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Lower De Boom Barleywine - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

600 Ratings
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Ratings: 600
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 25
Gots: 49 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 09-12-2004)
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Josh_951, Saturday at 06:47 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

wilfmaster, Oct 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +33%

Draesith, Oct 10, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +5.3%

JakeBarnett, Oct 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

irishpride, Oct 08, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Canned on: 11/7/13.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, pineapple juice, and candied citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, caramel, and candied citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is still quite hoppy and bitter even at almost a year old.

Serving type: can.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

DaftPatrick, Oct 01, 2014
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3.32/5  rDev -11.7%

gthaisz, Sep 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

dangelop, Sep 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

EdwardK77, Sep 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

thedifferencemaker, Sep 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

liquorpig, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

JohnK17, Sep 19, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -1.6%

Poured aggressively in a pint glass.

A: Little to no head even after an aggressive pour. A nice cloudy copper color with little sign of carbonation.
S: Toasted malts up front. Strong baked bread with prunes and orange coming shortly after. You can smell the 11.5 ABV.
T: Not nearly as bitter as expected. The assortment of flavors were unexpected. First thing tasted was the malt that remained boring until the pleasant fruity bitterness blended properly. The alcohol added to the experience and did not overwhelm.
M: medium/light. Surprisingly light with no carbonation.
O: Very tasty. This was expensive treat, but I did enjoy it. A solid release, but not one of the best barleywines I have tasted.

barleybutt, Sep 18, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +2.1%

Washuffizi98, Sep 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

msquared36, Sep 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Had on tap at the Pig & Fiddle, Minneapolis
Nose: rich winey large pitted dark fruit esters, hop citrus.
Pours a deep brilliant rich garnet under a thin head. Has some legs, very thin lace.
Rich complex malts blend with large pitted fruits - mainly plum, possible cherry, and slowly give way to citrus rind hop bitterness that dries on the finish with a touch of hop astringency.
Sweetness up front is balanced by the alcohol and hops.
Chewy, oily, medium low carbonation.
A solid sit by the fireplace and watch the snow fall beer.

pat61, Sep 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

8 oz. can, 2013 version, poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a very pretty, deep, dark, amber/mahogany color, speckled with orange and reddish highlights, and a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Malty and hoppy. There are strong notes of toasted malt, imparting bready aromas of freshly baked sourdough bread, immediately followed by lots of floral, piney hops and a touch of alcohol. I also get notes of dried stone fruit, such as raisins, prunes and dates, as well as some candied sugar and toffee. Very nice aroma.

Taste: Delicious! Malty and hoppy at the same time! Strong flavors of bready, earthy toasted malt up front, imparting flavors of French brioche and sweet Hawaiian bread. There’s also lots of brown sugar-like sweetness which helps balance the strong flavors of floral, piney hops, but very little bitterness. Finally, I get strong flavors of toffee, dried stone fruit, such as dates, figs, raisins and prunes. It’s a delicious beer!

Mouth feel: Slightly chewy, a touch viscous and very smooth as there is no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 11.5%, there is a very pleasant alcohol warmth on the palate.

Overall: This is a brilliant, fantastic barleywine! I can’t wait to see what it is like with some more age on it. Barleywine fans should really like this!

Jeffreysan, Sep 11, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +12.8%

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masterofsparks, Aug 31, 2014
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Skabiski, Aug 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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Lower De Boom Barleywine from 21st Amendment Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 600 ratings.