Baby Horse | 21st Amendment Brewery

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21st Amendment Brewery
California, United States

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by htomsirveaux on 12-03-2009

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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by caahare:
Photo of caahare
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Photo of oberon
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a goblet a rich deep burnt orange with a well defined sticky half finger slight off white head that never completely settles,nice rich clarity of color.I pick up some phenols and fruity esters in the nose but somewhat light in nature.Dark fruits and candied sugar mixed with yeasty phoneols on the palate,quite spicy in the finish,not overly sweet wich is a good thing.Quite heavy handed in the spice/phenol department but it has it's qualities.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 12 oz can (!?!) in a snifter. This decent little ale pours a lightly
muddled brownish amber with a nice head of white foam that subsides to a
thick ring, thin light layer, and showcases some nice sudsy lacing. Nose of
strong peppery alcohol, sweet candy sugar, light breaded notes, and subtle
fruit notes with a touch of herbal spice. Flavors hit a higher note with a mulled
peach and light yeasty bread flavor tossed into a light Belgian style spice with
a touch of peppery hops and light cherry notes. Nice mouth feel; medium light
body, medium light carbonation, and a lightly dry sweet candy touched finish.

Overall a solid brew, a touch outside of the boundaries of the norm, but solid.
Hey, for a quad in a can it is a surprise.


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

Photo of sjrider
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber honey color with thick white head and lots of lacing after the head dissipates.Nose is malty ,yeasty and sweet. Taste follows nose with peppery spice and a shot of alcohol. Looks and smells like a quad and mostly tastes like one,almost. Better than expected from a can. A respectable attempt at the style.

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Photo of SpunMonkey
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of brotherloco
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Prost76
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of mpmcguire11
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of monitorpop
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tyisking
4.51/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schoolboy
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First impression? Ugly can. But what an exceptional brew.

It pours a dangerous looking burnt orange. The aroma also sends major signals - warning, yeasts are alive herein. Once you drink it you succumb to the alcohol immediately. It is an overwhelming drink.

Recommended. Warning - hits you with alcohol quickly.

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Photo of RochefortChris
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of beertunes
3.02/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is going to one of those reviews where I like the beer much better than the score will show. I liked this beer a lot, but it wasn't typical for the style, in fact there were little in the way of "Quad-like" features about this brew.

Served in tulip. Poured a dark honey-amber color with about a half-inch of white head that had good retention and lacing. A very pretty beer. The aroma was malty-sweet, and didn't have any of the fruit scents expected in the style..

On the tongue, the sweetness was dominant as well, along with a notable alcohol taste. None of the plum, cherry or earthy notes anticipated were present. There was a bit of yeasty spice though.

The body was full, smooth and even, although a bit sticky. Drinkability was pretty good for 12% ABV brew, I could see having a couple. Overall, a very nice brew that's worth your time. Just don't expect the expected from this so-called Quad.

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Photo of mchegash
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: SRM 13-14, off-white head with decent retention, moderately clear, minimal to no lacing
S: quite bready, with hints of butter and candy sugar
T: noticeably less sweet than other quads I've had. The main focus is the dark fruit flavors, with the only hints of the candy sweetness normally found in quads. Definitely some subtle Belgian spiciness going on.
F: Medium to medium-heavy in body. A slightly above-average quantity of above-average-intensity carbonation.
O: This was a very good quad, not too sweet like many.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of hayesjw
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IJReilly
1.95/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Had at the Answer Brew Pub in Richmond. Very disappointed. Tasted, from the beginning, like a high gravity malt liquor from a contract brewery such as Melanie (and I like inexpensive malt liquors if done well). Spend your money on this beer? More like, waste your money on this beer. I have never had a drain pour no matter the style. But this one -- I drank about four ounces and moved on.

If you don't like an overwhelming upfront taste -- a beer that says: I'm going to get you shite-faced if you can possibly handle my mouthwash-whiskey taste -- then avoid. If that sounds desirable, then pour it down your alcoholic gullet.

Was this a bad batch? Perhaps. But two other guys over the course of an afternoon disliked it in the extreme. I guess that might prove a bad batch. But I didn't raise my objection until I heard the other two people object.

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Photo of locustking
4.67/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of htomsirveaux
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tried this on tap at the brewery 2 Dec 2009.

Small light brown head, quickly dissipates. Lightly carbonated. Clear chestnut brown with orange highlights. Smells quite sweet, floral, sugary.

Starts with a lot of candy sugar, spicy, nutmeg, cinnamon and caramel. Throught the middle it is fruity, peaches and melon, with some alcohol. Finish is spicy, peppery, warming. Lingering candy sugar aftertaste but not overly sweet.

Medium body. Alcohol is noticeable, warming but not hot.

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Baby Horse from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 24 ratings