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Monk's Blood - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,055 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,055
Reviews: 476
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 69
Gots: 82 | 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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kzoobrew

Michigan

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

Review input from notes.

Hazy burnt red colored body. A three and a half finger egg shell colored head is placed atop. The retention is decent, head recedes at a moderate pace. Thick, clinging lacing left plastered to the glass.

Dark fruit is heavy in the nose. Cherry being the predominate scent though bits of plumb and raisin can be noted. Toasty, bready malt comes in just below. Soft brown sugar sweetness provides some contrast on the back end.

The flavor begins a bit heavy on the bready, this was rather unexpected. A dried date flavor develops just behind. Cherry and caramel flavor develops on the midpalate, the flavor improves and the beer moves back. A drier spiciness emerges on the back of the palate, providing a nice change of pace to end on.

Medium to full bodied Belgian Ale. Carbonation is low and appropriate. Medium finish.

A fairly enjoyable beer. Not overly complex, does not display great depth but there is certainly enough to keep one interested. Easy to drink, one I would consider drinking a couple in a sitting.

Serving type: can

12-18-2011 22:39:36 | More by kzoobrew
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Monk's Blood from 21st Amendment Brewery
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