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Luna Llena - Beer Factory

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BA SCORE
85
very good

10 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 10
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beer Factory visit their website
Mexico

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Just changed it to Irish Dry Stout instead of American Stout because the brewer states so in it's website.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-28-2002)
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Pepeton:
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Pepeton

Mexico

3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this one a gift from a friend from my college years whom I've not seen in a long time.

Long neck dark bottle, with a simple label with a full moon which honrs it's name, which in Spanish means exactly that: Full Moon. A best before date of mid April.

Pours a really dark, that looks dark ruby when seen through a light; brown and compact head, that leaves some lacing along the glass walls.

Smell is of roasted and caramel malts, plus some sweetness in the back.

Taste is, in my humble opinion, very similar to Guinness: Roasted malts, some mocha coffee and grains.

Mouthfeel is round, medium body with some bitterness. Less watery than Guinness, though.

Drinkability is high, but not in all Mexican weathers. It suits better Central México, where summers are not so hot; and Northern winters. Too bad that these guys only sell their brews in México City.

¡Salud!

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2007 20:35:57 | More by Pepeton
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chip26

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-10-2014 04:04:11 | More by chip26
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Kirian

Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

08-16-2013 23:44:36 | More by Kirian
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Hegon

Brazil

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-26-2013 22:19:31 | More by Hegon
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-09-2011 06:05:55 | More by spycow
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WildMaverick1200

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I just came back from the beer factory, I had 2 of these with paired with a big cheeseburger.

It looks practically black. It came with a 1 inch head that lasts forever.

I smelled caramel, roasted grains and some floral scents. Very nice indeed.

The taste offers some delicate sweetness initially, with coffee and chocolaty flavors fumbling around the palate. Ends with less bitterness than I expected. Leaves a pleasant dry feel. It's nice, but honestly, I was expecting a bit more action...

It feels kinda watery... which let me down a bit.

It's drinkability is good, but definitely needs some food.

Overall, black looks, perpetual head, coffee taste, watery consistency... all seem to be "trademarks" of Guinness Draught. It's not a bad brew, but I was expecting more from a craft brewer. It's still quite enjoyable though.

Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2009 17:12:32 | More by WildMaverick1200
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fido

Mexico

4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Luna Llena pours a very dark brown color, almost black; Nice foamy head and excellent lacing; Smell is of roasted malts and coffee; Taste is some chocolate but specially flavor of coffee; Very creamy; Mouthfeel is soft with moderate carbonation, Very drinkable.

This is a very good stout from Beer Factory.

¡Salud!

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2007 03:49:50 | More by fido
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nekronos

Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

NIce one. This brewery has also its own backtaste on every beer they brew. The colour is totally black and the foam sticks to the glass properly. IT is white and not very thick. But it worths a try to taste this beer and more than once. I am not so sure it is an american stout.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2005 18:46:01 | More by nekronos
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Wolfsdenbrew

New Mexico

2.88/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Moderate tan head that dissipates quickly, does leave moderate lacing behind. Pours a very dark black, aloowing no light to shine through at all.

Slightest bit of hops in the nose, lots of roasty malts, licorice, molasses and burnt coffee.

When I tasted this one I was shocked, after having all these wonderful components of the aroma, the flavor was highly lacking. There was a bit of roasted barley and a little bit of citrus hops in the finishbut needs a lot more body and malt.

Carbonation level was good but the body is very thin and watery.

I am still amazed thata beer could have all of this going for it in the smell and have so little actually in the beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2005 03:20:07 | More by Wolfsdenbrew
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Gusler

Arizona

3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The quintessential stout pour, a dark as midnight color, the head modest in size, frothy in texture and the residual lace adequate to coat the glass. Lightly toasted grains to start, coffee, caramel sweet, the start malt and also somewhat sweet, the top middling in feel. Finish is peacefully hopped, the acidity moderate and the aftertaste very dry.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2003 16:36:11 | More by Gusler
Luna Llena from Beer Factory
85 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.