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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
In a surprising turn of events, rival superpowers have joined forces to bring a beer of might to the world. According to top-secret documents, recently unclassified, brewmasters for 21st Amendment in California and Ninkasi in Oregon began their brewing careers together many years ago. ALLIES WIN THE WAR! is 21st Amendment Brewery’s first ever collaboration beer, a traditional English-style Strong ale aged on native California dates and dry hopped with all-Northwest aroma hops. Available now in limited edition four-pack cans and draft.

Old ale with dates.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6140) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Big hoppy nose on top of tofee and dark fruit. Piney and danky. Pours dark amber reddish, nice lasting head. The flavor is a big blast of danky bitterness up front followed by toffee, caramel, and dark fruity - probably the dates. Lingering hoppy bitterness. No real hint of 8.5%. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (13278) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Can poured a clear reddish brownwith a smal lingering tan head. Aromas of dates, carmel and toffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toffee, dates and light spice with a smooth lingering toffee finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21440) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Draft. Dark ruby color, thick tan head, solid lacing. Nice grassy pine aroma. Taste is bitter pine resin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2011
12 oz can at Churchkey. Pours a deep walnut color with a moderatelty sized off white, fairly bubbly head. Nose holds toasted malt, rich malt character including caramel, candied sugars, biscuit, dough, and a bit of syrupy citrus hoppiness. Flavor brings more malt. Drinkable and I could definitely get drunk off of what is a fairly tasty beer, but no great shakes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Can. Dark reddish brown pour, small disc of carbonation and an aroma of bready hops and a little herbal. Flavor is light on the body, more herbs, resiny hops and finished with a nice flavor of dates and a little boozy and peppery. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Draft. Medium beige head atop clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, raisin, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some raisin, light herbal. Sticky medium-full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Super good beer. Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice malt aroma and flavor. Light date flavor and lingering hops in the finish. This was a great beer not sure about the date flavor. I would drink again due to it is very tasty amber ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1008) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Definitely in the wrong category. This is a good american amber ale with dates, and perhaps some sugar added to dry it out. Belgian without the yeast and with NW hops. Ruby/brown with light-tan head. Aroma is floral hops and grain. Flavor is light caramel, floral notes, light tree, and some dried out chewy dates come through and grow on you as it warms. A good beer for American breweries! Frothy palate with slight granulation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (4006) - - NOV 13, 2011
can. pours a deep amber under a large, foamy, tan head. dark fruit nose of dates, brown sugar, raisin bread and some chocolate. flavor is very dark. cocoa, dark fruit, a moderate amount of hops. like a mildly hopped black ipa with a date fruitiness. medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikesaum (711) - Newark, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Pours amber with a tannish head, aroma is hoppy with caramel and date hints, some biscuit. Cannot taste the dates, flavor is hoppy with biscuit and brown sugar hints. Pretty good beer but not what I was expecting at all, I was hoping the dates would be more present.

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