Holiday Spiced Ale
21st Amendment Brewery

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Winter Warmer
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3.94 | pDev: 6.09%
21st Amendment Brewery
California, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 5
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3.62/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at 21st Amendment on New Years Eve.

The description is wrong - this beer is not a copper color, it's dark brown with reddish hues to it. A small off-white head sits on top but fades pretty quickly.

Aroma is heavily spiced with some caramel and roast.

Flavor is lots of winter spices (cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg), caramel, roasted malt, and molasses.

Medium body and just a little booze in there, but not more than you'd expect for an 8% beer (which is how it was listed on the menu, although BA has it at 6.8%). Overall an above-average holiday beer.

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Photo of tpd975
4.32/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at 21st Amend.

A: Pours a lovely brown hue with amber tones showing thru when put up to the light. Nice creamy off white head that leaves behind tons of lace.

S: Wonderful spiced aromas. Tons of cinnamon, ginger, and a touch of all spice. Nice caramel malt sweetness behind the spice with notes of brown sugar and a touch of pine.

T: The flavor matches the aroma perfectly, but carries over even better than you could imagine with the aroma. Tons of wonderful holidy spice but not overthetop. The sweet malt is there as well with a touch of hops to add an additional element.

M: Medium to full in body, smooth, with wonderful carbonation.

D: I loved this one, would kill for a growler to consume on christmas eve.

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Photo of kleffman
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Finally got to the 21st amendment after hearing about it constantly on the brewing network podcasts. Had this one on tap served in a tulip glass.

Pours a pretty dark brown with red hues and a small head that dissipated quickly. The aroma wasn't overwhelming but had cinnamon and ginger types of smells going on. Taste was immediate cinnamon and reminded me of a spiced holiday carrot cake and spiced apple rings. Some hop flavor helps the balance but still ends up on the sweet side. Definitely fine for the style. Alcohol presence was not overdone. Fairly drinkable, but highly enjoyable winter warmer. Would definitely get this again.

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Photo of oggg
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hmm... "secret mix of holiday spices"

This yummy brew pours a dark red brown with mild carbonation. After letting it warm, I get a nice moderate aroma off the top of licorice and a tiny bit of spice. Up front I get more of that licorice and spice. It reminds me of Christmas candy. Hop bitterness restrains the sweet and balances the brew nicely. Small alcohol warmth. Smooth.

Overall: Very nice winter warmer with just the right amount of spices.

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Holiday Spiced Ale from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 5 ratings