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Full Moon Belgian White Ale - Mudshark Brewing Co.

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75
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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 20.56%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mudshark Brewing Co. visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Gusler on 10-07-2002

A Belgium wheat ale, spiced with orange reel and coriander that is strong and smooth. The Full Moon Belgium White displays a hazy orange amber color with a light aroma of sweet orange. This is another delicious beer to enjoy on a warm Arizona evening.
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Ratings: 66 | Reviews: 24
Photo of Auraan
2.57/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Poured a clear amber body with a thin bubbly head. Overall impression of appearance is of a pale ale or an IPA, not true to form for a witbier at all. Scents of orange peel, orange flesh and spicy coriander at moderate levels with a moderately sweet malt and light hints of honey and wheat. A slight ham-like aroma is also present, which hurts the overall aroma profile, as it should not be present in a witbier. Overall impression of aroma is of a fairly standard witbier, brought down by an off-aroma that should not be present. Not horrible, but far from an exemplar of the style. Flavor begins highly sweet with notes of orange zest, spicy yeast with flavors of white pepper, coriander and some honey sweetness. This moves into a still sweet middle with spices melding well with the malt flavors. Finish is sweet, with notes of honey and sweet malt and some light wheat flavors mingling with spicy coriander and an apparent, yet light alcohol presence that increases to moderate as the beer warms. Aftertaste is sweet malt, grainy malt and indeterminate spices. Overall impression of flavor is of a beer that while not bad on its own merits, is a terrible example of a witbier. Too sweet and boozy for the style, and lacking in the crisp character and dry to semi-dry finish of the style. Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with medium-light carbonation and a creamy, thick feel. Overall impression of mouthfeel is again, not bad, but not a witbier. It is too thick, too low in carbonation, too creamy and too filling for the style. Overall this is an okay beer and an abysmal witbier. Nothing about the beer other than the ham-like aroma is off, but for a beer selling itself as a witbier, it falls far short of what the style should be. It is not bad for a generic American Pale Wheat and if the brewery marketed it that way I would be far less harsh on it. But it is marketed as a witbier and I rate it as a witbier. If you want a pretty good, decently strong American Pale Wheat however, this is not a bad choice.

Photo of Trueant1
3.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a fine white head. Amber color with little carbonation. Complex on the nose with corriander, bread, alcohol, and "spice". Offsmell of cat urine usually found in over hopped Dipa's. Very sweetand slick on the pallate. I think this brew is decent. Would like to see them take this and hop it with Ipa and double the style. The abv is so hidden it is a great session beer to be carefull with.

Photo of polliar1
4.61/5  rDev +43.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

If you like oranges, you'll like this beer.

Photo of st9647v3
2.64/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of kp29
2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of BrewRy
1.75/5  rDev -45.5%

Photo of Eric618
2.04/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of EddieJoe
3.5/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Kylo76
4/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of barczar
3.57/5  rDev +11.2%

Wheat, coriander, orange peel, orange, lightly toasted malt, and floral hops form the aroma. Flavor reveals esters of banana and clove, with orange underpinnings, slightly tart, and orange zest. Lightly toasted malt lingers in the aftertaste. Wheat is evident throughout. It's slightly sweet and certainly alcoholic, but it definitely is taking a beating in scores so far. Aside from the heat, it's not a bad beer.

Photo of disney2
2.9/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of IreRican
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of joelovesjulie
4.56/5  rDev +42.1%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Chilly_E
3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of arizcards
2.65/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Picked up a single from BevMo in late May for $1.59.

Beer poured orange with little to no head.

Nose is sweet with a hint of citrus.

Taste is cloyingly sweet. No orange peel or coriander to speak of.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and lacking carbonation.

Overall this is a sugar bomb that does not resemble the style. Avoid.

Photo of SocalKicks
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Links41
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Photchkiss
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of beermemarge
3.04/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle to glass. White head didn't build and quickly dissipated. Color straw and clear. Good amount of carbonation. Smells of lemon, wheat, and malt. Tasted citrus, not bitter, little bit of spice. Had a distinct malt aftertaste. Over all white ale that was not overly fruity.

Photo of 1Joe1
3.5/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Jeffrey2310
4/5  rDev +24.6%

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Full Moon Belgian White Ale from Mudshark Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.