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Smuttynose Short Batch #20 Luna Moth

Smuttynose Short Batch #20 Luna Moth
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Luna Moth is the name of our next Short Batch. It’s a hoppy saison, that features El Dorado hops, the only hop with it’s own website (seriously, it’s www.eldoradohops.com), as a dry hop. El Dorado infuses stone fruit, watermelon and pear characteristics when used as a dry-hop. Yum. Why a hoppy saison? Pretty simple, really... Smuttynose only gets one pitch of saison yeast each year for our Farmhouse Ale (shipping on May 28). We wanted to do a second beer with this unique yeast and we had just gotten a whole shed load of El Dorado pellets. Everything really came together nicely with this one and we think you’ll enjoy it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18744) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell in London - I got this in MA. Pours clear gold with a strong, fluffy white head. The aroma has light lemony qualities and flowers. Light sweet flavor with nips of alcohol, citrus fruits, Childrens’ Tylenol, floral bitterness. Light in body with average to lively carbonation. Moderately sweet to finish with faint warmth, melon, more flowers. So so.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9568) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Pouring at BCTC. Pours a hazed gold with a medium sized white head. Super spicy citrus, musk, touches of sweet caramel. Medium-bodied, spicy, wheat dries out nicely. Musk, wheat, gentle musky bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (8030) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2014
Shared bottle at CBC, Clerkenwell. Pours hazed golden with a light white head. Aroma is citrussy, with fresh lemons. Taste is light sweet fruity malts, light dry and herbal bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (7891) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2013
pours hazy pale golden with a very nice and resilient white head, showing some nice lacing. spicy and toasted grains, sweetish caramel, very fruity - melons indeed, and packed with fruit oils - for instance citrus, grapes and pears, pepper, honey and golden candi, flowers. lively to average carbonation, light body - oily, short grassy-spicy finish. tad too sweet but nonetheless an interesting offer if not only for showcased hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Pint at Nosh on 7/2/13. Clear gold pour with a medium white head. Malty and herbal nose, crisp and light. Malty and herbal flavor with some yeast esters before a sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle # 786/912. Bought at Julio’s. Orange pour, slightly murky, higher carbonation. Medium floral notes, citrus pith floral bitterness. Dry. Underlying tangerine notes. decent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (6742) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2014
75cl bottle at Gunnar tasting, thanks to Leighton. It pours a slightly hazy golden color with a large soapy white head. Aroma is quite sweet and fruity with pear and pineapple notes. Yeast, grass and light spices. Taste is a tad sweet with good funky notes. More pear and pineapple, grass and earth tones. Light bodied with lively carbonation. Finishes quite dry and zesy. Very interesting and good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
AdamChandler (4540) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Pale yellow, 2 finger head. Loads of peaches and sweet sugars and a bit of leather funk. Taste is clementines and a very dry finish. taste isn’t as sweet as the nose. Chewy for sure with sticky resinous qualities

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (3818) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle from Bert’s Pours a strikingly clear medium golden color with a huge bubbly white head that shows great retention and lace. Aromas of light sweet sugar and honey with pear and apple notes along with some yeasty phenols and a hint of tropical fruit. The flavor is light and sweet with a nice hit of earthy yeasty phenols. Lots of light fruit flavors play nicely with a moderate level of hop bite. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet fruity tart mouthfeel. Nice brew, I’m glad I got to try it but seriously smuttynose at a retail of almost 18 dollars I’m finding it very hard to continue supporting your brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3484) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle at CBC Clerkenwell cheers to Leighton. Pours cloudy orange with a small, firm white head. Nose is typical farmhouse with some zesty lemon, grapefruit and honey sweetness. Taste is silky sweet honey with big grapefruit, tangerine, mild funk, barnyard, hay and quite tangy. Nice drinkability with fine carbonation to help it flow. Touch sweet. A very solid drop

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