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Monk's Blood - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,120 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,120
Reviews: 487
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 71
Gots: 97 | 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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Ratings: 1,120 | Reviews: 487 | Display Reviews Only:
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2/5  rDev -47.5%

bigred89, Dec 03, 2011
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3.38/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a chalice

The beer pours a deep reddish brown with a thin off-white head. Head falls to form a powdered sugar coating with some dots of lace inside the glass.

The aroma is of caramelized malt, figs, dates, brown sugar, cherries and cocoa powder. A little shallow.

Brown sugar, plums, cherries, dates, figs, caramel and some cocoa powder in the finish. Pretty much follows the nose. The finish is dry and slightly sugary. Not a bad take on the style, but its missing something I can't quite put my finger on.

Medium body, carbonation seemed to be tuned up a little too much. Some mild warming comes out over time.

This is a nice take on the style. A good BSDA, but nothing more. A good intro to the style.

ColForbinBC, Dec 02, 2011
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

VikeMan, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5%

JMBSH, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5%

mrpibb1206, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5%

RyanBeer13, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5%

mdillon86, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5%

beefandbean22, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5%

waiting4lunch, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

iguana1010, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5%

Amalak, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

Dunkelhund, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of negroobserver
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance.. dark brown color. Pours with about a half inch of fluffy cream colored head. Visible yeast and residue in glass. Probably not filtered.

Smell... Strong fruity and banana notes.

Taste... tastes a bit malty. A little sweet with slight sourness in the middle. Moderate bitter finish

Mouthfeel... The beer has nice density or depth. Not too light or watery. Slight sting on the tongue because of the alcohol.

Overall... A nice enjoyable beer, but there is nothing spectacular about the beer.

negroobserver, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5%

DoctorB2B, Nov 19, 2011
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3.05/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An interesting dark Belgian beer. A little spicy with a big body. Kind of hard to describe in my opinion, and overall, I actually wasn't a huge fan. The whole beer just seemed kind of muddled to me. If I saw mix packs from 21st, I wouldn't be upset if this beer was in it, but I'd probably never pick up the beer on its own aging considering all the other really good beer they make.

Kranders, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5%

bacher468, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5%

BeerArchivist, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5%

goalie33, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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4/5  rDev +5%

thearsenal, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5%

doucmehu, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5%

beerman999999, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

Annesemj, Nov 16, 2011
Monk's Blood from 21st Amendment Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 1,120 ratings.