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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A deep amber ale with pronounced hop bitterness and aromatics, substantial and balanced.

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3.9
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
On cask at Toronado San Francisco in August 2009. Reviewed from notes. Pours a nice amber-copper with a big white head and quite a bit of lacing. The nose is pretty hoppy with a big of lighter malt in the background. Good pine, earthy, and floral notes. The taste is not quite as nice as the nose, but works quite well. Nice crisp and bitter feel. A really nice ESB; one of the better ones that I’ve had. Serving type: cask Reviewed on: 11-14-2010

3.7
faroeviking (11024) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 23, 2011
De barril. Clear dark brown. A: Fruity hops and toasty malt. Good mouthfeel. F: Toasty malty pleasantly fruity hoppy caramel, dry.

2.9
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - MAR 20, 2011
Nose is fresh hops, weak manure, sweeter grape Feel is quite broad Carb is medium Taste is sour, dry notes, some rye, weak caramel, bitter hops,

3.3
joergen (28704) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2011
Draught at Mikkeller Bar. Clear orange red coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of hay, caramel, liquorice powder and hops. Fruity flavour of hops, grape fruits, hay and grass. Dry hoppy finish.

3.5
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2011
Draught at MikkellerBAR. Clear d brown - offwhite head. Roasted. Medium hoppy. Medium bitterness. Soapy. Fruity. Grassy. Ryebread. Ok.

3.2
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2010
On tap at Gestalt, SF. Probably my least favorite of the Moonlight beers I tried. It was a handsome pour, deep gleaming blood orange with a soft creamy head. Nose was lightly bitter with plenty of biscuity malts. But while I felt it was an enjoyable, sessionable approximation of a classic ESB, I was disappointed that it wasn’t nearly as distinctive as the other Moonlight brews I sampled. Likely that’s the point, but that’s what I’m stickin’ with.

3.1
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
Pours a medium golden yellow, nose was weak on hops and malt, quite bland, taste was equally bland with lack of bitterness and just a dishwatery body.

3.9
JoeMcPhee (9448) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2010
Cask at Toronado. Deep amber pour with a creamy white head. The nose is very soft and earthy. Fresh crackery malts and a lovely herbal/spicy hoppiness. A bit of soft toasted malt and a light piny resinousness. Earthy and chewy with a bright dry-hopped character. A little bit of challenger-like hoppiness that lends a nice juicy fruitiness to the beer. Fairly astringent on the back of the palate. Fruity hoppiness on the back of the palate. It’s a pretty authentic take on the style with a distinctly American twist.

3.9
mpersinger (365) - , California, USA - JUN 5, 2010
Balanced deep golden color, light beige head and rounded (slight dank with floral) hop aroma. Medium lean body on a balanced malt/hop clean flavor.

3.5
Aquilo (654) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 24, 2010
Brown with a small head. Aroma is malty with a bit of lemon, and some unidentifiable funk. Flavor crisply bitter. Astringent mouthfeel. A good solid beer.


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