Wednesday, July 31, 2013

21st Amendment Lower De Boom Barleywine

Type: Barleywine
Origin: San Francisco, California
Price: $2.99 per 8.4 oz
ABV: 11.5%
NSP: 9.5

I bought this one solely based on packaging. My first thought was 'this is a nondescript beer in a red bull can'. Sure enough, the cashier at Chuck's 85th informed me this was his favorite street drinking beer due to its packaging and high ABV.  And let me tell you, I should be reviewing this while street drinking because this sure is easy drinkin'. This reminds me most of a belgian dubbel in terms of malt character (not with yeast), with a light amount of dark berries and raisins popping through. It isn't sweet at all and tastes nowhere near 11.5%. Its not overly complex or even interesting, but might be the first barleywine I want to drink on a hot day.

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