Allies Win The War! - 21st Amendment Brewery
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
3.58/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12oz can poured into Shaker pint glass. Canned on 10/26/11
Appearance: Clear but dark amber to copper color with an off-white 1/8" foam upon pouring. This foam died back to a ring and very thin skin of foam across the to. Some strands and islands of persistent lacing noted.
Smell: Mild citrus (grapefruit mostly) and pine hoppiness. Some orange in there as well.
Taste: Hops quickly moving into a sweet malt - part caramel, part something else...can't quite place it (maybe it's the dates - I've never had one so I wouldn't know what it is if this is it), then a bit of mild sour and mild lingering bitter finish - lemony, maybe a bit tea-like at the end. The flavors blur together pretty fast so there is a lot going on here and it is hard to pull it all out. Maybe a bit muddled in the end because it blurs together so much.
Mouthfeel: Nicely thick, light carbonation, spiciness on the tongue, and some hop oil, but not a lot, clinging to the teeth at the end.
Overall / Drinkability: It's okay but I would hesitate to call this an English Strong Ale. American Strong Ale maybe - American citrus hops all over this beer, and the dates, well, again, since I've never had one maybe it is lost on me. Worth a try, but probably won't get it again. The can art is cute, especially if you're a history buff but I'll say this, if you're waging a war against unimaginative beers I'm not sure this is victory. It's creative, but it's not THE beer to declare victory with.
For drinkability - okay, but again, wouldn't have another. One is enough per evening.
Serving type: can
01-16-2012 23:13:37 | More by damndirtyape
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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