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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: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (15759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle, shared by bergstaden. Brown in color, unclear and with a small, dense, dark beige head. It’s lightly oxidized, with some alcohol and quite a lot of toffee and caramel sauce. Some dark dried fruits too. It’s full-bodied and lightly warming on the palate, with a low and pleasant carbonation level. Some pleasant bitterness too. Lasting finish. A bit heavy on the bitterness, but sure a fine and tasteful one. 151010

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (6866) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours brown with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel, some dried fruits, bread , figs and malt. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, raisins, bread and warming alcohol. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
[Courtesy of bergstaden] Pours dark reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, cocoa, alcohol, dried fruits and chocolate. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a long warm, sweet, malty, dried fruity, caramel and chocolate finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theodopilos (64) - - JUL 26, 2015
I’ve walked past this beer for years on the dan murphys shelves, so I thought I’ll buy one and give it a go. Poured the beer into a snifter glass, roasted aromas of coffee, chestnuts and chocolate, flavours to match, perfect beer on a mild Brisbane winter evening

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DavidAust (109) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2015
Oh yeah! Great beer if you like malt and sweetness. Great example of this kind of ale - in fact best of style I have had the privilege to try. Will be purchasing again. But only in Winter :-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rectacrab (4) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2015 does not count
Amazing beer. Complex sweet and rich flavour, long finish, absolutely delicious. Only down side is that it is expensive!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
donniemillan (102) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2014
It pours dark hazy brown, thin head that lightly retains. It has a strong aroma, sweet, caramel, brown sugar, maple syrup. It has a sweet, syrup taste, quite strong bitterness with a long bitter finish, fantastic beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
magpieken (129) - - 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 (4986) - 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.

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