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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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BA SCORE
87
very good

263 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 17
Gots: 19 | 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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Hopswagger

South Carolina

3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

United Kingdom (England)

3.36/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

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%

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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.33/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

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%

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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-25-2013 01:29:57 | More by Reagan1984
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Doomfag

United Kingdom (England)

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

11-16-2013 21:21:51 | More by Doomfag
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California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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South Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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Alaska

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -10%

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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

09-21-2013 19:06:24 | More by Danny1217
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Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -10%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10%

08-31-2013 22:05:45 | More by Gonzoillini
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Estonia

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

08-27-2013 16:30:39 | More by pkenkman
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MaevaS

France

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

08-25-2013 19:02:57 | More by MaevaS
Monk's Elixir (Monk's Brew) from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.