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Monk's Blood | 21st Amendment Brewery

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3.82/5
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1,416 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#12,363
Reviews:
527
Ratings:
1,416
pDev:
12.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,416 |  Reviews: 527
Photo of ONUMello
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, canned on 3/5/12, poured into a tulip glass

A: Light brown with a one-finger head that slowly settles to 1/2 finger the lingers. A bit of yeast floating around.
S: Brown sugar, tropical fruit esters, cherries, figs. Smells quite sweet.
T: Sweet dried cherries, fig, brown sugar, a hint of cocoa. Tasty, but the sugars could be toed back a bit.
M: Medium-bodied and has nice carbonation, but comes across a touch syrupy from the sugar.
O: This has a lot of potential and I would love to try one closer to it's canned-on date. That being said, this can, while tasty overall, was too sweet/sugary for my palate.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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1/5  rDev -73.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Photo of korguy123
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Special thanks to kristalynn for this.
Canned March 5th, 2012.
Consumed September 17th, 2012

Can into tulip.

A- Murky, opaque brown pour with red highlights. Finger and a half off white head with sticky gobs of lacing.

S- Brown sugar, figs, vanilla, dates, candied sugar, strawberries and a touch of alcohol. Smells syrupy and sweet.

T- Slight alcohol right up front, there is a touch of a metallic taste to it. Brown sugar, vanilla, figs, dates, cinnamon, maple syrup and some dark roasted malts.

M- Medium body, low carbonation, slightly syrupy.

O- Overall this is pretty good. Years ago the alcohol in the taste would have turned me right off, now I can appreciate how it adds to the flavour and character of the beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of NilocRellim
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can.

Cloudy, brownish-red in colour. There was an interesting nose to it: vanilla, malts, raisen, oak and you could definitely smell the alcohol in it. The taste had a heavy oak taste with a hint of bitterness. Sweet, Belgian-yeast finish. You could tell that it is 8.3% ABV.

Would I buy it again? Yes.

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Photo of mgironta
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The brew poured a slightly reddish-brown color and was a bit cloudy. The head was pure white and one finger. It dissipated after a few minutes and left some lacing on the glass. The nose presented with some booze, raisins and dark fruit and a hint of Belgian yeast. The taste is definitely dark fruit coupled with moderate carbonation and a hint of fig. The alcohol is pretty well hidden in the taste. A bit of spice also came out, specifically cinnamon. The body is a little lighter than expected, but very pleasant. This is definitely an easy Belgian style brew to drink and if not for the alcohol I would. The finish lingers a bit and for me, that’s where I got a bit of heat from the booze. This is a brew that does not disappoint. I would definitely have this again.

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Photo of sinstaineddemon
3.57/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - rich dark antique wood color with a half finger of white head to hazy to note any carbonation or sediment

S- the vanilla hits first, a nice oaky vanilla combination. The figs do play a small role in the nose, but I can't find the cinnamon. Roasted malts supply an incredible vehicle for the adjuncts to blossom.

T - A weird amalgamation of flavors, the cinnamon and hops cuts the vanilla sweetness like a katana, the flavor is complex and layered,but the combination is strange and not the best pairing

M&D - however, the strangeness and uniqueness is what it has going for it. it is smooth and disappears quickly as you struggle to pinpoint the flavors, a good beer with one of the most unusual flavors (without being downright freaky)

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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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