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Grand Ridge Moonshine

Brewed by Grand Ridge Brewing Co.
Style: Scotch Ale
Mirboo North. Vic., Australia
Serve in Thistle


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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A true connoisseurs beer best sipped after dinner not too cold. Try with a dash of lemonade for Australia’s finest shandy or simply serve straight with a chunk of blue or some rich plum pudding or mud cake with a burnt caramel sauce. YUMM!! If you are really feeling lavish marinate some Eye fillet with ginger, garlic and moonshine for 3 days then cook blue or rare for best results.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
magpieken (58) - - JUL 28, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours a mid brown colour with a hint of ruby. Dense beige head which gradually settled and left lace rings down the glass. Aroma of prunes, molasses and burnt malt. Quite a sweet taste which develops into a touch of bitterness. Medium bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel and a gentle alcoholic warmth. OK but a little too syrupy for my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tuxford (13) - - JUL 19, 2014
330ml bottle, pours dark red, with light head retention. Big malty aroma that follows through onto the palate, with a big sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3534) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2014
From a 33 cl bottle shared in Sydney. Pours a hazy cola brown with an ecru head. Caramel nose. Flavors of toffee, caramel and butterscotch. Medium bodied, light carbonation, smooth sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
varanid99 (541) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2014
Deep brown pour with minimal head. Big caramel, boozy orange liqueur aromas. Taste is caramel, dried fruits, dark toffee, and alcohol warmth; oily, thick, really nice mouthfeel,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westkyoto77 (538) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle- thanks Brew. Rich dark body, big rough head. Sweet aromas of plums, golden syrup, malt and toffee. Body is smooth, slightly sticky. Nice bit of burnt toffee and smoke to balance the fruity plum and caramel flavours. Had this at just the right temperature in just the right glass, and it was a true delight.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shaunfield (68) - adamstown, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2013 Not a bad tasting beer. Pretty nice flavour and nice taste that is left in your mouth afterwards. I like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niksko (371) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2013
Pours a dark brown with not much white head that’s gone very quickly. Nose is very rich. It has a rich, sweet nose, with a bit of caramel, candied orange, slight hint of coffee and bitter chocolate. The nose is almost like smelling some sort of pudding. Taste is slightly citrusy, and quite sweet. There are notes of coffee and some light smoke on the finish, and a lingering caramel sweetness throughout. Pretty good, but a bit too sweet for my tastes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Andham (4) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2013 does not count
Moonshine Scotch Ale, Dark Tasty and potent. A personal favorite, runs at a touted 8.5% so on the high end for content. Comes in a nice 330 ml bottle, but still tips the scales at 2.3 standard drinks. Malty, dark and smooth, recommend after a meal, but not to cold. It can be hard to find but is well worth the effort Personally, I get toffee taste after drinking it. Full bodied malty-ness, perfect beer for relaxing after a long day and a good meal.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutnick (585) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2013
Big malt caramel sweetness. Like melted down toffee. Bit too sticky sweet for me, but very desserty. Crafted with love, but needs a bit of peatyness to balance it out a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (953) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2013
Poured a dark hazy brown with a thin beige coloured head that diminished quickly and laced poorly. No visible carbonation. Aroma subtly of sweet caramel malt and a hint of alcohol. Taste of sweet malt and fruit with some roasted malt and a taste of alcohol. Syrupy mouthfeel. Medium body. Sweet from start to finish and with a long sweet to bitter-sweet finish. Nice but a bit too sweet for me.

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