Allies Win The War! - 21st Amendment Brewery
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Reviews by Philousa:
3.28/5 rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured into a New Belgium goblet, sits a dark caramel/molasses color with thin head. The small bubbles cling and lace the glass well with each sip. Dark caramel malt hits the nose first, followd by spicy, floral hops and wheat bread. Coppery amber malt flavor starts things off, followed by slightly sweet bread, bitter fresh hop oil, and a tart bready flavor at the end. This one is a bit thin with a dry finish.
This is strongly reminiscent of Ninkasi's Believer Double Red Ale, and that kind of annoys me. It's a limited edition four pack and I would like to get some complexities in something like that. I was looking forward to some date flavor, but I couldn't get past the hops and coppery base malt. Even though this was mislabeled on BA (this much hop flavor does not come in an English ale) and I feel a bit cheated on the four pack, this is a solid, if uncomplicated beer. I really like the yeast they used and the amount of hops are great in the nose. I just feel that some other fruit or complex coffee like flavors would have complimented this brew a little better.
Serving type: can
11-21-2011 00:21:14 | More by Philousa
More User Reviews:
3.71/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Canned in 2011.
Pours a slightly hazy medium brown with copper highlights and a large, frothy khaki head that slowly dissipates, leaving sticky lacing.
Aroma is laden with dates, figs, prunes, and toffee. Smells very rich.
Flavor reveals green apple, dates, and raisins underlying a lightly toasted, bready caramel malt backbone. Hints of sherry indicate that oxidation may have set in.
Body is a touch full, with fairly low carbonation and moderate alcohol warmth.
The malt backbone is a little lacking for the style, but ester notes are fairly complex. Probably won't age nicely much longer. Metallic notes surface as it warms.
Serving type: can
07-20-2014 14:46:51 | More by barczar
4.11/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours a deep ruby red with a light mocha head.
S: Dark fruits and light, but not citric fruits in the nose.
T: Lemon, some resiny pine, dark fruits to start followed by bready malt in the finish. Interesting. Definitely different from English or American barleywines.
M: Full bodied and smooth.
O: Worth a try. It's a good beer, and if nothing else, it's interesting. I've tasted few beers that taste quite like this.
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2014 06:32:33 | More by BierJager89
Allies Win The War! from 21st Amendment Brewery
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