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RATINGS: 249   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
I picked this up because I have enjoyed "old" ales in the past and was intrigued to find another example. I don’t know about the dates that the label mentions, but the look is beautiful (deep amber), and the taste is pretty delicious. I think there is tremendous balance in this beer. It starts with mostly the malt then finishes with just the right amount of hop bite. I would definitely look out for this beer to purchase again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpreo (2187) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2012
Two powerful Breweries (one from California, the other from Oregon) join forces to brew a super beer. It’s really cool, and it shows that the future of brewing is very bright. It is brewed with Dates, an old fruit from palm trees originating in the Middle East, which tells me this could be what beer tasted like a long time ago. Image a beer drinker from Sumeria in 3,000 BC who was tired of the same old Barley beer. He took a few dates and squeezed the juice into his beer. Most likely his wife liked it better than he did.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
screigh (533) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2012
Pours a beautiful dark copper color with a large heard. Head is off white, this and leaves some nice lacing. Aroma of toffee and hops. I get a bit of a creamy mouthfeel with fruit and spicey hops. Alcohol seems to be hidden well. Dryness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (2134) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2012
12 oz can from "Lifesource" Salem. $2.69 Fine looking dark amber with red highlights body and a great looking eggshell white thick and creamy head. Great wafts of malt driven pleasure assault the nose nutty,caramel,earthy,dark fruit( dates?)..great Taste is much the same as the aroma with the addition of nice spicy hopping..but that does not dominate just balances.Dark bitter fruit finish Nice mouthfeel with a note of alcohol. Great beer..nice for the colder days..hope i have some for next winter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2012
Can with James. Pours a nice brown with a creamy head. Smell is just like toffee candies. Taste is sweet caramel with a night bright hoppiness. Really nice. Hides alcohol really well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2012
Serving: 12 oz. can from State Line Liquors. It pours a very deep ruddy amber color with a large, light tan head of foam. Nice looking brew. The nose has lots of malt with notes of fresh baked raisin bread and a touch of fruitcake. The flavor has lots of chewy malt up front with nice white raisin, light date, and spiced cake notes. There is a good balancing bitterness from slightly piney hops. Full bodied with a good bit of soft carbonation and a medium to long bready then slightly bitter finish. Just a touch of alcohol warmth on the back end. I really enjoyed this brew, but I am sure there are many that will bash it for not having more hops. Great for any malt fan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CincyBeercat (17) - Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Beautiful garnet pour with a khaki, fluffy head that fades, leaving a thin layer and minimal lacing. Aroma of malt and dark fruit, maybe cherry with a hint of hops. Taste is very well balanced. Starts with a slight sweetness and then the earthy malt kicks in before fading to a nice, mild bitterness. Overall, I really like this beer. It’s not as bitter as the IPA and IIPAs that I normally drink, but I think that’s a good thing as I try to expand my horizons. The balance really hides the substantial ABV, which could be dangerous! :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Can thanks to bhensonb. Poured dark amber with an off white head. Aroma and flavor were dark fruits, grain, and caramel. Body was medium with frothy carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MadRobin (2503) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Poured from 12 ounce can. A red-orange brown that's dark enough to be more translucent than clear. The pour produces a massive tan head that settles fairly quickly to leave a thin film and mass tons of beautiful lacing. Aroma of Brown sugar, dark fruits, dates, caramel, pine and a little citrus. Sweet taste with dark fruits, dates, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, pine and light citrus. Finishes with resinous pine hops. Medium/full body and soft carbonation with a delightfully smooth mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rruhl1981 (25) - medina, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Can poured into snifter, rich dark chocolatey brown nice thick head even on soft pour, aroma is malty and sweet, flavor is chocolatey and richly sweet... To bad that this is a special edition

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