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21st Amendment Lower da Boom (DeBoom) Barleywine

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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deep, mahogany color, rich malt candied, rock sugar flavors with sweet burnt currant and fig aromas. It’s strong alcohol content is tempered by a clean bitterness and complex flavors. This Barley Wine is named for Cornelius de Boom, the San Francisco Belgian Consulate General (1850 to 1851) and surprisingly the name of the alley along-side the 21st Amendment on 2nd Street.–


2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nik925 (749) - California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Pretty lil can. Especially stupid coming from heavy drinking SF. Just cheapness dictating these mini cans. Stupid thick. At 11.5% with this much lingering sugar, they made syrup and added some really weak yeast. At least this was brewed in SF, unlike their full can offerings. The hops are decent. This does have a booze presence on the palate, which is easy but not good at this abv level. Sticky and cloying. Feels sloppily made. Nice hop choice.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
solidfunk (3902) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2014
A lot of resin and booze but this isn’t super enjoyable. Some caramel and hops. Pours cloudy orange with good head and lacing. Finishes a little sweet with some wooden bitterness. Can.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (2597) - California, USA - JUL 6, 2014
6 july 2014, can. Rosy orange, faintly hazy, some bubbles. Nose is serious grapefruit citrus, moderate alcohol and some rich raisin malt. Med body and fizzy. Bitter grapefruit but big alcohol really cuts the bite. Burnt caramel, sugary, raisins, sweet alcohol, hints of pine. Really good!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lectvay (126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Smells like honey and toffee, some hops, barley. Taste is sweet, rich, but balanced by a sharp hoppy bite. Almost like a strong imperial IPA, but really a quite nice barley wine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lutz2jm (96) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Great nose a lot of oak smells. High alcohol % is not evident and the flavors really stand up. Great beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (3926) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2014
Can - Earthy orange hops, toffee and sweet raisin. Clearish copper with almost no head. Nice sweet caramel with a bit of bitterness and a bit of alcohol burn in the finish. Aftertaste is a bit of burnt orange and bitterness. If the finish had been a little less harsh this would have been perfect.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hartung32 (215) - Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2014
This one confuses me a bit. I don't have a lot of experience with the style, but I've enjoyed others because of the hoppy profile. This has a pleasant malty, toffee-esque taste; but it so differs so far from what I've had before(either the others are off, or this is). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (646) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Tiny Red Bull sized can. Pours clear medium brown with a touch of orange - white head. Raisins, figs, mineral, molasses on the nose. Caramel malt, molasses, earth, mineral on the tongue as well. Some oak and bitterness to the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lownote (72) - USA - MAY 22, 2014
Poured into stemware from can. Just a little bit of head and bold color. Great balance of tastes and alcohol. I enjoy this amount of bitterness even if it takes from some of the traditional sweetness

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamherbert (1282) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2014
From an 8.4 oz can. Pours a deep copper-orange, with enough head to rouse it a bit. Cloudy with so much carbonation it looks like sediment. The nose is candi sugars, cherry, metallic like a battery. Chlorine hop with a bready yeast. Dried, wrinkled stone fruits. The flavor is grainy, with a heavy, sugary barley base. The hops are a bittering accent. Slight medicinal cherry with a hint of sourness. The dark molasses in the malts are very potent. Texture is thick and chalky, with a smoothness on the outer edges. This thing is grossly overpriced ($13 for four 8.4oz bangers). I love the idea of small cans for an 11%+ beer, but they have to drop the price for chrissakes. This is getting ridiculous.


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