Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 997   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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johnnnniee (4457) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Pours a slightly hazy dark brown with beautiful ruby highlights when held to light. Huge fluffy off white head persists forever. Smells of dark fruits, brown sugar, spicy yeast, and a touch of alcohol. Taste is very nice with lots of dark fruits, spices, sweet malts, maybe a touch of alcohol. Mouthfeel is creamy and a little syrupy, body is full, carbonation is crisp but not overpowering. I liked this one a lot.

beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark brown/reddish color with a frothy eggshell colored head. Aroma quite malty with caramel, dark fruit, breadiness, spice and some funk. Flavor is also fairly malty, with a good amount of breadiness, dark fruit, caramel and spice, along with the funk. The body is medium with a dry mouthfeel. Overall a solid Quad, but not as good as the authentic Belgian Trappist ones.

BrewBoxer (2667) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Draft @ mission dolores. Pours a dark ruby reddish brown color with a nice radind head. Smells of cherries, carmel and cake. Tastes of fruit, molasses and syrup. Not bad, but nothing great. Wouldnt seek this out again

VertBaconStrips (2422) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - JAN 28, 2011
Quickly: Mellow tasting brew with roasty and chocolate notes that comes across a bit on the hot side. Headache will greet me in the morning. Pours out a really dark brown brew with an average blublblbby light brown cap that leaves decent lacing. Asian Hooker by Steel Panther... soo good! Roasty smells with plum, fig, choc, candy, sweetness from citrus, light alc, peppermint, stellar aroma after I let it sit in open on the desk here for an hour. Then again, sometimes I get odd chemical medicinal blasts Cherries, sweet and syrupy - this seems to change at will - very cool. Not the greatest aroma but the variety over time is stupendous. A generous warming has not helped the flavour achieve any greatness. Similar tastes. Plenty of alc when warmer along with some hot stiff hops, dates, figs, molasses, burnt sugar, not a fan of the heat here. Another Anthrax air drum session interrupted this review - the 4th. Like, shit - Persistence of Time is such an excellent album. Light choc, most bitter I think, but it’s hard to pick that out at this point as I’m going back on 2 of 3 words fixing spelling mistakes. Yeast is starting to take it’s toll, which is cool. It is a bit dulling though. K, enought. I’m tired, tanked and tired cause I’m an out of shape zilch. I’m not impressed. And my drumming is slipping.

Rasmus40 (22129) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2011
Dark brown with a lasting brown head. Aroma is sweet, heavy malty, dried fruit and yeast. Flavor is rather sweet. Full bodied and smooth with some alcohol in the finish. 080111

dimenhetfield (2554) - , Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2011
750ml bottle. Dark murky pour with a hazy center. Brownish with a fluffy white head. Aroma is a little bland, but with subtle hints of fruit and yeast. Flavor is much like the aroma, yeasty and somewhat bready. Decent but not the best Mikkeller beer out there.

BeerBaboon (2144) - FINLAND - JAN 23, 2011
Mikkellerin munkkieliksiiri sai kunnian olla eilisen maistelusessiomme ensimmäinen olueni. Se oli tumman ruskea olut ja omasi beigen vaahdon. Tuoksu oli tumman hedelmäinen, lakritsinen siirappinen ja hiivainen. Maultaan se taasen oli lakritsinen ja tumman hedelmäinen. Oluen hiivaisuus on hieman erikoinen ja maussa onkin jotain outoa tuhkaisuutta tai jopa tupakkaisuutta. Ehkä hieman kevyt olut 10% vahvuiseksi.

madmitch76 (26368) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2011
1st March 2009
Cloudy dark brown beer. Frothy short lived tan head. Dry and saccharine sweet beer. A little malt and a little fruit but overwhelmed by the dry sweetness. Very dry finish. A little odd and too dry but it’s not terrible.

EricE (1372) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Thick hazy red-brown pour with a light tan head. Malty aroma with grain and cherry. Not much flavor. Very watery with some biscuit. A bit bitter.

nimbleprop (8924) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2011
750ml bottle purs a hazy purple with one ring of white head. Sweet nose, apples, sugar, light spice. Flavor is sweet, candy sugar, Belgian yeast. Finish is sweet, medium bodied.

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