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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

269 Ratings
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Ratings: 269
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.85%
Wants: 17
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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-22-2008)
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

09-15-2013 18:12:10 | More by kjkinsey
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Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.8%

09-11-2013 14:20:35 | More by neckbracesub
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Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -10%

09-01-2013 16:07:25 | More by jaydoc
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10%

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

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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
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

08-20-2013 00:41:03 | More by ROGUE16
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StrongAleSkeptic

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

08-18-2013 21:46:54 | More by StrongAleSkeptic
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skholbrook1982

Arizona

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-16-2013 04:26:32 | More by skholbrook1982
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10%

08-09-2013 11:25:29 | More by DaPan
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-05-2013 14:15:00 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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Thedrizzle

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-05-2013 01:18:30 | More by Thedrizzle
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Zbeetleman

California

3.5/5  rDev -10%

07-16-2013 03:56:19 | More by Zbeetleman
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EastBay_Nick

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-13-2013 21:06:54 | More by EastBay_Nick
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-11-2013 00:43:47 | More by WOLFGANG
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BobZ

Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Ruddy brown with a nice 1" head that recedes to about a 1/4". A few yeasty floaties.

Smell: Dark fruit sweetness with molasses..

Taste: To style, dark raisin flavor with molasses an some bready malt. Well balanced complexity and like most quads it gets better as the temperature rises. The flavors all work very well together, the alcohol adds some warmth but is otherwise masked..

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and creamy on the palate,.

Overall: A very solid example of a Belgian quad, delicious.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 00:53:20 | More by BobZ
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kaufmaal

Alabama

4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I let this warm a bit before opening. Pours a very dark brown with some amber and orange highlights, a bit of a head that is gone right quick. Rum raisin smell, bready, prunes, juicy fruit gum, good maple syrup.

The taste is more fruit, soaked in cognac: raisins, plums, dates. A bit of a smoky, burned taste, like crunchy, darkened pie crust. Tart apples, port.

This one stays with you for a while. Chewy mouthfeel but not overly syrupy. A lot is going on, and a lot is done very well.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 02:10:48 | More by kaufmaal
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle (no date) into tulip

A- dark cola-colored hue with glimpses of amber in the light. Small 1-finger head with good retention and nice steady lacing. A really good-looking brew.

S- Belgian maltiness with breads, raisins, and booze.

T- the candied sweetness comes out first but quickly fades into plums, prunes,molasses. Also, a good roasted malt flavor with some woody smokiness but not much. A bit dry on the back end.

M- light to medium carbonation and a medium-sized mouthfeel. A little boozy but not as heavy as you would think for a 10% abv brew.

O- pretty good quad. A little heavier and darker than some of my normal faves. Seems a bit more like a BSDA. It was one I wanted to try but would be 10deep on my list of quads that I would seek out at the store.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 23:08:09 | More by JamesStreet
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caverog

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-10-2013 19:42:17 | More by caverog
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Poupae

Thailand

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-19-2013 23:53:21 | More by GRG1313
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KingSlayer

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-17-2013 03:49:24 | More by KingSlayer
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into chalice; no bottle dating, but likely at least a few years old.. Pours hazy extremely dark brown, almost black color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass; with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, prune, molasses, cocoa, toast, pepper, clove, toffee, roasted malt, dark bread, dark candi sugar, dark earthiness, and yeast spiciness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark malt and spicy yeast esters. Taste of raisin, prune, date, cocoa, molasses, toast, toffee, dark bread, dark candi sugar, light clove, and dark earthiness. Lingering notes of dark fruit, cocoa, molasses, toast, toffee, dark bread, dark candi sugar, light clove, and dark earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance and complexity of robust dark malt flavors with fruity/spicy yeast esters; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish; but still definitely a slow sipper. Overall this is an excellent Quadrupel style. Great balance, complexity, and robustness of dark malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on slowly. A very enjoyable offering; this ages very nicely.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 04:35:21 | More by superspak
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-23-2013 15:00:31 | More by rolltide8425
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Chrily

Norway

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-14-2013 12:27:28 | More by Chrily
Monk's Elixir (Monk's Brew) from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.