Allies Win The War! - 21st Amendment Brewery
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Reviews by troysoy2:
4.38/5 rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
May I just say that this beer has some really nice packaging. Very cool.
Anyhow, once the beer left the neat-looking can and entered my pint glass, I got a nice, creamy light tan head which quickly dissipated, but continued to leave some good looking, wiry lacing. The body is just what i would have expected, a deep rust-cherry red. A good looking beer, I'd say.
The smell is surprisingly hop forward. Grassy, herbal, plus some citrus. But it's not overly done, and there's an awesome interaction with creamy, tart, fruit and spices over a subtle chocolate malt foundation.
The taste is unique. It starts out with a decently sweet toffee, which melds into grapefruit hops. To the middle of the taste, you really get an awesome tart, citrus-y sensation which continues to develop well into the dry, yet somehow sweet finish. It's all very nicely pulled off, so as to not let any one flavor detract from the others. Mouthfeel is crisp, yet smooth and full bodied. Very little about this beer would lead you to believe it was 8.5% ABV.
I approve, and I'm not entirely sure how this beer hasn't achieved higher ratings. To each his own. I think I may have to pick up more of this one before it's all gone.
Serving type: can
02-12-2012 07:34:37 | More by troysoy2
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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.