Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 974   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 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
oberschlesier (22) - Kattowitz, UPPER SILESIA, - MAY 15, 2017
Aroma: at the beginning - notes of fresh grapes, some wine. Then some dry friuts, raisins, belgian yeast. Very, very sweet. Taste - very sweet, some alcohol and ugly taste of wet paper in aftertaste (oxidation?) Average head, dull brown color. It wasnt good. MEH.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
androman (2198) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2017
33cl bottle at home from De Caigny, Belgium. Nose is dried fruits, brown sugar. Body is clear dark brown, head is medium, brownish, frothy, average lasting, good lacing. Aroma is honey, dates, brown sugar, molasses, roasted malt. Medium to heavy sweet, light bitter, light fruity sour. Finish is medium lasting fruity medium bittersweet, light alcohol sour, medium alcohol warmth. Full body, slightly sticky texture, lively carbonation. Bit heavy dessertish beer, quite well balanced, not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tanel025 (100) - ESTONIA - APR 30, 2017
Aroma: fruits, caramel. Dark brown liquid with beige head, stays. Taste is coca-cola with resins and banana, also some candy sugar. Alcohol is well hidden, malts aswell. Pretty surprising beer I would say. Banana dominates over malts :) Very interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Korcz (3134) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 19, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Klasyczny ciemny Belg, ciemne owoce i melanoidyny, trochę alkoholu.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OminouSC2 (615) - Mora, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2017
Hazy brown color, medium sized brown head. Sweet aromas of caramel, dried fruits, sugar, syrup, spices, yeast, alcohol and citrus. Taste of dried fruits, alcohol, brown sugar, yeast, spices and bananas. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Icedwarf (1560) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2017
Zwart bier met shcuim. Smaak is licht zoet en krachtig met iets van karamel, drop en anijs. Voor een quadrupel vrij licht en vlak van smaak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
janubio (829) - SPAIN - APR 2, 2017
Brown colour, small head with long retention, good lace. Aroma of caramel, sugar, dark fruits. Medium to full body, average carbonation, sticky. Taste of dark fruits, caramel, wine, dark fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (789) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2017
Bottle at home (bb 30/08/22). Pours dark with a fast disappearing head. Aroma of malts, dark fruits, caramel, brown sugar, metallic, yeast, alcohol. Taste is over moderate to heavy sweet, moderate bitter, light yeasty sweet malty aftertaste, warming alcohol. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LLaurin (455) - Motala, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2017
Pours very nicely in red amber with high head. Taste is rich, almost sparkling with lots of sweetness and malty richness. Palate is a little alcohol but still malty and rich.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZodiacM (1100) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2017
LCI. Very good strong belgian ale, aromas of malts and yeast, flavours of malts, yeast and some red fruit. Very good!

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