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Monk's Blood - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,101 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,101
Reviews: 483
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 72
Gots: 93 | FT: 1
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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Ratings: 1,101 | Reviews: 483 | Display Reviews Only:
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kemoarps

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-11-2013 08:50:12 | More by kemoarps
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BKArmstrong

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

02-07-2013 03:43:45 | More by BKArmstrong
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Lugenbeast

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

02-06-2013 16:17:07 | More by Lugenbeast
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CreightonSM

New York

4/5  rDev +5%

02-01-2013 20:57:00 | More by CreightonSM
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foureyedgeek

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-01-2013 20:50:59 | More by foureyedgeek
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ant880

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-31-2013 21:04:46 | More by ant880
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JobyBroBeerski

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-31-2013 01:25:04 | More by JobyBroBeerski
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beerme411

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-31-2013 01:02:12 | More by beerme411
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-30-2013 03:14:13 | More by calcnerd
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Circleo12

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-28-2013 02:26:32 | More by Circleo12
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roach4230

New York

3/5  rDev -21.3%

01-27-2013 13:54:44 | More by roach4230
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ericlawton007

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

01-26-2013 02:39:27 | More by ericlawton007
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tastymug

Washington

3.4/5  rDev -10.8%

I like 21st Amendment brewery and have enjoyed most of their beers that I have sampled, this is one of their top contenders in my book.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, deep mahogany color with a frothy head. Fair amount of sediment that appears after poured. Thin line of retention while drinking and minimal lacing.

Smell: Malty and sweet. Dark fruits like figs or raisins.

Taste: Sweet, very malty, caramel, light on the oak flavor, a little fruity.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, carbonated and crisp.

Overall: I liked this beer immediately upon trying it and would definitely drink again. The high alcohol content adds a kick, but the flavor is not compromised, and I find it a nice unique flavor that is enjoyable.

01-21-2013 19:10:52 | More by tastymug
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imperialking

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-17-2013 19:46:36 | More by imperialking
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

01-16-2013 04:35:57 | More by brandoman63
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CanisMajor

Indiana

4/5  rDev +5%

01-14-2013 00:32:25 | More by CanisMajor
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Mtooman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

01-12-2013 00:58:20 | More by Mtooman
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jmmy3

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-10-2013 10:07:13 | More by jmmy3
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HipHopinHooligan13

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

01-09-2013 00:32:23 | More by HipHopinHooligan13
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5%

01-07-2013 19:40:48 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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IDontBelieveYou


3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-07-2013 07:27:40 | More by IDontBelieveYou
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bbrown12

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5%

01-04-2013 00:16:02 | More by bbrown12
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Charlie_Hoss

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.3%

01-02-2013 18:19:22 | More by Charlie_Hoss
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev +7.6%

I've been aging cans of this beer for the last two years. I finally opened the last can today. My last can (at 18 months of aging) was really impressive.

I poured this beer into a chalice.

I enjoy the aroma coming off this beer. I like the sweet smell and raisins from the top of Monk's Blood.

The flavor is really good. The richness makes for a good sipper. You get more of the dark fruit in the body.

21st Ammendment made a good brew in Monk's Blood.

01-01-2013 22:51:27 | More by ummswimmin
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Fish113d

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -0.3%

Poured into a tulip glass, it pours a dark chestnut color w/ hints of ruby red. A 1-finger thick tan dense head forms on top quickly and slowly dissipates to a very nice surface layer w/ some lacing on the glass.

Heavy on the plums with some brown sugar...very sweet on the nose. Some spices also come through as well, but not as apparent. Cherries also to accompany the plums.

Sipping reveals a very interesting flavor. Much more malty and "nutty" than expected. The fruits come through (plums or cherries) but not tart as thought. Some biscuits come through as well w/ the yeast flavor. Alcohol burn is there for sure on the swallow as well as a very flavorful aftertaste.

Big bodied brew w/ some nice carbonation balance and a nice burn on the finish. Maybe more burn than hoped for on the finish, but the feel is overall nice!

Overall, I love 21st Amendment, but honestly as much as I like the dark belgian style, this is not one of my favorites. I tend to enjoy some of their other offerings a bit more. Not a bad brew to say the least, but I was slightly disappointed for $12 for a 4 pack.

12-31-2012 02:52:32 | More by Fish113d
Monk's Blood from 21st Amendment Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 1,101 ratings.