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Monk's Blood - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,150 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,150
Reviews: 490
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 71
Gots: 105 | 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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Ratings: 1,150 | Reviews: 490 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

EEscobar, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of OldeSchool
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%

A: Pours dark amber with a big, fizzy head that dissipated very quickly. It looked a lot like a cola to my eye.

S: Fruity with a bit of vanilla and spice. Pleasant.

T: Dark fruit with some hints of vanilla and a flavor I'm having trouble describing; the can says it's brewed with figs, so that might be it.

M: Medium; it isn't as heavy as some higher ABVs I've tried, but far from watery. Not bad, overall.

O: Very interesting beer; I would definitely recommend it if you're in the mood for something flavorful and just a bit different.

OldeSchool, Aug 31, 2014
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1.32/5  rDev -65.3%

se4, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of Scrapss
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

This was poured from the can to the weizen style glass, almost a nonic.

A: Dark, nearly opaque, looks like cherry coke. minimal lacing, with a 0.5 mm ring left from a minimal 1 finger head that disappeared very quickly.

S: It is yeasty cherry coke. Sopt on this profile.

T: Follows nose, with a bit of puckeryness. Cherry coke notes with yeasty underbite.

M: It is on the lighter side of medium full. Dry puckery notes from taste are left with a chalky undercurrent and that ephemeral cherry coke hit on the aftertaste. Faintly dry.

O: Definitely worth a quaff. Has some interesting flavors and follows the style within a shadow of a reason. The cherry coke and yeast are what I get from most belgian dubbel and this does not disappoint.

Scrapss, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

CreekyJarls, Aug 29, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev 0%

Sound_Explorer, Aug 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

bernat1971, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

PassMeAZima, Aug 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

little_star, Aug 22, 2014
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3.36/5  rDev -11.6%

ryan_celia, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Iamcaucasian, Aug 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

srgj88, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of macrosmatic
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%

Thanks to eyebereej for sending this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. can into a Florida Berliner Bash snifter.

A: Very hazy brown, with a thin white head and visible carbonation on the low side. 3.75/5

S: Malty, sweet, ethanol burn, oak tannins, and some dark fruit - figs/dates/raisins, and some spices. 15/20

T: Sweet toasted malts, big dark juicy figs, sweet ethanol booziness, oak dryness with vanilla, and a light cinnamon near the swallow. Finishes with sweet sticky fruits and boozy sweetness but still dry - very well-attenuated. 34.5/45

M: Medium body, carbonation sensation average to a touch low. Seems hotter than the listed ABV, but isn't obnoxious about it. 7.5/10

O: This was a solid, tasty beer - if nothing truly great. An unusual style to have available in cans makes it stand out some. Recommended for a change of pace on the golf course or the beach. 14.5/20

Estimated final score: 3.83
Calculated final score: 75.25/100
Old BA score: 3.76

macrosmatic, Aug 18, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +11.6%

Brewhaha83, Aug 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

shadyside, Aug 17, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -2.1%

hopkrid, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

BSUBronco, Aug 16, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -7.4%

oakaged88, Aug 16, 2014
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2/5  rDev -47.4%

KCFaninPA, Aug 15, 2014
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2/5  rDev -47.4%

ChrisKayler, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

5Solas, Aug 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Dicers, Aug 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Illmaticzx, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

JAHMUR, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

kuhndog, Aug 11, 2014
Monk's Blood from 21st Amendment Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 1,150 ratings.