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Monk's Blood - 21st Amendment Brewery

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86
very good

1,051 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,051
Reviews: 476
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 67
Gots: 81 | 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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Ratings: 1,051 | Reviews: 476 | Display Reviews Only:
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Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -73.8%

07-17-2012 01:49:25 | More by TeamAlphaDoG
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BeerHunter76

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-15-2012 02:20:05 | More by BeerHunter76
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csmartin6

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-15-2012 01:45:55 | More by csmartin6
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JohnBender

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

07-14-2012 20:24:51 | More by JohnBender
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Sevansmith

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

07-13-2012 17:54:54 | More by Sevansmith
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-13-2012 14:09:45 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-13-2012 00:53:39 | More by Texasfan549
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mattcrill

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Dark fruity esters up front. Raisin and plum dominate. Definite alcohol warmth detected on the nose. Light earthy/floral hop background notes but very faint.

Appearance: Murky leather brown/brick red pour with low off white head. Appears still in the glass.

Flavor: Sweet bready based that is quickly kicked to the curb by a prickling earthy hop presence, some dark fruity esters (more raisin and plum), and a slightly fusely but enjoyable alcohol flavor. The flavors all play well together and add to the complexity. The finish is clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation, medium-light body, and warming alcohol heat.

Overall impression: A definite American version of a Belgian. Hop character seems way forward and alcohol is dominate. Could stand some age. I'm enjoying it now but I can see why some wouldn't consider it a classic.

Serving type: can

07-11-2012 02:09:45 | More by mattcrill
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-10-2012 12:05:01 | More by hanlonrn
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dextermcgurk

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-08-2012 01:29:42 | More by dextermcgurk
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

07-07-2012 12:41:57 | More by jbaker67
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flyingmick

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-06-2012 13:29:31 | More by flyingmick
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

07-04-2012 02:33:49 | More by robertsp
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-03-2012 05:31:19 | More by Abe_Froman
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GoGators

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5%

06-29-2012 10:47:04 | More by GoGators
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shelby415

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-27-2012 06:59:09 | More by shelby415
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Devi0us

California

4/5  rDev +5%

06-27-2012 04:32:18 | More by Devi0us
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

06-24-2012 14:38:36 | More by NCbeerpirate
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TheSixthRing

California

2.73/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Pours a deep auburn brown with light tan finger width head. Retention is average, leaving behind a thin but consistent lace. There's a considerable amount of sediment throughout.

Smell - Notes of brown sugar and clove; Belgian yeast; almost a 'rum and coke' aroma.

Taste - Sweet and sugary. Notes of dried fruit; fig, raisin and prune. Slightly sour. Plenty of alcohol burn in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Full body; slightly syrupy. Decent carbonation.

Overall - Too sweet and sugary. If I had to describe this in10 words or less it'd be 'A sugary, fruity rum and coke'. Lots of alcohol burn on the back end.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 06:29:46 | More by TheSixthRing
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InebriatedJoker

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-23-2012 22:34:38 | More by InebriatedJoker
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned on 3/5/12

A - pours a beautiful dark brown with 2+ fingers of lush head

S - dark fruits here

T - A little watery but fruity with a little bit of cherry and a good balance with the malt.

O - I haven't had many BSDAs but this drinks really well. Great for the price too. Would definitely buy again.

Serving type: can

06-22-2012 01:25:32 | More by pearljam118
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jaybags

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5%

06-18-2012 16:51:53 | More by jaybags
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jheezee

Texas

4/5  rDev +5%

06-17-2012 20:51:07 | More by jheezee
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tedho21

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

06-16-2012 01:28:50 | More by tedho21
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MadScientist

New York

3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It pour a hazy deep copper with a creamy light tan head

Fruit esters are the first thing you smell then the malt aromas start to dominate. The malt aromas are kind of nondescript at first then resolve into some carmel and light toffee while the strong esters are of raisins and prunes. It has nice peppery phenols and a soft perfume alcohol aroma.

The first sip is like carmel covered marshmallows from the combination of the sweetness, vanilla, carmel and mouthfeel. There is also the pepper in there along with some of the dark fruit flavors. It has a medium-dry finish

The medium light body and moderately high carbonation combine to create a creaminess and softness on the palate. There is a bit of slickness from the diacetyl probably from the oak chips. The pepper and an odd spiciness start to dominate the other flavors after a few sips; I would really call the spiciness cinnamon and defiantly not clove.

There's a lot going on in this but the flavors muted and unfocused and the oak is barley coming through. It does it the marks for the style of being dark, rich, complex and strong and possible smooth depending on home much pepper you enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 23:52:13 | More by MadScientist
Monk's Blood from 21st Amendment Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 1,051 ratings.