Soma | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This golden ale, brewed in collaboration with the restaurant Owen and Engine, was brewed with coconut, amchoor (dried green mangos), and jaggery (raw sugar from sugar cane and date palm tree). It's an otherworldly summer sipper. Hopped gently with grassy Hallerteau Blanc hops, this brew is a special delight.

Added by Norseman on 06-09-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 44 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by Fcolle2:
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3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy straw yellow in color with some faint golden colors. Head is one finger and retains nicely.

Smell has a lot going on. Some coconut and grainy malt stick out most. There are some odd spice aromas that follow that are hard to make out along with a very faint Belgian yeasty aroma

Taste follows the nose with some coconut coming out first along with a bunch of different spices that I am unfamiliar with.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side with a light creamy feel and moderate small bubble carbonation.

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Photo of larryarms847
3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light golden straw yellow with a bit of sediment and a frothy white two finger head of foam.

Sweet tropical fruit notes with a vanilla like coconut character, some breadiness, and some light spice.

Hmm, spice seems to come out much more in flavor, a light coconut flavor as well but dulled citrus and tropical fruit notes.

Medium-bodied, high carbonation, light, thin, leans sweet and slightly cloying.

Overall, not the best beer to come from Pipeworks.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with Batch #423/424 printed on the label. Another new collaboration effort from the guys at Pipeworks, this one a 'golden ale brewed with coconut, amchoor, and jaggery'. I'm not entirely sure what to expect with this one.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a nice dark golden colored body with about a finger of bubbly white head. Lots of scattered spotty lacing. It looks very nice.

S - A semi-tart yeasty note is what hits me first. Grapey, vinous, some mild spice character, mild notes of coconut., & some alcohol fumes. I can definitely smell the amchoor / mango fruitiness distinctly, also.

T - Crisp, fruity, and tropical. I can definitely taste the creamy coconut distinctively, but it is faint. Lightly vinous and grapey.

M - The feel is smooth, creamy, juicy, and medium bodied with good adequate carbonation. Fruity on the palate.

Overall, another interesting and unique take on the Belgian style ale from Pipeworks. These guys are constantly innovating and pushing the envelope of things into bigger and better territory, and this one here is no exception. Recommended.

Pipeworks Soma ---4/5.

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Soma from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 44 ratings