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RATINGS: 564   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Red with a beige head. Simple aromas of bubblegum and fruits. The taste was almost pure candy sugar, with not enough fruit taste to balance or provide complexity.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroSpud (1667) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2010
12oz can. Pours a dark red with very little head though plenty of effervescence (good word, gotta use that more). Alot of fruit without too much of the sweet making for a nice balanced flavor. No alcohol taste whatsoever.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Iím always stoked to experience a new beer, especially when itís got a badass name or label likes Monks Blood. The beer has an ominous ruby complexion or dark mahogany. A large beige head sprouts up, but settles quickly. The aroma is not very striking, but conveys some cinnamon and spice with cherries. The first couple sips are really mysterious, quite an interesting flavor. Sweet vanilla, dark fruits, and a decent dosage of hops. Also coming through is a toffee/butterscotch like malt and sugary raisons. The aftertaste is funky and sweet especially on the tongue. I swear I almost taste some blood too, or I just have a cut on the inside of my mouth. Regardless, this beer falls short of expectations. By the end the flavor looses my interest, it feels watery and definitely too sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2010
12 oz. can. Pour is clear dark brown with red showing when held near light. Thin head that dissapears fast and little to no lacing. Aroma sweet malt and some faint spice. Taste is strong sweet malt with plenty of carbonation and booze. Palate medium feel lively dry finish. Not bad brew , but will not buy again plenty of nice belgiums to buy for $10.00

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2010
Can shared by badnewsbeers. Deep garnet red-brown body, thin/medium ring of buff carbonation. Syrupy nose, tangy, with brown sugar, caramel, and circus peanuts. Tangy, sweet body with caramel, brown sugar, dark fruit, berries, and tannic notes; there are also hints of smoke. Thin; lacked the heft or depth to carry the candy- and fruit-like sugars. Odd and possibly ambitious, but misses the mark.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (6490) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Can at the 2010 March Metro Detroit tasting. Poured a dark amber red that was a touch hazy and a white head. Aroma had lots of spice notes (cinnamon) and yeast notes. Flavor was similar with nice spices and sweeter grain notes and yeast notes as well.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2010
can, thanks to bu11zeye, almond color with short white foam, aroma is buttery sweet caramel, flavors are dark fruit, malty with some alcohol showing, plain finish

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2010
Deep brown colour, Thin head, Strong fruity arome. smells like a 4X. Slight cheese smell. Slightly strong chesse flavour fruity nutty and complex. you can really taste the monks blood, bold and metallic. Almost a bit of a rice cack aroma.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shigadeyo (2976) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2010

4/10/2010 and 5/03/2010: Monkís Blood Belgian-Style Dark Ale brewed with cinnamon, vanilla, oak chips and dried figs... Aroma: Concord grapes, oaked Shiraz, . Appearance: Dirty deep amber to brown in color with a fizzy beige-colored head that disappears fairly rapidly. Flavor: Strong, sugary malts and dark fruits (plum/prune); a dollup of molasses; toasted pecans, bark, and a slightly spicy note; maybe a dusting of cocoa powder; dry, oaky finish with some vanilla notes; weak medicinal bitterness in the finish. Palate: Medium to medium-full in body; well-carbonated; average mouthfeel. Overall: Not bad, but not that great either (not really one of my favorite styles to begin with); seems to be lacking depth and distinct characteristics; bonus points for the can though. By the way, good luck reading the story on the can!

12 fl. oz. can (8.3% alcohol by volume) shared by Rob and a can given to me by Tmoney99. Thanks guys! Rating #205 for this beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2010
12pz can, thanks kan, pours a monks blood red with small off white head around the rim. Nose has red fruit and toffee, rather dry. Flavors are dried red fruit and prune and grape fruit juice, brown sugar, and something off like iron and metal. Watery oily feel. This brew just doesnít do it for me.


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