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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Photo of beerman999999
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of IPAdams
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours a dark amber with a small off white head. No lacing, little visual carbonation.

Smell- Strong smell of red wine and alcohol. As it warms it gives way to oak and caramel notes.

Taste- Very boozy with hints of red wine bitterness. Mostly caramel malt flavors with only a bit of grassy hops. Hops are mainly noticed by the bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Moderate mouthfeel with low carbonation.

Overall- Very malty Barleywine with strong alcohol notes, gets better as it warms.

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Photo of Kelp
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of jeffeljefe
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

poured into stemware deep golden red, delicate head fades quickly, leaving wet laces. Carmelly malt, berry aroma. thick body, tingly carbonation. Rich maltiness dominates, not too sweet, not too toasty, alchohol slowly builds in the finish. Overall a solid barleywine, would definitely revisit.

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Photo of johnny29er
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of n2185
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly murky copper-brown with a finger of beige head that fades into a thin ring with a little lacing.

S: Sticky caramel with vanilla, burnt sugar, and some grapefruit hop aromas. There are also notes of booze and pine.

T: Caramel malts, vanilla, and a good kick of grapefruit and piney hops. Sticky carmelized sugar and resinous pine notes bring up a finish with a moderate alcohol kick.

M: Medium-thick body with low carbonation, this beer is sticky and slick. It could use a bit more carbonation.

O: An enjoyable barleywine overall. Nicely hoppy without being too bitter or sweet. Its body is the weakest aspect.

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Photo of mychalg9
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of BostonPhilly
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of st9647v3
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of justme
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of JohnnyK
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of facundoCNB
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a very small pour, clean deep amber in color with a finger of beige colored head leaving behind a nice trace of lacing. a nice hoppy aroma, west coast ipa style grapefruit presence, lots of malty sweetness in the nose, some oxidation. a very different flavor than i'm used to in barleywines.. this one being almost fruity (like a quad).. getting a nutty pecan like note, some barley, some rye notes, caramel sweetness, raisins, dates, grapefruit. full body with a creamy mouthfeel, moderate amount of carbonation.

glad i got to try a can of this one, definitely don't think i would've liked an entire 4pack.

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Photo of McBraniel
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of timjim1327
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of MrDave
3.25/5  rDev -14%

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Nobcefus
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Casey3236
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of duff247
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Rutager
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

B-wine in a can, kick ass!!!

Appearance. Pours a deep caramel, topped with half a finger of off white head.

Smell. Big lemons here, some orange and grapefruit rind, and caramel malts underneath with just a bit of pine needles.

Taste. Lemons again! Lots of lemon flavour including the rind, but not the sourness. Orange and grapefruit rinds again as well and some sweet caramel malts backing up all those citrusy hops.

Mouthfeel. Fairly full body, medium-low carbonation.

Overall. Maybe not the best b-wine I've tasted but love the citrus dominant flavours. Works very well on this summer evening.

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Photo of powz87
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.66/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

8.4 oz can, bottom stamped 2/5/13.

bright amber colored highlights. little head. smells of booze soaked fruit, aggressive earthy hops. taste also has the sharp bite of booziness. caramel malt, herbal hops, then finishes dry. medium body, but slick and oily on the the tongue. lower carbonation.

a little hot, although that could be expected for a fresh barleywine, room for improvement in the flavors too.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Lower De Boom Barleywine from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 824 ratings
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