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RATINGS: 532   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2011

Can 12fl.oz.

Light unclear medium to dark red amber colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, light to moderate hoppy, moderate to heavy yeasty, ripped dried dark fruit, light alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, caramel, vanilla notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111008]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (29691) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2011
12 fl oz can. Pours hazy amber with a small tan head. Aroma is metallic and roasted malty. Sweet malty, roasted, breadish and slight bitterness coming through. Bitter and dark roasted malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (28458) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2011
Can. A hazy dark red beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, spices, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes fo malt, caramel, and alcohol, as well as lighter notes of straw, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2011
Can 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Myrup. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a beige head. The nose is metallic with dark overripe and dried fruits and some Belgian yeast. Solid body, overripe dark fruits and licorice with some licorice. A little warming alcohol in the finish. 130211

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (19665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2011
Can at Papsø. Hazy red brown coloured with a small off-white ehad. Fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, metal and hops. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, marzipan, hops, metal and berries. Berryish finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (18970) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2011
Canned at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Hazy mahogany colour, no head. Aroma of treacle and caramel. Sweet and full bodied with oily well rounded mouthfeel. Marzipan-like yeast character, notes of cramberry and pear esters. Lightly warming finish with low bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15588) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2010
Can. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty spicy aroma with some yeasty hints. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty flavor with caramel and cinnamon hints. Has a sweetish malty spicy yeasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
Can from Elizabeth Station, Bellingham, WA
Dark amber to brown color, hazy, with small fizzy head, not persistent. There is a mild aroma of sweet candi caramel and some Ale yeast and relative fruity touch. Correct body strength; caramel flavor, candi sugar, lean mouthfeel, moderate sweetness; there is an unfortunate impression of sweet liquorice and vegetables; it has relatively low bitterness.
Once again, an American/Belgian boring-ish beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13458) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2013
Can. Medium head with medium duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, syrup, vanilla, wood, malt and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13047) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2010
Can, 8.3%. Malty aroma, sweet dark malts, some dried fruits. Cloudy, muddy dark red brown colour. Small tan head. The flavour starts off quite sweet and malty. Not sugary as such, but a bit sweet. OK balanced by a roasted maltiness and some warming alcohol. Dried fruits in the flavour as well, along with a bit of yeast in the finish. There is also a tart fruit note in the finish, almost like a good kriek, albeit much more subtle. Tastes Belgian, and better than many original Belgian beers.

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