Allies Win The War! - 21st Amendment Brewery
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Reviews by Phocion:
4.33/5 rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12 ounce can poured into a pint glass. Canned on 10/26/11. Medium-dark copper body with a solid two fingers of frothy/bubbly light brown head. Moderate retention and mid-sized splotches of lacing throughout.
Aroma is very hop-forward and full of citrus. The dates that the can boasts about are also very prevalent. Woody, caramel, spice, and a mild hint of alcohol aromas are also noticeable.
Flavor has a touch of brown sugar, and is very fruity. Both dark fruit (dates, figs) and citrus (grapefruit, tangerines) are huge. There's a little bit of a spiciness that I'm unable to put my hands on, and rich maltiness. Slight hints of alcohol, but with everything else that's going on in this beer, it's not in your face.
Medium/heavy bodied with a good level of carbonation. Just a bit sticky.
To be honest, I've never been that enthusiastic about 21st Amendment, but I was very impressed with this. It's definitely a bigger beer, but balanced extremely well between the hops, spice, and malts. Cool can/pack design as well, for those who care about things like that.
Serving type: can
12-13-2011 00:40:10 | More by Phocion
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
86 out of 100 based on 507 ratings.