Brewed by Moon Dog Craft Brewery
Style: Traditional Ale
Abbotsford, Australia


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1977) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Bottle at the Atticus Finch. Great cidery beer. Aromas of chocolate, apple, and caramel. Taste is sweet, with sour and bitter notes, and long length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Black, with a frothy head.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NBird (429) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2012
A dark brown saison pours with a small head. Smells of some roasted action, chocolate and fruity farmhouse ale. Tastes like a farmhouse ale, with more medium cooked fruit through a roast/toast finish. Have had a few of these now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
foles (45) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2012
Very interesting nose - reminds me of a dark lambic but it then becomes apparent that its the spicy saison yeast reacting with the dark goodness. Interesting taste, tart, spicy, spritzy, saison like, with faint dark malty tones. Kiss of peated smoke as it fades away. But super dry as expected with the saison yeast. Lovely beer, impressed. Realise that it is a Saison and you will understand and loooove this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3828) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2013
330ml botte from Slow Beer. Worth getting this beer just for the label never mind the beer. Yet another collaborative brew and this one pours a light back tea colour with a thinnish layer of tan foam. Spiced fruit aromas of prunes, raisins and plums are strong and invite you in to and take a drink. Big, bold and bad ass in the mouth with mouth numbing flavours and very lively on the palate. Aniseed is strong in the flavour and aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2593) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2012
Bottle, 13C. Dark brown with a light tan head that soon fades to a coat. Aroma of berries, medicinal herbs, rye bread, lemon, licorice, light peat, singed grain. Quite light bodied - vacillated about whether it could do with more presence. Taste is barely sweet with smoke, sourish rye bread, bitter herbs and licorice. Peat and licorice build up in the dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3322) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2012
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours dark brown with a small off white head which quickly disappears. Some ok lacing is left. Nose immediately shows some funk and smoke. Works nicely together. There’s also some citrus and funky melon. Taste shows some more smokiness and it grows throughout. Only slight sourness with melon and sweet fruits front up. Finishes very dry with warming alcohol. Very nicely done. Quality brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon (995) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2012
(Bottle) Clear mid brown with good beie head. The aroma is very unusual, and somewhat challenging. The dominant aroma is rather funky and I assume comes from the "farmhouse yeast" as it Edmonds me of a wild yeast fermented Belgian lambic. There additionally some apple and maybe smokey hints, the latter are presumably from the peat. Full body and medium carbonation with nice smooth almost creamy mouthfeel. The taste is as unusual and challenging as the aroma. It is dominated by by a collection of interesting flavours which are not immediately appealing, but could possibly become acquired tastes. I detect leather, peat, tobacco, maybe gunpowder. This is then overplayed on some pleasant rich sweetness of a molasses or burnt toffee nature and a hint of apples. Overall a fascinating and unusual beer but would take some effort to acquire a taste for it. Very pleased I have tried it, but it won’t be a regular.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3385) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2012
Medium biege head dark cla like pour soft carbonation the aromas spicy dark fruit malt dried fruit alcohol flavours cinnamon clove raisin molasses nutmeg prune gingerbread alcohol some caramel good balance the finish nice aftertastes earthyness sweetness bitter that lingers spice alcohol fruit very good brew

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rangi (612) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 14, 2012
Big amount of head on top of a solid very dark brown poor. Yeasty, funky notes at first followed by a slight acidic tang that makes way to a mellow malty biscuity layed back beverage. A number of flavors that work well togeather that make an interesting beverage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
varanid99 (572) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2012
Mid-dark brown, with thin but persistent head. Chocolate, yeasty, funky aroma. It’s very heavily carbonated, almost like a soft drink, and has a cola-y, chocolatey flavour. Some red wine style character - leathery, maybe. Very different beer, not bad, would love to resample it when I’ve got a bit more knowledge about beer.

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