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Monk's Blood - 21st Amendment Brewery

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86
very good

1,061 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,061
Reviews: 478
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 69
Gots: 83 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: taxguyjase on 09-10-2009)
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Samp01

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can. Pours a reddish brown with a medium lasting, slowly fading tan head, with some lacing. Aroma and taste of sweet caramel malt, dried dark fruits, dates, some Belgian yeast, some dark fruity esters and bitter notes. Palate is a medium body, with some lively carbonation. Finishes with some sweet caramel malt followed by some lingering bitter notes for balance, and a slightly dry alcohol ending. Overall a good, balanced and solid brew.

Serving type: can

07-27-2012 17:47:31 | More by Samp01
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DeltaFour

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-01-2014 06:25:33 | More by DeltaFour
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Monk's blood has been a go to, over the top Belgian style for me for years. It is a great example of A,merican brewers doing Belgian better than the Belgians.

It has that red tinge that have it a banner. The aroma is fruity and real.

The taste bites nice and big, like a double should. The aftertaste is log lasting and slightly sour.

This is a beer you will want again and again, as I do.

Serving type: can

08-01-2014 00:39:37 | More by schoolboy
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Jack_Frost79

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

07-31-2014 19:33:13 | More by Jack_Frost79
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BarrelAgedG

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-30-2014 04:22:05 | More by BarrelAgedG
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Spiral517

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-30-2014 00:49:12 | More by Spiral517
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vfgccp

New York

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Dark mahogany body with an ambivalent combination of bright ruby and muddy brown highlights. Khaki head with ok retention and low lace.

S - Sweet cherry cordial, muscat grape. A little artificial on the cherry note. Touches of cedar and caramel.

T - Very similar to the nose. Sweet (maybe overly sweet) cherry pie filling. Oak, caramel, molasses, pumpernickel bread, and raisin bran muffins.

M - Medium body. Nice carbonation.

O - The style edges sweet, but this beer still a touch too sweet. That said there's a really nice, well balanced complexity to the flavor profile.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 00:15:18 | More by vfgccp
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xbrettfavrex

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-27-2014 18:12:09 | More by xbrettfavrex
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dtomes

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-26-2014 03:30:39 | More by dtomes
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

07-25-2014 04:36:48 | More by Lehighace06
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vwbus7

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

07-25-2014 01:18:18 | More by vwbus7
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Chuffbomb

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-23-2014 13:44:38 | More by Chuffbomb
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Vogt52

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5%

07-23-2014 00:38:49 | More by Vogt52
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The 12 oz can poured clear, dark red-brown with a semi-durable tan head that left fine sticky lacing.

Feel: Full body with excellent, soft carbonation.

Cinnamon, vanilla and figs in the nose.

Cinnamon, vanilla and figs dominate the flavor which also has a touch of oak and a malt base. Moderately spicy. About equal balance of bitter and sweet.

O: tasty and complex. Worth seeking.

Serving type: can

07-22-2014 14:07:10 | More by chinchill
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bleedblue9150

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-22-2014 01:38:57 | More by bleedblue9150
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ThaHealer

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-21-2014 14:38:41 | More by ThaHealer
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ssmilkstout

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-21-2014 01:08:02 | More by ssmilkstout
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Joestradamus91

New York

4/5  rDev +5%

07-21-2014 00:14:50 | More by Joestradamus91
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BentheBishop


5/5  rDev +31.2%

07-20-2014 23:37:33 | More by BentheBishop
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5%

07-20-2014 19:15:01 | More by Howlader
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Blueribbon666

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

07-20-2014 14:21:21 | More by Blueribbon666
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Gmartin75

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-19-2014 22:44:56 | More by Gmartin75
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jawas

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

07-15-2014 01:45:23 | More by jawas
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EdwardK77

New York

3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Limited head quickly dissipates over a brown ale. Slight effervescence continues throughout the drinking experience.

S- As it warms, the baking spice autumnal smells come through. A pleasant smelling beer.

T- Stays in keeping with the smell, not overpowering with any booze flavor. At the colder temp, the flavors aren't too pronounced. (Probably intensifies and smooths out as it warms up)

M- A little thin for a high alcohol ale, no burn present.

O- Definitely a drink that I should have left on my counter for a while before drinking it. I'm not running to the store to get another but I certainly wouldn't turn one down if it were offered to me.

Serving type: can

07-15-2014 01:41:11 | More by EdwardK77
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RupertRonco

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-13-2014 18:30:50 | More by RupertRonco
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Monk's Blood from 21st Amendment Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 1,061 ratings.