brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - APR 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy golden color with a small white head. Interesting nose. Lots of grass and even more cedar. A touch medicinal with some sweet malt notes and a hint of straw. The nose has a strong yeast component, but it’s almost like wine yeast. The flavor isn’t much different: heavy cedar, grass, and herbal notes with a touch of solvent. Lots of apple and a bit of white grape to it as well. Some weird nutshell sort of flavor that just seems out of place. Not a big fan of this beer.
nickd717 (3780) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is the third Moonlight "uncle" beer I’ve had now. One more and I think Brian Hunt will be obligated to make me his honorary uncle. On tap at Alembic. I can’t say I’m crazy about the appearance of this one. It has a hazy orangish-golden-tan flavor with minimal head. The aroma has a lot of peanut butter. Behind that are earthy and herbal notes. The flavor is like drinking a jar of peanut butter, if peanut butter had the appropriate consistency to be drank in liquid form. Seriously guy, that’s exactly what this tastes like. Some cedar/herbal notes. Medium-light in body and on the lower side as far as carbonation goes. This is unique. I don’t have much else to say about it other than that he should make a jelly beer and see how the blend tastes.
BMan1113VR (7909) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours with a hazed golden body and white hued head. Aromas are earthy, nutty, cedar, dirt, wood and bark. Light esters. Flavors are malty, bready, grainy, earthy and nutty. Toasted chestnuts and sage. Light acidity towards the finish. Very little bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel, medium bubbles, dry finish.
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 7, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Cedar and herbal aroma. Herbal and slightly buttery flavor. Medium bodied. Herbal notes linger with light woodsiness and light butteriness.
944play (380) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Toad in the Hole. Turbid glowing orange with minimal fizz. Gentle piney, earthy, sweet, grassy, medicinal herb aromas. Soft rooty ginseng spice, delicate resin, slightly goofy bitterness and balancing sweet. Dextrinous but well-carbonated with a strangely floral finish.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Flavor. Pours a hazy, golden-bronze color; creamy, fine-bubbled off-white head with reasonable retention and nice lacing. Slightly dusty aroma, with woody, herbal, and cedar (specifically) notes; reasonably dry; intense herbal character; I haven’t a clue what’s in here but I like it. Medium body; medium-high CO2; no alcohol apparent (well, maybe a hint); some solid acidity. A very toasty, herbal approach; notes suggesting key lime, toasty pale ale malt, and hints of crystalline sugar and cedar; damn tasty and nicely presented, though I wish I knew what these herbs etc. are. Medium-length finish: toasty, light woodiness, nicely dry.