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Mamba - Gilgamesh Brewing

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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 22.31%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | 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."
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Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 11
Photo of Fatehunter
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a thin head on a hazy copper body.
The aroma is grain and lemon.
The taste is mild bitterness, lemon.
The texture is a little thicker.
It's a little interesting.

Photo of kevindp9
3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of MadeInOregon
3.08/5  rDev -15.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

Photo of dzni
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -58.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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5/5  rDev +37.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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2/5  rDev -44.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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4.17/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

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4.6/5  rDev +26.7%
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.

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Mamba from Gilgamesh Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.