Lower De Boom Barleywine - 21st Amendment Brewery
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Reviews by RyanLigeia:
3.73/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
Look- Comes in a uniquely portioned small can, which isnt a bad thing but I personally did not care for the actual look of the cans themselves. Other than that the packaging itself was amazing, as usual coming from 21st Amendment. The beer pours a mostly clear dark mahogany / ruby color. Minimal off-white head with some visible carbonation racing to the surface.
Smell- The hop presence is definitely notable with some delicious smelling citrusy undertones but this one is equalled by a strong sweet caramel maltiness. You can tell its gonna have a little kick to it but I wouldnt have blindly guessed almost %12.
Taste- Unique taste for a barley wine. A bitter hop finish almost on par with a dipa, alcohol is way more present and the malt bill takes the back seat here.
Mouthfeel- lots of alcohol warmth/borderline burn. Carbonation is on the higher end for a 11.5% barley wine. Slightly sticky, "bittering/dry" hop feel as well.
Overall- Def worth a try in my book because it IS unique compared to most barley wines out there. I think this one would improve with about a years worth of cellaring to hopefully mellow out that alcogol bight…but thats just what I feel it'd take to get the beer to where I'd PERSONALLY like it to be. The only issue with that is thee ol hop fade (which may be an oxymoron since that hop presence is something that was mentioned on the packaging as intentional) so some of you hop heads out there will probably ilke this one right where its at off the shelves.
Serving type: can
06-06-2013 03:32:10 | More by RyanLigeia
More User Reviews:
3.75/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
From a tiny little can, this barley wine is a hazy chestnut color with a thin head. It is very dry, with a lot of citrusy and resiny hops. Perfume, fruit (ripe prach and orange) alcoholic scents dominate the beer. The taste has malt and sugar flavors. Heavy bitterness. Full and rich mouthfeel.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 02:25:09 | More by Suds
Lower De Boom Barleywine from 21st Amendment Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 560 ratings.