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Monk's Blood - 21st Amendment Brewery

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1,127 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,127
Reviews: 488
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 71
Gots: 97 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Mantooth, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of patre_tim
4/5  rDev +5%

A: Medium dark brown, 4 fingers of beige head. A fair amount of fine bubbled carbonation rising within is seen more as a movement with the glass due to the colour. Horizontal, chunky lacing.

S: Vanilla, figs, dates, brown sugar, cinnamon, coke, very sweet and candy like. Very enticing.

T: Vanilla, candy, like strawberry Charleston Chews, Roman candles, or salt water taffy. Figs, raisins, clean linen, light bitterness on the end. Crème brule. really well balanced and melds together well. Overall, reminds me of Gulden Draak.

M: Thick but smooth body, medium high foamy carbonation.

O: Really well done brew. I now appreciate the diversity this brewery produces, from IPA’s to saisons, to Belgian dark ales. This brew is up to standard. Bought at Bruisin Ale’s in Asheville, NC, now drinking in Kunming, China.

patre_tim, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of EEscobar
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

EEscobar, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of OldeSchool
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%

A: Pours dark amber with a big, fizzy head that dissipated very quickly. It looked a lot like a cola to my eye.

S: Fruity with a bit of vanilla and spice. Pleasant.

T: Dark fruit with some hints of vanilla and a flavor I'm having trouble describing; the can says it's brewed with figs, so that might be it.

M: Medium; it isn't as heavy as some higher ABVs I've tried, but far from watery. Not bad, overall.

O: Very interesting beer; I would definitely recommend it if you're in the mood for something flavorful and just a bit different.

OldeSchool, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of se4
1.32/5  rDev -65.4%

se4, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of Scrapss
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

This was poured from the can to the weizen style glass, almost a nonic.

A: Dark, nearly opaque, looks like cherry coke. minimal lacing, with a 0.5 mm ring left from a minimal 1 finger head that disappeared very quickly.

S: It is yeasty cherry coke. Sopt on this profile.

T: Follows nose, with a bit of puckeryness. Cherry coke notes with yeasty underbite.

M: It is on the lighter side of medium full. Dry puckery notes from taste are left with a chalky undercurrent and that ephemeral cherry coke hit on the aftertaste. Faintly dry.

O: Definitely worth a quaff. Has some interesting flavors and follows the style within a shadow of a reason. The cherry coke and yeast are what I get from most belgian dubbel and this does not disappoint.

Scrapss, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

CreekyJarls, Aug 29, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -0.3%

Sound_Explorer, Aug 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

bernat1971, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

PassMeAZima, Aug 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

little_star, Aug 22, 2014
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3.36/5  rDev -11.8%

ryan_celia, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

Iamcaucasian, Aug 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

srgj88, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of macrosmatic
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%

Thanks to eyebereej for sending this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. can into a Florida Berliner Bash snifter.

A: Very hazy brown, with a thin white head and visible carbonation on the low side. 3.75/5

S: Malty, sweet, ethanol burn, oak tannins, and some dark fruit - figs/dates/raisins, and some spices. 15/20

T: Sweet toasted malts, big dark juicy figs, sweet ethanol booziness, oak dryness with vanilla, and a light cinnamon near the swallow. Finishes with sweet sticky fruits and boozy sweetness but still dry - very well-attenuated. 34.5/45

M: Medium body, carbonation sensation average to a touch low. Seems hotter than the listed ABV, but isn't obnoxious about it. 7.5/10

O: This was a solid, tasty beer - if nothing truly great. An unusual style to have available in cans makes it stand out some. Recommended for a change of pace on the golf course or the beach. 14.5/20

Estimated final score: 3.83
Calculated final score: 75.25/100
Old BA score: 3.76

macrosmatic, Aug 18, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +11.3%

Brewhaha83, Aug 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

shadyside, Aug 17, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -2.4%

hopkrid, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

BSUBronco, Aug 16, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -7.6%

oakaged88, Aug 16, 2014
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2/5  rDev -47.5%

KCFaninPA, Aug 15, 2014
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2/5  rDev -47.5%

ChrisKayler, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

5Solas, Aug 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Dicers, Aug 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Illmaticzx, Aug 12, 2014
Monk's Blood from 21st Amendment Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 1,127 ratings.