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RATINGS: 245   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arminjewell (5994) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz can is dark reddish with thin but lasting slightly off white head, aroma has notes of dark fruit, caramel, burnt sugars, toffee, hints of grape, touch of alcohol but not bad. Taste is a slight alcohol burn, hints of dark fruit with the dates slightly, hints of burnt caramel, slight earth and toffee notes, touch of slight grassy notes, finishing fairly bitter but dry also.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5980) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (5940) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5937) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Can. Deep amber pour with an absolutely monster frothy foamy cream-tan head. Takes forever for the head to recede. Nose is pine hops and bread. Palate is a little thin. Taste is bread, a bit of nut, and some pine hops late. Tasty brew, wish it had a bit more body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (5917) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (5842) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Draft. Pours amber orange with a thin head. Lightly sweet aroma with some light toasty notes and spices. The flavor has toffee, toast, some great flowery notes, spices, and light fruity notes. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5789) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2012
A very cool can thanks to Craig I think. Pours a clear dark ruddy amber color with a large white head. A sweet nose of biscuit and hops, very much like an American Pale. The flavor is similar; dominated by sweet and fruity American hops, light toffee, a bit of dryness. Leafy in fact. Very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5576) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Can. Dark red, with a thin but firm head of light tan foam. Sweet caramel aroma. The beer drinks super-sweet ... full of caramel malt, and a raisin-like richness that I have to attribute to the advertised dates. Slippery enough to lubricate a kid’s bike, I’d say. (#4448, 1/15/2012)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5574) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Sampled on 1/1/2012. This English Strong Ale pours a deep reddish amber color from a 12oz can. Medium to large sized white foamy head, with decent lacing and nice retention. The aroma is caramel, bready, fruity, dates and sweet. A medium bodied English Strong Ale. The malts are caramel. dark fruit and sweet. The hops are herbal and earthy. Nice carbonation. Caramel, fruity and sweet with a definite date flavor at the finish. Very easy drinking beer. A little thin maybe. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

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