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Bad Moon Risin' - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Bad Moon Risin'
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very good

18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 8.55%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: phishsihq on 02-04-2012)
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4.7/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bad Moon Risin' packs a wallop with a 12% ABV, and pours a dark brown with an amber hue that features a quickly dissipating tan head that leaves a good lace. Roasty malt aromas intermingle with some chocolate hints before giving way to some grapefruit-like citrus notes. This beer is amazingly well balanced, roasted malt in the front with memorable Risin' hop bitterness and tastiness in the finish, with a slight warming sensation provided by the high amount of alcohol. Lower carbonation and a medium to heavy body round out this rare treat. Happy little accident indeed, count yourself lucky if you are able to find this GREAT beer.

phishsihq, Feb 04, 2012
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Bad Moon Risin' from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
86 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.