Manasika Masala | Solemn Oath Brewery

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

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by 1000lbgrizzly on 08-05-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews:
1
Ratings:
8
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
13.75%
 
 
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Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 8
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear red hue with similarly tinged head. Good streams of bubbles rising.

S: Heavily spiced; clove, cardamom (my favorite), some good vanilla bean. Smells like a chai tea more than a beer. Underneath all that, however, is a good malt aroma. Appetizing, but nervous to be smelling these from a beer.

T: It works! Lots of warm spices integrate well with the slight biscuit-y flavors of the malts. Finish has a bit of spiced heat to it. Wouldn't call it super well-balanced, but the flavor combinations are done well. Won't be everyone's favorite, or even palatable to some, but I like it.

M: Almost creamy despite the fair carbonation. A good feel, just slightly confusing with the tea-like flavors present.

O: A successful experiment. Some might have a disdain for relying so much on the spices, but that's what they're going for, and they do it well. Not to compare to other brews, but it is reminiscent of a few other very highly-regarded beers, just taken a step farther. It would be especially enjoyable on a cold winter night, and I'll have to try it again with some of the brewer's suggested pairings (cinnamon rolls?!). If you happen to come across it I would recommend a tasting!

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Manasika Masala from Solemn Oath Brewery
3.71 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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