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Monk's Blood - 21st Amendment Brewery

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1,142 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,142
Reviews: 489
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 70
Gots: 106 | FT: 3
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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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

CBrown3763, Dec 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

rheimbro, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of Bookseeb
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance shows a very dark brown color supporting a fair head and lace. Smell is rich in dark fruits, sweet malt, cotton candy with a light spice in the back. Taste of the rich dark fruits, light spice and having a sweetness of cream soda, hops are there but not upfront leaving a nice balance. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. A nice treat to sip upon.

Bookseeb, Dec 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

JimmyFlatRock, Dec 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

cjoc83, Nov 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

MisterWalk, Nov 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Katylou7, Nov 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

andant, Nov 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

shick1, Nov 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

TerrapinWakenBake, Nov 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

cackalacky, Nov 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Bloodbuzz99, Nov 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

sneaks2210, Nov 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

DeadGuyRyan, Nov 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

RWLawman, Nov 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

bluesplit63, Nov 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Dank26, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of FosterJM
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

1604th Review on BA
Can to Goose Island Chalice

Canned 03/12
Thanks to my brother in law for this one from DC. (Go figure)

App- It poured out like a soda. Very brown with some light notes on the bottom of the pour. A little bit of a rust tinge. The head was a small thin off tan color. It faded quickly and didnt leave any cling or lace.

Smell- The aromatics came together nicely on this one. The vanilla was a bit mellow and the fig and dark fruits created a nice blend of BSDA and then a bit of a cinnamon note came through. It wasnt the most aromatic but it pulled together nicely.

Taste- I liked it. It had a nice spice note to it. The flavors melded well and calmed down with a bit of time in the can (I know 7 months isnt long). It was flavorful and semi balanced with a bit of the vanilla coming in waves and the figs adding a good layer to it. Not as big as other BSDA but was a good format in the can to enjoy.

Mouth- This was a bit light for the style and was almost too thin. A bit like a soda really thats been watered down. The carbonation was nice and high. The bubbles created a nice effect and the residual spice and fig/vanilla was a good flavor.

Drink- I am still pissed we cant get 21st in So. Cal. This had to come all the way from DC from my bro-in-law. Oh well. Still a nice beer. Id have again, but fresh.

FosterJM, Nov 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

dwtyler, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of BostonHops
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12can served in a snifter.

pours a ruddy mahogany tone while yielding a finger of beige head; average retention and some patchy lacing evident. nose offers dark fruit, caramel, a little spice, Belgian yeast, alcohol and some candi sugar.

flavor follows the nose with plenty of dark fruit, candi sugar, oak, caramel, spice, Belgian yeast, brown sugar, and a hint of vanilla in the background. medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

while this one doesn't lack for flavor, the whole is less than the sum of its parts IMO. still a tasty brew i would welcome a revisit to, but not a home run.

BostonHops, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of JohnnyMc
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Only my 2nd craft beer from a can!!

Pours out a nice copper/fig color with hints of ruby red and a nice 4 fingers of khaki head.

The aroma has a lot of fig, plum and raisin, along with candied sugar, vanilla and oak.

The taste is also strongly made up of fig, plum and raisin. The notes of molasses and cinnamon help balance it out along with the hint of coriander, yeasty notes and vanilla and oak.

The body is light and the mouthfeel is thin. It's definitely not watery, but it's light for a beer of this style. The alcohol is masked very, very well.

This won't be around in 2013 and maybe even longer so pick this up if you still can.

JohnnyMc, Oct 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Envelopes, Oct 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

enelson, Oct 24, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Characteristics: CHUCK NORRIS AWESOMENESS. Need I say more?

Likes: Roundhouse kick to your beer snob senses!

Constructive Advice: Pick up a four pack and enjoy or punch yourself in the face (repeatedly) for not.


How's my spelling MOM?

rubbernubbybeerhead, Oct 24, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, canned on 3/5/12, poured into a tulip glass

A: Light brown with a one-finger head that slowly settles to 1/2 finger the lingers. A bit of yeast floating around.
S: Brown sugar, tropical fruit esters, cherries, figs. Smells quite sweet.
T: Sweet dried cherries, fig, brown sugar, a hint of cocoa. Tasty, but the sugars could be toed back a bit.
M: Medium-bodied and has nice carbonation, but comes across a touch syrupy from the sugar.
O: This has a lot of potential and I would love to try one closer to it's canned-on date. That being said, this can, while tasty overall, was too sweet/sugary for my palate.

ONUMello, Oct 23, 2012
Monk's Blood from 21st Amendment Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 1,142 ratings.