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RATINGS: 570   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Monk’s Blood pays homage to the monks of Belgium’s monasteries who have been brewing some of the world’s great beer for centuries. During times of fasting, the monks subsist solely on beer, which they refer to as “liquid bread”. Beer, quite literally, is in their blood. The most sublime of the monk’s premium brews is dark like blood, rich and nourishing. 21st Amendment founders Nico Freccia and Shaun O’Sullivan traveled to Belgium to develop the recipe for this special beer, visiting small, traditional breweries in the hop fields of west Flanders, not far from the famous Trappist abbey of Westvleteren. Monk’s Blood is designed to pair beautifully with rich winter stews, creamy cheeses, unctuous desserts or just by itself, in a Belgian tulip glass, with a good book by the fire.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1296) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2014
This interesting beer pours a deep reddish brown with a firm head of off white bubbles. The nose is an interesting blend of typical Belgian style hops and spices like cinnamon and a hint of clove. The body is lively. The taste is slightly sweet with floral hops first over a body of medium malt finishing with the spices and a decent alcohol kick. A very different beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmm313 (55) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Aromas of vanilla, fig, grape, and oak dominate. Orange, spice, and the slightest touch of booze as accents. There’s all kinds of things going on in the taste: grape, caramel, raisin, earthy hop, spice, rum, vanilla, yeast, citrus, and cinnamon. It was one of those I was too busy saying "damn that’s good" to concentrate too deeply on the order of things going on. I’m already planning on going back and buying more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sfontain (802) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2014
12 oz can. Pours a translucent garnet brown, with frothy tan head. Aroma Belgian dark fruit, solid malt backbone. Taste follows with a hint of spiciness and a boozy burn. Really solid, like pretty much everything 21st Amendment does.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
78samh (140) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 30, 2014
12 oz can pours very dark brown. Sweet malty and a little fruity aromas. Taste is superb! Malt, raisins, oak, brown bread, and some hints of spice makes this my favorite American-Belgian beer. WOW! and it came from a can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deekyn (1167) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 30, 2014
A- pours an opaque rusty, reddish brown with an off white head that dissipates quickly. No retention or lacing. S- hints of sour lager hit the nose first, followed by dark fruits such as dates and prunes and then mild berries. Some sourdough, and caramel maltiness. Light astringent. M- medium oily body with a medium chewy palate with a decent burn. Good carbonation. T- berries and dark fruits come first. Middle shows malts, continued dark fruits, some hops, lager yeast, wet wood and light dirt. Ending is efficient and has some cherry throat lozenge, soda water, soft grass and minerals.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (851) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2014
Dark ruddy brown, tan head. Spicy aroma of cinnamon and fruit. Rich flavor; blend of fruits and spices. Chewy mouthfeel overall. Ending is boozy but a bit thin. Tastes good but a little underwhelming?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
khays (53) - - APR 26, 2014
Smells sweet and malty with hints if dark berries. Pours dark brow with a ring of tan head. Tastes of caramel and artisan cola with hints of spices and grape or cherry juice. Medium body, medium carbonation level and a smooth finish. 21st amendment isn't afraid to add spices to their beers, and they do skillfully. I find their beers drinkable and delicious and a little different than anyone else's. Worth a try, kind of tastes more like pop instead if beer, which makes it really easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3183) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2014
In draft at Trio in Kill Devil Hills NC. Pours a clear cola brown with a thick ecru head. Sweet malty nose. Flavors of butterscotch and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrewFace (771) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2014
Pours a deep dark reddish brown translucent color with tan head. Sweet, caramel, Belgian yeast, light spice notes. Sweet, dark fruits - raisiny, caramel character, hints of spices - maybe some cinnamon. Some woody flavors in the finish. Vanilla comes through as it warms.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nike (964) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2014
12oz can, dark brown pour, 2 finger head and decent CO2. Balanced brew, interesting complex tasting brew with mixes of spices, maybe cinnamon, vanilla, and other various flavors. Alcohol taste, warming feeling, dry finish.

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