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Lower De Boom Barleywine - 21st Amendment Brewery

Lower De Boom BarleywineLower De Boom Barleywine

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BA SCORE
85
very good

491 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 491
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.41%


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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tcampbel1

Oregon

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-25-2013 03:12:59 | More by tcampbel1
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottom of the can stamped 11/07/13.

Into a chalice.

A: somewhat hazy caramel brown color, the head was a thin half finger-ed white, no lacing

S: caramelized malts with a subdued happiness but has a certain dryness about it

T: sweet all the way through with some added brown sugar and dark fruits, no aftertaste, quick dry finish

M: medium on the body, it seems like it wants to show a decent sessionable quality to it but it still has that ABV that hides itself well enough to not show its face, there seems to be a dryness coating my mouth and tongue

O: hmmm. .. decent enough American Barley wine that tried to keep the hops in it, I can tell they're there but there's a slight "dead" quality to it, no worries, I realize the date it was made and the date I'm having it, so nothing to worry about, this is just something I have to come back to fresher

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 05:58:29 | More by BeerKangaroo
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shigg85

Japan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-20-2014 01:56:03 | More by shigg85
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Bubbalito

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

04-19-2014 21:41:35 | More by Bubbalito
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Mikeadeth


4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

04-19-2014 00:14:26 | More by Mikeadeth
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king75

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-18-2014 15:26:36 | More by king75
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-18-2014 00:27:54 | More by rorjets
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mpenning13

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-16-2014 18:50:53 | More by mpenning13
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tabhill

New York

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

04-16-2014 01:46:56 | More by tabhill
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DerelictPI

New York

4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Unfortunately this was a little pour at a beer tasting...so take this review as such. This is a very nice representation of the style. I wouldn't say that it is in the middle, but it isn't the best, but it certainly isn't the worst.

Taste: Deceivingly sweet as you first sip it, then the hops kick in. This works very well for the beer. The sweetness and the hop is fruity.

This is definitely worth a try!

Serving type: can

04-16-2014 01:07:15 | More by DerelictPI
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georgiaboy8686

Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-16-2014 00:58:23 | More by georgiaboy8686
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deNerval

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-14-2014 02:48:07 | More by deNerval
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Lelampp

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-14-2014 01:02:00 | More by Lelampp
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josh32219

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-13-2014 17:55:56 | More by josh32219
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ColdWaffles

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-11-2014 23:24:44 | More by ColdWaffles
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RochefortChris

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-09-2014 01:52:40 | More by RochefortChris
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steve8robin

Massachusetts

3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Small red bull sized can. 92IBU. 11.5%ABV. Tagline on can: "American style barleywine ale packed with citrusy hops".

Pour lends a medium browish-red / rust color. Hazy apple juice color in snifter. Started with a small head that fades quickly into non-existence. Aggressive swirl causes carbonation bubbles to cake a tiny eggshell colored head that again quickly fades to nothing.

Upon opening can, immediately could smell citrus notes from the can. Upon further sniffing, caramel sugar being bathed in by orange peel.

Aggressive swirl followed by first sip leads to aggressive piney hop melting into thick sugars pounding your taste buds followed by a dry tongue and creamy sugary throat.

Less complex than hoped for a style begging for complexity.

Serving type: can

04-06-2014 01:21:10 | More by steve8robin
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baklo

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-05-2014 11:37:18 | More by baklo
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jsnoek

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-05-2014 04:38:54 | More by jsnoek
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Syracuse12

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-02-2014 00:31:51 | More by Syracuse12
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John_Squires

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

04-01-2014 23:17:26 | More by John_Squires
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gradergator

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

04-01-2014 22:14:41 | More by gradergator
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wilkowski

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

04-01-2014 18:37:08 | More by wilkowski
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glass_house

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-01-2014 17:47:50 | More by glass_house
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had at Bar of Soap Asheville. Served in a stemless wine glass.

A- Pours a light brown color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Sweet cereal grain malt with a big shot of brown sugar and vanilla. Slightly boozy and a trace amount of hop aroma.

T- Comes on sweet and Bready but then there's the moderate hop bitterness and booze. Notes of caramel, honey and maple. Not necessarily complex but there's a lot going on. Layers of vanilla and sweet bread. Good hop burps.

M- Slightly syrupy with medium carbonation and a fullish body.

O- Not an awesome barleywine, but one that delivers what it's supposed to.

Serving type: can

03-31-2014 22:25:26 | More by Immortale25
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Lower De Boom Barleywine from 21st Amendment Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 491 ratings.