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Zambo - 21st Amendment Brewery

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Zambo
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BA SCORE
81
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23 Ratings
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tigg924 on 10-25-2012)
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Ratings: 23 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by thagr81us:
Photo of thagr81us
3.41/5  rDev -2.3%

Served from tap into shaker. Poured ruby red-orange with a one finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount very slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, booze, and spice. The flavor was of sweet malt, spice, earth, earth hop, and booze. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. This one was extremely boozy if I'm honest. Not a lot of balance going on here at all. Just earth and booze. Worth trying if you like to be taken back after each sip, but that's about it.

thagr81us, Feb 03, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of aszatk01
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

aszatk01, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of tigg924
1.55/5  rDev -55.6%

Had on tap at BBC Cedarville

Appearance: red-brown in color, 1/4 inch head, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: wood and citrus pine

Taste: tastes a bit like lemon pinesol mixed with cough medicine

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, moderate carbonation, bitter start with a less bitter end

Overall: I really like a lot of this brewery's beers. That said it is odd for me not to finish a beer I get on draft...and unfortunately this one was left behind. This was about as big a medicine taste as I have tasted in a beer. If you like that taste, go for this...Otherwise I will stick with their others like Back in Black.

tigg924, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of tallfellapgh
2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

tallfellapgh, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

KevinGordon, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.73/5  rDev +6.9%

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Poured from a growler, a clear medium red amber with a half finger light tan head with good retention and some light lacing. Muted aroma of biscuit and light toasted malt, light citrus hops and some light fruit. Flavor starts with caramel malt, dark dried and light fruit, slightly earthy finishing with hops, fruit and malt with a long bittering hops aftertaste and a moderate alcohol burn. There seems to be a lot going here at first, with an expectation of new flavors will be revealed, but in the end the flavor is muddled and hard to define. Body is medium with a bit of creaminess. An unusual ale most resembling a red ale, but without the well defined malt and flavoring hops. Glad I tried it, but probably won't seek it out again because the ABV gives the kick of a barley wine without the flavor complexity to back it up.

LiquidAmber, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of FUwolfpacker
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

FUwolfpacker, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of rfgetz
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%

Pours a clear copper/amber with little to no head. Scent is strong on the lemon and sweet caramel malts, faint notes of roast and citrus. Taste is big, sweet and full of grapefruit and pine. Medium bodied, smooth body. Overall, its good, just a touch to juicy sweet for my palate.

rfgetz, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of Beeradelphia
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

Beeradelphia, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of herman77
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

herman77, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -14%

ejimhof, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -14%

malfunxion, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of davet100
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

davet100, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%

Not quite sure what the aim of this beer was, but it comes off as a bit too sweet to me, really. Interesting and nice spiced tones, but the overall sweet thing knocks it down quite a bit for me. A nice drinker, but not something that should be beyond a one-off.

RblWthACoz, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of lupercmda
4/5  rDev +14.6%

lupercmda, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of elNopalero
3.66/5  rDev +4.9%

I had this under the impression that it was an imperial red ale, to be specific, and based my review upon that understanding.

This pours with an intense reddish tint to it. The aroma is sticky pine with lots of malt caramel on it. The flavor comes across as sharply bitter but not in a pleasant way. In fact, the beer itself comes across as sharply bitter, harsh, tacky, and uneven. It’s off-balance throughout, without the sticky sweet dank notes I enjoy in the style. Perhaps if it had some time to rest some of the extremes would balance each other and mellow out a little bit but as I had it, presumably fresh, I did not like this at all.

elNopalero, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of kosmak125
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

kosmak125, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.43/5  rDev -1.7%

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a clear medium amber colored brew with a one finger white head. The head has good retention, hanging around for some time to leave a decent level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is overall very light. There are some lighter notes of a sweet dark fruit aroma of cherry as well as some piney hop and grassy aromas.

Taste – The taste starts with a sweeter and maltier taste of bread and caramel. As the taste advances some flavors of a pine and citrus hop flavor work their way into the tongue. These flavors make a base for the brew from there and are quickly joined by a fruit flavor that starts out strong and then fade a bit as the taste advances. With this fruit flavor is a boozy flavor the comes and remains relatively strong. In the end a light dark fruity, and woody flavors which comes to the tongue all together leave a rather odd (don’t know if I like it or hate it) flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the creamier and thicker side with a carbonation level that was rather low. Fairly nice for the bready, boozy and fruit.

Overall - Not a bad brew and one worth a try. Individually the flavors are very nice, but the transitions are not flawless and don’t meld all that well. Still it is one to try if you get the chance.

Darkmagus82, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Zambo on tap. Beer is brown / ruby and mostly clear with a tan head of small bubbles, no lacing, low carbonation.

Beer is smells piny hoppy and sweet.

Beer is medium to heavy in body, very malty with a nice finish, bitter finish from the hops, the bitterness sort of dries out the palate a little. I enjoyed it and would have it again.

drabmuh, Nov 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

rolltide8425, Mar 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Rekrule, Nov 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

WOLFGANG, Jul 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14%

THECPJ, Feb 16, 2013
Zambo from 21st Amendment Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.