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Lower De Boom Barleywine - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

616 Ratings
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Ratings: 616
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12%
Wants: 25
Gots: 55 | 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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Reviews by DrinkSlurm:
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from can into hf tulip. Wow...coolest thing since sliced bread. Barleywine in a can...
Pours a deep amber burnt orange color with a bit of lacing. Sweet malty aromas with a nice dose of hops. Taste is caramel toffee malts...nicely sweet. Chewey and very easy to drink...a bit dry but overall a nice barleywine.

DrinkSlurm, May 04, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Sessions yesterday.Poured a deep amber with a thinner off white head atop.Alot of brown sugar and caramel malts in the nose,a decent shot of resiny hop lingers.Quite sweet and cake-like on the palate,alot of brown sugar and dark fruit,again there is a decent shot of resiny hops in a lingering finish.It's hybrid to me between an English and American barleywine with its big sweet malty flavors and hoppedup finish,not bad but not overly drinkable.

oberon, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of MadScientist
3.75/5  rDev 0%

MadScientist, May 10, 2014
Photo of GameOfBeers
4.28/5  rDev +14.1%

GameOfBeers, Aug 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

DaftPatrick, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of BuckeyeSlim
2.96/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

8.4 oz. can poured into a NB snifter.

A - Pours a honey golden brown into the glass. No head to speak of appears. There's a very, very fine sheen of lace on most of the surface, with a small island of fine bubbles in the middle. Held to a full-spectrum light, the beer is a sunset orange-red and somewhat opaque.

S - Nicely toasted malts sit underneath an ABV-supported, somewhat astringent mix of grassy citrus floral notes, flinty metallic, light fruit juices (apple and pear), and sugary caramels and hard candy. As the beer warms in the glass, the sugars begin to better shape the nose. This may well be a beer that really needs to warm up to present properly.

T - While noticeably more focused on the toasted malts and caramels in the start of the quaff, big hops of equal parts citrus and resin push their way forward and take over. The finish is a dollop of honey, orange, and caramel in the center of the tongue surrounded by herbal bitters along the sides. The ABV is well-masked in the taste profile, but quickly shows up warming the tummy.

M - Creamy, with mouth-filling carbonation. Medium body. Components are nicely integrated. Finish is rather dry and short.

O - Quite hop-forward and somewhat unbalanced for a barleywine. The components of the nose don't really compliment each other, but instead present a hodge-podge that begs to be sorted out. I like to enjoy the nose of a big beer apart from its taste, but I really couldn't do that with this beer - too much conflict. This isn't a barley wine I could recommend unless someone is specifically looking for a pretty bitter IIPA / barleywine mash-up.

BuckeyeSlim, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of megamass
3.75/5  rDev 0%

megamass, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of Billolick
3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned on 02-05-13 acording to the bottom of the mini can

Pours darker amber, hazed, moderate khaki head, goes to a tiny bubble film and super fine low sheeting and scattered lace.

Sweetly malty sniff, with vanilla coming through.

Tasty and easy drinking Bwine. Sweet malts with more vanilla and some honey coming to the party.

Smooth, smooth, smooth, dangerously easy to enjoy this one flowing over the taste buds.

Nice beer. Too bad the portions are so small...but actually not a bad value at about 33 ounces of barleywine for $11.99 for the fourpack.

Purchased at Peekskill Beer and soda, Peekskill, NY, a few days ago

Billolick, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of tigg924
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, moderate carbonation, brown color, hazy

Smell: pineapple, deep caramel, and toffee

Taste: pine and earthy start, followed by toffee in the middle, brown sugar, pine, and more hops at the end

Mouthfeel: combo of sticky sweet and harsh bitterness--especially in the aftertaste, heavy in body, moderate carbonation

Overall: A solid and enjoyable American style barleywine. Nice combo of sticky sweet and harsh hops...very well balanced. Certainly one I would pick up again if I wanted this style.

tigg924, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of tripelz
4/5  rDev +6.7%

tripelz, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of reitzbrewing
4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

reitzbrewing, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of JupiterJesus
3/5  rDev -20%

JupiterJesus, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

alienlifeforcecube, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of bsp77
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Serving glass: Poured from can into Snifter.

Appearance: Dark reddish-orange with thin off-white head.

Smell: Some caramel and toffee, light citrus and a slight spiciness. A little boozy but the aroma is a little weak for such a big Barleywine.

Taste: Expected caramel and toffee malt backbone with a mix of hop flavors such as grapefruit, orange, pine and spices. Nothing really stands out and actually is slightly mild overall.

Feel: Full, oily body with low carbonation. Warming and dry finish.

Overall: A good Barleywine that doesn't stand out enough, despite the 11.5% abv.

bsp77, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Mantooth, Sep 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

TKEbeerman, Jul 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

briandaube, May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

WVbeergeek, Aug 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

mtpHokie, Dec 16, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev +1.3%

tappangordo, Friday at 03:42 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Trashcat, Nov 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

acurtis, Mar 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

TheLevi4000, Mar 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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Lower De Boom Barleywine from 21st Amendment Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 616 ratings.