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Lower De Boom Barleywine - 21st Amendment Brewery

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Lower De Boom BarleywineLower De Boom Barleywine

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BA SCORE
85
very good

560 Ratings
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Ratings: 560
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 23
Gots: 39 | 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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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +13%

05-16-2013 05:28:15 | More by JoeLacy
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-16-2013 02:59:51 | More by browniewithnuts
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mtalley999

Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-15-2013 00:41:22 | More by mtalley999
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gpblackgt

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-13-2013 23:10:43 | More by gpblackgt
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Ivegotmule

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-11-2013 23:13:00 | More by Ivegotmule
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sharpski

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +13%

05-11-2013 20:10:32 | More by sharpski
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Pineal7

New York

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

05-11-2013 04:11:01 | More by Pineal7
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-10-2013 19:16:08 | More by ShanePB
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-10-2013 12:28:09 | More by FUwolfpacker
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Zimm

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +13%

05-10-2013 11:48:02 | More by Zimm
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strongaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-10-2013 07:13:46 | More by strongaf
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dbc5

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-09-2013 18:44:27 | More by dbc5
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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13%

05-09-2013 18:42:40 | More by JustinMatthew
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EkimGram

New York

4.16/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Thin 8.4oz can poured into a snifter. Brown-orange in colour, hazy quality, almost no head whatsoever.

Smell: Powerful malts mix with a citric hop aroma and an alcoholic sweetness.

Taste: Very strong hop presence to start. Bitter and citric flavours give way to bready malts and a strong alcoholic finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body has a silky touch. Finishes with a slight carbonated nip.

Overall: This is a rather elegant brew. The flavours are strong yet simplistic while remaining interesting.

Serving type: can

05-08-2013 02:57:08 | More by EkimGram
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light garnet-amber with a thin short-lived tan head.

Dark caramel, dried fruits, citrus fruit hoppiness, grapefruit, pine, alcohol, toffee, and a hint of rotting pineapple.

Deep roast and burly toffee notes matching American 'C' hops. Grapefruit pith, bitter orange, raisin, booze, and unsweet cherry. Malts are pretty big, but the hops are right there too. Dank finish seems lengthy.

Soft mouthfeel. Carbonation seems to dry it out a bit. Body needed that.

Okay barleywine. Holds its own.

Serving type: can

05-07-2013 14:54:41 | More by thecheapies
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-07-2013 13:18:21 | More by tommyguz
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SeanGC

New York

3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from can into a tulip glass

a - dark copper color. Relatively clear with some chill haze. No head formation with initial pour. However, swirling the glass developed a half finger, off-white thick head. Dissipates quickly, leaving a lasting ring throughout the experience.

s - balanced. Strong in both hop and malt character. Malt include toffee, melanoidin, sweet. American hop character, including citrus notes. Yeast character present as well, defined by fruity esters and ethanol notes.

t - flavor showcases american hop character. Citrusy hop flavor, and bitter back. Barley any malt character perceived, with the exception of some complimentary sweetness that is masked by citrus flavors, such as orange and grapefruit. Ethanol is perceivable, but not offensive. However, ethanol and high bitterness creates a harsh bittering finish.

m - moderately high carbonation. Warming. Medium body.

o - Very good american barleywine. would have liked more of that classic, melanoidin malt character that one would expect from a barley wine in the flavor. It was also surprisingly lighter in body than I had originally anticipated. However, it's not a deal breaker for me, and I would purchase this beer again.

Serving type: can

05-05-2013 22:00:44 | More by SeanGC
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yaksurf

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-04-2013 13:51:36 | More by yaksurf
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snaotheus

Washington

3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

8.4oz can poured into a large snifter

Pours clear reddish with medium to small head. Head retains well. Little in the way of observable carbonation. Smell is musty, cut grass, mild compost.

Taste is on the tart side, some distinct plumminess, with a little attention some definite piney hops. Definitely more of the mustiness, maybe some old wet leather.

Mouthfeel is dry but thick. Overall, pretty good. Not great.

Serving type: can

05-04-2013 02:58:57 | More by snaotheus
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from can into hf tulip. Wow...coolest thing since sliced bread. Barleywine in a can...
Pours a deep amber burnt orange color with a bit of lacing. Sweet malty aromas with a nice dose of hops. Taste is caramel toffee malts...nicely sweet. Chewey and very easy to drink...a bit dry but overall a nice barleywine.

Serving type: can

05-04-2013 02:21:31 | More by DrinkSlurm
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from an 8.4-oz. slim, "energy drink" style can into a tulip-shaped Belgian stem glass.

A: Pours a deep, orange amber color with light brown highlights and a thin, sticky layer of toffee-colored foam which leaves a small band of clingy lacing.

S: Rich, candied aroma of figs, dried fruits, toffee and caramel malt roastiness and a zing of lemongrass with a slightly solvent alcohol aroma amidst the floral hop bouquet.

T: Sweet, rich roasted caramel flavor up front with a hint of nutty roast and creamy toffee before leading in with a fruity, raisin and plum palate backed by a quick flash of orange rind and grassy bitterness. Very smooth and balanced flavor with a touch of alcohol heat and some cloying, sweet booziness in the finish.

M: Medium-full bodied ale that doesn't really show its gravity, as the grassy, bright-yet-not-stringent hops lift the sweetness to keep the palate fresh and the brew drinkable.

O: A nice American barleywine that reveals more malt complexity as the brew warms. The 11.5% ABV packs in a lot of malt flavors, from juicy raisins and dried apricots to toffee-like sweetness. It's not the best example of the style, as it still is a bit boozy and cloying in the finish but it makes for a nice sipper with a moderate hop punch.

Serving type: can

05-03-2013 00:54:18 | More by Gambrinus1184
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Still not sure why I couldn't get 12oz for the $3.19 I paid. Ow well single poured into a pint glass.
A - Even though it's high octane I still get a 1/4 inch of sticky white head that settles to a mild lace ring. Color is a bright hazy amber brown.
S - Smells of malts, brown sugar, Citrus hops, a touch of alcohol and some biscuit.
T - Funny it has a distinct medicinal cherry flavor that is not too sour, then flavors of typical barley wine nature with some woody and sugary malts. Next is the hops they are somewhat bitter but mix fairly well. Finish is again sweet with a touch of brown sugar.
M - Worst part even though it hides the ABV well it drinks very watery. Not bad if you want to pound the can.

Overall a very overpriced barleywine that only gimmick is canning only 8oz and charging for the full 12. Not the worst barley wine but I have had better.

Serving type: can

05-01-2013 03:44:20 | More by DrDemento456
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-01-2013 01:51:13 | More by calcnerd
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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-01-2013 01:29:07 | More by oline73
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SaxmanRick

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

04-30-2013 01:17:18 | More by SaxmanRick
Lower De Boom Barleywine from 21st Amendment Brewery
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