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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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544 Ratings
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Ratings: 544
Reviews: 305
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 20
Gots: 33 | 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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Jdgarcia24

Texas

5/5  rDev +34.4%

11-16-2011 02:40:48 | More by Jdgarcia24
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voornstar

Texas

5/5  rDev +34.4%

11-28-2011 02:40:23 | More by voornstar
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OgreSanchez

Texas

5/5  rDev +34.4%

08-10-2013 01:41:02 | More by OgreSanchez
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MaddDogg84

Texas

5/5  rDev +34.4%

03-24-2012 16:13:36 | More by MaddDogg84
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.83/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

BBD of 1 aug 06

Pours amber/orange with a tight 1.5" sand colored head. Very good lacing &good head retention

Nice biscuitty/rye pepperry spicy aromas compete for your nostril's attention

Taste: Big time toasty/peppery rye flavors up front, yum. Slight citrus hopsmack sneaks in on the corner of the tounge. Also a slight alcohol burn. Then a slight fruittyness sneaks in as well. Finishes peppery & quenching& crisp

Great balance, medium body & very good carbonation

This is a quaffer. I loved this stuff when I had it at the GABF in 04 on draft & this is very nice the bottle as well. Wish I could've found this somewhere else besides central market in san antonio, yummy! Easily one of the best rye beer's I've ever had!

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2006 04:23:34 | More by russpowell
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mdphill

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

07-16-2014 02:40:01 | More by mdphill
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BeerAngel

Texas

4.72/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful clear copper color with a large fluffy cream-colored head. The aromas of light fresh baked rye bread notes roll off of this beer and are highlighted by light hops and light alcohol notes blending in nicely to make for a mouth-watering combination. The taste mirrors the aroma with a creamy smooth blend of flavors and perfectly balanced hops. This is a medium to light bodied brew that has a creamy mouthfeel and finishes slightly dry. This is one very good, very solid brew! I loved it! Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2003 17:55:46 | More by BeerAngel
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roblowther

Texas

4.68/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Cloudy golden red with a undulating (extra point word) tan head. It looks like a pale ale should, in short. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and a surprisingly delicate hop note. The taste is crisp with the rye malt dominating. VERY refreshing, the sweetness of the malt balances the hops well. Tastes of rye bread and, well, rye bread. The hops come after the flavor as just a lingering note in your mouth. Seriously. This stuff rocks. The mouthfeel is nicely carbonated and light, adding to the refreshing nature of the beer. Its a good beer for those days when its just a bit too hot to sit in a biergarten but that doesn't stop you. The drinkability? Let's just say that the six pack didn't last long. :)

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2007 00:21:38 | More by roblowther
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hoplover82

Texas

4.58/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A-Pours a deep rich clear golden color with pour retention with good lacing.

S-Strong rye and bright earthy hops, WOW, with slight sweet bannanas.

T-The flavor has a lot of bright earthy hops and some sweet rye.

M-Medium to full bodied and very smooth and crisp.

D-Very VERY drinkable. Very good.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2008 19:34:28 | More by hoplover82
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle from assurbanipaul as part of Too Much Beer (2MB) BIF. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" beige head over the really cloudy coppery amber brew. Head fades at a reasonable pace, with plentiful lacing. Aroma is pale grains, with a whiff of rye noted, and ample fruitiness. Taste is robust malt sweetness, balanced and more so by the fruity hops. Mouthfeel is soft and smooth, and drinkability is superb. This one I could revisit all day.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2006 21:17:39 | More by ppoitras
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

4.53/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a deep ruby color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes rather quickly into a nice cap of lacing. The aroma is of spicy rye, caramel, and grapefruit hiding underneath. The taste is spicy, then malty, then the hops kick in for a bit, then it turns spicy again in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with perfectly moderate carbonation, and a silky texture. Overall, this is a great pale ale. I really wish this were available in my area. If it were it would find itself in my fridge often. What a wonderful session beer!

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2008 21:27:57 | More by KarlHungus
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allengarvin

Texas

4.53/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cask-conditioned at Texas Craft Beer festival. Hazy amber color, very full and creamy head. Aroma is outstanding: peppery & citrusy, a wonderful blend of hops and rye malt. Flavor likewise is very good. Starts out lightly bitter with good rye flavor, not overwhelming like some ryes. A pleasant spicy pepperiness with just a touch of sweetness. Moderately fruity, more so than I've noticed in the bottle, and somewhat yeasty at the finish. Carbonation is moderately low, mouthfeel full.

The bottled version is alright but mostly ordinary. This cask-conditioned was incredibly good, with every flavor contributing equally and fully. The best beer of the festival!

Serving type: cask

05-19-2005 02:28:02 | More by allengarvin
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Dwtucker90

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +21%

08-29-2012 13:43:04 | More by Dwtucker90
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PEBKAC

New York

4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to ballewblake for the care package. One of the few review notes that I remembered to save when I last reformatted in June.

The bottle notch signals that I should of drank this already(May). Though I did drink one of these earlier, it was just too humid to review anything sitting down on that sticky pleather.

A: Heavy on the suds, the mound falls flat in nearly an instant. A Nestea-colored body that's just a bit too murky to see through.

S: Noticeable yeast & some ethanol blow-off, followed by a fruity & slightly sour mix of orange/banana & dusty bread crust.

T/M: More tangy then sour. Sharply sweet edging on something fruity, but it hits quick & dies back. Good reliable grapefruit bitterness, constant feeling of dry grain, & a sturdy amount of carbonation keep you coming back for one more deep slurp. Only negative(for me) could be a tinge of metallic flavor in the aftertaste. Probably the result of not indulging at a constant pace. :P

A strait up tasty beer. :)

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2008 23:56:49 | More by PEBKAC
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fuzznuts

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +21%

07-05-2012 13:54:02 | More by fuzznuts
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JeffSuttonTX

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +21%

03-10-2013 20:54:47 | More by JeffSuttonTX
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texashammer

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very attractive beer. Orange/amber color, slightly hazy, with a full creamy rocky head. The nose is lots of hops and spices. It is incredibly appetizing. When I sip, I get a zingy bite from the spicy, bitter hops. It is so good! Full body, smooth mouthfeel, appetizingly dry finish that leaves me wanting more. I could drink this forever.

Serving type: on-tap

09-19-2005 16:21:30 | More by texashammer
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beerdiablo

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A flagship brewer of Ales in Texas whose quality continues to rise.

This APA pours a nice, dark yellow/brown with a nice head and has a bit more of a bite due to the inclusion of the rye, which has set this beer apart.

The spice overtones make a nice accompaniment to chicken and dishes
with garlic.

In all, this does fine as session ale. I recommend alternating it with
a lighter tasting beer, such as their Fireman's #4 to provide contrast.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2005 01:27:27 | More by beerdiablo
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GMB

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +21%

09-16-2012 00:36:47 | More by GMB
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phishbone23

New York

4.5/5  rDev +21%

01-25-2013 13:58:01 | More by phishbone23
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JedSeed

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +21%

03-12-2012 07:54:08 | More by JedSeed
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BJasny

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +21%

01-08-2013 00:35:56 | More by BJasny
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VoodooBrew

South Carolina

4.47/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had previously reviewd a bottled version of this beer, and had suspected that there was a major flaw with my bottles that the brewers had not intended. Well let me say that I can safely put to rest any notion that Full Moon Pale Rye Ale is anything short of a magnificent beer.

Things are off to a superb start with the aroma, which is rich and malty. As a homebrewer, a smile immediately came to my face: this smells like a fresh hot mash! Malt is big in the flavor, with a nice dose of caramel. Rye imparts a sharpness to contrast the big round malt, as the hops appear mid-palate with a wave of bitterness. This easy, smooth drinker finishes with a caramel sweetness.

I would like to rescind my negative comments previously made about this beer. Pale Rye Ale is a real winner.

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2006 01:02:16 | More by VoodooBrew
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tfarmstrong

Arkansas

4.45/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Clear golden color with slight orange hue. The head is very rich and the beer laces very nicely along the glass.

S - Smoother smell than expected. Could not smell the hops which might be kinda nice because they really jump out when you taste the beer.

T - Grapefruit and some hints of rye are the major tastes. Does a good job with the hops as they are strong but not overpowering like some IPAs. The rye is definitely there as well but not as dominant as I feared it might be.

M - Good carbonation with a classic mouthfeel. Dead on.

O - A definite surprise from a brewery I had never heard of before. I will be going back to these guys whenever I am in the Dallas region.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2011 01:18:42 | More by tfarmstrong
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Atricapilla

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. Is a nice copper color with a slight fizz to it. Thin to medium head. Smells of light floral hops and a little citrus. Taste seems very well balanced: some initial bitterness (slightly) with a little bit of sweetness from the hops and rye. Leaves a very refreshing aftertaste from the rye.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2009 17:54:00 | More by Atricapilla
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Full Moon Pale Rye Ale from Real Ale Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 544 ratings.