Toast (Slightly Burnt) - Moonlight Brewing Company
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4.03/5 rDev -1.7%
- Had on tap at Saucy pizza place.
-Appearance- A dark brandy hue with delicate lacing. BURNT looking if you will?
-Smell- The smell surprised me. Rather figgy/sweet scent hit my nose.
-Taste- Delicious. I taste toasty crackers with a dab of jam. It gets better as it warms in the glass.
-Mouthfeel- Nice light fizziness tickles the tongue. Considerably refreshing.
-Overall- I loved it and I would certainly recommend to a good number of people due to its light, tasty, and approachable flavor.
01-27-2013 20:07:12 | More by Spaghett
4/5 rDev -2.4%
A - Served a clear amber color with a bit of orange mixed in with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades at a normal pace leaving behind some good lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of rich sweet caramel malts with a bit of toasted malt and citrus hop.
T - Starts off with some sweet rich toasted caramel and bready malt with a bit of citrus hop and a hint of chocolate. Though the middle some more toasted flavors come through with some light bitterness, some more hop flavor, and a touch of lager yeast esters. The finish is a mix of citrus hops, lightly caramelized malts, and a touch of bread.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with lightly syrupy feeling and a dry toasted finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice amber lager with good balance.
05-24-2012 22:22:08 | More by ngeunit1
4.5/5 rDev +9.8%
Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a cognac color and a small cap that laces very nicely
Smell: The power of suggestion in the name is very strong as I pick up the toasted bread aspect but would add that there is a fruity character to it that spread like jam on toast
Taste: Toasty, up front, with a fig and blackberry jam flavor that arrives by mid-palate; earthy hops balance out the jam and toast flavors and linger into the finish
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: I've seen this on tap a few times when I on the west coast but was put off by the idea of ordering an Amber Lager; this beer is definitely not your father's Amber Lager and is unique in its own right; well worth seeking out
01-21-2012 18:53:56 | More by brentk56
4.63/5 rDev +12.9%
Served on-tap into a tulip glass at NOPA in SF. I love that NOPA exclusively serves Moonlight on draft, but I digress.
A: A deep crimson/amber with little head or lacing. The color is intriguing nonetheless.
S: Spicy notes, bread & yeast with a slight with the citrus of hops.
T: A wonderful balance of malt and hops. Moonlight's forte is BALANCE and this offering showcases that strength.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth with a slight bite. Too drinkable.
O: A solid beer, definitely happy to try this limited brew.
01-15-2012 05:00:55 | More by SFGuy187
3.95/5 rDev -3.7%
Loved the rich amber color here - memorable for its beauty if nothing else. The slightly toasted fragrance is rich and almost dank. Like fine mahogany really. Wonderful experience drinking it at Beer Revolution in Oakland - it was a fresh keg for sure. Smelled hints of nutmeg and cloves. Definitely worth a taste - wonderful for drinking fireside. Quite heavy and feels like a strong beer going down and left me feeling very full. Great for a single pint, or even a 12-oz glass.
02-22-2011 07:40:25 | More by lechroy
4.08/5 rDev -0.5%
Now that Pliny the Younger is essentially gone from my part of the state it's time to back to my regular schedule of drinking and reviewing random beer. Decided to start with this one. On tap at Barclays' in Oakland poured into a standard pint glass.
Fairly clean and clear brown color almost reminds me of a dunkel lager but with a slightly garnet tone to it. Head is so small it's effectively absent from the start.
A clean but faintly yeasty aroma similar to some of Moonlights other lagers is backed by a subtle hint of chocolate and a almost porter-like roastiness.
Roasted malt character is a good share stronger than the aroma had me anticipating. Chocolate makes an appearance on the finish but is almost lost in the fairly strong roasty bitterness. The beer's name seems appropriate as I keep thinking of burned toast as I drink. Seems to be fairly high hopped but I'm having some difficulty determining if the bitterness is from the hops or the roasted malt.
After a few sips I've adjusted to the slightly bigger than anticipated flavor and it seems much more balanced and refreshing so drinkability gets a good mark. Actually starts tasting a little sweet by the bottom of the pint.
Another interesting example of a fairly seldom seen style from a great brewery. Very enjoyable but I didn't love it quite as much as some other Moonlight beers. Worth a try should it appear at your local pub.
02-21-2010 02:28:15 | More by berkey
3.98/5 rDev -2.9%
On-tap at Flavor, 2/4/10. Served in a sloping half-pint glass.
The first thing in my notes, as others have noted: the tap handle is a piece of toast!
Towering stiff peaks thread their way well above the top of the glass into a spire of cream-tinged beige merengue. The liquid is a dark cerise with brilliant clarity and a variety of cardinal to ruby highlights depending on the strength and quality of the back-lighting.
Caramel malt, challa, and faint brown butter (maybe a whisper of diacetyl?) aromatics.
Toasted brown bread all the way through the palate, balanced delicately by hops. Finish suggests a bit of fruit - fig spread with a hint of blackberries cooked in butter and submerged in scone batter...slightly sugary, though not overly sweet.
Smooth, medium-light bodied, creamy yet refreshing.
The buttered bread (though this could be caramel malt rather than diacetyl) flavor would grow wearisome over a couple pints - glad I kept the sample size small to maximize my enjoyment.
02-09-2010 18:38:22 | More by augustgarage
Toast (Slightly Burnt) from Moonlight Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.