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RATINGS: 244   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6695) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6585) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6153) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6027) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6015) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (5967) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5958) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2012
1/25/12. 12oz can. Basically clear amber pour with a small khaki head that fades to a ring and barely laces. Sweet aroma of brown sugar with a touch of alcohol and bitterness. Slightly sweet caramel entry with a definite minerally bitterness, a fair hint of roast, and lingering earthy hop bitterness. More time shows dark fruits and nuttiness lingering as well. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (5928) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Draft at special brews.pours a very dark but crystal clear brown with rubied edges. Dense creamy tan head. Sweet fruitcake and molasses nose, but very subdued. Not cloying at all...ya gotta get your nose wet to nail the profile. Creamy dense body with lively carb. Sweet black bread, dates, and some tangerine on the mid palate. Mild sweet finish. Could be a tiny bit bolder, but fully delectable as is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (5867) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (5855) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2012
(Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 31 March 2012) Dark reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with red fruit, caramel and orange peel. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, toast, red fruit and spicy hops in the finish. More than medium body, with a certain malt sweetness. Very much like an English strong ale brewed by American brewers, which in fact is exactly what it is. Well balanced and nice.

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