Monk's Blood - 21st Amendment Brewery
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3.28/5 rDev -13.9%
355ml can served into a conical USC branded mini pint glass in me friend Bo's gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the style.
Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with extra vigor by accident; I'm used to pouring from bottles.
Paired with pretzel rods.
A: Pours a four finger khaki head of nice cream and thickness, and great retention (though the pour was very aggressive). Colour is a nontransparent caramel-copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Predictable for the style, but appealing.
Sm: Fig, raisin, alcohol, biscuit malt, dark malt, caramel, some plum, and toasted malt. Very appealing and enjoyable. Fig is dominant. A somewhat strong aroma.
T: Raisin and fig over top a caramel and dark sugar build, with biscuit malt throughout. A tasty little beer. Hints of plum - though not in a dark quadrupel sense. Nicely balanced, though the style demands more of a yeasty build. I do like it. No alcohol comes through.
Mf: Far too light and smooth. Needs more of a presence. Wet and refreshing, but no beer in this style should be refreshing. Way too thin. Weak.
Dr: Quite drinkable. It doesn't hold a candle to other better beers in the style, but I quite like it. Hides its ABV quite well. A great effort from 21st Amendment.
08-19-2012 08:30:01 | More by kojevergas
2.58/5 rDev -32.3%
Pours from the can a muddy, reddish brown with a pretty, foamy head that leaves traces of chunky lacing.
Smells of cherry cola, overripe banana peel, and alcohol.
Tastes of cherries, a little vinegar (which I dig), overripe banana peel, with a little solvent.
Medium carbonation, so so in the mouth.
Belgian abbey- style ale in a can? Cool! Unfortunately, the flaws and in this beer make it a one time pour.
08-12-2012 01:39:19 | More by Mcculler
3.58/5 rDev -6%
12oz can. Thanks for the tick Tim.
A: Pours a murky dark ruby amber with a couple fingers of very dense light brown head that faded into a thick rocky film. Great thick lacing.
S: Hints of caramel, chocolate, wood, mint, and faint coffee. Lots of dark fruits as well.
T: Clean notes of sweet dark fruits, candied fruits, caramel, and hints of coffee amd wood. The finish is sweet with notes of Belgian yeast and mint, and the aftertaste is full of light cocoa powder.
M: Medium body, slightly bitter but clean mouthfeel, creamy carbonation, smooth and drinkable mouthfeel.
O: Not a bad Belgian actually. Good drinking, pretty run of the mill. One of the better 21st A. beers I've had.
07-28-2012 06:24:33 | More by scottfrie
Monk's Blood from 21st Amendment Brewery
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