Toaster Pastry | 21st Amendment Brewery

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616 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery
California, United States
21st-amendment.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
India-style Red Ale that uses Calypso & other experimental hops.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 08-07-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
616
Reviews:
153
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
8.79%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
160
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 616 |  Reviews: 153
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can to becher pint glass, the appearance was a sturdy dark amber color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Lacing was sliding.
The aroma had a nice blend of bread crust/biscuits, some resinous hops, sly earthiness, some fruit jam (strawberry-like?, hmmmmm....somewhat but extremely low).
The flavor was moderately blended the sweetness of the bread crust/biscuit-like contour to the fruit jam-like quality. Aftertaste was the blend of the bread to the jam, somewhat sweet yet quaint.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied, seemed just a touch under with a pretty good sessionably smooth aspect flowing along my tongue. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt good.
Overall, wondering if they used Barbe Rouge hops in this to create that "strawberry jam-like" character in this. Me, I don't know and don't see anything on the can anywhere. I'd have this again, pretty good stuff.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.42/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A solid offering, but one that would have been rated higher if it at been labeled more appropriately in my opinion. More so of a solid red ale, than anything truly representing an IPA

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Photo of zach_960
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rarigney
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fermentedbarley
2.84/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joeyjojojrshabadoo
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.2/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GilGarp
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The nose starts with big resiny hops and some pine and wood aromas but a definite nutty, slightly sweet pastry crust aroma floats around behind the hops. The hop aromas are medium to medium high while the toasty malt aromas are medium low. It pours brilliant copper amber under a 2.5" cream colored foam cap with a slight copper tint. The cap is lacy and persistent. The palate starts with sweet toaster pastry crust with biscuit, hints of caramel, traces of stone fruit and nuts but quickly gives way to a an assertive bitterness that rides right through the finish. The flavors are complex and layered but nicely balanced. The malt is medium to medium high but the bitterness is medium high to high. Toaster Pastry leaves a long bitter finish that lasts and lasts. High praise to the brewer for concocting a beer that evokes toaster pastry with big hops and having it work so well.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of let8it8grow
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really like this beer, particularly when fresh. Really balanced with just enough bitterness to balance the cookie-like malt. Moreish- I can keep drinking these, particularly with the nice little burst if fruit on the finish. Definitely a beer I pick up from time to time.

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Photo of eldoctorador
3/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Toynk
3.45/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tommy5
3.56/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LeftoverCrizack
3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jahbless
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AMCPhD
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MonkeyPilates
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I believe that if you name something toaster pastry that it should taste like a toaster pastry, which this doesn't.

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Photo of BeerTest
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Timtac
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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Toaster Pastry from 21st Amendment Brewery
3.98 out of 5 based on 616 ratings.
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