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Monk's Blood - 21st Amendment Brewery

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very good

1,116 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,116
Reviews: 487
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 71
Gots: 96 | 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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4.1/5  rDev +7.6%

Special thanks to kristalynn for this.
Canned March 5th, 2012.
Consumed September 17th, 2012

Can into tulip.

A- Murky, opaque brown pour with red highlights. Finger and a half off white head with sticky gobs of lacing.

S- Brown sugar, figs, vanilla, dates, candied sugar, strawberries and a touch of alcohol. Smells syrupy and sweet.

T- Slight alcohol right up front, there is a touch of a metallic taste to it. Brown sugar, vanilla, figs, dates, cinnamon, maple syrup and some dark roasted malts.

M- Medium body, low carbonation, slightly syrupy.

O- Overall this is pretty good. Years ago the alcohol in the taste would have turned me right off, now I can appreciate how it adds to the flavour and character of the beer.

korguy123, Sep 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Poured from the can.

Cloudy, brownish-red in colour. There was an interesting nose to it: vanilla, malts, raisen, oak and you could definitely smell the alcohol in it. The taste had a heavy oak taste with a hint of bitterness. Sweet, Belgian-yeast finish. You could tell that it is 8.3% ABV.

Would I buy it again? Yes.

NilocRellim, Sep 17, 2012
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The brew poured a slightly reddish-brown color and was a bit cloudy. The head was pure white and one finger. It dissipated after a few minutes and left some lacing on the glass. The nose presented with some booze, raisins and dark fruit and a hint of Belgian yeast. The taste is definitely dark fruit coupled with moderate carbonation and a hint of fig. The alcohol is pretty well hidden in the taste. A bit of spice also came out, specifically cinnamon. The body is a little lighter than expected, but very pleasant. This is definitely an easy Belgian style brew to drink and if not for the alcohol I would. The finish lingers a bit and for me, that’s where I got a bit of heat from the booze. This is a brew that does not disappoint. I would definitely have this again.

mgironta, Sep 16, 2012
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A - rich dark antique wood color with a half finger of white head to hazy to note any carbonation or sediment

S- the vanilla hits first, a nice oaky vanilla combination. The figs do play a small role in the nose, but I can't find the cinnamon. Roasted malts supply an incredible vehicle for the adjuncts to blossom.

T - A weird amalgamation of flavors, the cinnamon and hops cuts the vanilla sweetness like a katana, the flavor is complex and layered,but the combination is strange and not the best pairing

M&D - however, the strangeness and uniqueness is what it has going for it. it is smooth and disappears quickly as you struggle to pinpoint the flavors, a good beer with one of the most unusual flavors (without being downright freaky)

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Monk's Blood from 21st Amendment Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 1,116 ratings.