kerenmk (5028) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 18, 2017 highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, - JUN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A well-made weizen with additions so subtle that they’re hard to pick. In other words, this is not at all what I’ve come to expect from Moon Dog, who rarely leave out the kitchen sink when the opportunity presents. It gives a typical over-excitable Moon Dog pour - a head:body ratio of about 3:1. Hazy lemon barley water colour and an enormous whipped egg-white head that takes an eternity to settle. Inviting aroma with the banana-and-clove yeast notes prominent and the lime and watermelon in the background. Very light in the body, which flatters the style. Really summery and refreshing, which makes no sense right now because it’s 4C outside. As with the aroma, there is more banana than watermelon on the tongue. Some clove spice and a squeeze of lime sourness in the finish. Overall, very balanced. Nice summer drinking - this would be so much better than a VB after playing footy. (330ml bottle from Leura Cellars.)
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks Tom. Cloudy amber. Sour and green aroma, followed by some candy and then watermelon rind. Sweet, sugary, candy and watermelon candy taste. Light body, fizzy, long and sweet finish. DSG (15119) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks Tom L. Clear golden with a bubbly white head. Aroma of graininess, cardboard, a bit of fruitiness. Sweetish flavor with wheat, artificial watermelon. Over-carbonated. Not good. zvikar (6344) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - FEB 18, 2017
At kerenmk’s place, pours yellow with a huge head, aroma of malt, orange, marmalade, yeasty, flavor of alcohol, orange, buzzy, pretty offensive, medium bodied gyllenbock (9636) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2016
Bottle at Good Beer Company, Singapore. A bit hazy golden with a white head. Aroma and taste mostly dominated by watermelon and some light spices. Drinkable but odd. Maracuja05 (1354) - Mainz, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2016
[backlog] 02-05-15 // bottle at home in Melbourne. Light hazy golden, fast disappearing small head. Quite fruity nose. Taste is light yeasty then some fruits, watermelon, citrus. Bit watery. Refreshing.
drjoeng (1358) - SINGAPORE - AUG 30, 2016
Poured out gold. 8ºSRM.
Nose has pleasant banana, hint of bubblegum and phenol.
Mouthfeel is watery, beery. Palate has unpleasant sour body fading into clean pale malt sweet. No hops.
Finish is beery. Kurtos (214) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2015
Bottle. pours a nice pale/cloudy yellow.
Aroma. as the name would suggest, a very strong watermelon aroma.
Taste. similar to market description, watermelon, lime and mint.
Overall. very cool and refreshing, i can imagine downing a few of these in the hot summer months. Jado (804) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2015
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a clear hay yellow with a frothy but lasting white head and lively carbonation. Aromas of lemon, mint, white wine, pepper and a bit of banana. Taste is bright citrus up front before a weird minty, toothpaste-like note pops out. Lightly crisp finish with a gentle minty aftertaste. Couldn’t detect any watermelon at all. Has potential but rather muddled in the end. alberti92 (159) - - FEB 16, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2015 Bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours a hazy yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is slight banana, clove, watermelon and sherbet. Body is light with medium carbonation. Taste is quite sour with slight mint characters. Has lots of zest and spice to it as well and plenty of clove spiciness. Overall was quite refreshing. Hop_Hedonist (625) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2015
Hard to mark this one - totally out of my comfort zone - jarringly tart sour hit upfront - get the watermelon - distinct vanilla aftertaste - interesting for a change but not my style.