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:
1,413
Reviews:
526
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
13.16%
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
220
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,413 |  Reviews: 526
Photo of rypkr
4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

All candied sugar, figs, yeast and alcohol but I'm loving it

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Photo of AD17
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Chuckeg15
4.68/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ynotxmas76
4.85/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely love this beer, def their best, so smooth like The Iceman George Gervin, hints of vanilla, cherry, very drankable, love the can, highly recommended. CHEERS!!

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Photo of jams1220
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of InfragilisBrew
3.07/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep reddish, clear brown with a big rocky cream colored head. Smells right for style with fig, prune, clove and spice. Flavor is close, but almost has an extract homebrew taste to it, with a very sharp, dry finish, and a slightly inappropriate bitterness. Good American take on a Belgian dubbel, but just off a bit. Cheers!

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Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jagada
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwswigs
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vma
4.4/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brolo75
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can poured into a tulip

A: Pours mahogany red with an off white head, beer is clear, light comes through when held up, not a lot of carbonation, no lacing.

A: Belgian yeast, dark fruits like plums and raisins, some toffee, pretty mild.

T: Touch of dark fruits up front, raisins, toffee, some spice, finish is dry with aftertaste of raisins, very subtle flavors.

M: Medium/light body with a dry finish, low carbonation.

O: Not as good as I was expecting, a drinkable beer with subtle aromas and flavors, not that tasty, lacks punch in the taste.

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

Pours a nice brown colored beer, bubbly head that fades out to a thin film. Partially hazy, with apparent carbonation. Aroma is of toffee, toast, and raisin. Flavor is a little unbalanced in that it is a hair to bitter, could use a touch of sweetness to balance out the bitterness, and a bit 1 dimensional in its dark fruit character.

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Photo of Jsonta
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerjo
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ER527
3.22/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Brew_42
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reddish Amber with a thinning off white head.

Smell is yeasty and spicy. Hints on vanilla

Taste is spice and sweetness with a dark fruit aftertaste.

Mouthfeel medium

Overall not a bad Belgian style ale. Worth a try.

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Photo of user785335
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stofko1992
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of RancidAggro
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

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