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Pernicieux - Solemn Oath Brewery

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Pernicieux
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85
very good

28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 7.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Solemn Oath Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 01-25-2013

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Photo of MaximalC
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a lovely plum color with a nearly nonexistent head of off-white foam. Interesting aroma smells of dark fruit and clovish yeast along with an unusual element that’s hard to describe--maybe it’s the rye.

The taste consists of fruity sweetness up front accompanied by a twinge of yeast and earthy, peppery hops. There’s a lot going on, but it’s pretty well balanced. The sweetness resembles primarily raisins, dark fruit, and toasted bread. The rye is well integrated, lurking beneath the surface without ever detracting from the other elements (it’s most noticeable in the finish once the beer has warmed amply). Alcohol is well concealed, yielding just a hint of warming. Medium body and carbonation lend a smooth, prickly mouthfeel.

Overall, this is a unique brew that puts an interesting twist on the Belgian-style ale. The balance and complexity are there, and I’m a sucker for the Belgian yeast and mouthfeel. I’m not usually very keen on rye beers, but this one is tastefully done in a way that adds nuance without being gimmicky.

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3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.14/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A bomber tasted on December 20, 2014

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Pernicieux from Solemn Oath Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.