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Brewed by Moon Dog Craft Brewery
Style: Strong Pale Lager/Imperial Pils
Abbotsford, Australia

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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The equivalent of drinking fresh hop goo, goo that’s an amalgam of German, Aussie and Kiwi hops, an amalgam in which the New World hops carry out an almighty smackdown on the Old World, a smackdown in which, despite the seemingly huge amount of hops packed into the beer, the result is a smooth, bitter-without-being-beastly, hazy golden beer with bucketloads of fresh tropical aromas, a hazy golden beer that you’d swear was never 7.1 per cent. Yet it is. And it turns out it’s a lager too – a double lager, apparently – and we’d wager they’ll be making more of it soon. Just give the pig a monocle and feather in his cap and we’ll call it quits, guys.


madquacker's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madquacker (1052) - Canberra ACT, - NOV 1, 2013
Brown ale with deep chestnut and citrus aromas. Very nice and exceeded all expectations.


1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
egolds77 (1) - Brisbane, - NOV 24, 2014 does not count
Poorly fermented with off flavours and poor fermentation flavours dominating the flavour profile. Would be a great beer if properly fermeted but seems to be their signature that they need to sort out if they want to survive.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hop_Hedonist (260) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2014
Okay but not in the same hopped-up league as, say, Mikkeller American Dream. Has an old-world noble mineral herbal hops edge and the new-world fruity hop edge which is just a bit too weird a mix for me. Neither a thirst quencher nor can I can drink much of it - didn’t hate it and at least it’s better than Feral’s Hopfen Fhart which also tries to do something similar by mixing old and new world (albeit in the IPA style).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanvenlo (1317) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2014
Beer Deluxe ontap(25-Oct-2014) Tropical herbal aroma.Amber,low head&suds lace.Tropical herbal grass aniseed flavour.Herbal fruit finish&pepper after.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lunkie (1469) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2014
Herbal hop spice aroma. Clear Amber colour great head and lacing. Malt herbal spice hop flavour. Fizzy lingering palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
LesArgen (223) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2014
I didn’t realise lagers could be this good, although calling it a lager is under selling it. The aroma includes dates, aniseed, grapefruit and toffee. There’s enough malt to make it chewable as well as a good dose of hops to stop it from being too cloying

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Choos (644) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2014
On tap at the Moondog bar Aroma: fresh hop, touch of fruit and crystal malt App : clean amber orange with a fluffy white head Flavour: malt with good hop balance. Some caramel crystal malt ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (740) - AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2014
From a bottle. Pours a very cloudy orange, lasting white head, strong fruity hops flavours with a lingering bitterness on the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattyhennessy (348) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2014
Pours a cloudy golden orange with a white head. Aroma is more of a farmhouse ale than a typical lager. Some citrus and tropical fruit. Initial flavour is sweet malt, followed quickly by sweet citrus. It goes down like an APA, but with the distinctive lager taste. More bitterness than I have seen in a lager like this before.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1754) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2014
This is probably as challenging as lager gets. Full palate, apricot, very fruity, funky aniseed from the alcohol. I really think this has appeal.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (7044) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 27, 2014
on tap at the local taphouse in sydney. clear amber with plentiful lacing; decent blend of herbaceous and tropical aromas; spritzy; clean and pleasant, just could have used more bitterness to have been extra-impressive


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