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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Available September to December Brewed to celebrate our 21st Birthday, “21” is a deep amber colored lager brewed in the Doppelbock style. Its ample malt body complements the generous alcohol presence with just a hint of Noble hop character. BREWMASTER WARNING: CONSUME DOPPEL AND YOU MAY TOPPLE. Limited Availability in 22 oz Bottles Only ABV 8 % IBUs: 34


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
markwise (4545) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Thanks IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours cola brown with an off-white head. Nose is malt, chocolate, spice, and dark fruit. Flavor is dark fruit, sweet malt, some noticeable hops, herbs, lager, and some alcohol. Not a bad doppel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Bottle, courtesy Ibrew2or3. Brashy copper pour, hazy highlights and thick braids of lacing on the glass. Big on dark fruits in the nose, some citrusy hops, smooth layers of sharp pears and plums. Dark fruits are big in the flavor, with smooth sharp hoppiness balancing it out. Nice pear and banana in the finish. Stingy bitterness, some grassy flavors provide a real interesting profile overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2009
22oz bottle-pours a rich light tan head and copper with red tint color. Aroma is roasty/earthy, dark malt-cocoa/dark fruit-raisin. Taste is sweet dark fruit-raisin, dark malt-cocoa/brown sugar, secondary herbal/spice hops with some bite that offsets the sweet, some alcohol. Thanks to decaturstevo for sharing this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Pours a amber to cola brown color with a thin tan-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of raisins, caramel, honey, toffee, molasses. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of raisins, ripe dark fruit, caramel, hints of molasses, honey. Generally medium body with a pleasing malt finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (7101) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Bottle bonus courtesy of ditmier. Pours clear deep copper with thin off white head. The aroma has mild notes of caramel, dates and figs. The taste rises up with a bit of roast mixing with caramel and prunes. It then moves into some raisin and notes of mild muted cherries.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9443) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Dark brown pour, with a small white head. Aroma is sweet with malt, caramel, and some light fruit notes. Flavor is full of caramel mat, light hops and some yeasty bready notes. Smooth and easy drinking. Nice session beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11645) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 6, 2009
(22oz bottle, thanks CaptainCougar) Small beige head atop lightly hazed copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, cherry, light astringency. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, caramel, some bread, light astringency. Medium body, low carbonation, light stickiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3666) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Bottle: Poures a reddish brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is malty. Taste is sweet malt and somewhat funky old fruit flavor as well.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAR 4, 2009
22oz bottle, I think CaptainCougar had this, or did argo0 bring it? Anyway: dark amber color with a creamy head. Fruity and malty aroma with caramelized sugars and berry syrup. Rich caramel malty flavors, some chocolate, light minerals, and an alcoholic finish. Medium, chewy body with medium carbonation. This does a pretty good job of breaking out of the standard Full sail flavors that I generally don’t care for (not sure if its the water or the malt they use) but finishes with too much alcohol to really sit back and enjoy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Bottle courtesy of douglas88. Pours brown with a thin tan head. Smells of light fruit, earthy, some nutty hints. Tastes chocolatey with some spicy hints and a touch of caramel on the finish.


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