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Monk's Blood - 21st Amendment Brewery

Monk's BloodMonk's Blood

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BA SCORE
86
very good

891 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 891
Reviews: 453
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%


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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tdm168

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - deep amber bordering on dark brown; thick layer of brown head; great retention

S - bread, belgian yeast, caramel

T - warm alcohol, yeast, bread, caramel, spicy, funky

M - medium bodied, warm, smooth, good carbonation

This is a decent beer. It has good flavor and drinkability. Even more evidence that good beer can come from a can.

Serving type: can

05-27-2012 16:02:06 | More by tdm168
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moorerm04

Ohio

2.93/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A- Can poured into a standard pint glass. Nice rusty amber color, with 1-1-/2 finger off white head that quickly dissipated. Zero lacing left on the glass as the head fell.
S- Standard Abby aroma's dark dried fruit, some spicy notes from the yeast, sweet, fruity, hint of oak and vanilla. Pleasant smelling beer!
T- something is off... I found this beer very astringent! I get roasted malt, dark fruits, a little warmth from the alcohol, there is oak and vanilla present as well.
M- nice bite from the carbonation. Not evervecent like a saison or blonde but done well.
O- I have had this beer in years past and it has always been a pleaser for me until this year. I had to grab a 4 pack since it wasn't available in 2013. I don't know if 21st just dropped the ball or I got a bad 4 pack. This beer tasted like a crappy home brewed Abby. I don't know if they fermented warm, if the mash PH was off or if the oak was over done. Astringent , tannins, I don't know but it wasn't the beer I remember in the past.

Serving type: can

04-20-2014 22:22:22 | More by moorerm04
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AaronOp

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

04-19-2014 05:25:21 | More by AaronOp
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jesus808

California

4/5  rDev +5%

04-19-2014 04:32:53 | More by jesus808
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Lukass

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

04-19-2014 00:58:29 | More by Lukass
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MeganandDana

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

04-18-2014 23:36:44 | More by MeganandDana
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rickcrip76

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5%

04-18-2014 23:29:45 | More by rickcrip76
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Beerlover

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

been waiting a while to try this one, 21st did not can this one last year or if they did none ever made it to MN.

Pours very dark brown with a half inch off white head that dissipates rather quick, doesn't look like there's a ton of carbonation to it, hopefully it stays true to that in the mouthfeel for my sake. Smells very fruity, tons of bananas on the nose! Smells delish, also some ripe dark fruits - plums and grapes, smell kind of jammy, some slight malty breadiness as well.
Taste is great! All of what you pick up in the aroma translates to the flavors, the banana does not come through nearly as much in the flavor as the nose but still noticeable, great example of a Belgian dark, 21st does it again! I'll be buying a 4 pack of this guys for sure!

Serving type: can

04-18-2014 21:59:33 | More by Beerlover
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jspaner

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-18-2014 03:05:35 | More by jspaner
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Dilbert65

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5%

04-18-2014 00:39:57 | More by Dilbert65
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doc_logic

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

04-17-2014 23:41:55 | More by doc_logic
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +5%

04-17-2014 23:41:22 | More by JakerLou
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dsshuck

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5%

04-16-2014 21:49:42 | More by dsshuck
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-15-2014 22:24:55 | More by Boone757
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-14-2014 20:24:52 | More by ZEB89
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Zach136

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

04-13-2014 01:18:54 | More by Zach136
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elkinbrown

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5%

04-13-2014 00:49:57 | More by elkinbrown
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davegray

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

04-11-2014 04:54:10 | More by davegray
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Jpdewy


4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

04-11-2014 00:39:42 | More by Jpdewy
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greymalkin

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-10-2014 03:52:20 | More by greymalkin
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bruindre

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.3%

04-09-2014 23:14:27 | More by bruindre
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gradergator

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-09-2014 22:08:51 | More by gradergator
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jason_nwx

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

04-09-2014 21:59:04 | More by jason_nwx
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stevedog

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

04-08-2014 20:24:39 | More by stevedog
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huysmans

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

04-08-2014 16:39:49 | More by huysmans
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Monk's Blood from 21st Amendment Brewery
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