Lower De Boom Barleywine - 21st Amendment Brewery
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Reviews by corby112:
3.81/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a dark golden amber color with ruby edges and a half finger off-white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Earthy and leathery malt aroma with a surprisingly strong floral and citrus hop presence. Citrus and tropical fruit notes along with hints of leather and dark fruit. Slightly earthy and oily with some mango, pineapple and grapefruit followed by toffee, caramel malt, raisin and fig.
Interesting take on the American barleywine style. I'm used to a ton of hop bitterness in this style but this is dank and floral with a surprising amount of citrus and tropical fruit sweetness. There's still some dry, resinous bitterness but hints of grapefruit, papaya and orange peel balance things out. Earthy malt backbone with hints of leather, caramel, toffee and dark fruit notes. Some plum, raisin and date add a vinous character that compliments the sweetness. The high ABV is very well masked with only slight heat, making this strong beer dangerously drinkable. My only complaint, and it's not a minor one, is that the bitterness and tropical fruit sweetness overwhelm the barleywine characteristics. A bit too sweet and in my opinion needs more heat and malt flavor. Otherwise, it's a pretty solid, enjoyable beer.
Serving type: can
03-12-2013 05:29:37 | More by corby112
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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 559 ratings.