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Pernicieux | Solemn Oath Brewery

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3.8/5
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47 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by TMoney2591 on 01-25-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,269
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
47
pDev:
6.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
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Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a most excellent brew, inventive and clever and really well made, a belgian rye brown. every time i have a beer from these guys, i am reminded how cool their beers are and that i need to get into more of them. this is cool because you dont often get this much rye malt character in a beer thats so belgian yeast driven. its all the fruitiness and bright spice of a really assertive warm fermented belgian strain, but with the earthy dusty dry peppery bakery rye malt underneath, really pretty compelling, even before we consider the chocolate flavor in here from the darker grain, the warm nutty nature of it, and the comforting hearty body with slight alcohol sting. lovely winter brew for sure. it has a bit of a tootsie roll candy taste for a moment, some grain sweetness and almost waxy chocolate. the rye gives is a bready complexion too, and the belgian yeast, which sounds odd here on paper, really works. it is a neatly constructed beer, with ingredients combined in a way i have not really seen before. not sure it really fits into any style mold, but its absolutely delicious. well done here, challenging i would imagine to perfect this one, but they really have. a memorable beer from a day filled with excellent beers top to bottom!

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3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CPAles
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Commandophile
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of orangesol
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The Pernicieux was decent. It poured a clear amber with white head that left some lacing. The scent and taste had a cinnamon like flare. The beer came off the pallet clean. The mouthfeel was medium in body with decent carbonation. Overall it was good....but not overly sessionable.

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Photo of RichH55
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tanktizzo
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerhemoth
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zuidman
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MaximalC
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a lovely plum color with a nearly nonexistent head of off-white foam. Interesting aroma smells of dark fruit and clovish yeast along with an unusual element that’s hard to describe--maybe it’s the rye.

The taste consists of fruity sweetness up front accompanied by a twinge of yeast and earthy, peppery hops. There’s a lot going on, but it’s pretty well balanced. The sweetness resembles primarily raisins, dark fruit, and toasted bread. The rye is well integrated, lurking beneath the surface without ever detracting from the other elements (it’s most noticeable in the finish once the beer has warmed amply). Alcohol is well concealed, yielding just a hint of warming. Medium body and carbonation lend a smooth, prickly mouthfeel.

Overall, this is a unique brew that puts an interesting twist on the Belgian-style ale. The balance and complexity are there, and I’m a sucker for the Belgian yeast and mouthfeel. I’m not usually very keen on rye beers, but this one is tastefully done in a way that adds nuance without being gimmicky.

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Photo of ffshore545
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.17/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A bomber tasted on December 20, 2014

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Pernicieux from Solemn Oath Brewery
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 47 ratings
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