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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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A deep amber ale with pronounced hop bitterness and aromatics, substantial and balanced.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - MAR 20, 2011
Nose is fresh hops, weak manure, sweeter grape Feel is quite broad Carb is medium Taste is sour, dry notes, some rye, weak caramel, bitter hops,

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21507) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2011
Draught at Mikkeller Bar. Clear orange red coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of hay, caramel, liquorice powder and hops. Fruity flavour of hops, grape fruits, hay and grass. Dry hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13780) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2011
Draught at MikkellerBAR. Clear d brown - offwhite head. Roasted. Medium hoppy. Medium bitterness. Soapy. Fruity. Grassy. Ryebread. Ok.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2010
On tap at Gestalt, SF. Probably my least favorite of the Moonlight beers I tried. It was a handsome pour, deep gleaming blood orange with a soft creamy head. Nose was lightly bitter with plenty of biscuity malts. But while I felt it was an enjoyable, sessionable approximation of a classic ESB, I was disappointed that it wasnít nearly as distinctive as the other Moonlight brews I sampled. Likely thatís the point, but thatís what Iím stickiní with.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
Pours a medium golden yellow, nose was weak on hops and malt, quite bland, taste was equally bland with lack of bitterness and just a dishwatery body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2010
Cask at Toronado. Deep amber pour with a creamy white head. The nose is very soft and earthy. Fresh crackery malts and a lovely herbal/spicy hoppiness. A bit of soft toasted malt and a light piny resinousness. Earthy and chewy with a bright dry-hopped character. A little bit of challenger-like hoppiness that lends a nice juicy fruitiness to the beer. Fairly astringent on the back of the palate. Fruity hoppiness on the back of the palate. Itís a pretty authentic take on the style with a distinctly American twist.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mpersinger (354) - , California, USA - JUN 5, 2010
Balanced deep golden color, light beige head and rounded (slight dank with floral) hop aroma. Medium lean body on a balanced malt/hop clean flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aquilo (556) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 24, 2010
Brown with a small head. Aroma is malty with a bit of lemon, and some unidentifiable funk. Flavor crisply bitter. Astringent mouthfeel. A good solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (2036) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2010
On tap@The Rake, London. A gloomy looking red tinged brown colour with a reasonable lingering tan head. Nose was sweetish with some citrusy hop and nut notes. Flavour had plenty of initial caramel and evolved into some resinous hoppage. Slight earthy quality. Ok in the bitterness department. Not the most subtle affair, but tasty enough.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (5101) - Utah, USA - APR 4, 2010
On tap at Toronado
Appearance: Dark brown with a off-white head and some lacing
Aroma: Pine, bitter hops and toasted malts
Taste: Bitter hops, pine resin and toasted malts
Very nice ESB


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