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Allies Win The War! - 21st Amendment Brewery

Allies Win The War!Allies Win The War!

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BA SCORE
86
very good

498 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 498
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%


Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: litheum94 on 11-05-2011)
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a deep red nearly brown color with a nice billowy off white head. The head faded slowly giving a nice bit of lacing.

Smell – The smell is a nice mix of dried fruit and hoppiness. The hops, which really are most prevalent upfront in the nose, are mainly pine in nature with some earthy and floral hop aromas. The fruit, largely composed of cherry, raisin and prune, then comes more toward the middle and end of the aroma. It’s a nice balance between sweet and hoppy.

Taste – A bit of hoppiness is the first thing to be detected. A bit more subtle then the nose would suggest, with pine and an ever so light citrus. A sweeter flavors mixed with a roasted malty flavor enter toward the middle of the taste; with the sweet a mix of dark dried fruits. While the hops that are present initially begin to fade the dried fruit flavor comes in making up for their loss. A nice transition.

Mouthfeel – A nice thicker feel to the body, which coats the mouth while drinking. The thickness seems to make it more bock or stout like. The only problem is a little bit of an overcarbonation for the thickness of the body. The body is soothing while the carbonation is more invigorating. The two competing with each other leaves something to be desired in the mouthfeel.

Overall - It is an interesting beer. Moderately hoppy with some nice fruit flavors. The only real complaint is a lack of complementation in the mouthfeel, but otherwise however it is quite a good brew.

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2012 14:09:17 | More by Darkmagus82
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Allies Win The War! from 21st Amendment Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 498 ratings.