1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Lower De Boom Barleywine - 21st Amendment Brewery

Not Rated.
Lower De Boom BarleywineLower De Boom Barleywine

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

559 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 559
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 23
Gots: 40 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 559 | Reviews: 138 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of 51mmz0rz
51mmz0rz

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-19-2013 01:51:52 | More by 51mmz0rz
Photo of BKArmstrong
BKArmstrong

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-19-2013 00:48:41 | More by BKArmstrong
Photo of Daniellobo
Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-17-2013 19:10:39 | More by Daniellobo
Photo of hopley
hopley

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +13%

02-17-2013 03:15:36 | More by hopley
Photo of THECPJ
THECPJ

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

02-16-2013 23:38:36 | More by THECPJ
Photo of donquixote
donquixote

North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

This is the first beer from 21st that I actually like. The high gravity helps with this style and I believe they hit it on the head with this one. Overall a good drinkable beer and meets the expectations of the style. Looks, tastes and feels like a good Barlywine and I'm not typically a Barlywine or 21st fan. Have one and Probst!!

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2013 23:33:19 | More by donquixote
Photo of jal0607
jal0607

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-06-2013 20:01:58 | More by jal0607
Photo of effyeaAB
effyeaAB

New York

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

12-10-2012 21:19:18 | More by effyeaAB
Photo of Nage37
Nage37

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

10-10-2012 19:18:04 | More by Nage37
Photo of tmhessel
tmhessel

New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

09-26-2012 19:56:18 | More by tmhessel
Photo of Lynn
Lynn

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +13%

08-31-2012 22:51:43 | More by Lynn
Photo of t0rin0
t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

08-10-2012 01:39:06 | More by t0rin0
Photo of Poucher86
Poucher86

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

07-15-2012 21:47:04 | More by Poucher86
Photo of pixieskid
pixieskid

Germany

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-10-2012 15:06:30 | More by pixieskid
Photo of Futsey
Futsey


4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

06-27-2012 04:06:52 | More by Futsey
Photo of DrFunkenstein
DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-26-2012 00:21:52 | More by DrFunkenstein
Photo of duceswild
duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-23-2012 03:50:42 | More by duceswild
Photo of feloniousmonk
feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

21st Amendment Lower de Boom Barleywine. 10.5% ABV, 92 IBUs.

And here we have a brew they've only kegged, never canned, and I was lucky enough to snatch one up. Have to take notes before it's gone.

Looks fantastic. Beautiful dark brown/ruby coloring, under a thick, pudding-ish creamy white head, lasts long, and leaves lace. Lovely. Love it.

Aroma: bright ripe fruit, rich malty complexity. Leading into something good.

Taste: Mmm! Mix of chocolate and rich dark fruits, leather, cognac, port wine, and cigar smoke. Medium bodied, a bit woody. Cherries, grapes, figs, with a fierceness that grows. The alcohol can't hide very well, as it's on the large side. A trifle smokey, as well, with growing complexity. Terribly tasty, and utterly indulgent.

Just a touch on the bitter side, and never too sweet. This is a large and in charge barley-wine that doesn't ache at the sides. Plenty of what I look for in a barley-wine, not missing a thing. Good balance, but not too balanced, if you know what I mean and I hope you do.

Here's what they say about it: "Deep, mahogany color, rich malt candied, rock sugar flavors with sweet burnt currant and fig aromas. It’s strong alcohol content is tempered by a clean bitterness and complex flavors. This Barley Wine is named for Cornelius de Boom, the San Francisco Belgian Consulate General (1850 to 1851) and surprisingly the name of the alley along-side the 21st Amendment on 2nd Street.

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2012 10:02:44 | More by feloniousmonk
Photo of oberon
oberon

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Sessions yesterday.Poured a deep amber with a thinner off white head atop.Alot of brown sugar and caramel malts in the nose,a decent shot of resiny hop lingers.Quite sweet and cake-like on the palate,alot of brown sugar and dark fruit,again there is a decent shot of resiny hops in a lingering finish.It's hybrid to me between an English and American barleywine with its big sweet malty flavors and hoppedup finish,not bad but not overly drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2012 15:29:08 | More by oberon
Photo of socon67
socon67

New York

3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark copper\brown color. Thin foam head. Minimal to no lacing.

S - Smells of mohagany wood, caramel, nuts, and malt.

T - Rich flavors of caramel, sugary fruit, and malt. A typically complex barelywine, Da Boom has a slight burn in the finish with sone brandy-like qualtities.

M - Good sipping beer, and balanced well to make this a solid way to end a good meal.

O - Decent for the style, 21st Ammendment did a good job with this. Those who enjoy the style should give it a try.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2012 18:32:17 | More by socon67
Photo of Chugs13
Chugs13

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-20-2012 01:20:24 | More by Chugs13
Photo of JRod1969
JRod1969

New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-14-2012 04:45:05 | More by JRod1969
Photo of jwat
jwat

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-13-2012 02:36:40 | More by jwat
Photo of Mdog
Mdog

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-12-2012 19:50:32 | More by Mdog
Photo of avaldivia
avaldivia

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

05-10-2012 00:49:18 | More by avaldivia
Lower De Boom Barleywine from 21st Amendment Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 559 ratings.