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Lower De Boom Barleywine - 21st Amendment Brewery

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very good

616 Ratings
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Ratings: 616
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12%
Wants: 25
Gots: 55 | FT: 2
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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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

DelicateDelirium, Apr 01, 2013
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3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Small, interesting, I almost want to call it a "cute" can. Hopefully the beer is good.

Pours a lighter fizzy head that at least sticks around for a bit, mostly clear iced-tea brown colored beer.

Nose is a barleywine alright, plenty of sweet malts, candy,lots of candy, toffee, caramel, syrupy, light reddish malt, sugary, but overall malts seem muted. Hops are also not exploding, a little earthy slightly U.K. like hops, mostly bittering hops it seems, not much else no matter how much I swirl it.

Taste brings more sweet malts, candy galore again, little toffee, syrupy, reddish candy apple, sweet and sugar, etc. That also brings a little feusel booze, and light phenols that seem to bring tannins and their own bitterness. Hops cut in with earthy and chewy hop flavors, little spicy, not much else either. Faint hints of nuts and dried fruits, fig like but barely. Finish is still fairly sweet, plenty of bitter earthy chewy hops lingering, light caramel and candy syrup, bit of booze too.

Mouth is thicker bod, lots of fluffy carb, some warming booze.

Overall meh, seems a little half hearted, lacking much punch on anything except booze, like they forgot half the ingredients. And this was served at pretty much room temp by the time I got to it, so it's not that. A little disappointed for a mini can like that from 21st A.

jlindros, Mar 31, 2013
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3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can served in a pint glass. Dark red-amber color, opaque, some lacing around the glass. Not much aroma. Taste is rich, creamy, leathery, caramel malt, and a decent amount of hop bite; nothing too complex however and any sort of taste in the finish is absent. Mouthfeel is nothing special, light carbonation.

gabrielsyme, Mar 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

sanford_and_son, Mar 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

brotherloco, Mar 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

TasteTester, Mar 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

goblue3509, Mar 27, 2013
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skaboom420, Mar 26, 2013
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2.83/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Canned 03FEB13

Cool little 8 oz can deceptively marketed. Pours a nice brown with a sheet of light tan foam. Smells of malts, some soap, some floral hops and a touch of sugar - nothing special. Flavor is sweet and fruity with lots of esters, hints of bubble gum and banana with a really English yeast flavor. Overly sweet for me. Medium bodied with low carb and a slightly sticky finish. I was hoping this would be really good so I could buy a good bunch for the cellar, but alas, not the truth.

harrymel, Mar 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a snifter, the beer is a dark, slightly hazed, amber-copper coloring with a thin, filmy ring of head on the surface. Aromas of tropical fruits, heavily ladened with mango and pineapple, with a subtle roasting and some darkly sweet fig in the backbone. Also some citrusy spicing throughout the nose, with orange zest and pepper dancing around the sinuses. Flavors are heavily roasted and rich, with a dark caramel backbone and tobacco highlight. Pepper and tamarind spicing throughout, with a subtle boozey kick to keep your tastebuds going. The tropical fruit becomes a much more blended characteristic on the palate, with a fruit punch feel, but much more concentrated. Resiny characteristics in the aftertaste, adding to the richness. Sharp, boozy kick at the end of the aftertaste, leading to a slick, slightly bitter, tangy lingering finish. Tasty brew.

GarthDanielson, Mar 22, 2013
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Lower De Boom Barleywine from 21st Amendment Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 616 ratings.