Allies Win The War! - 21st Amendment Brewery
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Reviews by Ryan011235:
2.5/5 rDev -34.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Poured into a snifter on 2/20/12
Dull, medium brown settles with a hint of rust and sun-drenched ruby when held to the light. One finger head thins rapidly to a patch of bubbles, though the start of good lace remains.
Goodness, the dates walk all over the aroma - they're musty, earthy and have hints of something like mushrooms. It smells alternately dirty and soapy. Some other crowded aromas are herbal hops, soap, air freshener, dirt, prune, raisins, tasted bread and mild notes of burnt sugars. Some suggestions of caramel, toffee, tangy roast and leather.
Tastes ok. Toasted sugars - brown sugar, caramel and maybe faint molasses. Hints of burnt coffee buried deep down. Maybe even a pinch of cocoa powder? The dates come through strong here, too - it's a dry, vapid, musty earth and nut flavor. Tangy overtones. Beyond that, it isn't very complex.
The feel tries to be medium but misses the mark at best; the edges are especially thin and watery. Carbonation is a bit high, but I don't mind it so much as it detracts from the taste of the beer. Is the finish as musty as the rest of it? Oh yeah.
It started off unpleasant while cold. After it warms up some, it's tolerable. I'll tally that in the "win" column for 21st Amendment. Would I buy another one? No. Will I finish this glass? Yes.
Serving type: can
02-21-2012 06:45:21 | More by Ryan011235
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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