Toaster Pastry | 21st Amendment Brewery

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Toaster PastryToaster Pastry

Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery
California, United States

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

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
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 GRG1313
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERchitect
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In commemoration of the former life of their current brewery, a true American red ale is born- one with radiant hop character and a dry toasty malt backbone for a true sense of Toaster Pastry's namesake.

Its hazy bronzen amber appearance caps with a sturdy off-white froth and tremendous staying power. Its scent is toasty sweet like granola along with a sharp citrusy counterpart with elements of apple, lemon and pear. Its taste is boldly caramelized, taking on a robust sweetness with a rounded taste of toasted pecan, bread crust and soft graham cracker.

The middle palate shows a stead recession of sweetness and the toasted edges of malt persist with flavors that hint toward light char and coffee. The rise of hops share their dominant citrus flavor with the common pink grapefruit and tangerine flavors. A complementary background note is of peardrop, apple, white wine and herbal sassafras tea. The late bitterness is of soft pine shavings and citrus peel, pretending to be an IPA.

Medium-bodied, the beer's creamy toast character provides a smooth balance and an effortless sense of drinkability while finishing crisp, semi-dry and with the same clean toasty taste found in granola and graham cracker.

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Photo of oline73
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured out a clear, amber color with a foamy, off-white, head. It smelled of roasted malt, caramel and hints of grassy hops. It had a very strong roasted malt taste with a pretty big dose of bitter hops.

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Photo of Boone757
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

A: Pours a slightly hazy medium to dark reddish brown in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate garnet red highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy beige head that reduces to a large mottled patch of thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of tropical/papaya/mango/pineapple and earthy hops over the top of toasted biscuit malts.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of toasted biscuit malts with a hint of grainy sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of hops - citrus/grapefruit juice, tropical/papaya, tropical/mango, tropical/pineapple, and earthy. The hops contribute a slightly stronger than moderate amount of bitterness which lingers for a short while.

M: Medium bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation. Initially smooth, almost creamy with a light amount of dryness in the finish.

O: Enjoyable and pretty easy to drink. Nice fruity hop flavor which combines with the toasted biscuit malts gives a similar type of flavor profile to a toaster pastry. Definitely worth grabbing.

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Photo of largadeer
3.03/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DrBier
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jlindros
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow gigantic can, could be an interesting beer or could flop with the concept of this one. Best by 1/21/16

The huge can forces a big chugging pour which yields a big foamy fluffy creamy 3 finger head that fades at a med pace, only this big due to the chugging pour, crystal clear cranberry red maroon color, nice soapy lacing.

Nose is interesting, a mildly sweet reddish caramel candy malt, toasty malts but not a ton, into big hops, fruity hops all over, a little citrus, some tree fruits and stone fruits, like a candied apricot, and some spicy chewy hops in there.

Taste brings a creamy reddish malt, a little candy like, caramel, toasted reddish malt, semi sweet but a candy apple like candy character. Then hops and fruits, hint of a tropical hop note with mild citrus, candied apricot and pear, a little kumquat, strait blended stone fruit and tree fruit with a hint of citrus and a growing tropical note, mango flesh in there. Fair bitterness, as it dries on the finish it stays sticky and a little sweet but gets quite bitter, and hops turn a bit spicy and chewy, hint of creamy reddish toasty malt, caramel like, but more tropical and fruity hops with the spicy version lingering.

Mouth is med bod, touch creamy syrupy sweet, nice carb.

Overall this was a very interesting beer, they brought some neat flavors and aromas with the candy reddish malts, a little creaminess, some nice fruits all over from hops, I think only hops, but lots of really neat fruit characters for a nice toaster pastry, but still a well done imperial red ale.

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

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oberon
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A cool concept and a damn cool beer.Poured into an impy pint glass a hazed lighter amber shade with a large fluffy off white head atop.A great mix of floral and citric hops to go along with buttery toast and sweet fruit.Sweet jammy fruit and deep biscuit malt upfront on the palate than a melding of sharp citric and leafy hops finish a very appetizing palate.A mix of everything that just comes together really well for me,really nice stuff.

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Photo of nickfl
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap 10/30/2015 at Doherty’s Ale House, in Warwick, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a medium brown color, with a medium off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a hearty malt character breadiness that is quickly followed by a nice strong earthy hops bitterness. Then some caramel and citrus sweetness comes in to create a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a nice hoppy red ale to drink for a long time.

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a big malty kind of red brew with a lot of malty balance for the hops. They call it an India Red Ale. Plenty of hops but not excessive bitterness. Warm and a little sweet. Such a nutty roasted malt flavor they call "biscuity."

Very aromatic with honeysuckle and a rich roasted cereal smell. Big orange marmalade taste. Modest bitter edge with a pleasant musty, woody note. From the tall can purchased at Barons Market in San Diego.

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Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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