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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

276 Ratings
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Ratings: 276
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.85%
Wants: 18
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
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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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-22-2008)
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-09-2014 00:26:09 | More by salthemonster
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AnthemOfTheSun

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-05-2014 04:50:32 | More by AnthemOfTheSun
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BrazilianAussie

Brazil

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-28-2014 00:42:40 | More by BrazilianAussie
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vhmf1978

Brazil

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-25-2014 02:45:46 | More by vhmf1978
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NVP12345

New York

4.01/5  rDev +3.1%

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).

04-21-2014 03:16:42 | More by NVP12345
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BlazerT

Poland

3.55/5  rDev -8.7%

Teku glass/trappis glass.
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.

O: In overall complex malty beer, not the ideal because of too perfumy alcohol aroma, and too little dried fruits. Worth trying.

04-20-2014 10:11:02 | More by BlazerT
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.18/5  rDev +7.5%

A bomber (25.4 oz.) for $14.99. Poured into a chalice.

Starts sweet but then the dark fruit dark fruit followed by faint whiskey takes over and ends with the whiskey/alcohol warming the palate. But this is not a beer with a bourbon chaser. I like this brew and at a 10+% ABV it has a great taste that will knock you on your ass if you are not careful. 4.25

A - Pours an opaque brown with garnet highlights with a one-finger tan head (halfway between rocky and mousey). Nice lacing. Minor alcohol legs. 3.75

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

MF – Med-heavy body, semi-dry finish, alcohol lasts on the palate, warming. 3.75

03-31-2014 10:22:06 | More by Sludgeman
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-21-2014 03:50:37 | More by afsdan
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-20-2014 16:49:03 | More by BuckTuckian
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-20-2014 01:10:30 | More by hoppymcgee
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boqonx

Hong Kong

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-15-2014 04:02:08 | More by boqonx
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-09-2014 22:32:42 | More by liamt07
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ToddHolder

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-04-2014 17:38:20 | More by ToddHolder
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

3.86/5  rDev -0.8%

P: Pours a dirty brown body with chunky floaters and a airy khaki head that settles to a swirled wake. Milky lacing slips and slides around the edges.

S: Oxidation has set in. A treasure trove of dark fruits soaked in spiced rum, old leather, slight vegetable matter, graham cracker pie crust, and faint whiffs of banana bread.

T/M: Oxidation has hit this hard with a soapy residue masking the flavors and covering the palate. Dark fruits, heavy handed spice and bitter apple peels still shine through. Anise star, clove, cinnamon, and pippali pepper, cardboard, bready yeast and Belgian candy sugar. Stick body that has wondered on the side of light-medium. A hefty dose of carbonation allows this brew to tingle the entire mouth.

O: This bad boy has been in my closet for about 2 years and I kept forgetting about it. Glad I finally pulled it out and enjoyed it. Slightly oxidized but overall a great beer. I really enjoyed the dark fruits, spices and rum mingled into the yeasty backdrop.

03-03-2014 01:44:50 | More by Hopswagger
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.36/5  rDev -13.6%

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Feb 2018. Picked up ages ago from Trembling Madness in York and stashed in my garage. This is Mikkeller's take on a Belgian quad.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A very dark brown that appears pitch black in the glass. Produces a large head of creamy beige foam with good retention; this slowly reduces to a thick surface layer. Some lacing. Aroma of fruity malt with hints of prunes, dried fruit, brown sugar, caramel, subtle yeast esters and earthiness. Sweet and malty, with a warming whiff of booze in the background.

Tastes of fruity malt with a yeasty finish. Notes of dried fruit, brown sugar, caramel, earthy yeast, faint esters and hints of stewed leaves. Quite sweet, with a touch of booze in the background. A lingering yeasty character upon swallowing; little bitterness to speak of. Mouthfeel is smooth and dry, with light carbonation and decent body for the style. Mildly astringent, followed by an aftertaste of sweet malt, vague fruitiness and earthy yeast.

Hmmmm - not terrible but certainly sub-par. It looks great, however the aroma and flavour have a lack of depth and development. The overall character is wishy-washy; sweet and fruity but not fully committed. Body is OK but not amazing. My impression is that it is under-attenuated, possibly due to not being fermented at a sufficiently high temperature. It falls short of the best that the style can offer. No need to hunt it down.

03-01-2014 02:28:26 | More by jazzyjeff13
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

02-27-2014 20:57:34 | More by valianes
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fellowrs

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-10-2014 16:06:19 | More by fellowrs
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dataylor21

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

02-04-2014 18:44:35 | More by dataylor21
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

02-03-2014 19:13:33 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-17-2014 14:39:05 | More by SocalKicks
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.33/5  rDev -14.4%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep reddish brown. Big cream head. Settles to pretty patterns of wisps and a chunky collar. Nice lacing.

Smell - Fruity. Figgy and sweet smelling. Brown sugar. Booze.

Taste - Sweet and sugary. More dark fruits. Earthy and bitter. Lots of caramel. Lingering sugars.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Medium carbonation. Very sweet.

Overall - This is excessively sweet. Not even a caramelly sweetness or brown sugar. Just lots of unexciting sugar.

12-25-2013 22:57:04 | More by Alieniloquium
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Jose9e

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -10%

12-23-2013 20:01:57 | More by Jose9e
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Sparky44

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-15-2013 01:48:51 | More by Sparky44
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jwg782

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

12-06-2013 20:47:09 | More by jwg782
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-25-2013 01:29:57 | More by Reagan1984
Monk's Elixir (Monk's Brew) from Mikkeller ApS
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