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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 250   ABV: 8.34%
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Volume 22. Sometimes things get a little weird when thereís a full moon. Floating into "Side Project 22" comes "Moonray" Chocolate Orange Weizenbock. Our rendition of this traditional style is clearly a hoax with the addition of cocoa nibs and orange peel for a greater depth of flavor. With its big malt presence and hint of banana from the yeast, this beer may just make you hotel at the moon.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
OmegaX (1312) - Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle from ABC. Hmmm....Aroma is weird. Chocolate notes are there with spices, piney hops, and a strange chemical aroma. Flavor wise, itís about the same. Cocoa, pine, lemon pine sol, sharp astringent flavors, bitter. I donít know it has hints of good things but they are overshadowed by the bad. Itís not horrible but my least favorite from Terrapin for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daknole (10035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Brown color, brown head. Not great. Metallic, dry, roasty, lightly bitter. A bit of chocolate I suppose. Not much orange. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
nick76 (4300) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2014
The aroma has chocolate citrus and chemicals. The appearance is brown and flat. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall not to good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (3024) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2014
It's got a nice sour start with a mild chocolate and orange oil while not being citrusy, it's weak on the palate and low carbonation ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2557) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2015 22 oz bottle served at about 45F. Very dark clear orange-brown body covered by a bubbly tan head. limited lacing; good retention. Smells a bit off but probably just the mix of orange (peel?) and weizenbock with 8.3% ABV. Some milk chocolate too. Flavor is better but still a bit diappointing. Orange and chocolate are in prudent levels with an obvious weizenbock base, but donít gel as hoped. Also, a bit boozy (as is common for style). Feel: medium body with medium, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HourGlass13 (183) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Pours a murky orange brown with a small tan head. There is some sediment floating in there very noticeable. Aroma is mostly orange with a little chocolate, and pine. Taste is also the orange up front with cocoa, and hints of pine. Earthy hop bitterness in there too. Slightly thick texture. Unusual, but grew on me after a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
samsmith33 (479) - - OCT 20, 2014
Appearance: cloudy brownish water, no head, floating sediment globules, fully suspended, not sinking. Aroma: sweet and sour, chocolate, prunes, yeast. Taste : strange combo. Chocolate is there, but obviously not strong like in a stout. Orange way in the back. Some yeasty belgian wang coming thru. Mostly i taste dark fruits, prune, fig, raisin. Feel: medium carb. A little " slimy/oily", but thin, so not disgusting. Late bite of alcohol. Not bad, but disappointing for Terrapin. A guess thatís why these are side projects.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deaconmike (414) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bomber. Dark caramel with orange fringe. Thick foamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate, a bit of banana, clove and yeast. Taste is chocolate milk, banana, dark fruits. Creamy smooth mouthfeel with soft carb. I know this beer got crappy ratings, but I actually really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (14471) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Draft. Deep amber brown color, medium beige head. Aroma of orange peel and cocoa. Taste is chocolate biscuit, light spiced orange. Decent enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (3031) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle shared at Crooked Stave by some chill bro. Thanks man! Pour is deep brown, almost black with a small tan head head and good lacing. Tangy, caramelly, light cocoa, orange peel, light spice, and toffee in the aroma. Taste is rich chocolate dipped orange marmalade, dark fruits, somewhat tangy, grapey, and roasty with a rich finish. Full mouthfeel with medium carbonation. I wouldnít call this a weizen bock by any means, but a decent beer nonetheless.

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