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Full Moon Pale Rye Ale - Real Ale Brewing Company

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Full Moon Pale Rye AleFull Moon Pale Rye Ale

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552 Ratings
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Ratings: 552
Reviews: 305
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 20
Gots: 39 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-12-2001)
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Reviews by elNopalero:
Photo of elNopalero
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%

This is one of my go-to beers in Texas. My favorite out of the regular Real Ale releases from last year. (I may have to revisit that statement next time I’m sipping on some Lost Gold now that it’s available year-round.)

Second rye beer of the evening, so some comparisons might end up slipping in here.

Poured from a bottle into my trusty Ranger Creek nonic glass. The beer is an appealing straw-toast color—clean, light, consistent. No sediment, although the beer is labeled unfiltered. Head quickly forms and dissipates leaving behind a nice bit of foamy, uh, foam. Light aroma, on the pleasant side. Nothing stands out of place, or dominates here.

As a rye I’m tasting a bit of that characteristic spice but it’s more in the finish. The hops are not as bold as one might expect/hope, and are balanced nicely with the malt. There’s a sweetness to the beer that I’m noticing and had probably overlooked. Nice level of carbonation.

I would love to have this one cask conditioned with the hops pumped up. As it stands, however, I find it to be a solid, dependable and enjoyable beer that I can rely on. Always have a fresh sixer in the fridge!

elNopalero, Aug 18, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of DaPeculierDane
2.1/5  rDev -43.4%

Pours an attractive dark apricot body with a health off white head.

Aroma is sweet malts, grainy hops, and just a touch of rye. Faint and lighter than I would like.

Taste is off putting yet bland. Very sweet and unbalanced with damp grain flavors and a pineapple hoppy finish. I really don't get much rye character. The sweetness is almost cloying.

Drinkability is low, very low.

Not my kind of beer at all.

DaPeculierDane, Apr 26, 2008
Photo of TxHopHead4
4/5  rDev +7.8%

TxHopHead4, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of dill
4.2/5  rDev +13.2%

This was my first 'rye beer' to try and I quite enjoyed the style. I don't have others to measure it against, but I thought this was a really well-balanced beer with a nice amount of bready rye flavor and aroma with a touch of sweetness. It was really easy to drink and I was surprised at how fast I drank it. I would like to try it as it warmed up a bit more.

dill, Apr 09, 2008
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4/5  rDev +7.8%

SmellsofMahagony, May 17, 2013
Photo of sbartnik01
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

sbartnik01, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of dcevans
4/5  rDev +7.8%

dcevans, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Pours a hazy orange/iced team color with a white head. The aroma is rye with some earthy hops. The flavor is heavy on the rye with earthy hops, biscuit and caramel malt. The aftertaste is strong rye. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. A great showcase of what rye can bring to a beer.

Mora2000, Jan 28, 2010
Photo of Catfish0807
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%

Catfish0807, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of Dello
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Dello, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of spd3350
4/5  rDev +7.8%

spd3350, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of whoneeds8
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%

Best by date 5/18/2009. Pours burnt orange with a nice two finger white head that stays around for a while. Smells both hop fruits and alot like bread. Taste is rather smooth with a slight malted sweet bread taste and a nice hop bite at the end. Mouthfeel is excellent. It might be a little heavy. Overall, I've never had another rye. That being said, I have a feeling this rye could have a little more "rye" to it.

whoneeds8, May 20, 2009
Photo of valkyre65
3/5  rDev -19.1%

valkyre65, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of glid02
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%

Bottle consumed at Pedicab in San Antonio, TX.

Pours a slightly hazy amber-copper color with a one-finger off-white head. the head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of grainy caramel malts with mild amounts of rye and milder amounts of floral hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Somewhat dry caramel malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by good amounts of spicy rye. The rye definitely has more presence in the flavor profile than it did in the aroma. Midway through the sip very light hints of citrus hop flavors make an appearance before fading into a mildly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a solid thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass without a problem and could have another.

Overall this was a middle-of-the-road rye beer for me. The rye was there but didn't pop and nothing else really stood out as above average. Worth a shot but not worth seeking out.

glid02, Apr 19, 2010
Photo of LXIXME
3/5  rDev -19.1%

LXIXME, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of jbphoto88
3.1/5  rDev -16.4%

Beer pours the color of honey, a nice amber brown with a tan head that dissipates quickly.

Nose has a distinct rye characteristic that is a little yeasty and smells of slight baked bread.

Taste is of a typical pale ale with some rye flavors. Its not a heavy rye and its quickly eclipsed by some floral and apple flavors. There is a slight biscuit aftertaste combined with a subtle dryness.

This beer is just above average. Not one that I would turn away if offered but also not one I would buy again.

jbphoto88, Feb 06, 2008
Photo of cisteve
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

cisteve, Apr 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

mightyhef, Sep 12, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

Djenx, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of IntriqKen
4.35/5  rDev +17.3%

Many, Many thanks to assurbanipaul for this brew.
Pours a medium foggy tea color in the glass with a nice small white head that melts to a ring of moderately sticky lacing.
Aroma is mostly toasted malt to me.
Flavor is a wonderful surprise of toasted malt followed with fresh citrus hops....all of it playing under the crisp, bready, spicy tones of Rye.
I love a rye beer and find them rarely.
This Rye Pale Ale is a great blend. The Rye is DEFINITELY there...you don't have to look for it. It leaves your palette clean and dry with just a touch of white pepper left on the tongue.
Good job on a wonderful brew.

IntriqKen, Nov 18, 2006
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

jzandiz, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of mutterfudder
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%

Received in a trade from htomsirveaux. Much thanks William! Poured into a Sam Adams Boston Lager glass.

A - copper color with some slight haze to it. The head pours rocky and quickly settles to bubbles around the sides of the glass.

S - An odd sweetness blends in with a bready malt nose. Is it apricot? Maybe caramel? Don't know. It's interesting and unexpected.

T - Much more balanced than the nose, but still an interesting little sweetness shows up in the finish. Rye bready boldness balanced well with the hops and the mild sweetness. Very good.

M / D - The mouthfeel is effervescent and fresh, with a nice hop aftertaste. Very drinkable in the sense of it's an easy drinking beer and not an overpowering flavor.

mutterfudder, Feb 15, 2010
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%

12 oz. bottle > 16 oz. SA glass

Thanks to rick Sawyer and Team Sinister for this bottle.

Pours out a cloudy, red hued, amber color, big carbonation and a mild 1/2" tall crown that dissipated pretty quick.

The aroma is very nice with a spicey, pineapple and ginger with fresh wheat 'n grains in the malt, mellow strawberries rounds it off.

A semi-sweet wheat malt flavor quickly gives way to an abundant array of fruity, citrus hop flavor's like, pineapple, peaches,and strawberries. It's a clean, springwater current that eases the balance. The Rye gives a freshly cut wheat field effect and the malt brings in a sweet current. There is a slightly astringent, vodka-like effect in the heat right a the end.

Light bodied feel, crisp, clean with a decent smooth edge in the finish.

for the most part, I really enjoyed it.

GratefulBeerGuy, May 02, 2008
Photo of javlin624
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

javlin624, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of hsus0225
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

hsus0225, Aug 08, 2013
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Full Moon Pale Rye Ale from Real Ale Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 552 ratings.