Manasika Masala - Solemn Oath Brewery

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Manasika Masala
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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.59
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Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: 1000lbgrizzly on 08-05-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 1
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3.75/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear red hue with similarly tinged head. Good streams of bubbles rising.

S: Heavily spiced; clove, cardamom (my favorite), some good vanilla bean. Smells like a chai tea more than a beer. Underneath all that, however, is a good malt aroma. Appetizing, but nervous to be smelling these from a beer.

T: It works! Lots of warm spices integrate well with the slight biscuit-y flavors of the malts. Finish has a bit of spiced heat to it. Wouldn't call it super well-balanced, but the flavor combinations are done well. Won't be everyone's favorite, or even palatable to some, but I like it.

M: Almost creamy despite the fair carbonation. A good feel, just slightly confusing with the tea-like flavors present.

O: A successful experiment. Some might have a disdain for relying so much on the spices, but that's what they're going for, and they do it well. Not to compare to other brews, but it is reminiscent of a few other very highly-regarded beers, just taken a step farther. It would be especially enjoyable on a cold winter night, and I'll have to try it again with some of the brewer's suggested pairings (cinnamon rolls?!). If you happen to come across it I would recommend a tasting!

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Manasika Masala from Solemn Oath Brewery
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