Toaster Pastry
21st Amendment Brewery

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Style:
American Amber / Red Ale
Ranked #21
ABV:
7.6%
Score:
88
Ranked #9,346
Avg:
3.95 | pDev: 8.86%
Reviews:
162
Ratings:
643
From:
21st Amendment Brewery
 
California, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  37
Gots
  169
SCORE
88
Very Good
Toaster PastryToaster Pastry
Notes: India-style Red Ale that uses Calypso & other experimental hops.
Reviews: 162 | Ratings: 643 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by qchic:
Photo of qchic
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rosy amber, nice head/lacing. Aroma is of sweet fruity hops. Delicious! The hops play tug of war between bitter and sweet, and it's all balanced with cereal malt. It might be the power of suggestion, but I do find the strawberry jam as mentioned on the can. Crazy drinkable. Easily my favorite 21st Ammendment, and I'll admit I was skeptical given the price tag, but I'd do it again--if I can find anymore, that is.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Urk1127
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

-garnet red, off white finger head
-Like strawberry preserves, and sweet malt
-sweet malts up front, then ripe fresh berry, and a citrus hop
-Creamy, smooth, cant believe this this over 7% abv

-very good. I loved this beer

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy, brownish-red, with an orange hue around the edge of glass. Has a thin! White head. A hoppy, funk smell with a quite sweet malt. Tastes of juicy hop with a nice malty balance. Slowly the malt works it's way in where I get the subtle graham cracker, then strawberry finish. A definite smooth, balance mouthfeel. A nice balance of hop funk and darker malts. I really like.

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Photo of Billolick
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stovepipe can, with Best before dating marked on the bottom

Dark ruddy/reddish amber, lasting and heavy lace leaving medium khaki froth.

Malted up nose, with whole wheat malts and bright sweet fruit notes.

Sweet malts, caramel, more bright fruit notes. Pleasantly sweet, with a nice hoppy tang on the back side.

Flavorful,sweet/hopped up, heady and quite pleasant stuff...all in an oversized can...God Bless America...and all the other countries in the world..

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Amber red , frothy lacing ring, crystal clear with no sediment.

S - Citrus and some sweet roasted toffee malt.

T - Resiny, citrus, pine, lemon.

M - Light medium body.

O - I'd definitely drink this one again.

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Photo of vladdswrath
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish copper, as advertised. Not much in the way of a head, but what is there laces nicely. Smell is hop forward pine but with a notable strawberry jam undercurrent. Taste is not nearly as fruity as I expected, although it's plenty sweet and malty. The back end is super bitter and swampy, which is a surprising turn of events considering the light breezy aroma. It's a nice contrast that makes for a complex, tasty sip. Mouthfeel starts like a red ale and then drifts into something heavier, but again, I find it a nice and complex experience.

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Photo of -Andrew-
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a rich amber color with a foamy, white head.
S: Toasty bread and sweet fruit, a lot like the eponymous toaster pastry, maybe a mixed berry variety.
T: Follows the nose. Warm, toasty bread and sweet fruit, followed by a crisp hop finish that's not too overpowering.
M: Hearty but smooth. A little thick, sort of like jam. Not overcarbonated- goes down easy.
O: Excellent. A truly beautiful beer. I love it. It was everything I'd hoped it would be.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 12/18/15.

Pours a murky dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, earth, and fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and earthy hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop and earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice balance between the malt and hops all around.

Serving type: can.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a tall boy into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, ruby-tinted caramel coloring with a sparse, clingy, low, white head. Aromas of strawberry tart and sweet, with a toasty backbone, and subtlehops bitterness. Flavors are rich, roasted, and sweet forward, with a blend of nut, strawberry, and roasted caramel. Solid bitter, grassy hops ribbon throughout. Very balanced, on a smooth, slightly dry, solid body. The aftertaste is more hops than anything, bitter, resinous, and dry, lingering on past the smooth, dry finish. Tasty.

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Photo of MonkeyBread
3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikeg67
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Pours amber with tall, long-lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of herbal hops, caramel malt and red fruit. Body is medium and smooth. Herbal hops, caramel malt and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and very bitter. Very tasty brew.

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Nice clear amber pour. Cream colored head. Plenty effervescent.

Very pleasant aroma. Pear, lemon, melon. Soft florals with hint of mint.

Over carbonated for my liking. Firm feel and medium body.

Malty flaked biscuit, lemon zest, some vegetals, green around the edges. Not too sweet. I kinda still want my pop tart though. Really not my fave style, but this is something I might have again.

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Photo of johnnyboy76
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kalosjakar
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Amber/burgundy color with a white head.

Smells of bread/biscuit, citrus/piney hops.

The head doesnt really appear creamy but it is and compliments the beers thick, chewy mouthfeel.

Tasting malt upfront with a hop finish which lingers.
Good beer.

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Photo of spark3148857
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WasupBeerQueen
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of abinferno
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice color, amber with a reddish hue. Not quite as red as a standard imperial red, more of a balance between a traditional red and an IPA, which fits the flavor profile. A hint of maltiness that could have been stronger, but recently balanced with the underlying bitterness and citrus flavors of the hops. Decent representation of the style. Would drink again if I came across it.

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Photo of rawfish
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrismattlin
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aleckpa
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WunderLlama
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Giant can poured into chalice

Reddish brown with two finger off white frothy foam , good lacings

Aroma of sweet malts , biscuity

Taste of malts , slight bitterness

Medium sudsing , slight lingering bitterness

Nice beer

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Photo of hozersr
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Budinetz
4.37/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RyanK252
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours ruby red with a frothy khaki head that settles to a nice layer and laces well.

S: Fruity, kinda tropical, light citrus, hints of pine, toasty, and dark caramel sweetness.

T: Kinda toasty bready malt, big time fruity, strawberry, peach, pear, tropical notes, a little melon, citrus, spiced orange, backed with pine, and some caramel toffee sweetness.

M: Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, pretty smooth.

O: Pretty solid, they hit their goal pretty darn well.

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Toaster Pastry from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 643 ratings