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Lower De Boom Barleywine - 21st Amendment Brewery

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very good

587 Ratings
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Ratings: 587
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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4.25/5  rDev +13%

iL0VEbeer, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of kaseydad
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Review is from the itty-bitty gold can.

Pours a nice and pretty clear amber ale with an off-white head.

The aroma consists of light citrus and sweet malt. Cinammon. Some dark fruit. Red grapes.

Taste is slightly bitter up front with a decent amount of hops. Citrus is blended into this barleywine which takes it away from the traditional. Light grapefruit rind on the aftertaste. Long finish.

Overall this is a decent barleywine. The fruity/citrus taste was good but not great. Got a little tiresome even from the small can. Worth finding and trying but overall just not my style of BW. I will say the 8.4 oz. was an interesting can. I hope some of the other high alcohol beers take this concept. Plus it's pretty easy to sneak into a sporting event. Just saying.

kaseydad, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

appearance: dark clear honey colored. Not much head but some swaths gather around the rim.
smell: dark fruit and butterscotch as it warms. Fresh out of the can there seemed to be an odd "canny" smell. As it warms it opens up.
taste: Butterscotch and caramel, dark fruit. Bitter hops in the finish. The 2 profiles are at odds in my opinion.
overall: I'm probably jaded after Sucaba and now Arctic Devil and MOAS (yeah, I know those are barrel aged). Also just had an ST BackBurner that was very nice. So many great barley's. This is tasty but not great.

cindyjeffsmith, Mar 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

JeffTheJuice, Mar 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Nocontrol1977, Mar 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

csustar001, Mar 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

RedneckBeerz, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of jsg978
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 16oz Stange.

A very mellow flavor for a 11.5% ABV barley wine. The 92 IBU did not hit as strongly as an IPA would. Good balance of flavors.

As a barley wine fan this is a good choice amongst some pretty lame American Barleywines. Better flavor than the Bigfoot from Sierra Nevada.

jsg978, Mar 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

DStoked, Mar 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

johnhenryconway, Mar 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

emilylee, Mar 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

ShemRahBoo, Mar 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

random846, Mar 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

garrisonp, Mar 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

djrn2, Mar 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

KevinGordon, Feb 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

pathman, Feb 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Commodore69, Feb 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

bmur112, Feb 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

johnnyboy76, Feb 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Trilogy31, Feb 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Bonis, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11 ounce pour - $7.50 at Taco Mac in East Roswell, Georgia.

Appearance: Dispensed a dark brown, opaque body with a near inch of ever-so-slightly yellowed head with surprising staying power.

Smell: Toasted, near burnt breadcrusts layered with sweet-scented notes of rich caramel and brown sugar. Some fruitiness within. Pithy, resiny hop elements, and, of course, some noted booze underneath it all.

Taste: Deep, heavy toastiness, some light accompanying roast, and a big taste of Brach's caramel cubes. It's plenty sweet, but, not too sweet. Mild ripe dark fruitiness. Citrusy, resinous hops are fighting the sweetness, pushing to be seen, to be heard, delivering a growing bitterness. Closes out dry, bitterish, and warm, with a lingering earthy, pithy quality.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A barleywine you say "sure" to.

ChainGangGuy, Feb 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

BillHilly, Feb 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

reitzbrewing, Feb 23, 2013
Lower De Boom Barleywine from 21st Amendment Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 587 ratings.