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RATINGS: 629   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - APR 20, 2010
Colour is sort of a deep copper over-brewed Earl Grey with a fairly thin off white head of foam. Not an incredible array of smell coming to me...some raisin and prune essence and maybe some doughy shortbread kind of feel. Taste resembles more of the sugared dark fruits, some yams, banana, slight herbal and clove tastes happening. The body seems really thin and the overall taste is a little too sweet for my liking. but this was a fine drink to try, nonetheless.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2010
(Sample Date: 4/12/2010 Source:Other) Chocolate and bubble gum aroma. Clear deep amber. Chocolate and yeast fruitiness with some hot alcohol. Quite sweet and syrupy. Lacks a lot of complexity.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chaz01 (190) - Miamisburg, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2010
A couple of sample pours at a local beer tasting event from a 12 ounce can. Very dark brown, average head, some bubbles noticed rising up from the glass. Sweet malty smell, earthy grains A little bit on the sweet side, with lots of dark fruit flavors like raisins and plums. I was expecting a tinny metallic taste from the can, but pleasantly found none. Maybe a little bit thin on the palate for such a big beer, but overall is very smooth. Nice carbonation and finish kept me coming back for more. I think this would go great with a hearty meal, or stands up well by itself. Despite the 8.3 ABV, was very smooth -- could drink more than one of these. The cans would make it ideal for some place where bottles are prohibited like a pool, etc.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13068) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2010
Can. Poured clear brown color with a large frothy light brown head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Medium complex sweet malt and yeast aroma. Medium sticky body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet malt and yeast flavor with medium sweet with small alcohol bite finish. Good sweet complex brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2010
Sampled at the Texas Blue Bonnet Brew-Off. Pours a reddish brown with beige head. Aroma of some light malt, a bit of light farmhouse and light dark fruit. Flavor is very much the same with a light sweetness added. Mouth feel is medium body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, I say light alot but all these flavors blended in very nicely to make a solid beer....I very much enjoyed and look forward to having it again!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LilBeerDoctor (3663) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2010
Can. Pours a clear dark brown with a small white head. Aroma of sugary malt, soda, vegetal spices. Flavor of sweet, candy-like malt (like Sour patch kids), super sweet with some fruity notes. Very sugary and a touch of sour. Wow, really weird quad. Nothing really comes out except the sugary sweet candy-like notes. Sugar bomb. 6/4/6/3/11 [3.0/5]

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Butters (4020) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2010
Sampled at the Slutfest. Weird. Chocolate and bubblegum? raisin and plum and brown sugar with some alc heat. Glad it’s in a can, cool name, but not that great of a brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (6496) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2010
Can sample at a tasting. Pours clear amber with a medium beige head. Fruity and malty nose with caramel, yeast and some banana. Caramel malty flavor with bananas and a boozy finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2010
clear brown pour with wispy head. smells like a typical brown, with slight bread, earthy hops, and a touch of sugar. tangy, citrus hopped flavor that is overly sweet and barely appetizing. ugh

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2010
Can. Pours an almost dried blood color (go figure), small tan head. Malt, caramel, herbs and some subtle cherry notes in the background of both the nose and tongue.


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