tmoreau (1625) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub after a long hiatus. Just recently tapped, so the pour was a somewhat cloudy, reddish amber, with modest, light tan foam to the head, and clingy sheeting to the lacing. The aroma presented a light hint of yeast, light grain, plentiful malt, mid-fruit notes, and just a touch of peppery spiciness to the nose. The flavor continued the smooth malt and light spiciness, and added a moderate hop bitterness. Medium bodied, good carbonation, crisp and flavorful.
ilherps (248) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at lunar. Poured reddish amber with a finger of white head. Taste is a nice balance of malts and hops with a rye bready-ness to it, which is pretty tasty. A very pleasing beer
stoutchap (342) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at lunar. Amber pour with a very small off-white head,minimal lacing. A mix of caramel and rye in the nose. A hoppy start, tangy middle, and spiced finish. Nutty aftertaste. Medium palate. Well-balanced and very enjoyable. Definitely a go-to at Lunar.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mostly translucent and copper-orange in color with a dense, one-piece foamy off-white head. Rye, hops, pine and citrus work together for the aroma formation. Rye and hops predicate other flavors. Tingly pumpernickel chips help to enforce the spicy rye character. An orange-like vibrancy carries through with a most impressive balance, transitioning into orange flavored toffee. One of the best ryes that I’ve had.
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
lunar makes some very good beer and this one is no exception. quaffable brew. well balanced with spicy finish.
NobleSquirrel (3286) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Lunar. Was wanting to try something interesting and this didn’t disappoint. Nose was a bit fruity and spicy. Taste was similar, with cherries and rye coming out. Smooth and full bodied. Sweet!!
Cornfield (5276) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2005 The name’s been changed to "Red Moon Rye-sin’" and the ABV has been booted up to 6%. Advertised as a "hoppy Roggen rye ale" - hey, they’re good brewers, not grammarians - this is indeed a nicely spiced up concoction. I’m not sure if that’s the Roggen or the rye - - just kidding. Pouring a hazy copper body with a creamy head (the latter being almost trademark for Lunar), it has a fruity (mainly citric) nose with plenty of herbal hops. It’s got a surprisingly light flavor, orange and perhaps grapefruit, with a goodly dabbing of earthy hops bitterness. The rye (or, Roggen?) really comes through in the peppery, spicy finish. Very nice drink.
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Terminus (2892) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Typical amber color with a nice looking head. Rye base is very strong and is a nice change of pace from a typical amber. Hops and malts make it tasty to drink and was easy to enjoy.
jaymobrown (1508) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unfiltered look with a good chunky head. Cabbage and rye nose. Really thick middle with a vegetable flavor. Dark green leafish taste. Really nice lacing.
JoeM500 (1900) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber colored, with a huge rocky, lasting head (awesome lacing as well). Hoppy rye nose, medium mouthfeel with nice sharp spiciness to the taste. Rye is light and not overpowering, hops are strong, malts are sweet, everything is balanced very well. I could drink this all morning long....