Cambridge Moonshine Red Watch
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Brewed by Moonshine Brewery (prev Cambridge Moonshine)
Style: Bitter
Fulbourn, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Occasional.
Light red coloured, blueberry flavoured bitter with malty undertones.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (2181) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2015
Cask at the Flying Pig, Cambridge. Pumpclip refers to beer as ’Blueberry Ale’ but it’s the same one. Copper coloured, flat. Faint vinous fruit, wine gum and malty aroma. Sweet fruitiness in the taste, with a slight bitter tang. Fairly uniform taste profile throughout. Grows on me, but still not much to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7795) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2012
Cask-conditioned at the Cambridgeshire & Lincolnshire Beeriodical, at the Seven Stars, Bristol, August 2012. Deep gold with a slight white head. Sweet, berry fruits, some cereal malts and a touch of bitterness in the finish.Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BeerLuvver (91) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours pinkish with no head, even when poured from height. Few bubbles on side of glass but otherwise no conditioning. Fruity raspberry/strawberry smell. Taste of fruity spring water. Very weak and poor flavours. If this is aimed at women it would be an insult. Stick to flavoured spring water. Not a beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2012
On cask at the Ely Winter Beer Festival, 2012. Pours a reddish colour. Aroma of strawberry, blueberry and caramel. Similar flavours with mild carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
8th July 2008. Brown clear beer. Mild head with a hint of blue colour! A hoppy ale with a sharp blueberry note. Dry and crisp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2009
Gravity at Cambridge Beer Festival 2009. Colour is copper-red with no head. Not much in the way of a scent but I could detect the blueberries when I looked for them. Thin and dry. Very light. Not much to this at all, quite like water: not unpleasant but not special either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (16931) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2008
Cask gravity at Cambridge BF 08. Deep red with thin off whtie head. Definite bludberry on aroma. Base beer is a fairly simple bitter, some drying hop on finish. Fruit is restrainedly sweet. A little chalky and not totally integrated, but not bad, slightly sour hop finish is not very pleasant.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (13312) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2007
UPDATED: APR 3, 2011 Cask (Peterborough BF 2007) (4:3:6:2:12=2.7)
Boring and sweet, like fruit juice. It could be a session if only you didn’t get completely bored.
Rerate: Cask (Cambridge Winter Ale Festival 2011) (5:3:5+:2+:9=2.4++)
Fairly bright red, no head. Sweetish red berries, but slightly watery aroma. Watery berries in the taste too. Tastes too much llike cheap supermarket fruit juice. No finish. Not my kind of beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2007
Cask at Peterborough BF ’07. Orange colour. Sweet peachy fruit aroma. Fruity taste and a bit of background biscuit. Low bitterness. Quite good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2006
Cask (gravity dispense), Cambridge Beer Festival, May 2006. Distinctly red in colour. Obviously fruity, but the fact its made with blueberry is not so obvious. Tasted more like weak Ribena to me. The diacetyl in the aroma was intrusive and certainly not what you want in a fruit beer. This was beer of the festival in 2005 but its hard to see how on this form. Palatable but something was not quite right with this beer. Whether that was in the brewing or the conditioning I’m not quite sure. Judgement reserved.

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