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Monk's Blood | 21st Amendment Brewery

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Monk's BloodMonk's Blood

Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery
California, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian Strong Dark ale brewed with cinnamon, on oak chips with figs.

Added by taxguyjase on 09-10-2009

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz single can bought from LIfesource Natural Grocer in Salem OR. $2.59 Pours a brown with garnet aspects around the edges. Large creamy thick light tan coloured head. Creamy fudge like aromas foillowed by raisin and spice. Slightly cheesy and earthy ,complex. Very smooth and balanced taste with the same as the aroma, but a touch of alcohol and herbal bitterness. Palate is just fine..reasonably smooth and easily drinkable. Its OK but not up to the Belgian standards.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

More then pleased to see an American brewery nail the Belgian style. True to character throughout. Deep dark brown/ruby. with oily beige head. Nice aroma of dried fruit and wood, taste more of the same, mild hops bitterness. Would not be out of place in a Brussels street café....

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3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This pours a ruddy raisiny-colored muddy amber.

There’s a light aroma with stone fruits. Some fig, dates, a candied orange peel.

There’s more stone fruits on the palate, some cocoa nibs, orange peel, a touch of cinnamon?
It’s rich, malty and sweet, with a rounded smoothness.

I enjoyed it but don’t think I could commit to more than one. I remember liking this one more, but I’m going to chalk that up to my tastes in beer changing so much since it was last released.

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Monk's Blood from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 1,416 ratings
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