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RATINGS: 615   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JRock72 (605) - - SEP 18, 2011
Same can as pictured. Poured dark brown with little tan head that retained. Lots of dark fruits in the aroma and flavour with light malty/yeasty finish. Very interesting.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1370) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Soft mouthfeel but lacking in aroma. The taste is robust w/ belgian spice & has a hint of bitterness in the finish. Nice beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeJslc (770) - USA - JAN 24, 2016
Light reddish-brown, clear, persistent beige head. Malt character of dark bread, baker’s chocolate, raisins and dried figs, spicy Belgian phenols, cinnamon, a hint of licorice, and an earthy, damp-cave character. Finishes dry and spicy. Well made spiced Belgian dark strong.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (707) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 18, 2015
On tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt in Redwood City, CA. Pours a beautiful deep burgundy. Aroma is dark fruits, figs, strong cherries. Taste is fruited bread pudding with yeasty / chalky floral flavors on the finish. Solid American Belgian Strong Ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (663) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Pours cleanish, with a good tan head. Aroma of dried fruits and sugars. Taste is a bit different, smooth and rich, notes of malt and a bit sweet. A very good beer, a bit more than a typical Belgian. Thumbs up!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (1051) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - SEP 16, 2015
Aromas of malt funk, metal, licorice, toffee, dark fruits and tangy malts. Pours a dark brown with a crimson tint and lively carbonation. Taste brings assertive carbonated dark fruit, black cherries, blackberries, raisin, malt funk, toffee, musty grape juice and merlot. Finishes with Belgian yeast funk and old pomegranate. Overall, a moderately decent brew with funky overtones. Nothing really stands out though.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
musinj6 (484) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Pours a murky ruby with one finger head and no lacing. Aromas of cherry, plums, candy sugar, a little boozy heat. Moderate body with medium sweetness and mild tart taste. Medium finish. Soft carbonation. Tasty dark belgian.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bankerbeernerd (11) - Ames, Iowa, USA - JUL 27, 2015
A lot of complexity, some subtle fruit notes but I could not pick out what fruit I tasted. Alcohol is present in taste and aroma, almost too much so. Could not evaluate appearance because I did not have a glass.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2701) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2015
My kind of brew. Mostly clear, a touch of haze, dark brownish red, beautiful. Head is there, tan. Minor lacing and retention. Dark fruit, cherries, plums in the nose along with a bit of cola. Mouth feel is medium, not super sticky or lush, but the body is there. Finishes sticky. Taste is a touch tart, then sweet, and is a bit subdued. Nice all around.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (6480) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Very nicely done. A hint of smoke, with some florals and light prune. Pours dark cloudy brown with decent initial head and lacing. Bittersweet finish. Very nice, and a great package all around. Well balanced, and good justice to style. A hint of barley and oak in finish. Can from Total Wine.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (936) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ can into a tulip glass. Aroma- A nice blend of yeast, pepper and vanilla Appearance- A dark brown color with a medium sized tan head. Taste- Has a really good wood and fruit blended flavor with a hint of vanilla, really good. Palate-A medium bodied beer with light carbonation. Has a dry finish. Overall- A really flavorful and satisfying Belgian Strong Dark Ale, highly recommended.


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