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Reality Czeck - Moonlight Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

238 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 238
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 173
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moonlight Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-22-2005)
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

05-06-2013 03:17:24 | More by waddellc2
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brotherloco

California

4/5  rDev -7%

05-03-2013 21:26:17 | More by brotherloco
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strongaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -7%

03-27-2013 22:09:57 | More by strongaf
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daysinthewake

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-04-2013 16:43:53 | More by daysinthewake
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mactrail

Washington

4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Lovely dark golden color in the tall pint nonic. Perfect head and foam down the glass. Pleasing nose of grain and fresh straw.

Warm tones with a biscuity malt flavor. Resiny and clean sharp flavors, but the mellow malt gives it a pleasurable mouthfeel. Long hoppy aftertaste with just the right Pilsener bitterness.

This is kind of the ideal lager sort of beer. Reminds me of the way Mexican beers used to taste in the 1960s, at least in my mind. On tap at the Trappist in Oakland and a great quaff for lunch.

Serving type: on-tap

01-25-2013 20:33:20 | More by mactrail
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jadeal

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-20-2013 04:12:53 | More by jadeal
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Lakemonster

Oregon

4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I have tasted very few high quality pils. This one blew me away. It was refreshing, light and full of good pils flavor. I was fortunate enough to have this on tap at Toronado with a good friend who was showing me the local brew scene. I won't forget it and would highly recommend you try it.

Serving type: on-tap

01-11-2013 22:00:53 | More by Lakemonster
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -7%

11-04-2012 04:28:10 | More by t0rin0
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jethrodium

California

4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

On tap. Pours a clear light amber with a one finger white head that has good retention and leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma is hay and straw. Quite earthy with bread and biscuit and a bit of grass. The taste is dry and earthy with straw, grass, and biscuit. The finish is drying with a very light bitterness and a lingering earthiness. Medium carbonation. Medium-light body. A great American Pilsener.

Serving type: on-tap

11-01-2012 05:40:16 | More by jethrodium
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

10-22-2012 00:03:32 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

10-19-2012 00:01:35 | More by cbnz
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FosterJM

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1551st Review on BA
Draft to Pint

@Toronado San Francisco

App- It's truly a light yellow. Amazingly clear and lite looking in the glass with a small 1/4"-1/2" head. Again like most pils in that there was no cling and lace on this one.

Smell- Damn lagers. Just can't get passed that grassy, butter kinda Heineken thing. However, this seems more dry hopped, less lager and generally more spicy and alive.

Taste- Holy cow! Why aren't all lagers like this. Keeps the pils flavors from the malts, however as with the aromatics the hop additions do wonders for this beer. It's much more complete and clean. The flavors aren't as muddled either as most pils.

Mouth- A lighter medium body which surprised me. Was thinking it would be the usual light body. Again the thicker carbonation was a shock! More pepper and dry hops on the finish.

Drink- Much like Bombay, was hearing the hype but couldn't believe how good this was. Sad I only had one pint.

Serving type: on-tap

10-07-2012 02:36:33 | More by FosterJM
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7%

10-05-2012 23:52:20 | More by bostonryan
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hayesjw

California

4/5  rDev -7%

09-25-2012 23:41:11 | More by hayesjw
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think the defining achievmemt of this beer is its smooth tone. So many pilsners seem to have some aftertaste or lingering tone that is a distraction or detractor. This one does not. Smooth with a mildly grassy tone and subtle hop spicy bits added in. This is extremely drinkable.

Beers like this show why the American brewing scene is now king, and will be so for a very long time.

Serving type: on-tap

08-30-2012 17:08:41 | More by RblWthACoz
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-29-2012 02:40:34 | More by eawolff99
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flayedandskinned

California

4/5  rDev -7%

08-22-2012 02:06:25 | More by flayedandskinned
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Toronado SF. Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Pale straw yellow with a white head. Settles to just a ring and some wisps.

Smell - Earthy and very slightly grassy hops. Mild. Biscuity pale malts. Spicy?

Taste - Mimics the smell. Slightly more emphasis on the hops. Hardly what I'd call hoppy, but it's got a presence. Clean pilsener malts. Just a little toasty. Dry in the finish. Exactly what I'm looking for.

Mouthfeel - The finish seals the deal for this one. Yes, it's light and drinkable,nut so are many average pilseners. This one is dry and slightly spicy. Excellent.

Overall - I'm not a lager fan, but so many pilseners are awful. This is an exception. When it's good, it's very good.

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2012 04:28:45 | More by Alieniloquium
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cletusdog

California

3/5  rDev -30.2%

06-27-2012 07:03:58 | More by cletusdog
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wsucoug96

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-11-2012 20:35:27 | More by wsucoug96
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bouncepass

California

3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

06-06-2012 21:25:17 | More by bouncepass
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MrHirschybar

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-18-2012 11:12:31 | More by MrHirschybar
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-12-2012 14:57:03 | More by thewimperoo
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

05-12-2012 06:13:04 | More by mdillon86
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-11-2012 02:10:27 | More by bumchilly25
Reality Czeck from Moonlight Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.