Monk's Blood - 21st Amendment Brewery
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Reviews by Mistofminn:
3.68/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Got a chance to sample this at Beer Geek Christmas at Heritage, and picked up a can to enjoy at home, which I did tonight.
This was a big hit at the tasting, and I can't say I've ever had a Belgian Style Ale of any kind from a can before, so here goes. I have my opinion of Cold Spring (contract brewed this can) so I'll try and put that aside and enjoy this.
Pours a clear dark reddish brown, with a light tan head with decent retention. Leaves some stringy lacing over the glass.
The nose is strong with a lot going on. Mainly dark fruits such as figs and raisins, with Belgian yeast and a steep malt backbone. It's almost a little sour, tangy is a better word to describe it. The alcohol is very well hidden in this one.
The taste is very similar to the nose, no false advertising here. Sweet dried dark fruits, raisins and figs, then the tangy sourness comes. Big malt backbone and surprisingly a light hop character comes through. Not much in the way of spices that I'm used to from other Quads, but thats nit-picking.
Mouthfeel is medium, maybe on the lighter side, with a slow laboring carobonation. Light lingering bitter aftertaste kind of throws me off a little. Drinkability is ok, I can't imagine drinking more than a can in a sitting.
Overall, a nice shot at a Quad by 21 Amendment. It's definitely not bad, and I will have it again. Belgian Quad in a can? I'm all for it. This could still be worked on a tweeked just a bit.
Serving type: can
12-11-2009 03:55:35 | More by Mistofminn
More User Reviews:
4.19/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Dark red, actually looks a bit like coagulated blood, with a mocha head. Good for halloween I guess.
S: Grape, lemon and vanilla in an interesting nose.
T: Cherry and grape are the dominant flavors and it is delicious. Some orange rind and fruity Belgian yeast esters are present as well.
M: Medium-full bodied and smooth.
O: Delicious and well worth a try. If you can find it, try it.
Serving type: can
02-04-2014 23:21:04 | More by BierJager89
Monk's Blood from 21st Amendment Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 841 ratings.