Brewer’s Alley New Moon Ale
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Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
This beer is packed full of flavor, but is not so strong as to make it a "sipping beer". For those accustomed to full-flavored beers, it is almost deceptively easy to drink. Just because this beer has a lot of hoppiness does not mean it is only for the hopheads. There is a lot of flavor for every type of palate.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (1395) - Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Got this one on cask, served in tulip glass. Hazy caramel color with creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, light fruits, bread and some spices. Taste is sweet, thick and spicy ending with some hop bitterness. Full body with a nice warm finish. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenDV138 (5990) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Draft and cask at Brewer’s Alley. Clear golden brown with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, citrus, malt, biscuit. Tastes of big malt, biscuit. Medium body with a dry finish. Cask was a bit too thin for my liking.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21447) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Cask and draft at the source. Clear amber color, thick beige head with good retention. Nice floral herbal aroma. Taste is earthy and bitter. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Loved this beer. Big floral hops, sugary sweet maltiness, creamy and thick mouth feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is citrus, earthy, and herbal hops, biscuit and cookie malt with apple and pear esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, light malt and fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GJF (1518) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2013
nice beer. hazy amber pour. Very earthy profile, a bit of hop spice in the finish. This is probably the one I’d go back to with this brewer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7325) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Cask at brewpub. Apparently this was brewed 10 months ago, so this is the 10 month edition of this brew. Poured a cloudy yellow/orange color with an off-white head. Aroma was sweet malty notes, touch of hop character. Aroma was hop, sweet malts, touch of booze. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2012
10 oz tap - pours dark caramel orange and cloudy with small creamy white head, pretty finishing. Caramel aromas dominate with malted undertones. Medium bodied with tastes of orange, vanilla and malty sweetness. Good but not a cult beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2815) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAY 13, 2012
On tap 4 oz. sample at Maryland Craft Beer Festival 2012. This is the 2011 version of New Moon. Pours very hazy and gradually clears, albeit never entirely. Nice, fine, white head and very good lacing. Aroma is spicy with floral hops rounded out by a solid dose of sweet caramel and bready malts. Taste is sweet and spicy with a solid sweet caramel and bready malt base and ample floral hops by the finish. Very nicely balanced. A tad below medium body and carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
strongpieman (1648) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Served cask at the brewpub... very nice beer. Strong aroma, solid hops. 7.2% so served in the fluted glass vs. a pint... marginal decision to do this, but that’s okay. Good temp... not cold, but room temp. Very cloudy, foamy head that lasts, but doesn’t hold in aroma. Very nice Ale, strong but balanced. A Keeper.

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