Moonraker Ale - J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
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2.2/5 rDev -40.1%
09/08/11 at RnH, NYC. Not sure who thought this was a good idea. Not to my liking at all. Way too sour. Thought there was peppermint in the aroma but didn't find it elsewhere. Other references claim it was a CAMRA winter beer of Britain winner. Remind me never to go to Britain in the winter.
07-30-2014 15:54:30 | More by seedyone
3.58/5 rDev -2.5%
Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a Cigar City pint glass.
A: Hazy deep brown, one finger's worth of off-white head, and low visible carbonation.
S: Boozy, caramel, spicy, brown malts (which smell a touch oxidized/cardboard to me).
T: Sweet brown malt, bready, a little cinnamon or nutmeg and vanilla with some rum raisin flavors. It's quite boozy for such a moderate ABV.
M: Medium body, carbonation on the low side but acceptable, and a little hot.
O: It's not bad, although it doesn't strike me as a winter warmer particularly. This bottle did have some age on it, which makes the booziness even more surprising.
03-31-2013 19:46:25 | More by macrosmatic
4.06/5 rDev +10.6%
This beer was served in a fluted glass at the Ginger Man in NYC (review is from notes).
This beer had no foam when served to me. The coloring is brown with some decent light at the edges.
This beer is pretty rich, while being decently thin. I get dark fruit upfront while retaining some good mouthfeel as it eases off.
This one makes for a very good sipper.
02-22-2013 02:02:13 | More by ummswimmin
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.63/5 rDev -1.1%
Dark mahogany colour with deep red tinges with a thin, off-white head that is about a millimetre thick that remains consistent throughout.
Mainly dark fruits to start, a combination of plum and sugar with some raisin and a little spice too. There is some toffee malts and some grapes but it doesn't smell as strong as I had been expecting.
Dark fruits kick things off with the plums and raisin from the nose along with a sort of fig taste. There is some sweet, rich malts and a little sugar along with an alcohol laced finish.
Medium bodied and with moderate to high carbonation, there is a dry finish that is slightly bitter and boozy with some spice in the mix too.
Very fruity and not as dark as I had expected, although still quite sweet. You can definitely feel that 6.5% abv. after a few drinks and it is quite a boozy beer to drink but it is one that I would have again.
12-17-2012 11:27:42 | More by flyingpig
United Kingdom (England)
3.58/5 rDev -2.5%
Half pint at JDW beer festival. Black, almost opaque apart from the brown edge. Tiny head, poor retention but it kept some lacing. Aroma was cork with notes of cranberry. Malty taste, stoutlike. There was some burn from the booze at the finish. Fairly smooth, texture was like thin syrup, minimal carbonation. Overall it had lots of burn from the alcohol but didn't really have the depth of character that some beers of this strength have.
10-29-2012 21:01:11 | More by jonb5
Moonraker Ale from J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
83 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.