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Full Moon Belgian White Ale - Mudshark Brewing Co.

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Full Moon Belgian White AleFull Moon Belgian White Ale

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75
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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 19.63%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: Golden2wenty1 on 03-20-2006)
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Eriktheipaman

California

1.5/5  rDev -53.3%

02-28-2014 06:17:42 | More by Eriktheipaman
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GRG1313

California

1.65/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Notes from first tasting in June 2010 are consistent with tasting Feb. 2011. Namely,

Hazy orange with a weak and short white head.

Nose is thin tangerines with a hint of simple sugar.

Mouthfeel is thin and watery with light fizzy carbonation, poor balance and no character.

Flavor is simple, one dimensional weak "orange water" with a hint of yeast.

Finish is almost non-existent, perhaps a lightly sweet water finish.

Not one to drink. This is a beer for can collectors - cool orange can with a shark.

Serving type: can

02-10-2011 17:46:41 | More by GRG1313
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yemenmocha

Arizona

1.8/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Pours with virtually no head whatsoever. Cloudy straw color. Nose is light with a slight sour-like quality, perhaps an off-yeasty aroma too. Wheaty flavors on the palate with good carbonation, sour flavors, a slight cardboardy flavor in there too. Hints of juicy fruit bubblegum. Sour finish. Unpleasant.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 01:33:13 | More by yemenmocha
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womencantsail

California

2.15/5  rDev -33%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Once again, Richard brings out the goods for a tasting.

A: A fluorescent orange colored beer that is reminiscent of orange soda. A finger's worth of white head to go along with it.

S: Completely sugary and sweet citrus on the nose. Seems like fake oranges and tangerines with a hint of breadiness.

T: This is the Sunny Delight of beers. Nondescript, artificial citrus flavor and sugary sweetness. Almost no malt character, but a bit of coriander, strangely enough, and a hint of vomit.

M: Very, very light bodied beer with high, soda-like carbonation.

D: This was not very good at all, and even worse when you consider the fact that it's a witbier. This is a definite pass.

Serving type: can

06-16-2010 01:32:22 | More by womencantsail
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Medge

Arizona

2.25/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

As a local Arizonian, I get excited when local breweries pop up and are able to distribute state-wide. Belgium wits are some of my favorite ales in this heat, so I was really optimistic until I opened it. It doesn't resemble anything like a wit, and there were some visible flaws and off-flavors. I guess it's more like a filtered American wheat or something.

This beer poured only slightly hazy and any head instantly disintegrated, which is odd considering that wheat stabilizes beer and gives it head retention. The yeast should also make the beer cloudy, which means they definitely filter.

I didn't get that beautiful bouquet of fruit and tart that I was looking forward to, instead it smelled slightly acidic and sweet, like an orange flavoring.

The actual taste was not interesting, once again acidic but also sweet. Those 2 flavors didn't react well with each other - there was something contrasting giving it an odd / cheap flavor. It was also not as crisp as I was hoping.

The best part of this beer - 6.6% abv according to the bottle. For that alcohol, it's very smooth and this is the only saving grace as to why it might be marketable. I can see tourists drinking this in Havasu on the lake, and maybe some locals who haven't had a real Belgium wit.

Overall, it's not totally undesirable, I just wish there were authentic ingredients and brewing process that would give it delicious Belgium wit flavors. If they want to do something "creative" to the Belgium classic, that's fine, but they should've marketed it as an Arizona wheat, or something like that.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2011 23:01:13 | More by Medge
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t0rin0

California

2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

11-22-2012 22:56:15 | More by t0rin0
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searsclone

Arizona

2.6/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had on tap. Opaque orange with a decent head that left a small amount of lace.

Smell is almost nonexistent, maybe a touch of bread.

Taste is spicy followed by a nice sweet citrus. Alcohol is hidden.

Feel is light and very smooth. Too easy to drink, considering the ABV .

Overall, not one I will look for due to high alcohol and low flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

11-07-2012 02:31:10 | More by searsclone
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JohnnyJam

Arizona

2.71/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle with no freshness date visible into a pint glass and I got 1/2 fingers of head.

A: Pours a hazy golden color with 1/2 fingers of head that dissipates quickly to leave only a soapy ring around the top of my glass. Little to no lacing.

S: Big smell of yeast and bread. Also, a smell of orange blossoms and coriander.

T: Something citric at first and then sweet like malts and then really sweet and finishes spicy. I do not detect the taste of alcohol, even though the ABV is 8.5%.

M: Thick and creamy and low carbonation.

O: This is not a beer that I would have again. I can not recommend it. Unfortunately, this is the closest beer that I have had to a drain pour since I tried Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA. That is a strong statement coming from me. I'm glad that I only bought one. This beer is just too malty and too sweet... cloyingly sweet.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 04:09:10 | More by JohnnyJam
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Floydster

California

2.88/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce can acquired in a trade with Gueuzedude as an extra, split with my roommate, poured into my Ommegang glass

A-Super light yellow color, looks more like water, soapy white head that is around an inch tall, not much retention, no lacing at all

S-Oranges, lemons, tangerines, faint raisins, honeydew, Belgian yeast, lots of sugar, bready malt aromas, and a variety of spices

T-Not much going on here, starts with some lemon juice, fades to some coriander and orange peel, lots of sugar in the middle, chewy malt offsets the small amount of hoppiness at the beginning, became too sweet when it warmed, lack of balance really showed, could have used some more hops and less sugary candy-like tastes, not much wheat which seemed to be a problem

M-Creamy and sweet mouthfeel, too much carbonation, taste did not linger long, left a somewhat dry finish, thin body

D-Could drink a few cans of this before I got sick of its sweet taste, ABV is high at eight percent, heavy on the stomach, not too complex, alcohol is hidden pretty well

Never had even heard of this brewery, still interested to seeing what they were about, plan on checking them out next time I am in Arizona even though I was not a huge fan of the two brews I tasted tonight, heard their other beers are quite good, cannot necessarily recommend this but it was cool to try this obscure beer from a little brewery in AZ, will probably stay away from this one in the future

Serving type: can

02-14-2008 07:54:59 | More by Floydster
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trappistlover

Arizona

2.95/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(12oz can). Pours coudy orange with thin white head. Not much carbonation either. Aroma of orange, yeast and spice. Taste is semi-sweet/sour. Thin/medium bodied with sticky texture. Finish is pretty smooth. I didn't realize that this is 8.5% when I bought it. If this were lower in abv, this would be a very easy beer to drink, especially in the hot Arizona summer. Not sure why they made it this strong.

Serving type: can

01-15-2011 04:14:47 | More by trappistlover
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yellow-orangey body with a minimal notion of head. Sharp cidery aroma, boozy. Middling mouthfeel. Some taste, modest wheat. Orange and corriander there,astringency in the finish in mouthfeel, secondary sweetness. High ABV for the style. Above average carbonatin.Not that finishable.

Serving type: can

03-31-2008 04:59:04 | More by Sammy
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Photchkiss

Arizona

3/5  rDev -6.5%

06-26-2014 01:38:37 | More by Photchkiss
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SocalKicks

California

3/5  rDev -6.5%

07-29-2014 16:18:45 | More by SocalKicks
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beer-me-please

Washington

3/5  rDev -6.5%

02-07-2014 04:05:35 | More by beer-me-please
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bacasnax

Florida

3/5  rDev -6.5%

04-02-2013 00:15:14 | More by bacasnax
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beermemarge

Arizona

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2014 01:48:41 | More by beermemarge
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bennetj17

Arizona

3.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Nice hazy and glowing orange hue. Thin head of white wispy foam that dies pretty quickly. Not alot of carbonation visible really.

S: Light citrus nose, tangy, and perhaps a bit metallic. Notes of lemon, melon, yeast and a hint of bready malt.

T: Weak flavor, dry and subtle melon with som elemon more toward the finish. Not a whole lot going on as it doesn't change much from start to finish.

MF: Light body, decent foaminess, not bad.

D: I wasn't too impressed. Not enough flavor to make me believe this could be almost 8% ABV. I would consider drinking it on a very hot day maybe, but I would weight my options first...

Serving type: can

08-07-2007 05:46:01 | More by bennetj17
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a murky dirty straw color with minimal head.
Smells of wheat, dough and a bit of herb. In the taste, brown sugar, citrus and a moderate bitterness. Lemon and a bit of brown sugar.
Medium body, decent carbonation, wheat in the finish.
Overall, a decent wheat, but not great.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 02:37:11 | More by Stinkypuss
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skholbrook1982

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-19-2013 01:00:16 | More by skholbrook1982
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Links41

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-24-2014 18:03:57 | More by Links41
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BellsFan

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-10-2013 00:02:24 | More by BellsFan
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kerry4porters

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-24-2014 19:24:05 | More by kerry4porters
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HavasuDG

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

11-14-2012 05:30:27 | More by HavasuDG
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constantine_272

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

09-22-2013 04:29:34 | More by constantine_272
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Bobhoya

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

01-02-2014 00:14:54 | More by Bobhoya
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Full Moon Belgian White Ale from Mudshark Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.