zebra (1775) - Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
my first moonshine. if you don’t count catdaddy, which i’m not for these purposes. pleasantly surprised. local doesn’t always mean good.
deyholla (10009) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear deep amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of dark fruits with some raisin and backing toffee. Flavor has notes of dates and raisins with a bit of toffee and a hint of booze.
BVery (9579) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap at the brewpub. Clear orange pour. Aroma is yeast and citrus esters. Lighter palate. Not great.
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Moonshine brewpub, Chicago. Stickey sweet body. Apples. Yeasty. Phenols. Banana notes. Herbal. Ok hoppy. Light citrus. Too phenolic. Bubblegum.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy, orange-gold colored body with a finger-width, creamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is on the sweeter side with some bready Belgian yeast, a light caramel, some grain, and a hint of wheat. Banana, a light clove spice, and a light citrus. Flavor is similar. Pretty sweet and malty with more bready Belgian yeast, a light caramel, and some grainy wheat. A light banana, some clove, light citrus, and some herbal hops giving this a spicy bitterness. Finishes sweet, but dry and somewhat bitter from the hops and yeasty spice keeping this fairly well balanced. Lengthy aftertaste following a fairly full, smooth body and a softer, moderate carbonation. Overall, not a bad Belgian Strong. It starts off pretty malty and somewhat sweet, but a nice Belgian yeast spice and herbal hopping dries this nicely and gives it a balanced bitterness. Hides the alcohol well and stays pretty easy drinking. Not bad.