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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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gregpiper

Washington

3.4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is kind of disappointing. The hops are big up front and, as someone else here mentioned, not much behind it. It's like there are too many flavors competing and they cancel each other out, rather than complementing each other. Expected more flavor from the dates, but if it weren't printed prominently on the can and the inventive newspaper package (really the best part of the beer), I would have no idea there was anything unusual about it. It tastes like a typical big, sticky red. Not many breweries pull off good collaboration beers, and this sadly is not one. I know this doesn't follow the BA style, but I can't write in the jargon that typifies reviews here.

Serving type: can

11-11-2011 06:55:00 | More by gregpiper
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass.

A nice big and foamy three finger head that seems to fall though at a good pace, light tan caramel in color with large bubbles throughout. Body color is a classic dark amber red fairly clear with cola sized rising bubbles.

Nose is fairly hop forward with some light brown sugar sense. Not much else, not a big toast sensation, somewhat dry feeling also, mild dark fruit but hardly noticeable.

Taste surprisingly from the nose is more malt forward. Palate feel is even slightly sticky, with stinky malt and texture to go with it almost kind of thick. Small hop bitterish feeling on the aftertaste but nothing that stands out. Surprising carbonation to cut through the thick sensation giving a nice decent balance.

Overall pretty decent but kind of gamey, not particularly "fruity" in any sense, but a decent amber ale but with a strange stickiness that gets caught in the corners of your mouth (like in the molars). I could drink this again, it's almost how I would like a dubbel style to taste, which is ... to not make it like a dubbel :) Onward!

Serving type: can

11-09-2011 21:15:25 | More by smakawhat
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can with no freshness date.

LOOK: Garnet, clear and heady.

SMELL: Hops slap face, passion fruit, faint biscuit, cookie dough, juicy fruit, citric rind.

TASTE: Pungent hop, warming alcohol, creamy hop oil, toasted husk, bread, dryish, dried grass, mealy, dried figs, spicy, candied oranges, more alcohol.

It is what it is ... a big muscle brew. A moon catch with the timing, cooler New England draws me to darker stronger brews after midnight. Good drinking. Yet another great choice for cans ... and beer in general. Give this one a go.

Serving type: can

11-05-2011 05:27:46 | More by Jason
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pdoran10

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Allies Win The War! pours out a light mahogany color into a snifter. I get two fingers of off white head that has some staying power and leaves great lacing.

The smell is melon rind and citrus hops, with a slight caramel presence and a hint of alcohol heat on the finish. A very hop forward smell for such a malty sweet looking beer.

The flavor profile of this beer is pretty complex. I get citrus hops melded with caramel sweetness that somehow also blend with the dark fruit flavor from the dates. All these flavors don't seem like they should intuitively work well together, but they mesh well here. Slightly astringent and hot on the finish, but a unique and tasty experience.

There is a creamy mouthfeel on this beer with moderate to high carbonation. Well dialed in here for my preferences.

Overall this is an excellent malty fall/winter offering. Nice complexity and the dates and citrus hopping work surprisingly well for me.

Serving type: can

11-05-2011 04:52:03 | More by pdoran10
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grittybrews

Washington

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a dark ruby-amber with a finger of khaki head. Sweet aroma with dates and honey mingling with pine.

Moderate carbonation and a creamy, somewhat light mouthfeel. Biscuity caramel and date sweetness up front with hints of pomegranate and dark fruit followed by mild pine and citrus bitterness on the finish.

The higher ABV is well-concealed and this beer drinks pretty darn easy. Solid brew!

Serving type: can

11-05-2011 04:45:53 | More by grittybrews
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litheum94

California

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Collaboration between 21st and Ninkasi. Really not sure of the style, so feel free to change if you know!

Canned 10/26/11.

Brown, somewhat ruby colored body. Giant, frothy, light tan head. Settles slowly, leaving some nice lacing on the glass.

Malt aromas of caramel and bread, with citrus and pine. Some sweetness from the dates, but not much.

Malty and slightly sweet, with dates, caramel and bready malts at first. Orange zest with some floral hops, followed by a pine bitterness that lingers for awhile. Very slight alcohol burn, but the ABV is hidden well here.

A very nice winter beer, warming yet hoppy at the same time.

Serving type: can

11-05-2011 02:35:45 | More by litheum94
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t0rin0

California

3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled 4/6/2011 at the brewpub.

Pours dark red/brown, hazy, tall beige head, good lacing and retention.

Aroma is roasty, nutty, toffee, old hops, and a little booze.

Flavor is a roasty sweet old ale with some bubble gum and stale citrusy hops. Nice balance between the toffee and the roast flavors. Medium bitterness.

Body is heavy, underattenuated. Drinkable, decent.

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Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2011 20:04:39 | More by t0rin0
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