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Solemn Oath Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Treebs on 09-26-2012

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 84
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 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

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.

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.

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.

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

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 TMoney2591
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a goblet at SmallBar - Division.

I have no idea where the name for this thing came from, but it does elicit some interesting mental images... It pours a mostly clear garnet topped by a finger of dark-ish cream-white foam. The nose comprises pine resin, caramel, light earthy greens, and ruby red grapefruit peel. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a bit of toasted toffee for the sake of balance. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda dry finish. Overall, a pretty nice imperial red, with some well-balanced parts, but there ain't much in the way of Belgian-ness for an advertised Belgian-style anything. Kinda disappointing on that aspect, but other than that it's not bad.

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Photo of Treebs
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The Solemn Oath guys debuted this beer at the Wild Monk beer dinner so it was really cool to be the first people outside of the brewery to try it.

An imperial Belgian red ale. This was enjoyed on tap, served in a footed ale glass.

A: Pours a hazy copper color with a thin off-white head forming on the pour. It recedes quickly to a thin ring and leaves some minor splotches of lace.

S: Pine, citrus and caramel malts fill the nose initially. There is faint hint of spicy yeasty with hardier bready malts as well.

T: Definite peppery yeast presence on the taste. Nice hop profile with some grass, citrus and pine. Caramel malt sweetness rounds it out with a touch of heavy bread crust.

M: Medium plus bodied with a medium carbonation level. Creamy and smooth mouthfeel.

O: The SO guys mentioned that this was brewed with Abbey yeast which gave it the peppery, yeasty kick was tasting. The addition of the yeast was interesting and it gave the beer a nice layer of flavor that really worked. It didn't have any of those off/soapy flavors like None More Black has.

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