Great Lakes Moondog ESB - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by JackTheRipper:
4/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Poured into one of my newly acquired ale glasses. Color is a light gold/amber color. Very clear. Head initially about 1 1/2 inches, now a thin layer of clingy suds. No bubbles in the body.
S: Light floral hop aroma. Toasted malts. Really gotta swirl this one to get a good smell out of it. It's like the head is some sort of aroma barrier. Weird. Worth the effort though.
T: Strong bitter? I beg to differ. Floral hop bitterness that isn't overpowering, I was worried that this would have some huge pucker factor, but this is a nicely balanced beer that isn't over the top. Biscuit like malt flavors come late to the party, but bring a wonderful taste and balance. Lingering bitter aftertaste that is really nice.
M: Moderate carbonation. Medium body. Alcohol warmth feels about right for the stated ABV%.
D&N: I feel a fool for thinking this would be too bitter (not had too many ESB's yet). I was expecting a lemon, I got a surprisingly delicate beer with great balance. Aromas could be kicked up a notch or two, but otherwise this is another highly drinkable beer from a rock solid brewery. Man I love GLBC stuff!
Serving type: bottle
06-26-2005 12:45:23 | More by JackTheRipper
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Great Lakes Moondog ESB from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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