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Uncle Ølsen - Moonlight Brewing Company

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Uncle Ølsen
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8 Ratings
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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 27.24%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moonlight Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Hojaminbag on 08-03-2011)
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Reviews by dgilks:
Photo of dgilks
4.22/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden colour with a thich, fluffy and long lasted head. Nice lacing.

Slightly spicy and herbal aroma with a touch of sweetness. Some pepper. Good.

Nice and smooth malt with a herbal edge. Really earthy. Nice.

Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Good.

A really good and interesting ale with a nice herbal flavour and solid sweetness that works with the whole. On the whole it is earthy, interesting and smooth and a great recommendation from the waitress at NOPA.

dgilks, Aug 27, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of rob133
5/5  rDev +54.8%

rob133, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
3.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ

Pours a cloudy golden color with a small white head. Interesting nose. Lots of grass and even more cedar. A touch medicinal with some sweet malt notes and a hint of straw. The nose has a strong yeast component, but it’s almost like wine yeast. The flavor isn’t much different: heavy cedar, grass, and herbal notes with a touch of solvent. Lots of apple and a bit of white grape to it as well. Some weird nutshell sort of flavor that just seems out of place. Not a big fan of this beer.

womencantsail, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
2.3/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Served on-draught into a stem-tulip at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach, California. Cost was somewhere between 6 and 7 dollars (per pint). Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a two finger head of slight cream, fair thickness, and good retention. Colour is a nontransparent copper. No yeast particles are visible.

Sm: Spicy notes, lactic notes, natural peanut butter, cream, and maybe apple. Spices are dominant. A mild strength aroma.

T: Lactic and creamy, with a strange off-flavour. Clean barley forms the foundation. Awkward and imbalanced. Strangely built. Almost faux-funky. Curious but largely unappealing. It doesn't strike me fancy at all.

Mf: Silky smooth and wet, with adequate thickness. Too slippery and slick. It bothers me; the mouthfeel prevents the flavours from emerging.

Dr: Drinkable but bland, dull, and boring. I wouldn't get it again. Very weird. I'm now suspicious of Moonlight Brewing.

D+

kojevergas, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

spycow, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of Hojaminbag
2.88/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Uncle Ølsen has a body that is yellow with a light haze to it. The head is very large and creamy, white in color, and very persistent in both retention and lacing.

Uh, smells like an air freshener.

Tastes pretty much like I would expect a pine air freshener to taste also. Lots of pine, apparently there is some spruce thrown in there. Very herbal overall, and it seems that there are a couple more spices thrown in there. Some light sweetness from the malt balances things out a bit, but it is hard to get past the pine.

Well, at least it doesn't feel like pine needles.

I dig the idea of brewing gruits with CA trees thrown in, but I'm not sure that one really works.

Hojaminbag, Aug 03, 2011
Photo of t0rin0
2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

t0rin0, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of Halcyondays
2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Halcyondays, Mar 18, 2012
Uncle Ølsen from Moonlight Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.