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Smuttynose Short Batch #20 Luna Moth
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Luna Moth is the name of our next Short Batch. Itís a hoppy saison, that features El Dorado hops, the only hop with itís own website (seriously, itís 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 youíll enjoy it.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
closey22 (891) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Cloudy gold thick foamy white head; yeasty lightly fruity banana& citrus aroma; Flava is yeasty and strong notes of lemon blends with of hops and wheat some notes of pepper and finishes complexly bitter and tart lingering together for a long time; feels light/mediumwith plenty of foamy fizz

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1214) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Superb saison. Imbued with more flavor than the typical saison, and further seems to be spicier than the usual saison. The hoppiness plays a secondary role here, imparting a slight bitterness and perhaps dryness at the end that are unusual for saisons. Recommended! A- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (1872) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle at the Gunnar Tasting at Craft Clerkenwell, care of Leighton. Golden amber white head. Nose is Saison yeast, funk, herbal, ripe soft fruit, grain musky, green apple. Taste is fruity, Brett yeast, herbal, grapefruit citrousy, acidic. Really nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (1923) - London, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2309) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle from Bertís 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, Iím glad I got to try it but seriously smuttynose at a retail of almost 18 dollars Iím finding it very hard to continue supporting your brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcox90 (1545) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 8, 2013
750ml corked and caged, bottle 785/912. From Julioís Liquors. Poured a bright, clear gold color with a solid 2 finger white head that took itís sweet time settling down. Nice fruity aroma, strawberry and pear, with notes of Belgian yeast. Perhaps a touch of grape must. Sweet, yet slightly funky flavor. Light and dry on the tongue with active carbonation. This was a refreshing, delicious brew, although I was expecting a bit more for the price. $17.99. Iíve had many bottles of beer that I enjoyed as much, for far less.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RoyalFlushing (322) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2013
On tap @ RnH. Aroma is big lichi and grape followed by grass. Appears a glowing apricot with a small white head and minimal lacing. Taste includes notes of pear, apple, very subtle hop bitterness and citrus zest on a crisp finish. Enjoyable light carbonation with fruit flavors lingering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Appearance: Pours a bright cloudy amber gold. beautiful head that subsides to a cap.

Aroma: Sweet citrus note, spicy yeast a slight toasted malt.

Taste: Spicy belgian yeast, banana esters, juicy citrus.

Mouthfeel: Prickly fizz juicy full bodied.

Overall: I love the concept and subsequent execution. Iíve never been a fan of the ďBelgian IPAĒ because its usually overly sweet/malty for my liking. The dank nosed Saison however is right up my alley, with the bouquet of hops and dry earthiness of the saison yeast character.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 25, 2013
750 shared by Nick... thanks! This stuff is expensive! $18 for the bottle, yikes. Pours a brilliant yellow gold that is slightly opaque with a great head. Smell is tiger piss and very slight citrus. Tastes much better than it smells with some hoppy character to blend with the citrus and slight spice. Not worth the steep price tag.


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