Whisper Kisses | Solemn Oath Brewery

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Solemn Oath Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by TMoney2591 on 09-17-2012

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 91
Photo of chinchill
3.1/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Large shared bottle pours golden with a fine head.
The aroma is quite fruity.
The flavor is too bitter for style.
Medium carbonation and body.

O: a rare saison in that the aroma is markedly better than the flavor.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Naperville, Illinois?!? Hey Dad. Hazy golden body with a thick, white head. Aromas of citrus, lemon grass, orange zest, bready yeast. Decent flavor. Not a funky saison, as I was hoping. Biscuit character with some soft fruity notes, perhaps white grape, apple, pear. Alcohol content is a bit prevalent. This was ok.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.49/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

22 oz bottle poured into a Solemn Oath tulip.
8.3% ABV,

A - Faintly hazed, Whisper Kisses shines it's bright golden color through the perspiring glass with beauty, all topped by a nice white head that leaves a thick arch of lace on the tulip.

S - Far from a whisper, Whisper Kisses' nose has an explosive and authentic aromatic yeast presence flourishing with cardamom and lemongrass spice with earthy suggestions of clay and a drop of lemon oil zest punctuating the biscuity beer. As the golden brew warms up notes of white grape and clover honey become more apparent with both spice and sweetness!

T - Plain biscuity pale malt provides the perfect playground for this beer's powerful yeast to play. Zesty spice and lemon oil team up on the taste buds, unleashing lemongrass offset by a sharp cardamom/coriander seed blend.

M - From the moment Whisper Kisses hits the lips, it's delicate feel transcends the big aroma and flavor to retract the beer into a more subdued realm of smoothness and nuance. Its over 8% ABV is transparent as this impressively light beer finishes with a lingering flavor and dry presence.

O - Solemn Oath does an incredible job of capturing some of the more delicate, harder to replicate nuances of Belgian beer with Whisper Kisses. From its aromatic and flavorful yeast to the way this high ABV beer drinks wonderfully like it's half the percent, Whisper Kisses unfolds layers of subdued complexity sip after glorious sip.

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Photo of Treebs
3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had tap at the Solemn Oat beer dinner at Wild Monk. Served in a pilsner-esque taster.

A: Pours a clear golden color with a thin whtie head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring and it leaves some sticky lace down the glass.

S: Some light pear, stone fruit and yeast all show up in the nose. The yeast is slightly peppery and phenolic. Some light cracker malts are present as well to give it a litte edge.

T: The taste follows the nose. Nice stone fruit and pear flavors mixed with some spicy, peppery yeast. Lighter malts show up on the finish.

M: Light to medium bodied, this is definitely heftier than most other saisons. Nice medium carbonation level with dry, almost chalky finish.

O: I actually really enjoyed this. The 6 oz. pour I had was perfect and I'd definitely try this again.

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Photo of emerge077
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft at FatPour, served in a tulip glass.
Hazy orange body, saturated color, copious foam that spilled over the rim of the glass. Great retention, some delicate lace formed in the glass also.

Fruity and phenolic aromas, spicy along with some light banana eaters.

Flavors of pepper and clove spice, some tart citrus and banana. Spice seems to dominate and the alcohol is somewhat present. Effervescent carbonation, creamy feel with some residual hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Overall it's pretty interesting, nothing too wild but worth a try.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a shaker pint glass at Hopleaf.

Finishing off my successful first visit to Hopleaf with a new offering from the Naperthrilling folks at Solemn Oath. It pours a slightly cloudy sienna-ish-amber topped by over a finger of lightly off-cream-white foam. The nose comprises black pepper, clove, Belgian yeast, light toasted wheat, and light orange peel. The taste brings in more of the same, with more orange peel than before and some sweet caramel tossed in for good measure. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, prickly finish. Overall, a nice little saison-like thing; nothing to get excited over, but a generally tasty brew.

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Whisper Kisses from Solemn Oath Brewery
3.71 out of 5 based on 91 ratings.
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