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Monk's Elixir (Monk's Brew) - Mikkeller ApS

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Monk's Elixir (Monk's Brew)Monk's Elixir (Monk's Brew)

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87
very good

267 Ratings
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Ratings: 267
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 18
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium.

Ingredients: Water, malt (pilsner and pale), candy syrup, cassonade sugar, hops (northern brewer, hallertauer and styrian goldings), ale yeast

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Zraly

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A small tasting on-tap at The Birch. Served in a small snifter.

Pours a dark garnet-brown with a touch of head. Really wonderful smell of cherries and dough -- smells like a bakery.

Rich, dark fruits predominate upfront with a touch of funk and phenols to play secondary roles. The alcohol is definitely present, as well as nut note. This reminds me a bit of a black forest cake. It tastes very good but given the weight and fairly heavy body, it is a bit think toward the end of the finish.

Overall, a really nice dessert beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-11-2011 21:59:47 | More by Zraly
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Pours a hazed brown with a white head.
Smells of fruit, leather, must, stale breath.
In the taste, sugary with figs and brown sugar.
Nice Trappist abbey vibe going on here.
Medium bodied, medium carbonation.
Overall, this is a good abbey style quad, much better than the usual American craft versions of the style. Definitely worth checking out.

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I wouldn't call this a conventional quad -- the roasted malty flavor and lighter, less-carbonated mouthfeel combined with the usual fruit and spice make this beer feel more like a blend of a quad and stout. It's highly drinkable and enjoyable, but I prefer a quad to be slightly less sweet and to have a fuller body. Worth trying, but I wouldn't go out of my way to pick it up again as it's more expensive than some other truly great quads (namely St Bernardus ABT12).

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A: Very dark copper, medium, light tan colour head with good lacing.

S: Complex malty sweetness - caramel, toast. Moderate, perfumy alcohols aroma. Moderatly low dark fruits esters - plum, rasins, dried cherry. No recognizable hop aroma.

T: In taste very malty complex, bread/toast malts, moderatly sweet. Low bitterness. Finish is semi-sweet to sweet with characteristic dried fruit esters.

M: Medium to high carbonation. Medium to full body. Oily texture. Alcohol warmth is not as noticable, as its perfumy aroma, it’s rather smooth.

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S – Dark fruit, spicy, a bit of vanilla hidden behind everything else. 4.25

T – Malty, sweetness (not cloying), a bit of raisins and licorice, some alcohol. 4.25

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Monk's Elixir (Monk's Brew) from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 267 ratings.