Man Vs. Internet | Solemn Oath Brewery

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85 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Solemn Oath Brewery
Illinois, United States
solemnoathbrewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Treebs on 09-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
85
Reviews:
6
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
10.33%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of smartassboiler
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tucquan
3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2016-11-05 in Columbia, PA from a fresh, 22-oz bottle

A - Clear ruby with a short light tan head and mild lace. The color is beautiful.

S - Lightly-roasted grain, mild cherry and caramel. Mild.

T - Dark cherry, Belgian yeast and candi sugar, caramel, citrus zest, earthy and herbal spice. The candied fruit and spice flavors continue into the significantly bitter finish.

M - Medium body and light carbonation. Syrup consistency at first with a good bit of prickle as it dries.

O - Seems like a well-made beer but this is quite different than what I think of as an American style Imperial Amber. The Belgian yeast and candi flavors seemed at odds with the significant bitterness.

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Photo of vande
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bammer21
3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewThru_29
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful ruby red with a good off-white head. Light nose, but what's there is fruity, yeasty. Lots of flavors going on. It doesn't scream Belgian, which I appreciate, because they're not me favorite style. Definitely get some caramel malt. Hop presence is piney, fruity and slightly resinous. I get a bit of pepper in the flavor as well. Very smooth beer with thr right amount of carbonation and extremely easy to drink at 9.5%. Basically an imperial red with a slight Belgian yeast flavor. Would buy again.

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Photo of Chiefy770
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 Ounce Bottle
Served in a Tulip Glass
No other date indication other than "2015" printed on the label
Reviewed on January 17th, 2016

Eyes
Poured a clean light brown body with a beautiful scarlet glow. A respectable sized light tan head formed, collapsed, and left a good amount of lacing. Nice retention.

Nose
Very fruity. Emphasis on the sweeter side of tropical fruits... mango, pineapple, and orange juice. Spicy yeast. Mild presence of herbal hops. Hint of bready malts.

Tongue
Good hit of herbal hops up front. Pine was the dominant hop flavor. Sweet layers of tropical fruit mixed well with sweet malts. Much like the nose, mango and orange flavors stood out the most. There was a nice layer of spicy yeast throughout. A rather intense hit of grapefruit heightened the overall bitterness. Alcohol was almost completely masked, just popped out a bit at the end. Dry and slightly warm finish.

Mouth
Medium/full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Sweet malts made the mouthfeel slightly chewy at times.

Overall
Nice Belgian-inspired Red Ale. Unique combination of flavors. Between the relatively high ABV and the complex array of flavors, this brew packed a punch!

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Photo of barnzy78
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle
A - creamy beige head holds excellent retention atop a brown colored ale with ruby hues when held to a light
S - sweet and complex aroma with tropical fruit, orange zest, caramel, grain, and yeast
T - juicy and fruity, big and bold; caramel, grain, fruity & spicy Belgian yeast, mango, pineapple, mandarin orange, faint pine
M - fuller body, resinous, moderate carbonation, finishes bittersweet
O - I really liked this one. I like red IPAs, and the Belgian yeast in this one adds some extra complexity. I got this at Costco for $5something. I'd definitely buy it again for that price.

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Photo of olafphysics
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EdwardIV84
3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of firkingroovin
3.12/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Eman17
3.52/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dranker
4.37/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnklotter
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nurt20
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerOps
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RichH55
4.31/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kubrickx
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
3.59/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle I tried is over primed.....not good representation of the beer unfortunately.

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Photo of sendbeer
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Leag0002
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of indianabeerman
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kraty1
3.04/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

It was only just okay

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