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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6865) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
Can thanks to Leighton at the Night of Garbage. It pours deep amber with a small yellow-white head. The nose is pine, raisin, date, prune, citrus peel and brown bread. The taste is bitter-sweet, date, prune, fig, caramel, sugary, berry, toast and candy with a sweetish finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Smells a bit better than it tastes. Solid stuff nonetheless.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Draft. Ruby beer with a dark cream colored head. Grapefruit and light pine aroma. Grapefruit and light toffee flavor. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and toffee lingers with light caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6745) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 25, 2012
Can, shared with my wife. Beautiful deep copper orange with a thick golden head that leaves sheets of sticky lace. Aroma is very enticing: breadcrusts, earthy toffee, light chocolate, light pine. Delicious flavours of breadcrusts, sponge toffee, sticky dates, light citrus and pine, moderately bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6639) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Can shared by Steve at the 2011 Kuhnhenn Winter Solstice. Pours a clear deep amber with a plum hue and a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a pine hope note with backing dark fruits and a bit of toffee. Flavor has an interesting combination of dark fruit and earthy pone hop with a bit of backing dark fruit and spice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Can. Pours a clear but deeply dark brown with a medium sized tanned beige head. Nice hop aromas up front, earthy malt and toast, caramel and sweet malt. Medium bodied, sweet and warm. Spicy malt, a bit of dark fruit. Smooth and fairly well balanced. Lingering spiciness, dark malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2012
12 oz. can from michael-pollack- thanks agian, Pollack! Pours a clear, deep ruby-mahogany color with a three finger-thick off-white head that leaves a lot of lace in the glass. Aroma of toasted brown sugar, sweet bread, raisins, dates, plums, and rum-like booze. Flavor of figs, plums, dates, rum bread, earth, and wood. More booze than in the nose, and more fruity to the nose’s sugary sweetness. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a juicy, rich mouthfeel. Interesting beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6499) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 15, 2012
On tap at Beer Revolution. Pours reddish brown with a nice beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a dry earthy dark malt flavor with lots of carbonation and a bitter hoppy finish. A nice brew.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (6456) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2011
12 oz. can, pours a dark amber brown with a small beige head. Aroma of hops upfront, some bready malts, hints of caramel and dark fruits, and a bit of grapefruit. Flavour is a mellow blend of sweet caramel malts, citrus hops and grapefruit, with some subtle spicy notes thrown in there - the flavour dies on the palate very quickly leaving little aftertaste. Nice subtle flavours, but for 8.5%, this lacks a deep flavour profile. Mildly enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (6375) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2012
12oz can, canned on 10/26/11. A clear dark ruby color, and good dense khaki colored head. Great smooth texture, and light carbonation. Great lace. Kick-ass can art. Awesome fruit aroma, mixed with earthy hops. Lasts through the aftertaste, a bit. Delicious, sweet sort of wine-like taste. A fantastic beer that I hope I’ll see again some day.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2013
Can:   Coppery colored, thin to moderate off-white head, a bit sudsy, with sparce lacing.   Somewhat of a bready and biscuity nose.   An odd duck of astringent biscuity mealy malt flavors on the tongue.   Its a bit hoppier than most English Ales.   Seems like an ESA meets ASA of sorts, and I am not sure that it works.   Its like many winter English Strong Ales, except remove the strong biscuity malt profile, dim that down a bunch, and add a stronger than normal hop back ground.   Not really digging this one, seems really out of balance in terms of hops mated with malts.



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