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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
A deep amber ale with pronounced hop bitterness and aromatics, substantial and balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
944play (399) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Cask at Toad in the Hole. Clear amber with small fine head. Racy citrus and evergreen nose. Bracingly bitter from front to back, but nice tones of herb, toast, and... gumdrops? The spice ones, I mean. Finish is a mite sloppy; a touch more carbonation would be welcome.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 22, 2010
Hand pumped at Toronado. Pours copper with a thin beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a carbonated caramel malt flavor and lots of tasty hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3539) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 12, 2009
On cask at Beachwood about a week ago. Poured a reddish brown color with a creamy off white head. Nice looking. Aroma of caramel, BO, bitrus and cocoa. Flavor of fruit, citrus and caramel. I wrote down early, but I think that is supposed to read earthy. Good for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (5751) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 4, 2009
Pours reddish amber with a beige head. The aroma is hoppy with tropical fruits and grapefruit. The flavor is herbal and bitter with vague hints of mango, papaya and a nice sweet middle before a very bitter end. Another excellent brew from moonlight.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Pours a honey color with beige head. Aromas of brown sugar with some funkiness and spiciness. Palate is a bit thin. Sugary start, then grass, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 29, 2009
Draft @ Flavor. Pours a hazy amber color; fluffy light tan head with excellent retention and medium-bubbled lacing; great texture, beautiful show. Solid presence of red fruits, basic wet malts, and a very light earthy bitterness in the aroma; slightly reserved. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: lots of earthy bitterness coupled to a slightly vegetal / green apple note that detracts; nice citrus / mineral bitterness, but the off note really complicates things; a touch misguided. Funky bitter (at least thatís what my notes say). Lengthy finish: earthy bitterness, fruitiness; nicely dry and bitter end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2009
From tap at Flavor. Pours clear and golden amber with a small and nicely lacing off-white head. Aroma is crisp grapefruity and light orange fruity. Mild fruity flavoured with a good dry roasted malt base. Smooth and nicely balanced flavoured finish with a lasting malt flavoured impression into the far finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Cask at Toronado during RBSG09. Copper brown color with a creamy beige head. Lots of resiny and herbal hops in the nose with some dark toast as well. Caramel and toasted malt wit lots of spicy and piney hops. This is really hoppy for the style, but has a nice balance. Toronado does cask right and this has a perfectly smooth mouthfeel. Its getting to the point where I donít even have to ask what kind of beer it is, if itís from Moonlight itís going to rock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34334) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2009
Draft. A hazy amber beer with a lazing orangey head. The aroma has notes of citrusy hops and a bit of malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of hops on a lightly malty caramel back ground, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (4065) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2009
Interesting. I think this was a fine beer but it caught me a bit by surprise at how West Coast it was. Sweet edge, with some British fruitiness, including cherry. Then layers of caramel. Not bad, though more bitter than a bitter should be, in my palateís judgment. (hand-pulled tap at the Toronado)

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