Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 971   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proefbrouwerij in Lochristi, Belgium. Known as Monks 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
Monks 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - OCT 19, 2010
Pretty murky brown with some red. Lasting light beige head. Touch of butterscotch. Dried fruit and some cherry. Dry and light bodied. Some bread crust and plum. A little acidic but more in a fruity way and some caramel richness as well. An interesting strong dark ale. Hard to really figure out and nothing to really latch in to. Not bad, but I can think of a lot of easy substitutes that I would rather go for.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wkalle (263) - SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2010
On draft at Mikkeller, pours dark with brown head and nice lacing. Raisins and dark fruit in aroma. Sweet bread in flavor and a long lasting rather bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2010
(draft @ The Old Toad Mikkeller Beer Dinner) Dark caramel color with a thin tan head. Big malt aroma with a ton of spice and yeast. Caramel flavors and malt abound with a big helping of candy sugar and yeast near the middle. Nice and spicy at the finish. Utterly fantastic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
atxdelivery (30) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2010
Let this bottle chill for about 20 minutes. An unbelievable combination of cholate, tar, toffee, and other sweet stuff. The beer compliments the good sweet stuff with nice strong alcohol burn. I would suggest this beer to be drank when your at home an\d pissed of at your girlfriend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (11461) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2010
man, the candi sugar and brown sugar make their presence known. great blend of spicy yeast with vanilla and sweet overtones and a hint of hops. very pleasant to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Die_Kapusta (191) - Malm, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2010
Brownish pour. Minimal head.

Smells like autumn leaves, rain, yeast and bread.

Taste is leafy with herbs, dark bread, cocoa and a bit of raisins.

I have tried this a few times but I havent got a very strong impression of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Poured from a corked and caged 750ml bottle. This beer has aromas of carmel and bread and dough with hints of banana. The appearance is beautiful, with a deep red color with a small offwhite head that quickly disappears. The taste is very complex with cocoa, caramel, toffee, dough, raisin notes all coming through at very stages. The finish is long and lovely. This is a keeper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (16563) - DENMARK - SEP 19, 2010
Draft @ FairBar. Murky brown with small tan head. Flavour is malt, caramel, dark fruit, yeast and hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennisjoel (1425) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Pours a dirty brown body with thin head, especially for the style. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel, vanilla. Pretty spot on for style, however, slightly undercarbonated, which detracts. Not as good as many in the style. The ABV is well hidden. Not worth the extra $$$, as I can get better within the style at a cheaper price point.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 8, 2010
0, 75 l bottle, shared with& courtesy of Balazs, thanks!
Deep ruby appearance with a small beige-tan lacing head. At the first time the aroma was very moderated but after a while it was opened by the air and temperature....Fruity aroma with plum and raisins, sweet alcohol, spicey clove, dark chocolate and some vinous perfume . Molasses, caramel in the first slips but after the swallow and a bit of roasted malt comes a liqueric taste with dark chocolate, woods and some vinous character. The chocolate and cocoafinished with a fruity character of plum, raisins and figs with a nice lurky hops. Wooow

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