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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

287 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 287
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 18
Gots: 24 | 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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-22-2008)
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Ratings: 287 | Reviews: 133 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

jmccraney, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Walkerjgt, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Iparedman, Jun 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

bostonryan, Jun 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

kk73, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of Stinkypuss
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Stinkypuss, Jun 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Ciocanelu, Jun 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

KJ2013, Jun 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

leitmotif, Jun 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

sia478, May 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

nineworldseries, May 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

salthemonster, May 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

AnthemOfTheSun, May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

BrazilianAussie, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

vhmf1978, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of NVP12345
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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).

NVP12345, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of BlazerT
3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

BlazerT, Apr 20, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Sludgeman, Mar 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

BuckTuckian, Mar 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

hoppymcgee, Mar 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

boqonx, Mar 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

liamt07, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

ToddHolder, Mar 04, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev -1%
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.

Hopswagger, Mar 03, 2014
Monk's Elixir (Monk's Brew) from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 287 ratings.