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Cara De Luna Black Ale - Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

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Cara De Luna Black AleCara De Luna Black Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

48 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 8.96%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Danobold on 02-20-2013

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Ratings: 48 | Reviews: 10
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2.88/5  rDev -19.3%

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2.93/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on December 19, 2013.

I must have had a bad bottle because I could not rate this as high as others before me. Certainly it looks like it should with a deep dark brown to black color and a long lasting, soapy tan head.

But the aroma was way off. I got something akin to sour green apples and little in the way of malts, sweet, smoky, or otherwise.

The body is pretty decent and in the medium range.

Like the aroma the taste is more akin to sour, spent fruit like green apples. There is a slight hop bite despite that but it is very hard for me to enjoy this. I hope I got a bad bottle because if it is supposed to taste like this it certainly doesn't make me think Porter.

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.44/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 0z. bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a moderate tan head on it. Nose is roasty and smooth, but not too complex. Taste is just a little bit sour, with some dark roasting elements to it. OK, not a great example of the style. Not a huge fan of it.

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3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

a session type black ale from crazy mountain that has the odd paradox of not being a beer i would particularly care to make a session out of. its dark brown in color, almost black with an amber glow in the light, and a half inch of head thats gone before i can blink. the nose is a little sweeter, almost red grape juice sort of sweet, with a schwarzbier type malt bill, german, dark, earthy, and still lighter than others. the ale yeast is nondescript in flavor, but i feel like it hasnt all the way done its job, maybe too short of a fermentation time, maybe an under pitch, i dont know, but i know this beer has more residual sugar than i care for, particularly in the black ale style, where the incumbent earthy dry finish is what works for me. the fruit flavors in the middle of this throw me off, but i dont dislike it. its the feel that sort of turns me negative towards the whole thing, its too sweet and not carbonated enough. there is nothing refreshing about this beer, even though its flavors are pleasant and unique. not a bad miss for crazy mountain, but just a little off the mark. a dryer finish would make it a keeper.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Cara De Luna Black Ale from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.