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Lower De Boom Barleywine - 21st Amendment Brewery

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Ratings: 648
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 30
Gots: 64 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Jason on 09-12-2004

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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!

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A: Pours brownish to amber with a decent head for a barleywine. Some head remains on top through consumption and even a bit of lacing which is suprising at this strength.

S: Hops - pine and grass, malt - sweet caramel.

T: Hops present up front and grab you mellowing later with malt sweetness, belgian candi sugar, and a slight alcohol finish but less than expected for a barleywine of this strength. Really nice.

M: Good after dinner drink, but not as heavy as you might think.

O: Well done and especially like the small 8 oz can - don't have to commit to what is often a 22+ oz bottle of very strong beer. Bravo!

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Lower De Boom Barleywine from 21st Amendment Brewery
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