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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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of stevoj
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
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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4.75/5  rDev +25%

Photo of ttylicki
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of elNopalero
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
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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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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2.4/5  rDev -36.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of seand
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a deep red with a small amount of tan head, which dissipates to a ring around the edge of the glass with some spotty surface film.

S: Sweet and lightly boozy, with notes of dark fruit.

T: Also sweet and a bit boozy, leading into some amount of yeast and astringent notes.

M: Medium to full body, medium carbonation.

Overall, quite pleasant. I probably wouldn't get a lot of this, but it's a bit different and certainly worth a try.

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2/5  rDev -47.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Monk's Blood from 21st Amendment Brewery
3.8 out of 5 based on 1,413 ratings.
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