Moon Man - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by Erdinger2003:
4.3/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Purchased at the Piggly Wiggly in Prairie du Chen, WI.
I poured the head high and it fell into a thin layer on top of the beer. The lacing is good and sticks to the side of the glass a little bit, but not really good (I can't see a ring every time I take a drink).
Appearance is golden yellow completely transparent and clear.
Smell is great, it's the first thing I noticed just while pouring. Smell is hoppy with the sharp citrus smell like Galaxy or Citra hops, not green and astringent but altogether hoppy like grapefruit.
Taste is very hoppy with little body behind it, but the body that is there is very good. A nice even and smooth protein profile doesn't leave the flavor on its own to whither and die. Even with such good filtering the protein is so even and small that it can survive. It's a very simple pale ale where the hops are the main attraction, but the malty body even though there isn't much holds everything together so you don't just taste astringent green hops at the end.
The mouthfeel is very good, light, but still there holding the beer together. It is a little harsh at the beginning, but then the body covers that up. It could be a side effect of aging on the shelf. When I had it on tap in New Glarus it wasn't so harsh, just smooth protein filling out the body and creating the beautiful head.
Overall this is a great pale ale that rivals the west coast pale ales and IPAs. The body being small only helps it be a great drinker. The body and the malt character is a great platform that allows the hops to stand out in the delicate dance of malts and hops.
Serving type: bottle
12-24-2012 05:57:39 | More by Erdinger2003
More User Reviews:
4.11/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle, 337th day of 2013, poured into an unlabeled snifter today, 2/15/2014. Finally getting around to reviewing this one...
App- Light straw-orange body, nice 1 finger white head, solid retention, nice lacing
Smell- Citrus, pineapple, passion fruit, caramel, bread. Nice hops presence yet balanced
Flavour- More earthy with a dab of passion fruit and pineapple. A good bit of caramel and bread. Balanced and delicious.
Mouthfeel- Medium bodied, carbonation is just about right for an APA. Not too bitter, easy to session should one want to.
Overall- Nice sessionable APA, flavourful and tasty enough. This is probably the best Wisconsin-produced APA I've come across so far in 5 years living in Wisconsin. It stands up fairly well to the more popular APAs especially when it comes to pricing.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2014 05:52:33 | More by Stevedore
Moon Man from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,341 ratings.