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Allies Win The War! - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

507 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 507
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 45
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: litheum94 on 11-05-2011)
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Mudawg

New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -60.5%

06-25-2012 16:24:41 | More by Mudawg
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Thejebous


1.5/5  rDev -60.5%

11-03-2012 17:29:23 | More by Thejebous
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jk3

New York

2/5  rDev -47.4%

03-03-2012 23:05:58 | More by jk3
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barneysdad

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -47.4%

01-19-2013 19:39:07 | More by barneysdad
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -47.4%

03-04-2012 05:41:20 | More by DonFrap
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Ryan011235

Ohio

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
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jaidenjb

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

03-25-2012 19:20:32 | More by jaidenjb
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KevdoggNasty


2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

03-28-2012 05:55:02 | More by KevdoggNasty
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adamette

Ohio

2.6/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Purchased at World Wines & Liquor in Mentor a long while ago as a part of an interesting looking four pack in a box covered in newspaper print, I poured the contents of this can into a clean, clear glass. "Canned on" date of 10/26/11 stamped on the bottom of the can.

A Translucent dark body that glows mahogany in front of direct light under a light brown creamy smooth head that clings nicely to the inside of the glass.

S Medium malt, dark fruit and, yes, dates (can mentions that it is brewed with dates) rise up from the creamy head.

T Strong dark fruit presence in this one with a not so well hidden alcohol content and a bite of bitter hops near the end on the back of my tongue which is not all that pleasing.

M A bit harsh as suggested in my taste notes. It is possibly to style but it is off-putting to me.

D Not all that high. I would reach for other less harsh beers than this. I admit this is not my favorite style.

Serving type: can

06-15-2012 03:59:07 | More by adamette
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BB1313

Ohio

2.99/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz can poured into a standard pint glass. Pours a hazy, cloudy auburn with a nice fluffy head and sticky lacing. Nice looking brew. The aromas are hoppy, but very faint. I wish they'd dial it up a bit. And that goes for the flavors too. They're just very subtle. Dark fruits in the mix. There's also a slight woodsiness from this one along with some subtle pine. Lots of caramel and malts going on too. Mouthfeel is very nice and creamy; well carbonated. I personally had a hard time picking up on the dates used in the brewing process.

This beer is fine, but it's lacking alot and is simply not memorable.

Serving type: can

12-21-2011 20:10:19 | More by BB1313
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FalconA

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-08-2012 00:22:03 | More by FalconA
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sneth019

Maryland

3/5  rDev -21.1%

02-10-2012 01:43:17 | More by sneth019
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tbone64

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -21.1%

03-08-2014 14:13:36 | More by tbone64
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hef

Maryland

3/5  rDev -21.1%

04-13-2013 15:13:08 | More by hef
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.1%

02-18-2012 19:59:15 | More by JohnK17
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BelJen

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-12-2012 21:06:02 | More by BelJen
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

3/5  rDev -21.1%

02-04-2012 04:05:43 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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Stimack

New York

3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-15-2012 01:49:30 | More by Stimack
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Dunkelhund

Oregon

3/5  rDev -21.1%

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sholland119

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-19-2012 13:13:53 | More by sholland119
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abeldiaz

Washington

3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-05-2012 18:21:32 | More by abeldiaz
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funkel81

California

3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-23-2012 00:35:39 | More by funkel81
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CarolinaKevin

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.1%

04-17-2013 23:29:31 | More by CarolinaKevin
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StoicBeast

California

3/5  rDev -21.1%

04-14-2012 03:51:57 | More by StoicBeast
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Wisconsuds

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-25-2012 14:26:04 | More by Wisconsuds
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Allies Win The War! from 21st Amendment Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 507 ratings.