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Lower De Boom Barleywine - 21st Amendment Brewery

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very good

586 Ratings
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Ratings: 586
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 23
Gots: 45 | FT: 1
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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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

McBraniel, Jul 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

timjim1327, Jul 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

MrDave, Jul 23, 2013
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

WOLFGANG, Jul 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Nobcefus, Jul 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Casey3236, Jul 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

duff247, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of Rutager
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%

B-wine in a can, kick ass!!!

Appearance. Pours a deep caramel, topped with half a finger of off white head.

Smell. Big lemons here, some orange and grapefruit rind, and caramel malts underneath with just a bit of pine needles.

Taste. Lemons again! Lots of lemon flavour including the rind, but not the sourness. Orange and grapefruit rinds again as well and some sweet caramel malts backing up all those citrusy hops.

Mouthfeel. Fairly full body, medium-low carbonation.

Overall. Maybe not the best b-wine I've tasted but love the citrus dominant flavours. Works very well on this summer evening.

Rutager, Jul 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

powz87, Jul 15, 2013
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3.64/5  rDev -3.2%

8.4 oz can, bottom stamped 2/5/13.

bright amber colored highlights. little head. smells of booze soaked fruit, aggressive earthy hops. taste also has the sharp bite of booziness. caramel malt, herbal hops, then finishes dry. medium body, but slick and oily on the the tongue. lower carbonation.

a little hot, although that could be expected for a fresh barleywine, room for improvement in the flavors too.

jmdrpi, Jul 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

kjkinsey, Jul 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Texasfan549, Jul 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

ObiWanKushnobi, Jul 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

sprucetip, Jul 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Dirt, Jul 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Joelboy, Jul 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

mikeincharleston, Jul 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Rast, Jul 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

lonewolfcry, Jul 01, 2013
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3.76/5  rDev 0%

Thanks to Boozecamel for this one.

Poured from a small 8.4oz. can, canned 02/05/13.

Appearance: Reddish copper body, good sized foam that holds at a thick ring, slathering the sides.

Smell: Caramel, candied sugar, ripe peaches & mangoes, bit of hoppiness mixed with earth, sugary malt.

Taste: Sharp burst of hop flavor followed by a wave of candied malt. Kind of a too clean finish.
Flavors could have dwelt a bit longer.

Mouthfeel: Even if there are hops in the flavor, doesn't translate into bitterness at all. Blanket of smoothness all over.

Overall: A good choice. Would have liked a bit more of an expansive feel but overall i liked it.

papat444, Jun 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

hellhammermario, Jun 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

ironchefmiyagi13, Jun 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

MistahBeah, Jun 25, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev -2.1%

Poured into an Elysian snifter. Pours a hazy orange amber with a thin off-white head that dissipates into patchy foam and a ring around the glass with light lacing. Mild aroma of orange and tangerine citrus, ethanol and faint sweet malt; almost smells more like a tincture of fruit than an ale. Flavor of citrus hops, orange, faint dark and light stone fruit, mild malt, somewhat astringent finish. Medium bodied. An odd take on the American barleywine style that leans more towards a dry double IPA with less dark fresh and dried fruit than generally encountered in a barleywine. The malt body seems thin for the style and ABV. Alcohol is less dominant in the taste than aroma, but is still strong. The bitter orange flavor, particularly in the finish is intriguing, but I'd like to see some more malt support for the fruit and hops here. Worth a try; I'm going to cellar a few to see what happens over time; it's a bit too hot and unbalanced right now.

LiquidAmber, Jun 24, 2013
Lower De Boom Barleywine from 21st Amendment Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 586 ratings.