Bjorn To Boogie Watermelon Weizen - Moon Dog Craft Brewery
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3.75/5 rDev +2.7%
Drank from my Ciney sniffer
A - Pours a pale lemon cloudy colour with a white head that reduces.
S - Watermelon and sweet vanilla aromas
T - Watermelon is definitely present. On the back palate. The front palate is a classic hefe with some spice.
M - Light to medium body with medium carbonation. Just a little thin.
O - Very refreshing summer beer that I would have again.
03-08-2014 08:31:28 | More by eric5bellies
3.53/5 rDev -3.3%
Pours a pale straw champagne colour, steady bead, again champagney. Head is white, foamy, decent. Looks decent hefeweizeny.
Smells spicy, slightly phenolic. Kid of Belgian. Hint of fruit. Dusty, fairly earthy. Nice character but simple and to style, could use more fruit.
More fruit notes on the palate. Pleasant watermelon character comes through, notes of pink lady midway before mild peppery spice and earth on back. Decent blend from fruit to bitter back. Not amazing, but has pleasant notes. Surprisingly subdued and subtle from Moon Dog, in a good way.
Slight fizz, but fills the mouth OK. Decent texture.
Delivers what it promises, not any more. Decent.
07-18-2014 05:24:10 | More by laituegonflable
2.51/5 rDev -31.2%
330ml brown bottle purchased from Leura Cellars in Leura.
Pours a very light, very clear yellow colour, with a very frothy and fairly persistent head of white, that stays coarse but substantial throughout. Stacks of anarchic carbonation rushes through to keep it fed. Some patchy suds of lace. Looks pretty good.
Nose is sweet with a pronounced, almost artificial watermelon flavour that reminds me entirely of Jolly Ranchers. Forget the better-known Australian watermelon beer—there's no warhead acidity here, just a slight grainy malt character that doesn't even really give me much of a sense of wheat. Rather odd all put together, but certainly not unpleasant.
Taste loses it a great deal though. Here, yeah, that watermelon character comes through on the front, but the back is distinctly dank and yeasty, with a sort of grain-bag mush that reminds me a little bit too much of a macro lager. Sweetness lingers a long while too, giving it a persistence that doesn't help. Feel is frothy with coarse carbonation, making the beer feel way fuller and more bloating than it should be.
Overall, distinctly disappointing. I can't help but think that were this is in a slicker bottle, and marketed by someone other than Moon Dog, there would be nothing for disdain for it—I just guess that it's something of an achievement that they've managed to take real watermelon and other ingredients and craft something that tastes like a sub-par alcopop.
08-03-2014 07:56:32 | More by lacqueredmouse
3.73/5 rDev +2.2%
This Hefe was brewed with bucketloads of watermelon,lime and fresh mint and a nice muggy night calls for it,it pours a hazy pale straw hue with a white fluffy two finger head and some clingy lacing here and there,the smell is your typical Hefe with bananna and wheat but along with that I get the mint and watermelon too,the mouthfeel is light bodied,creamy and super sessionable with tastes first up of watermelons and lots of them followed by bananna,a touch of mint and lime and finished once again with a big hit of watermelon and overall I enjoyed this on this hot balmy night as it's very quaffable and I'd buy it again cheers.
02-15-2014 11:37:14 | More by ADZA
3.79/5 rDev +3.8%
From Beer Cartel.
A - cloudy gold straw. Massive pillowy three finger head with large bubbles. Fades after a while
S - melon, wheat, slight dough.
T - more rock melon than watermelon and somewhat sweet. Lots of wheat and Hefe notes. Hint of tartness but overpowered by fruit.
M - light zesty, bubbles almost like soft drink. Mineral water aftertaste. Tops for style.
O - not the best offering and previous bottles had more watermelon floaties on them. Still solid tho, and a very refreshing drop.
04-18-2014 08:31:17 | More by heygeebee
2.63/5 rDev -27.9%
Bottle: solid brown 330mL bottle, typically funky Moon Dog label.
Appearance: this beer pours out a pale yellow with light, fine carbonation visible across the profile. Not much head comes up, and no lacing. Looks a bit flacid for a hef.
Aroma: I'm not getting too much fruit here - perhaps a little citrus in there. Predominantly spice and yeast. Nothing exciting, but it has the promise of something better coming up.
Taste: and here, the truly ordinary nature of this beer rears its head. Again there is very little in the way of fruit - I can't taste watermelon at all. Just some really awkward wheat fugs with some spice and odd citrus flavours lumped on top.
Aftertaste: the same flavours linger through - awkward.
Mouth feel: half the problem seems to originate here - it really needs a lot more body and a lot more carbonation.
Overall: awkward would be the right term for this beer. I really don't get Moon Dog - some of their beers (e.g. Wet Nurse Tonic and Henry Ford's Girthsome Fjord) are excellent, but this is pretty awful. I'm not sure it's worth taking such a risk for AU$95 a case of 24 x 330mL. A pretty ordinary attempt at a 'different' hefeweizen.
08-12-2014 12:06:41 | More by SmashPants
3.71/5 rDev +1.6%
Pours a cloudy white yellow with good head/lacing. Could well be a berlinner.
Smell is wheat, little funk, little lactic, bit of the fruit (I think the lime is more present than the watermelon). Fruit is kind of funky and rockmelon-y. There's also some more pleasant fruit notes floating around.
Taste is fruity, wheaty, lil sour.
Mouthfeel has the mint and still has the lime, less of the watermelon but you could say it adds a sweetness (and this may well all be the power of suggestion anyway).
Enjoyable beer, quite similar in profile to the previous ones in the series really, but possibly a little less sour if memory serves correctly.
03-13-2014 07:06:00 | More by danieelol
4/5 rDev +9.6%
Hazy pale straw colour with a medium creamy white head. Poor head retention.
Lightly fruity. Slightly spicy. Mild witbier aromas. No melon. Still good.
Wonderful. Moderate watermelon flavour with soft wheat notes underneath it. Quite tasty. Very drinkable.
Really soft and creamy. Medium-light body with moderately high carbonation. Good.
Solid. Good fruit flavour and the underlying beer works well.
05-10-2014 04:54:25 | More by dgilks
Bjorn To Boogie Watermelon Weizen from Moon Dog Craft Brewery
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