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Twist Of Fate Bitter Ale - Moonlight Brewing Company

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Twist Of Fate Bitter Ale
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moonlight Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: donnebaby on 11-28-2004)
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Jtrigonis

California

4/5  rDev -1%

07-23-2014 03:21:06 | More by Jtrigonis
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JRod1969

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-12-2014 23:57:07 | More by JRod1969
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ArrogantB

Colorado

4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Flavor bistro in Santa Rosa and served in a Moonlight brewing pint glass (which are really nice). Dark amber color, massive amazing head, it looks great and I usually don't weight much based on appearance (unless it looks like shit). Aroma was really nice and mild maltiness. Flavor was great, you don't find many delicious American bitters. This was bitter, sort of nougat and caramel, well balanced and just delicious.

Serving type: on-tap

05-04-2014 15:18:06 | More by ArrogantB
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InfernoBoss

California

4/5  rDev -1%

04-27-2014 06:29:24 | More by InfernoBoss
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Wezzle

California

4/5  rDev -1%

03-06-2014 20:08:48 | More by Wezzle
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Paccamacca

California

4/5  rDev -1%

02-08-2014 18:58:17 | More by Paccamacca
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Joenajera

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

01-21-2014 18:44:30 | More by Joenajera
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-15-2014 05:04:19 | More by mattmarka1
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od_sf

California

3/5  rDev -25.7%

11-19-2013 21:40:27 | More by od_sf
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RaulMondesi

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On Cask at Toronado in San Francisco, CA.

Raul's last brew for the night and he couldn't have thought of a better ending. Like The Disney Land fireworks that he hears from his pad every night, this dang sucker was just popping and blowing up at every chance it got. I mean, this sucker has it going on on all levels. It's smooth, it has a bite, there's some roast, but there is also this delicate caramel aftertaste... Like the plot of "The Big Sleep," there is so much going on, but in the end, it basically smooths out to an almost perfection.

Don't just feel it, my children. Respect it. Respect it with your glorious little hearts.

Serving type: cask

11-12-2013 07:45:30 | More by RaulMondesi
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elNopalero

Texas

4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Twist of Fate pours an amber caramel color with great foam. There’s a subdued but well-defined malty caramel aroma. I get a taste of caramel and a light, sharp roast as I taste it, with a sweetish finish. I love Moonlight brews. This is another winner.

Serving type: on-tap

09-10-2013 06:15:24 | More by elNopalero
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gueuzegossage

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

09-09-2013 21:38:07 | More by gueuzegossage
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

09-09-2013 04:20:44 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

4/5  rDev -1%

08-19-2013 22:31:35 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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mc4z

California

4/5  rDev -1%

07-14-2013 04:11:02 | More by mc4z
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-15-2013 03:30:02 | More by Texasfan549
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flexabull

California

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On cask at the SF Toronado.

Pulls a bright and clear amber color with a pretty sizable off white head. Looks inviting.

Aromas are muted, but pleasant. Notes of earthy hops and slightly sweet brewed tea.

Taste is like the nose. A bit hoppier than expected though. Starts of with light creamy caramel sweetness, then settles into some slightly spicy brewed tea flavors. Finish has a nice hop bite, mostly an earthy and somewhat resiny quality.

Mouthfeel is full, without being heavy at all.

A bit strong for a traditional bitter, but this is really flavorful, and very satisfying to drink. Yet another winner from Moonlight.

Serving type: cask

05-08-2013 15:42:38 | More by flexabull
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-06-2013 04:30:23 | More by waddellc2
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

01-12-2013 07:04:26 | More by spycow
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -1%

11-04-2012 04:29:33 | More by t0rin0
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Morgan-makes-Cloud

California

4.7/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer could easily become one of my favorites. Hade it on tap at beer revolution and it was exactly what I was looking for. Hoppy red beer with some bite. kind of kicks your ass in the beautiful way where it lasts for some time. Really glad it was recommended to me

Serving type: on-tap

10-04-2012 06:40:07 | More by Morgan-makes-Cloud
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tizride

California

4/5  rDev -1%

09-22-2012 03:20:37 | More by tizride
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's interesting to me that this is more "abrasive" to me than the Bombay by Boat IPA. I suppose by that I mean more boisterous. Nice oily flavors to it. And I think I'll leave it at that. A well made beer. Intense on appropriate levels, but not really trying to be obnoxious. Another good one by Moonlight. An awesome brewery...apparently.

Serving type: on-tap

08-30-2012 17:06:40 | More by RblWthACoz
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eawolff99

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-29-2012 02:41:58 | More by eawolff99
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Paige

California

2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

08-25-2012 02:41:13 | More by Paige
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Twist Of Fate Bitter Ale from Moonlight Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.