RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 2.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
MoonShot is the first beer with Caffeine. Our patented process makes it possible for us to add caffeine without compromising the superior taste and smoothness of our premium beer. Caffeine makes MoonShot an uncommonly lively and social libation, as you will discover. Each bottle contains 45mg of natural caffeine.

Contract brewed for New Century Brewing first at Matt Brewery, Utica and since 2009 at Lion Brewery. Production stopped after caffeinated beers were banned.

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MissouriBrent (122) - Missouri, USA - JUL 9, 2010
Sweet malt aroma with faint hint of hops. Gold color. Full creamy white head. Sweet malt flavor but not cloying. Very smooth body. Very easy drinking. This is a beer you could drink a lot of. For the style, this is actually very nice. For a style I don’t typically enjoy, this is pretty tasty. Contrary to the description above, this beer is still brewed. The label is different and it has 69mg of caffeine now.

jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2010
12oz bottle. Bought mostly as a novelty - I’d recently seen Beer Wars and recognized this beer at the grocery store (and was surprised to see it down here in GA). The movie didn’t give me any sense that the beer would actually be good, but the grocery store allows you to "mix a six", so I only had to buy one bottle. Good thing... Pours crystal clear and yellow gold in color - thin white head that persists - endless stream of bubbles rising up from the bottom of the glass. Aroma is malty and sweet with hints of sweet corn and a light graininess. Flavor is lightly sweet - light cereal grains and subtle sweet corn, light floral hop character. Neutral finish - aftertaste is malty with some light fruitiness. Mouthfeel is full-bodied and sudsy and lightly tingly and creamy. Overall, a very plain and totally uninteresting lager. It’s hard to believe that the woman who started this came from Sam Adams, which tends to put much more focus in actual flavor. Flavor is not the focus of this product - I think the focus is more of the caffeine gimmick...

SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 18, 2009
Bottle. Pours a golden syrupy color with a small fizzy white head. Nose is very sweet and grainy. Palate is syrupy with a dirty finish. Flavors of syrupy grass and some grainyness.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2009

Date: November 21, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark gold, wipsy white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, floral hops, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of earthyness, a bit chalky
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 5/20
Rating: 1.8/5.0
Drinkability: 3/10
Score: * /4

ChainGangGuy (4932) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2009
12 ounce bottle - $1.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. "All Systems Go!"

Appearance: Pours out a very clear, bright yellow body with a thin, white head.

Smell: Sweetish vapid nose of very light pale malts stirred up with crushed up caffeine tablets. Yeesh.

Taste: Bland light maltiness with a bit of sweetness. Again, there’s the medicinal background taste of finely ground caffeine tablets. No real hop character or bitterness. Simply put, the finish is downright icky.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: All Systems Gack! With or without the caffeine, it’s a woefully unpleasant beer. Swap out one of the O’s in Moonshot with an I and that’s a bit more accurate.

halfonit (1405) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Had this one at a beer fest in Hull Mass. Has a clear light golden color. Aroma is of malts and hops. Taste is of sweeter malts, hops, and grain. Has a little bite in the end.

osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Pours a clear gold with a small white head. Aroma is metallic with some biscuits and grass. Flavor is sweet with a metallic finish. For a novelty beer this is decent.

SSSteve (4006) - - APR 24, 2009
found an old bottle on the clearance shelf for a buck. a hazy gold pour under a small frothy white head. buttery aroma. flavor is not bad with a hint of butter and caramel. light bodied. no flavor alteration from the caffeine. cleared up my headache from working in the sun all day. about as much caffeine as 1/2 a cup of coffee.

RSRIZZO (2032) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Had this beer on 4/16/2006. Aroma has an almost dusty smell to it, reminds me of old dusty glass. Color is a bright clear gold with good carbonation and a thin head. Taste is light, smooth and sweet. Starting with a light body it goes down easy with a smooth feel. Finish comes on with a light malt flavor that is mildly sweet then ends with a faint bitterness. Other then the aroma it is a nice well balanced Pilsner.

blinesam (235) - USA - AUG 6, 2007
Notes of water and rice. Very little/almost no head. A little sweet kick in the after-taste. Surprisingly not too objectionable. With the caffeine this would be a great beirut beer. Wish I had known of it back then.

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