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Monk's Blood - 21st Amendment Brewery

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Monk's BloodMonk's Blood

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509 Reviews
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Reviews: 509
Hads: 1,333
Avg: 3.8
pDev: 21.32%
Wants: 82
Gots: 191 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: taxguyjase on 09-10-2009

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Reviews: 509 | Hads: 1,333
Photo of BasementBrewerSF
4.42/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Due to a winter cold that wont go away I am unable to smell this beer but will review on the senses that are still available.

The color of Monks blood is dark amber/brow, fairly opaque and instyle with a dark Belgian. I would have liked to see a really deep red color instead of a brown (with the names "Monks Blood') and really wanted the raisin taste from Dingimans Special B malt which also gives a rich red color.

The head is lacking. I expect a rich hearty two finger head and even when pouring almost half the can from a 90 degree angle, I am left with litter more than a thin white ring around my chalice.

The taste is sweet and complex, figs hitting the back of the tongue in the aftertaste. Very malt and candi sugar forward. Light hops, almost none detectable.

Very light on the mouthfeel. Not too heavy, not thick like a stout or porter, and espically since the alcohol level is fairly high (8.3%abv) the syrupy maltiness in most high abv beers is not there, only a crip clean dark ale.

I especially enjoy dark Belgian ales and find this one of the better lower priced varietys that is constantly delicious and always hits the mark.

I also really like 21st Amendments canning process. They are bringing back the can and putting craft beer in it. Respect!

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Photo of indiapaleale
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour - deep dark plum in color but glowing blood red when held to the light. Head is fizzy and about an inch to start before it slinks away rather quickly and leaves just a wispy ring around the inside of the glass.

Aroma - dark cherry, bitter fruits, caramel/brown sugar and some sourness.

Taste - starts off sweet and estery/fruity (sweet dark fruits like plums and cherries) with a crisp tart finish. Vert smooth but without the spices I was expecting. This is actually a very subtle beer with a lot of nice flavor, it's almost juicy tasting with some hints of vanilla. It all comes together very nicely and even at 8.5% this is a beer that drinks well below its weight.

Overall - one hell of a canned beer. This is such a departure from 21st Amendment's other canned offerings. I really like how all of the flavors and spices come together not to produce something extreme but something very easy drinking and flavorful. I am looking forward to trying their next limited canned release.

Would I buy more of it? - possibly, this is a great canned beer with a very unique taste.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Gilmango for bringing me a couple cans of this.

A: The pour is a dark, reddish-brown color with perhaps a hint of orange. The head is fairly fluffy and off-white in color.

S: There is quite a bit of spice (cinnamon) in the nose, along with some dark fruits as well as bready malts.

T: The flavors were a bit disappointing, to be honest. Plenty of caramel malt, alcohol, spice, and overly sweet. The fruits were not as "real" as I was hoping, but more of a sugary, fake fruit flavor.

M: Decent enough body (medium) with a fairly high level of carbonation.

D: Perhaps my expectations were a bit too high for this one. I found it to be alright, but not amazing, and the alcohol presence doesn't really make me want to drink a significant amount of this.

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Photo of tigg924
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: red/brown in color, 1/4 inch head, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: bread and alcohol

Taste: bread, dark fruit, spice, alcohol, and sugar

Mouthfeel: very sweet and sticky, moderate carbonation, medium bodied

Drinkability: A nice malty, bready Belgian treat that I want more of. The alcohol is there but not overpowering. The best of what they have sent east so far.

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Photo of mikedashg
4.37/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours very dark brownish mahogany slight ruby orange murky with a small to medium sized tan head.

S - Dark fruits, figs, prunes, red wine

T - Similar to nose, dark fruits, figs, prunes, raisin, sort of tart zippy/spicyness, sweet red wine. Dark malts and molasses. Really good complex flavor.

M - Moderate to moderately high carbonation, crisp finish

D - Easy drinking, moderate ABV from a can with tons of flavor. Can't go wrong here.

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Photo of Brianmerrilyn
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this one up on Tommy's recommendation at Skibbo's. While I normally don't drink out of a can anymore, besides Oscar Blues, I felt this one was worth the shot.

A: Poured into a wine glass to reveal a rudy red and brown color with a finger plus tan hole laden laceless head. Empites out to the edges of the glass at mm lenght.

A: The nose was, as advertised on the can, filled with dark fruits vanilla and spice. More spicey than sweet.

T: Smooth and creamy tart cherries moving toward a sharp cinamon prolonged burn.

M: Medium at the start and thinning out somewhat but keeping a syrupy viscosity in a good way.

D: A great creation on the American side and perfect cordial style beer.

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Photo of rapidsequence
1.4/5  rDev -63.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

12 oz can.

Appearance: Looks pretty good. A clear, dark ruby, almost purple. The head is light brown without much retention. Good looking beer I guess, but not for a Belgian dark.

Smell: Ugh. Is this a sour. Smells like vinegar. Sour cherries and vinegar.

Taste: Tart and vinegary. I get the sense that there's an ok beer behind it all.

Mouthfeel: Cant even tell. I need to wash my mouth out.

Drinkability: Pouring it. I tried to give it chance and kept tasting it over an hour or so. This seems like a different beer than what everyone else is reviewing, so I assume this is a bad can. How "can" that be?

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Photo of dubinsky
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep and dark Mahogany brown with some slight red hues and just a one finger head that dissolved quickly.

S: Hints of Raisins, Dark Cherry, Prunes, Molasses and other dark fruits.

T: AMAZING! This beer is delicious. Like one reviewer said, tastes like black forest cake. Extremely balanced and creamy. Tastes of dark cherry, raisin, plums, malt molasses. One of the best dark ales i have ever had the pleasure to sip

M: Smooth and balanced. Medium bodied with smooth, light rolling and creamy carbonation.

D: Do i really need to go any further? Its a great beer. I don't understand the lower ratings. Even though its a high ABV, its masked well in how drinkable it is.

I tried this at the 21st amendment brewery on Tap as well and found the can to have slightly higher carbonation and sour punch in the end. Overall i found this to be a wonderful beer that i will stockpile assuming it ages well. Perhaps its my naivete or lack of experience/knowledge with BSDA's but i think you will regret not trying this one.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
2.55/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz. can into a Blue Point snifter.

A: Standard pour creates a 1 finger light brown coarse head with rather poor retention. Brew is a clear, deep, almost opaque amber. Lacing is stringy and sparse.

S: Nose is sweet vanilla, figs, grape, can't detect the cinnamon or the oak that is claimed here.

T: Opens very sweet. Grapes, booze, a bit of spice. Gets a bit syrupy towards the middle and the end and just kind of dissipates. No evolution of flavor here although there is a slight sweet and tart kick just as it finishes.

M: Light to medium bodied, relatively coarse for the style as a result of high carbonation here. Finishes relatively messy but the aftertaste is not overwhelming which is a plus.

D: Light bodied and not overwhelmingly complex, this is not close to a good representation of the style. Its not bad by any means but I expect a lot more complexity and exhilaration from a BSDA. No Belgian yeast flavor or nose, no complex fruitness, no life in this one. I'm not gonna have this one again.

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Photo of jgasparine
3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Note: this beer was served very cold on draught, and I allowed it to warm considerably before imbibing.

A- Poured from the tap with a thin khaki colored head, which quickly receded to a haze layer and a collar. The body was a bright reddish mahogany color with no visible carbonation. Pretty to look at, but incomparable to other Belgian Quads I have seen.

S- Smells like Fruit Loops cereal drizzled with a Belgian Dark Strong Ale... the fruitiness on the nose is perceived akin to the synthetic fruitiness of Fruit Loops, and it also exhibits the excessive sugary aromas of the cereal as well. I actually like Fruit Loops in my cereal bowl, but I'm not sure what to make of it in my beer glass... not sure how to mark this one, even as an "American Twist" on the Belgian style... we'll call it average to be fair.

T- Interesting. The flavors on the palate are very bold: caramel malt, the aforementioned synthetic fruit and sugariness... which finishes with a faint alcohol burn. I like having some maltiness here, and it doesn't taste 'bad' per-say, so I suppose we'll give it a half a mark above average.

M- A nice medium-large body... somewhat oily in texture with a wonderfully delicate soft carbonation. Could use a bit more backbone, but the carbonation characteristics were indeed impressive.

D- Again, I'm torn on how to rate this in terms of drinkability. It isn't 'bad' per-say... but it isn't great either... and it certainly doesn't adhere to the description of a traditional Belgian Quad... average drinkability score to be fair.

Note: I would recommend that everyone try this at least once.

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Photo of Newkie
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark ruby-brown, but lighter than expected. Not much head to speak of. Anything that's there disappears rather quickly.

S: Sweet cocoa, sour candy, some bready malt, cherry.

T: Sour flavor giving way to lots of raisin like flavors. Some molasses in there. I can taste the vanilla and fig, and some oak, but not really getting the cinnamon they claim. Overall, rather nice, but not as complex as I expected.

M: Lighter mouthfeel and very smooth. Carbonation is a touch low for my liking.

D: Very drinkable and hides the alcohol as well as, if not better than, any other 8.5% beer I've had.

Not a bad beer. A different and interesting attempt from 21st that I may revisit.

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Photo of Mora2000
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to exiled for sharing this can.

Pours dark red/brown with a khaki head. The aroma is a mix of dark fruit (figs, prunes) with a sour note, not what I was expecting but still a good smell. The flavor is more of the same with dark fruit and vanilla with some sour aspects, but not quite as much sourness as was in the aroma. The vanilla is strong in the aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel and lower carbonation.

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Photo of Lunch
4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at Frisco Grille in Columbia, MD into a goblet at the appropriate temperature (01/11/10).

A: Pours a deep and dark chestnut brown with some slight ruby hues and just a slight cap that dissolves rather quickly leaving just a hint of patchy lacing.

S: Subtle aroma of figs, raisins, dark fruit, and some molasses. Certainly a bit stronger than out of the can, but not by much.

T: Balanced and creamy flavor containing dark fruit, figs, raisin, plums, dark malt and some molasses. The flavors do a slightly better job of coating the entire palate than the canned version.

M: Medium to full-bodied with smooth and creamy carbonation. Creaminess was quite a bit better out of the can.

D: The 8.5% abv. is hidden very well and the smooth and creaminess allows for good drinkability, but the slight lacking in the flavor department may leave the palate searching for more. This could be a very sessionable Belgian Strong Dark Ale.

Overall this was a refreshing take on the style, but this on-tap version lacked the exceptional creamy mouthfeel that was present from out of the canl. Another impressive offering from 21st Amendment joining their IPA and Back in Black. I would go with the canned version if given the option.

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Photo of Deuane
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Deep ruddy copper with a medium light tan head that reduced to a thin cap and left nice, ringing lace.

S-Fruity sweet with candi sugar and dark fruit. Touch of raisin, cocoa and molasses adding some astringent balance. Subtle notes of leather and smoke in the background. Aroma is light but the combination is very nice.

T-Sweet candi sugar up front, a light tart zip with DEEP notes of leather and dark fruit (raisin/plum). Subtle notes of light smokiness in the drying finish.

M-Medium bodied smooth with lingering spicy notes and a dry ending.

D-Nice stuff with plenty of flavour. Solid Belgian dubbel like notes. A tasty brew that is certainly the best offering from 21st Amendment that I have had.

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Photo of Rizow
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

So what's in the fridge to drink during a Sunday afternoon of football? Ah, a can of Monk's Blood, and there's something all too appealing about craking open an aluminum tin of high-grade craft brew. Typically dark-ish and unassuming in its look, no head to speak of, with a withdrawn but unusal nose of grape soda and gummy cola bottles. There's a neat prune taste in the background which gives it an overall Dr Pepper quality, like a Beer Soda theme that could benefit from a little more carbonation. Does it go well with the wasabi peanuts and straight-out-the-package deli ham slice I'm "pairing" it with? How should I know, and who the hell are you to ask?

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Photo of kaseydad
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Snifter pour and there is a huge two and half off-white foamy head on top of a brown ale with burgundy highlights throughout.

Aroma consists of dark fruits, oranges, nutmeg and other spices.

Creamy smooth ale on first sip. A sweetness is present on each sip with a light maltiness on the swallow followed by a unique aftertaste. There is a minor cinnamon presence and that is what I may be experiencing in the aftertaste.

Multiples are easy though the alcohol does creep up quickly.

Overall I like the attempt of an American Belgian in a can but the wide array of spices was a little too much for me. Not a bad attempt and I applaud the effort and hope to see more ale (all kinds) in cans someday.

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Photo of 4000qtrap
2.92/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Source/serving: 12oz. can, no expiration date.
Smell: ripe fruits like cherries and figs, and little yeasty, sour, cidery and vanilla.
Taste: Like a black forest cake. Initially sour but then becomes quite sweet with some cherry and ripe fruits along with brow sugar, but then this is partially balanced out by bitterness. However, a third, very interesting wave of dark chocolate dries the palette up nicely. Medium body. Finish lingers for a very long time and is really delicious, chocolate, bitter, and cherry. Unfortunately however, as the beer warms it loses much of the interesting character except for the sweetness and becomes quite cloying. However, its quite tasty cold.

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Photo of MikeGill
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Tasting notes from visit to The Lark in East Northport, NY. This strong ale was on tap and served in a standard pint glass. The bartender explained that the name of the beer relates to monks fasting.

No head, only a small layer of bubbles which quickly dissipated. Dark reddish brown color. Subtle aromas of dried fruits and malt. Raisinets? Some spice. Thought there was an interesting connection between the name of the beer and it's flavor profile because to me the beer had a sangria-like quality to it. Cherry and black currant flavors. Smooth mouthfeel. Good balance between fruit, body and alcohol.

I enjoyed the beer very much but found myself looking forward to switching to something else toward the end of the glass.

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Photo of mikereaser
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can on 1/6/10

A - Pours an opaque brown with 1/4 inch of tan foam that slowly disappeared into a layer of fine bubbles

S - not alot in terms of aroma for me, hints of malt, dried fruit and vanilla

T - figs come through in the finish in a big way, vanilla and oak throughout, dried fruit, sweet malt, cherries

M/D - a very nicely blended brew, good carbonation and smooth mouthfeel, nothing too heavy and the flavor is complex, definitely leaves you wanting more. Maybe a little too sweet for me to have alot of it, but no complaints here.

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Photo of woodychandler
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The CANQuest is achieving new heights! CAN you dig it? People are really excited to be trading CANs with me and it is much easier to do so than with bottles.

My pour created two fingers' worth of light-tan head that started to fall almost immediately, creating some nice lacing as it went. Color was a deep raspberry-red with ruby highlights and a slight haze, although it was difficult to tell, given its intense color. The nose had a mustiness driven by the Belgian yeast along with a dark fruitiness courtesy of the figs. I was reminded of being in an open-air market in Israel when smelling it. Mouthfeel was medium with an interesting layering of its flavors on the tongue. The figgy mustiness was immediate, followed by the oakiness. The finish was really dry, dusty really, with the cinnamon lingering after the swallow. As Brother Woody of the Order of Disorder, I would certainly drink this during Lent and I would NEVER take up stones against fellow pseudo-monks, especially Sean-O. I would not want a steady diet of it, but given its 4-pack packaging, I doubt that they intended it it for mass consumption. Worth seeking out/trading for.

From the CAN: "Legend has it that in the evenings, the monks would retire to their chambers & settle in with a few passages from the Good Book. But Brothers Nicolas and O'Sullivan had other plans. Working in the brewhouse all day, they were forced to repeat the same old recipes the elder monks had unveiled years before. They needed a little diversion. And found it in the cellar with a fresh must they put on the beer and the way they enjoyed it. Brother Nicolas (or 'Nico' to his close friend) brought some hand rolled cigars. O'Sullivan, the outspoken one, broke the vow of silence by spinning a remix of some Gregorian chants. Together, they'd throw down a couple nice hands of Texas Hold 'Em and savor the handcrafted brew they'd created in secret. Everything was good. Or so it seemed. But deep in his heart, Nico knew they were delving into the 'dark side' of beer. Next thing you knew, they'd be skipping Lent. Then one night, they'd face the Judgement for their actions with a hard knock on the door. Outside, the Abbot and elders would be holding stones in the air. A threat the brothers were sure would lead to the spilling of Monk's Blood. Belgian-style Dark Ale brewed with cinnamon, vanilla, oak chips, and dried figs." Whew!

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Photo of Kegatron
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz can into a goblet.

Pours a deep ruby red, with a thin 1/2 finger covering of off-white frothy head. Retains with a thinnish wispy look that leaves a very light smattering of lace around the edges. The aroma is sweet, fruity, and even a little bit smokey. I'm getting a good bit of sugars, dark fruit, herbal hops, and spice. My only complaint is that this feels a bit light in the nose, especially compared to the taste.

The taste is pretty robust in the mouth, being sweet with bread and candy with a deep, dark cherry tang to it. There is also a touch of almost burnt malt or brown sugar character to this, with some hops providing a light bitterness. Some very light oaky astringency hangs on the edges but I do pick up a good bit of vanilla, which along with the spices, permeates the overall profile giving this both smoothness and pop. There really isn't any kind of distinct yeasty presence to this, with maybe just some drying nature to it in the finish, where it lingers along with a smack of sugar and fruit that hangs on the lips. The mouthfeel is medium to fuller bodied, with a prickly creaminess that blows up in the back of the throat. I'm impressed with how this hides its big ABV, having about just the right amount of the warmth to it. No alcohol taste but just enough heat to give the present sweetness a sticky feel.

I was a bit shocked by this one (and not just because it's a Belgian Ale in a can!). The flavors here were a bit muddled at first but then overall really came together nicely for me in one potent and flavorful mix. Just the right amount of ABV here to, helping make this a pleasant and warming sipper on a cold night. I'm looking forward to more of these during the course of the winter.

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Photo of jera1350
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Almost opaque deep reddish brown color with a one finger finger tight head.

Big fruity smell with some sweet malt. Dark, ripe berries. Blueberry, blackberry and black cherry.

Rich malts with lots of dark fruits. Raisin, figs, dried plum, black cherry and blackberry are all present. Slightly tart grape tannins and a hint of dark rum.

I would call this a bit more than medium bodied. Nice soft carbonation lends a creamy/velvety feel. Smooth with a dry finish.

Nice drinkability. Well hidden alcohol. Very unique belgian and coming out of a can adds to the uniqueness. A good beer that I would drink again.

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Photo of tzieser
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had this one a couple times earlier this season. I loved it.

12oz can poured into a St. Bernardus goblet

a: pours a deep, dark, maroon-ish color (like monk's blood!), with a very small initial head that simmers into almost nothing except a tiny lacing around the sides of the glass.

s: i don't know if i'm missing something here or not, but the nose on this beer is very subdued. i can pick up some rich malts, dried fruit (probably the fig), spices (cinnamon) and a very faint hint of hops, but i feel as though there isn't enough in the nose up front to warrant more than a 3.

t: rich malts dance on the tounge up front. hints of figs, cinnamon, and a really solid oak character. fantastic Belgian yeast flavor which adds another dimension of complexity as the brew warms. a decent portion of hops keeps everything in check and keeps the malts from stealing the show. the rich malts and figs compliment each other well, and leaves a slightly sweet aftertaste. the alcohol (8.3%) is very well hidden. i never would have guessed this stuff came from a can.

m: velvety smooth. very nice. not too carbonated, but not flat by any means.

d: very, very drinkable. it's just too bad that they only come in 4 packs.

be sure to give this a try if you see it. yet another solid beer by 21st amendment.

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Photo of portia99
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a Brooklyn snifter.

A - Deep dark brown with red highlights. Appears to be quite clear, but little light gets thru this. No head develops and all that sits atop this beer is a very thin white ring around the edge of the glass.

S - Dark fruits-figs, Welch's grape juice, a touch of alcohol and a little bit of buttery diacetyl in the background. As it warms a bit, I start to pick up some molasses too.

T - Very fruity, a bit on the sweet side. Figs and grape juice. A low bitterness, but balanced pretty well - hops just seem to offset the sweet fruity flavors. Some spiciness - cinnamon is evident but not overpowering. Not getting either of the vanilla or oak that is stated on the can. A little bit different take on a Belgian dark ale, although it is a pretty broad category.

M - Medium to full bodied. Carbonation is on the lower side, not still but very low activity and very low amount of tingle in the mouth. Makes this feel very smooth feeling, a bit thick and oily on the tongue.

D - Can says 8.5% alcohol, but doesn't taste or feel that high...probably makes this one pretty dangerous. Lots of fruity flavors and very smooth. Overall pretty drinkable Belgian dark ale. Usually these are one in a session sipping type beers, but I wouldn't mind cracking another of these right now.

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Photo of steve8robin
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A freind brought this brew over...

A: Perfect look for a belgian ale. Deep dark ruby color like an iced tea. 1 inch off-white head that fades slowly leaving a white puff on the top of the brew.

S: Decent, but doesn't bring anything special to the table on the smell. Hidden hints of raspberry and hops.

T: Easy drink. Kind of 1 dimensional in the taste, but it does taste good. Not much hoppiness. More of a watery upfront with a raspberry backend. Decent, but not extremely special.

M: Very good amount of carbonation. Smooth. Nearly perfect mouthfeel.

D: Goes down exceptionally easy, but more like a water.

All in all, this is a decent brew. Middle of the road ABV that is masked well with a watery flavor. Easy to drink, but because it is watered down. Might be a good brew to start with when converting from mainstream brews. Decent, but not great.

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Monk's Blood from 21st Amendment Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 509 ratings.