Allies Win The War! | 21st Amendment Brewery

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21st Amendment Brewery
California, United States

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by t0rin0 on 05-12-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice strong ale. Sweetish malty nose on there. Flavor carries a higher sweet tone with a mild level of spices on it that gives just a touch of a kick. Lots of malts on here. Smooth, certainly. A fairly heavy ale, but still pretty easy to drink. Nice packaging too; love the box.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice deep mahogany with a slightly off-white head. The beer laces well while the inch of fluffy head falls flat... a slower process than expected given the beer's abv. There appears to be no sediment or haze.
Smell: notes of alcohol and sugar, but really fails to impress on the dark fruit front. The beer drinks sweeter than most strong dark ales and is a touch dryer. I think the fruitiness is the most profound in the beer's taste and mouthfeel, but as it warms more fruit forward aromas break the surface. The mouthfeel is better than expected with well masked alcohol, ample carbonation (possibly over-carbonated), and bold fruitiness. The residual bitterness doesn't go unnoticed either.
This beer's better than I expected and worth the price/trying in "canned beer only" scenarios (ie state parks & whatnot). However, I probably wont seek it out again.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of SHODriver
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a light brown with a reddish hue to it. it sports a tall two plus finger off white head with moderate retention so it looks pretty good
S: Smells of pine and citrus with a little bit of toasted malt, some brown sugar, and a little bit of caramel sweetness.
T: slightly citrusy and herbal hops do battle with toasted and caramel malt. a little bit of fruity estery alcohol. aftertaste is a soft bitter hop presence and another dash of malt sweetness
M: soft carbonation and on the upper side of medium bodied. a little on the syrupy side on the swallow but it's smooth.
O: a well made beer that is drinkable and has excellent complexity.

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Photo of billab914
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into my Ithaca glass. It poured a deep mahogany color with a foamy, off-white colored head filling the top inch of the glass. Great looking color to it.

The aroma has a sweeter, caramel and dark fruit presence to it. I get what I assume is the dates coming through, adding to the rich maltiness.

The taste starts off with more of the malty, caramel and dark fruit flavors to it. Midway I get a little bitter-sweet chocolate to it. The finish really has some good dark cherry flavors that come out. The malty sweetness dominates a little, but the flavors are very good.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied for the style with carbonation being a little above average. Overall I really enjoyed it. The dark cherry flavors in the finish really won me over. It was a little on the malty sweet side, but it worked for it.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of soulfly1492
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Ale brewed with dates? Sure smells like an IPA. Lots of resinous hops, grapefruit and floral. Some dark fruit esters and some mild dark malts. Very bold smell. Like a strong black IPA with some English malts added in.

Appearance: Deep copper, high clarity. Pours a light brown head. What little head is there dissipates quickly leaving some patchy foam.

Taste: Bold hops and malt (surprisingly). Upfront the hops are very obvious, resinous, sweet and fruity, eventually turning to slightly bitter pine. More malts than expected from the aroma, although hard to ID through the hop aftertaste. Just a bit of brown malt and lighter English malt with a pale malt base. Lots of sugar just before the long, lingering aftertaste. Some honey and burnt sugar.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Somewhat drying from the overdose of hops and alcohol. Light to moderate carbonation.

Overall: Quite impressive. A strong ale in a can. Lots of hops, but almost pleasant the whole way through. A decent amount of malt to "try" and balance this one out. On the hoppy side, a bit out of style, but I like it.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Allies Win The War! from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 518 ratings
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