barrel character is overshadowed by the sweet malty tones from the Belgian strong ale. All in all, this is too much of a wild fandango in my mouth and I really feel a bit more structure would be good. Very interesting though, and highly original: this is a beer you don’t taste too often - I don’t care how much of a blase ticker you are. :-) jesperhammer (4825) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2011
10-SEP-2011, bottle @home, from "Superbest".
Dark brown with a slight red hue. High lasting beige head.
Nose is really bretty with barnyard notes. Taste is malty, caramel, red wine, gun powder and malty fruits. Tart and dry at first, but then sweet and malty. No real bitterness.
Fantastic brew. _angst_ (4802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2012
375 ml bottle courtesy of tkrjukoff. Shared at epic tasting on February 11. Pours dark reddish brown with a thick off-white head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, slightly sour and intense with figs, cherries, brown sugar, orange peal, grapes, wood and alcohol. Taste is sweet and slightly acidic with raisins, figs, dates, cherries, burnt sugar and alcohol. there are also hints of farmyard and horse blanket. Mouthfeel is full bodied and sticky sweet. Finish is sweet, tart and fruity with dark fruits and brown sugar.
sfhodense (4788) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2011
Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, brett, redwine and dark fruit. Flavour is caramel, light brett, fark fruit and light redwine. Needs more complexity to be perfect.
stouby (4692) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle at No5. Unclear red-brown with a beige head. Aroma medium malty (red fruits, red wine, barrels/Wood) and yeasty (Brett). Flavor light to medium sweet and sour, smooth, fantastic. Medium body. Bullit (4642) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 7, 2011
Bottle from Brewdog online shop. Murky ark brown colour, foamy brown head. Nose of cherry fruits, candy sugar, bit of spices, slightest hint of vanilla. Flavour is sour fruits, red wine tannines and candy sugar upfront, followed by a dry woodyness, some spices. Dry finish. Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2011
Bottle at ACBF 2011. Hazy darl brown pour. Aroma of brett, varnish, church. Flavor is sour, spicy and with some fruits. Nice brew. markextrae (4448) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2015
shared 375cl bottle, poured a murky dark amber brown colour with a tanned head, notes of sweet caramel malts, tart red fruits, red grapes, oak, earth, spice yeast notes, vineous notes, slight tart acid finish. not the best monk’s version tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2012
Bottle, pours dark murky mahogany with a rich beige head leaving some lace. Aroma is sweet, vinous, fruity, grapes, spicy, yeasty, sour. Flavor is sweet, sour, oak, fidges, yeasty, brown sugar, phenolic, slightly smokey and bitter. Finishes sweet Sour bitter.