Monk's Blood | 21st Amendment Brewery

Monk's BloodMonk's Blood
BA SCORE
69.5%
Liked This Beer
3.82 w/ 1,415 ratings
Monk's BloodMonk's Blood
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:
#12,056
Reviews:
527
Ratings:
1,415
Liked:
984
Avg:
3.82/5
pDev:
12.83%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
91
Gots:
219
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,415 |  Reviews: 527
Photo of einman
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmalex
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Yay 21A! This has got to be the most intense beer I've ever had in a can.

APPEARANCE: Pours into my New Belgium tulip a deep ruddy amber with a moderate off-white head. It gradually shrinks to a full unbroken cap with a few curtain-like patches of lacing.

SMELL: Quite bready with only a moderate Belgian ester profile. Some dark fruits come out as well as the slightest hint of vanilla and spice. Not particularly intense though, at least at first. As it warms, some woodiness starts to come forward, but just a bit.

TASTE: It takes a while to get going, but finally a nice burst of fig and cherry fruitiness fills the flavor. Some really authentic Belgian yeast breadiness carries through to the finish alongside before giving way to a smooth dark chocolate flavor at the end. Any oakiness is quite subdued (in stark contrast to the draft version), but some light vanilla manages to come through slightly.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium bodied with a lower carbonation. I'd prefer a bit more bubblage, but this isn't too bad.

DRINKABILITY: Very nice, and it hides the 8.5% exceptionally. I'd gladly pour myself another can.

A fine, fine beer, though it falls short of the upper tier of the style. It's certainly worth trying if you come across it, and lovers of the style should consider seeking it out. A nice choice!

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3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Monk's Blood from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 69.5% out of 100 with 1,415 ratings
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