Lando Kardashian - Moon Dog Craft Brewery
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Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
2.01/5 rDev -36.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
330ml bottle purchased from Oak Barrel in Sydney.
Pours an extremely hazy, murky amber colour with a film of lazy bubbles across the top and which almost disappear completely soon after pouring, leaving the beer looking flat and dead. Body is very thick, and there is some carbonation noticeable when the beer is tilted. The haze is a bit too much though, and the lack of head is disappointing: 11.5% it may be, but they've got a hard-working yeast working there.
Nose is strangely malty. Malty? That's not what I would have guessed I was going to smell. Yeah, I'm guessing Mr Biscuit Malt and Mr Special B are coming out more strongly than anticipated here. They railroad the hops back to a supporting role, so that they only give a weak vegetative spice character—together with the overly sweet malt it creates a character of vanilla. And how about some presence from the Trappist yeast? No, not a lot: there's certainly a booziness that does give off some faint estery notes, but not much, and it doesn't work well with the other characters.
Taste is, if anything, even more disappointing. Big boozy, slightly astringent palate which streaks through the centre of my tongue in a fiery trail. The malt characters aren't here, fortunately, but I can still sense their aromatics bringing the joint down like a depressed hippie. Piney characters on the back of the palate: with the alcohol heat it gives it an antiseptic character. It's all evaporated pretty quickly. Despite the size of the number of the package, it's finished quite dry.
Overall... wait, let me add my standard Moon Dog disclaimer here. There's something so awesome about these guys—they take risks all the time to push the boundaries, they take the risks that other breweries are too afraid to. But unfortunately, risks often throw up disasters. It's maybe overly dramatic to call this beer a disaster, but it sure is a mess at least: if not Hurricane Katrina, it's at least that southerly buster that knocked over all your pot plants.
Serving type: bottle
10-12-2013 02:12:53 | More by lacqueredmouse
3.76/5 rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Ok it's Spose to be a Tripel/IPA hopped with magnum and kohatu then dry hopped with simcoe and centennial and American and Trappist yeast at 11.5% these guys know how to mix things up and pours a copper hue with a creamy three finger head that stays and stays with lacing everywhere very lovely looking to be honest,the smell is a touch of bready Belgian yeast,boiled candy,booze and basically the rest is pine and citrus hops,the mouthfeel is full bodied with moderate carbonation and has tastes of biscuity malts,toffee,marzipan,grapefruit,orange rind and finished with mix of piney hops and candy that counteract each other very nicely and overall it's def no Tripel nor an IPA but closer to the IPA category with a Belgian twist but no matter what it is its nice and yeah it works I'm happy to say cheers.
Serving type: bottle
05-06-2013 10:37:18 | More by ADZA
Lando Kardashian from Moon Dog Craft Brewery
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.