Monk's Blood | 21st Amendment Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery
California, United States
21st-amendment.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,414
Reviews:
527
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
13.16%
 
 
Wants:
91
Gots:
218
For Trade:
2
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3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of couchsitta
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Abragg3
3.23/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of georgiaboy8686
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnarush
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Go4aBrew
4.17/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 3/3/14
Well aged in a #CAN
If I only had enough space to home brew!!!!!

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Photo of tvghost
3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of einman
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.14/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tkolterman
4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really good unique taste. On the buy list for sure. !!

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3.51/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2015-09-25
12oz can given to me by a co-worker. Canned on 03/05/15. Thank you, 21st Amendment, for clearly, noticeably, and understandably dating your beer! Served in a snifter.

Pours dark gray-brown with little head and lots of carbonation. Smell is spicy, dark fruits, very mild.

Taste is very dark fruity -- plum, dates. Maybe even some grapes.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly dry. Overall, nice solid dark ale.

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4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can dated 03/03/14, so it's going on a year and a half old. We shall see how it stands the test of time. If nothing else, the can itself is an entertaining (if somewhat meandering) read.

Pours a deep, murky amber with a light tan head. Quite a bit of carbonation. Initial vanilla sweetness is followed by dark fruit and oak. (I don't taste the cinnamon, as stated in the footnotes on the can.) Almost tastes like it was aged in a bourbon barrel. It's very smooth - alcohol is well hidden and there is no hops bite. Medium to thick mouthfeel.

All in all, a pretty decent offering from 21st Amendment. I'm not very fond of Belgians, but this one is an exception.

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3.47/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Monk's Blood from 21st Amendment Brewery
3.8 out of 5 based on 1,414 ratings.
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