RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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.

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3.3
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2011
pours dark amber with scarlet highlights, fairly rocky off-white head. earthy, tree sap, light cocoa powder, with a dominating aroma of vanilla extract and hints of piney aromatics. Leaves a fair bit of lacing. Tastes more or less like the dank vegetal flavors of dates (which are usually incredibly sweet, sticky and brown-sugar like).A touch of bubble gum-like esthers. Medium mouthfeel, but a residual finish, carbonation levels elevate the soil-like flavors. 8.5% well hidden.

3.3
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Didn’t really know what I was getting when I got this on tap at the republic, so I was going into it with no preconceptions. Pour is a slightly hazy dark brown, with a nice lasting tan head and spare lacing. Aroma is HUGE dark fruit, with lots a dark caramel malts backing it up. A touch of pine hops push through as well. Taste is more brown sugar coated dark fruit (Raisins, dates, and figs) with a touch of vanilla and some pine hops lingering. Sweet finish, full mouthfeel. Touch of alcohol warmth. Not bad, but the dark fruit sweetness isn’t balanced in any real way.

3.8
jtd6628 (362) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Really good beer. It’s aroma is sweet malt with a hint of hops. The taste is simple and good, tart and fruity with a nice bitterness.

4.1
eruizgarcia (341) - - JAN 18, 2012
Delicious balance of malts and hops in a beautiful dark amber pour. Dates give it a unique delicious twist. Great beer!

3.5
improvjock (328) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2012
Pours a dark reddish brown with light tan head. Light lacing. Aroma of toffee. Flavor is smooth, with dates, figs, and toffee. Fairly sweet, but not overpowering. A bit of bitterness in the finish. I’m glad we won this war.

3.8
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2012
The brew has a reddish tint go it. The smell is straight up hoppy like a good red ale should be in my opinion. Grapefruit, pine, and citrus mixed in with a bit of caramel malt. The taste starts off that way to but quickly changes to dark fruits. Like the brew has two parts. It’s unique. Not something I’ve had before and really enjoyed it. Would easily pick up more of this stuff.

3.4
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Deep ruby color with amber/white head. Smell is juicy, pomegranate and caramel. Floral, hoppy taste, light bitterness, almost like an english IPA. Notes say "good, not PP good." What does that mean? Oh, price point, I’d bet.

4
sinkas (293) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2012
can, wholefoods bowery, NYC astonishingly dry! was expecting something quite full bodiedbut his seem initally very thin, however once warmed up was relly great complex hoppy and unusualy malt flavours, hard to pick the actul date flavours, bloody tasty

4.6
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 22, 2011
This is just a great beer collaboration from some great brewing companies, and it is my favorite from 21st amendment. There is nothing there beer does wrong. Let’s start first with the color. It’s perfect. Yes I gave appearance a 5/5. It’s the most perfect dark copper color you ever did see. OK. next up is the taste. It’s amazing. Sweet and hoppy and warm with alcohol. It makes me happy. Lastly, the packaging is awesome. This matters. Buy a couple cubes and stick a red bow on the top. Makes a great christmas gift. Share the gift of good beer this holiday season.

3.7
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Pours a deep ruby, almost purple hues with a healthy two finger tan cap and consistent lacing. Smells of fresh pitted fruits, some caramel and toffee to support. The flavor is dominated by plums, caramel and a heap of obvious dates. The hops pull through all of this in a surprising way. The feel is a bit thinner than I would normally associate with these bold flavors profiles. Overall, it’s a unique beer that deserves its position in 21st Amendment’s seasonal lineup.


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