Baby Horse | 21st Amendment Brewery

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3.91/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by htomsirveaux on 12-03-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,427
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
56
pDev:
11%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
15
Trade:
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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of tone77
3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark honey color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of dark fruits, spices. Taste is alcohol, malts, sugar, spices, gets sweeter as it warms. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is decent, but a bit to sweet for my liking.

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Photo of Rubezahl
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rarigney
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Curt3
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bottmfeedr
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Grinky
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothmanscott
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pretty chill hazed amber with a beige head that leaves frosty lacing on the sides of the glass. Aroma is bready malt, candy apple fruitiness, banana & clove. Taste is similar with more bitterness than Belgian quads. Sweet with prominent alcohol. The sweetness is a mite too heavy & slightly cloying. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, slick, oily & mouth coating with warmth & a peppery prickle. A nice American craft brewery twist example on an Old World brew.

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Photo of dsshuck
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Marklaker
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sludgeman
3.54/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thin and overall underwhelming.

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Photo of ordybill
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a lightly cloudy orange color with a small white head. The aroma is sweet yeast and fruit. The taste is sweet malt and fruit.

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Photo of powdersoldier
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VeganUndead
3.24/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tomb_ride
4.11/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bierman9
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12oz can, bought recently at The Flight Center in Nashua. Unsure of any canning date or best-by info.

Poured into a small snifter, it is a muted chestnut hue, with slow, scattered carbo. Head is light tan to off-white , and the fine bubbles mostly cling to the edges. Has an aroma heavy on the malts, with some fruity, winey notes lurking about. Body is a good medium, and there's some light prickle which does not detract.

Like the nose, the flavor leans a lot on maltiness. Has some caramel and light toffee lending a decent level of sweetness. There's also a solid amount of fruity activity, with a bit of vinous, grapey notes, plus a hint of plum and black cherry. Belgian sugars are noted in the dryish finish. Not the best Quad I've ever had, but quite solid nonetheless. Prosit!!

4/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008

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

On tap at the Lark, it only had a minimal head that didn't last and was sweet and malty, full of fruity notes that mixed in well with the Belgian sugars, alcohol and dominant malt sweetness and chewiness. A slow sipper, I'll need to revisit this as it was one of the last beers of the night so my attention to detail had slipped. I did enjoy it though, hence the positive review.

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

Photo of Daveshek28
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of daliandragon
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I don't try a lot of quads, so I jumped at the chance to ride this pony. Pours a dark amber with a cream colored head. Nose is banana bread, black pepper, Belgian yeast, bubble gum, and holiday spice.

The flavor starts malty, then is doused in alcohol, and shows late complexity. Texture is stiff at first but then falters a bit in the second part of the sip. Major players in the flavor include biscuit, figs and prunes, woodsmoke, allspice, and honeydew. Definitely interesting and worth a try but probably a step behind my go to Quad, Three Philosophers. Cool name though.

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Photo of Happyyb
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bmarkalan1970
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Excellent Belgian. Only a 1 and done for me

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Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dacrza1
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

DATE: April 21, 2018... OCCASION: celebrating Michael's first pitching win with a beer whose name aptly describes the full-count, bases-loaded strike he threw.... it was close enough... pours a respectable amount of bubbles spinning through a darker-than-expected bronze body, leaning more to the abt than the quad... a ring of off-white head shows well, encircling a smear of haze... enough head for such a powerful beer... plum, heavy bread malts, peach, allspice, grapefruit, melon, graham cracker, light cinnamon, banana and some sharp cheese... quite a complex suggestion... first sip stings the tongue, whispers through the teeth, and revives at the throat... light to medium-bodied, fresh and mildly bitter... the citrus--orange, mostly--mingles with licorice and cracker to develop an easily drinkable, potently subtle ale... as far from Belgium as San Fran is, the 21st Amendment folks got this down right....

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Photo of Timtac
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dvmin98
3.2/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from can. Nice malty flavor. Get some Belgian yeast flavor as well, to begin. The part that I had a problem with is a vegetal aftertaste that would linger, especially after it warmed up. Like asparagus. Couldn't get past that. Started off great...ended poorly.

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Baby Horse from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 56 ratings