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Scareball - Solemn Oath Brewery

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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: WoodBrew on 06-15-2013

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As I was looking into some more diverse beer stores over this past summer, I was surprised to see so many new breweries have popped up in the Chicago area -- and are bottling.

Opted to give this one a go as it's closer to styles I've been enjoying lately, even though Imperial Pilsner is not necessarily a recognized style and there aren't any real guidelines to follow on what the beer ought to be. Following the BA description, let's see where this one falls.

22 ounce bomber with no discernible dating.

A -- Pours a hazy, gold color with a thick white head that settles slowly. The haziness is far from Pilsner-like.

S -- Sweetish malts with an esteriness I often get from pub-brewed beers -- usually ales. Peach and grapefruit character uncommon in a lager. Some pine as well. Big fusel hit at the end.

T -- Light bready malts in a very quick hit at first, followed by rather harsh, unbalanced, resiny bitterness, and a BIG hit of hot, hot alcohol. There's a little breadiness fighting through at the finish, but the aftertaste is harsh bitterness and hot alcohol.

M -- Mouthfeel is smooth to crisp and dry with a medium-light body.

O -- This beer is more akin to a DIPA than any Pilsner (or other lager) I've ever had. It sets an impression of a home-brewer brewing up a heavy-hitting beer just because he can. Lots of hops, no matter the flavor, and lots of alcohol because there are so many lightweight beers to be shamed. Just too harsh unpleasant on my palate. I feel like I have to try their Bohemian Pils just to see if they can mellow out a much as they can ramp up.

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Scareball from Solemn Oath Brewery
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