1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Mamba - Gilgamesh Brewing

Not Rated.
Mamba
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
83
good

30 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 30
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 22.53%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gilgamesh Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 05-04-2010

Early versions were called "Black Mamba"

0 IBU
Brewer's notes: "A hopless brew with a light, yet slightly sweet, spicy body. Brewed with black tea and a hint of tangerine zest and rye."
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of kevindp9
3.23/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kamikazeokami
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of MadeInOregon
3.08/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Pidgurtle
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of dzni
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Poured from a bottle.

appearance - flat with no head, cloudy orange

smell - orange or lemon, some sourness, and maybe some black tea?

taste - tangerine ... some tannic, black tea aspect

mouthfeel - medium bodied, almost no carbonation

drinkability - interesting with the citrus and black tea notes; mouthfeel is almost too smooth due to lack of carbonation. It's enjoyable enough, but not sure I would reach for it again.

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of cosmicevan
3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from my man, rathakem. Enjoyed from a pfriem snifter.

Brew pours a murky and clouded sienna orange with a nice puffy head that eventually vanished leaving a ring on the surface where the beer meets the glass. Nose is soft and pleasant. Big tea notes...not a big tea guy but this definitely reminds me of the green teas I have tried. Soft sweet tangerine finishes the nose. The taste is as advertised and the beer really carries a tea like mouthfeel. Light and enjoyable. The tangerine gives it a lift so it doesn't just taste like a spiked iced tea. light carbonation, interesting but tasty beverage.

Photo of Macolton
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of atpca
1.5/5  rDev -58.8%

Photo of Admbmb92
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of sharpski
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Boozecamel
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Coni
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of lighthabit
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of craigreno
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of pbtimms1
5/5  rDev +37.4%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Sati
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of leftoverburrito
2/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of fishguyac
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of timmick
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of cbarrett4
4.17/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into pint glass at Nano-brew festival PDX.

According to the brewer: "...this beer is a very complex, hopless brew [...] brewed with black tea, a hint of tangerine zest, and rye..."

I found this brew to be very interesting and complex. There is a ripe fruitiness on the nose and palate framed nicely by the rye with subtle nuances from the black tea and a tartness that I assume comes from the tangerine zest.

Unique, but of very good quality. If I had tasted it blindfolded and someone asked me what brewery made this I would have said Dogfish Head! Gilgamesh continues to impress me, I just wish their beers were more available in Portland.

Photo of EvanEngelstad
4.6/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I first tasted Black Mamba at Venti's in Salem, OR, where the new Gilgamesh Brewing was offering samples of its beers. About a year later, with fond memories of that night, I decided to buy a growler of Mamba at f/stop Fitzgerald's.

-golden deep amber color, only a shadow of your finger is visible through the other side of the glass
-small, bubbly head that dissipates fairly quickly
-strawberry yogurt aroma, sweet and creamy smell at the same time
-no bitterness at beginning, sweet and tangy taste
-medium to low sparkly carbonation, a bit dry mouthfeel
-long finish with the bitterness of orange zest

I enjoyed this beer a lot; it is an intriguing and unique brew. My friends (some beer geeks and some that don't normally like beer) all enjoyed the Mamba as well.

Photo of jdense
3.97/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Belmont Station Fringe Fest OBF week.

Minimal head, no dissipation to speak of with little or no lacing. Deep gold body, a bit of visible carbonation. Nose is fruity and flowery. Taste is pretty sweet up front, but very complex, tangerine zest, rye, no hops, and I didn't pick up the (subtle) black tea. Mouthfeel is a bit sticky, a bit on the thin side of medium. An interesting tasting beer, though I believe the proper classification for this should be a Gruit, though it does fall into this catch-all category.ABV well hidden, I never would have guessed this was 8%. A pretty interesting brew from one of the new breweries on the Oregon scene. Recommended for the adventurous spirit.

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Mamba from Gilgamesh Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.