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


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopRedHead (383) - Perth, - APR 30, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a dark opaque apricot orange with a short lasting 2cm head and thin lacing. Smells like lemon peel, touch of passionfruit and a heavy yeast. Taste is an upfront pale ale sweetness but balanced out by a Belgian tasting yeast and malt complexity. Says 34 ibu but tastes more bitter than that. Lingering malt and yeast flavours. Great beer in my opinion, really challenging and an interesting take on a double lager.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
LesArgen (208) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Choos (617) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (638) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattyhennessy (331) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1736) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6700) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimthechap (1685) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 3, 2014
Hazy peach-amber in colour with a rocky white head that is clinging to the side of the glass. An aroma that smells more like saison than lager: that fragrant citrus and slightly sour aroma. Tropical? It is upon tasting with guava, peaches and lychee aplenty and gentle bitterness and slight sourness that is quite refreshing. A curious creature this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KeefOz (939) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2013
Poured a cloudy honey amber colour with a one-finger white foamy head that retained well and laced OK with sudsy rings. Aroma of sweet citrus and sweet hops. Taste initially of sweet malt but qui8ckly followed by nice but quite bitter hops and a hint of spices. Medium body. Smooth, long hoppy bitterness finish. Bit pale ale-like. Quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madquacker (1045) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2013
Brown ale with deep chestnut and citrus aromas. Very nice and exceeded all expectations.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
floydian1 (1002) - FNQ, Australia, - OCT 13, 2013
330ml brown bottle. Now called a "double lager" with ABV of 5.9% and 34 IBUs. Aroma is lemony with notes of passionfruit, nectarine and grapefruit. Palate is medium bodied and lively with initial lager malt sweetness followed by a decent tropical hop bitterness that lingers. Think more APA than lager. I’m not complaining...

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