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Moon Dog Henry Fordís Girthsome Fjord

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Brewed by Moon Dog Craft Brewery
Style: American Strong Ale
Abbotsford, Australia
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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2.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
whoisghost (10) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
Way over carbonated, beer went everywhere upon opening too. Was excited by appearance and aroma to be hugely let down by taste and palate. Extremely bitter, none of the smoothness suggested by other reviewers. Must have been a bad bottle - undrinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Choos (590) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2014
On tap at Moondog bar Aroma: chocolate App: dark brown slight tan head Flavour: grainy chocolate biscuit Palate: medium mouthfeel ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ngejo (140) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 19, 2014
Tap. Hazy, brown, tan foam, caramel, lightly bitter, light sweetness, light body, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
orange_3084 (76) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2014
Hazy dark brown colour with thin-medium tan head. Slightly sour cocoa nose. Citrus trying to come through, but is masked by the malt. Taste has nice complexity. Bitter chocolate with bread and dark toffee. Coats the palate nicely and has a lingering finish. Itís something different, but maybe not to my tastes.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
TourDeBeer (104) - your mummas pants, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2014
on opening, beer everywhere. What an absolute mess and terrible way to start enjoying a beer. choc, carmamel and smoky aromaís, huge carbonation, battling with carbonation and froth to actually taste this. Fizzy is an understatement. Gave it the paint shaker for 5 minutes. Smooth to taste, medium sweetness, a slight bitter finish. Carbonation was dreadful, fix that and you have a pretty decent beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (4371) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2014
23/XII/13 - 330ml bottle @ home - BB: n/a (2013-1171) Thanks to Bo for bringing the bottle to Belgium!

Little cloudy brown beer, huge aery fizzy beige head, bit adhesive. Aroma: coffee, mocha, bit dirty, bread, sugary, burnt caramel, sourish, something rotten and unpleasant. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: mocha, coffee, bit sour, burnt toast, overripe banana. Aftertaste: bitter hops, sourish, lots of coffee, mocha, bit of caramel, overripe fruits, dry hoppy bitterness, some citrus, burnt malts. Nope, although itís not bad, Iím not a fan of this thing.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vinhol (239) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2013
330 mil bottle from the Park Hotel aroma is rosted Malts and brandy dark brown with small off white head taste is smooth malty taste with some fruity good beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niksko (305) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2013
330ml bottle into a tulip. Cool label art as always.

Pours a dark almost opaque brown with a finger of white head that fades to a cap.

A very malt driven nose, with sweetness, some strawberry lollies, a touch of chocolate, some plum and brandy, just a hint of some floral hoppiness and a good dose of funkiness.

First sip is really impressive. Attack is sweet with some plum and brown sugar on the mid palate. Thereís also a bit of orange and grapefruit from the hops on the mid palate. Finish starts of sweet, but this gives way to a really lovely roasted toasted malt character, and really funky flavour with a bit of hop resin just for fun.

Beer is medium bodied, but the mouthfeel is slightly slick and oily.

This is a really weird and wonderful beer. Itís worthing drinking just for the crazy combination, but itís surprisingly complex and tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (7663) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
Bottle 33 cl at The Alehouse Project, Melbourne. On July 27, 2013.
As "Henry Fordís Girtsome Fjord Bulgo-Amercian India Brown Ale".
Clear deep ruby red color, brown head. SWeet, malty, hoppy, roasted scent, also alcohol. Sweet, malty, roasted taste. Roasted aftertaste. Warming alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyobon (891) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2013
(Bottle) Very dark brown, essentially opaque, with thin tan head. Wonderful complex aroma: chocolate, malt, pine, stone fruit. Fairly full bodied with creaminess to carbonation. Taste is complex and full and doesnít align with any established style. The basic taste profile is a raisin / stone fruity start that develops into a chocolatey rich malty middle and on to a well hopped bitter finish. But thereís rather more than that going on. The hops are present throughout providing a clean bite for balance. There are good chocolate notes also in the long finish. Raisin flavours are present fairly consistently. The alcohol is quite well hidden but does provide some bite in the mid palate. Overall itís a bit confusing, but in an intriguing inspiring way - I always wanted another taste, and thatís really what counts. Clever brewing.


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