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

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maris (1088) - Canberra, - JAN 26, 2013
From a 330ml bottle on 27/1/2013. Pours a cloudy medium golden with just the barest hint of a head. The aroma is primarily stone fruits with a touch of fermented apple. The flavour is big, with more stone fruits (apricot and peach), a touch of tropical fruit (pineapple), with a sharp citric bitterness which lingers. The body is full and the carbonation medium. Notwithstanding the advertising blurb, this presents as every bit of 7.1%. A very good beer.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
magpieken (100) - - FEB 17, 2015
330ml bottle. 5.9% abv. Pours an opaque gold colour with an enormous, off-white, loosely packed head which settled to a long lasting 2mm layer and left a nice ring of lace. Aroma of tropical fruit, grapefruit and moscato. Mild sweetness and mild bitterness. Light to medium bodied, smooth texture that is a little on the thin side, slight fizz on the tongue and a lingering medicinal bitterness in the finish. 6.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rangi (626) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 9, 2015
Nice east drinking beer. Some nice bitterness up front that gives way to soft sweet malt backbone. Hop flavour is fruity and herbal. Not a bad wee beverage.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theswiftsa (11) - - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle from Cellarbrations Victoria park. Puts clear Amber with more carbonation than expected. Nice malty backbone with a herbal slightly hoppy finish with carbonation on the tip of the tongue. Solid without being extraordinary

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyobon (1020) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2015
(Bottle) Hazy golden with big loose off-white head. Very pleasant aroma - caramel with fresh fruits - citrus and pineapple - maybe a buttery hint the background. Medium body with lots of carbonation, maybe a tad too much. The taste is unusual, and to me does not really work. The start is pleasant, fresh, fruity over some soft light caramel sweetness. This all sort of gets lost in the mid palate - it’s not that it lacks flavour here just that it’s rather confused. Then a big aggressive bitterness appears and hangs around a long time. It seems a bit confused too - in part it has some refreshing crisp aspects, but it also has some harsh aspects. Overall, an interesting experiment, but not one that could really be called a success.

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 (291) - 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 (1362) - 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 (1508) - 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 (239) - 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 (651) - 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


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