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Brewed by Moon Dog Craft Brewery
Style: Fruit Beer
Abbotsford, Australia
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A wheat beer brewed with additions of watermelon, lime and fresh mint at various points. Refreshing as an ice cube down your neck or a permanent gag on the gobs of Slats and Heals during the height of summer, you’ll find some fruit aromas up front before the yeast (more in the spicy, clovey wheat vein than banana-y) takes over. It’s maltily sweet, then wheatily dry before winding up with an almost Mojito-like freshness. Just right for a 40-plus heatwave, in fact.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
highlandlad (1434) - Blue Mountains, - JUN 2, 2014
A well-made weizen with additions so subtle that they’re hard to pick. In other words, this is not at all what I’ve come to expect from Moon Dog, who rarely leave out the kitchen sink when the opportunity presents. It gives a typical over-excitable Moon Dog pour - a head:body ratio of about 3:1. Hazy lemon barley water colour and an enormous whipped egg-white head that takes an eternity to settle. Inviting aroma with the banana-and-clove yeast notes prominent and the lime and watermelon in the background. Very light in the body, which flatters the style. Really summery and refreshing, which makes no sense right now because it’s 4C outside. As with the aroma, there is more banana than watermelon on the tongue. Some clove spice and a squeeze of lime sourness in the finish. Overall, very balanced. Nice summer drinking - this would be so much better than a VB after playing footy. (330ml bottle from Leura Cellars.)


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kurtos (124) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2015
Bottle. pours a nice pale/cloudy yellow. Aroma. as the name would suggest, a very strong watermelon aroma. Taste. similar to market description, watermelon, lime and mint. Overall. very cool and refreshing, i can imagine downing a few of these in the hot summer months.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jado (673) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2015
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a clear hay yellow with a frothy but lasting white head and lively carbonation. Aromas of lemon, mint, white wine, pepper and a bit of banana. Taste is bright citrus up front before a weird minty, toothpaste-like note pops out. Lightly crisp finish with a gentle minty aftertaste. Couldn’t detect any watermelon at all. Has potential but rather muddled in the end.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alberti92 (159) - - FEB 16, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2015 Bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours a hazy yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is slight banana, clove, watermelon and sherbet. Body is light with medium carbonation. Taste is quite sour with slight mint characters. Has lots of zest and spice to it as well and plenty of clove spiciness. Overall was quite refreshing.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hop_Hedonist (335) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2015
Hard to mark this one - totally out of my comfort zone - jarringly tart sour hit upfront - get the watermelon - distinct vanilla aftertaste - interesting for a change but not my style.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sozza23 (1) - Chelsea Heights, AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2014 does not count
I loved this, the fresh melon flavour leaves a fruity after-taste, which makes me want to track it down in my area.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lunkie (1579) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2014
Hop slight ashtray malt aroma. Pale yellow colour poor head & lacing. Sweet candy hop malt flavour ash aftertaste. Smooth palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShaneJ (748) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle from Slowbeer (Feb 2014). Hazy pale orange, small white head, fizzy, soda-like carbonation, banana, cloves, sweet melon, citrusy/lime bitterness, light body, thin texture, lingering watermelon taste to finish. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
engineerbeer (2) - Sunny Coast, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2014 does not count
I believe that this could have benefit from a few more IBU. Not to my personal taste, but I should not discount it as a result of this.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
gnoff (8795) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle 33 cl thanks to jduvet! On June 24, 2014.
Cloudy yellow to apricot skin color, small white head. Sweet, alcohol, fruity, some banana scent. Melon, yeast, fruity, some clove taste. Clove, yeasty aftertaste. Very fizzy mouthfeel, very low bitterness.
The scent and taste are very different, the melon taste would do better without the strong yeast character present. Very very very fizzy mouthfeel, detracts a lot from the perception of the beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (4347) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2014
330ml bottle from Scratch Bar 090214. While not a big fan of watermelon I found that this beer was quite good. You can certainly taste the watermelon and it is a refreshing drop.


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