Allies Win The War!
21st Amendment Brewery

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From:
21st Amendment Brewery
 
California, United States
Style:
English Strong Ale
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 11.84%
Reviews:
203
Ratings:
316
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Mar 20, 2019
Added:
May 12, 2011
Wants:
  51
Gots:
  25
SCORE
86
Very Good
Allies Win The War!Allies Win The War!
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Rated: 4 by Griffith from Connecticut

Mar 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.52 by sposter4 from Pennsylvania

Feb 22, 2016
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Dark red and light purple colors, you usually don't see this in anything other than a wild ale, fruit beer or lambic, cool. Interesting aroma, had a hodgepodge of stuff going on, could have told me this was a belgian strong dark ale and I would have agreed. A little phenolic, dark fruit vibe, but not overly boozy or harsh bitterness.

Taste was like a belgian dubbel. Smooth, but not overly watery or alcoholic despite the fact it is. Brown sugar, mild hop flavors, nothing too heavy, quite the nice surprise. Weird style to put in a can though.
Jan 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Cobratrooper from Virginia

Aug 26, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Apr 04, 2015
 
Rated: 3.84 by TychoNDC from Colorado

Mar 16, 2015
 
Rated: 3.93 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon

Mar 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3.8 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Feb 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Nov 23, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Beerswag from California

Oct 24, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by KevinGordon from North Carolina

Oct 17, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by GeorgiaBeerGuy from Georgia

Oct 12, 2014
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.3%
Nose is not big, minty hops, dried fruit, slight alcohol
Brilliant dark mahogany brown under a tan tinted 2" finely bubbled foam cap.
Palate starts malty with dried fruit then gives way to a prominent hop accent and dries out in the finish. Result is well balanced between the malt, fruit, hops and alcohol.
Slightly warming with a medium to medium full body and medium carbonation.
Sep 11, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by zestar from California

Aug 04, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by DrBier from Pennsylvania

Jul 22, 2014
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Reviewed by barczar from Kentucky

3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Canned in 2011.

Pours a slightly hazy medium brown with copper highlights and a large, frothy khaki head that slowly dissipates, leaving sticky lacing.

Aroma is laden with dates, figs, prunes, and toffee. Smells very rich.

Flavor reveals green apple, dates, and raisins underlying a lightly toasted, bready caramel malt backbone. Hints of sherry indicate that oxidation may have set in.

Body is a touch full, with fairly low carbonation and moderate alcohol warmth.

The malt backbone is a little lacking for the style, but ester notes are fairly complex. Probably won't age nicely much longer. Metallic notes surface as it warms.
Jul 20, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by GClarkage from California

Jul 07, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by PTEdelman from Pennsylvania

Jul 03, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by DaftPatrick from Minnesota

Jul 01, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by FreshZ from Missouri

Jun 16, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Vigilante from Nevada

May 20, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by wrightst from Maryland

May 05, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Apr 29, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by dannyfayy from Pennsylvania

Apr 21, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by DSkilling from California

Mar 12, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by tbone64 from Minnesota

Mar 08, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by jaymo18 from Virginia

Feb 17, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by 510a from Washington

Feb 17, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Phishagonia from Connecticut

Feb 15, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by atone315 from Wisconsin

Feb 13, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by JHB-510 from California

Feb 12, 2014
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Reviewed by BierJager89 from California

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours a deep ruby red with a light mocha head.

S: Dark fruits and light, but not citric fruits in the nose.

T: Lemon, some resiny pine, dark fruits to start followed by bready malt in the finish. Interesting. Definitely different from English or American barleywines.

M: Full bodied and smooth.

O: Worth a try. It's a good beer, and if nothing else, it's interesting. I've tasted few beers that taste quite like this.
Feb 07, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Jan 12, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by bsm80x from New York

Dec 29, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by twenty5 from Pennsylvania

Dec 13, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by Jslay013 from Massachusetts

Dec 08, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by firedwarftj from Connecticut

Dec 04, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by dkw0063 from Texas

Nov 25, 2013
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Reviewed by Georgiabeer from Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A perfectly suitable ESB, if on the hoppier side and perhaps just a tad thin in the mouth. You do get the classic biscuity notes, and maybe not so much of the copper tinge you'll often find in the English ones. A bit sharper in the hops department, but not overly so. The only real problem here is the strength- it doesn't really add anything to the experience here but some alcohol- both in flavor and in strength. Really, why bother?
Nov 17, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by DerrickW from Georgia

Nov 16, 2013
Allies Win The War! from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 519 ratings