Allies Win The War! - 21st Amendment Brewery
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Reviews by thegodfather1076:
3.95/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Presentation: The presentation on this beer is A+++. The can has the look of an old vintage newspaper with an extensive background story on the beer as the text as well as IBU and ABV information. Very Very Cool!!!
Appearance: I chose to pour the 12oz can into a 16oz English pint for this offering. Allies pours out a deep caramel brown with 2 finger tan gold head of medium density. Head retention was a full 3min before fading to a thick coating and ring. I experienced excellent lacing with this offering.
Smell/Aroma: Dates and dark fruits are smelled immediately and along with a nice hop scent dominate the aroma throughout. Caramel malts and a sightly toasty scent are also detectable in the nose. The alcohol is masked excellently in aroma.
Flavor/Taste: A sweet date flavor hits the palette quickly before giving way to the dark fruits and then finally to a nice toasty malty finish all this rides atop a hop backbone. Again the alcohol is masked excellently in the flavor.
MouthFeel/Drinkability: Medium bodied win an average amount of carbonation. Allies has a smooth and slightly creamy mouthfeel. I would rate this as semi-drinkable because it is a bit filling and the flavor may not be for everyone.
Overall/Comments: This was a very interesting beer that was unique with a different flavor profile from anything that I have tasted previously. I am a big fan of both of these breweries and was excited to try this collaboration and I was not disappointed. Collaboration between 21st Amendment Brewery and Ninkasi Brewery. Classified as an English Strong Ale at 8.5% ABV. Consumed 12-21-12.
Serving type: can
01-17-2013 10:34:14 | More by thegodfather1076
More User Reviews:
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
3.75/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A perfectly suitable ESB, if on the hoppier side and perhaps just a tad thin in the mouth. You do get the classic biscuity notes, and maybe not so much of the copper tinge you'll often find in the English ones. A bit sharper in the hops department, but not overly so. The only real problem here is the strength- it doesn't really add anything to the experience here but some alcohol- both in flavor and in strength. Really, why bother?
Serving type: can
11-17-2013 21:39:04 | More by Georgiabeer
3.9/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Grabbed a single for a very reasonable price. Ran upstairs with the can in my coat pocket. It exploded when I opened it.
Pours foggy brown with some orange. Minimal head and lacing.
Nose is a big sweet malt bomb. Loads of caramel, candied fruit, heavy syrup, stone fruits, a bit of piney hops.
Lots of sweetness in taste. Dark fruits (dates), some woody character, alcohol, floral hoppy notes, mild bitterness.
Big body, nearly syrupy with the sweetness. Low carbonation.
A tasty brew overall. Plenty of strength and sweetness with a full body to stand on.
Serving type: can
11-08-2013 04:00:14 | More by TheMultiYeast
Allies Win The War! from 21st Amendment Brewery
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