Brewed by Moon Dog Craft Brewery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Abbotsford, Australia
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 5, 2012
On tap at the Alehouse Project. Very different, with a great taste. Aromas of apple, caramel, and berries. Taste is sweet and sour, with very long length. Palate is syrupy, and full bodied. Black, with a thin head.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DoveBailed (3) - - MAY 15, 2014 does not count
On tap at the new bar in the Moondog Brewery. The 2014 version is seriously good. They kegged it last week, it had been in oak barrels for about six months. It’s 6.1% rather than 6.9% this time. Still with the same light body but a super complex palate reminiscent of classic Flanders Reds. Also loads of Brett (awesome). I highly recommend trying this new version on tap if you were one of the people who was displeased with this beer last time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brenhophead (540) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2012
330mL bottle. Pours smokey black with a very small white head and a tart aroma (typical for a sour). As soon as it touches the tongue there is a big sour hit and once that subsides there is a slight fruity flavour and a dark choc note. Its almost like biting into a juvenile plum with a thin dark chocolate coating. This beer made my evening, thanks again Moon Dog.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (3117) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2012
330ml bottle. The more sour ales I try the more I like them and this one was no exception. Red coppery colour with tart bitter aroams jumping from the glass. The first sip had that mouth twisting flavour that lets you know you are alive and sends the tastebuds into overdrive. The flavour is tart and vinergary but is more subdued as the glass empties. Maybe that is just the tastebuds getting used to the flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2372) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2011
Bottle. Murky reddish brown with a small light beige head. Aroma of tart plums, apples, brett, brown sugar. Slightly slippery mouthfeel. Lowish carbonation. Taste has plums and apples, a hint of chocolate, quite a lot of tartness that’s mellow until a bretty zing right at the end. Some salt there too. Quite complex and very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2012
330ml Bottle- So tart it hurts, but oh so good. A well made sour ale, lambic style beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2012 Bottle. Pours a slightly murky brown with slight deep copper flecks down the side of the glass. Mininal tan coloured head disappears super quickly. Initial aromas of vinegar and acetone. Some light sour stone fruit and a little butterscotch (Diacetyl) as it warms. Flavours are sour and pretty one dimensional. Slick mouthfeel thanks to the Diacetyl and low carbonation levels. Not too bad but a little lacking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bygers (688) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2012
Bottle 0,33. Murky brown/red color with a small light beige head that diminish and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma of tart apples, plums and brown sugar. Slightly slippery mouthfeel. Taste has plums, salt and sour apples. Light carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7687) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2013
Bottled 33 cl at Kerbside, Brisbane, on July 20, 2013.
States 6.1% ABV on the bottle.
As "Black wild ale with cherry plums".
Black color, small tan head. Acidic, tart, green currants, dry taste. Tart aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, very low bitterness. Sweet, tart scent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sevenlee (1270) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2014
Pours a reddish brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, plums, cherries and other dark fruit, yeast with some nuts and woody notes. Taste is pretty tart and yeasty. I really love Moon Dog’s adventurous spirit but I feel this one missed the mark a little.

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