Lower De Boom Barleywine | 21st Amendment Brewery

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Lower De Boom BarleywineLower De Boom Barleywine

Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery
California, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Jason on 09-12-2004

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Boom, indeed. Forget the little cute can it comes in, this one hits full on from the get-go with alcohol burn. Aroma and taste give away to high ABV, faint malt backbone lies somewhere in the mix, but an overall smooth and slightly sweet experience. Nice!

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2/5  rDev -47.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

poured from an 8.4oz can into a tulip glass. Canned on 11/7/13, so 6 months on.

Poured a nice hazy dk amber/coppery color. Around 3/4 inch foamy head, which dissipated somewhat, but remained throughout the drink. Lacing was minimal.

Aroma was almost completely boiled candy, with a faint booziness.

Taste was actually a little different than expected. While the candy was certainly very forward, there was a nice hop bitterness as well. I'm usually firmly in the English barleywine camp, and haven't like American offerings, but this, perhaps due to the bit of age on it, was very nicely balanced. Booze coming through a little at the end.

Mouth was around medium.

Overall an enjoyable beer. Not sure what's up with the wacky can size, would have enjoyed a 12 oz, but...

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Lower De Boom Barleywine from 21st Amendment Brewery
3.78 out of 5 based on 816 ratings.
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