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Slow-Vannah Pale Ale - Moon River Brewing Company

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Slow-Vannah Pale Ale
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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 17.04%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moon River Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: asabreed on 03-19-2008)
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-26-2013 14:41:51 | More by ltdantheman
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asabreed

New York

4/5  rDev +11.7%

The folks at the brewery (thanks, Chris) told me this is a seasonal right now, but if it gets more hype and people keep drinking it, it may become a year-round brew.

Appearance: A copper amber color with nice soapy lacing rimming the imperial pint glass, good head retention throughout, a lot of carbonation shooting toward the top of the glass.

Smell: A nice balance between husk and earthy notes, fruit and berries, some sour cherries, and some citrus tones from the hops.

Taste: I would've guessed this was more than 4.0% ABV, but alas, it's not. I could see this being a monster imperial pale ale, as the flavors here are extremely balanced, with the fruit and citrus dominating, and the earthy husk notes giving a nice backbone, all with a nicely lingering finish.

Mouthfeel: Lighter-bodied even though the color's darker, but still remains crisp and not too carbonated, which I was worried about at first from the appearance.

Drinkability: Highly sessionable, with the flavors balanced, the alcohol fairly low, and the flavors better as they warm. I could probably drink this stuff all day, but unfortunately I don't live in Savannah. Try it if you get the chance. It won't blow your mind, but it's a very solid brew, and once I could drink a lot of.

03-19-2008 23:41:33 | More by asabreed
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thesyko56

Georgia

3.53/5  rDev -1.4%

A: Light yellow with a very thin head. Hardly any sign of carbonation.

S: Slightly floral and citrusy. Nice Smell.

T: Floral hop taste and slightly citrusy. Nice balance but nothing really stands out.

M: Lightly carbonated.

D: Very drinkable. Easily a session beer.

09-10-2009 02:55:12 | More by thesyko56
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Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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jsanford

Georgia

4.08/5  rDev +14%

Poured into a Moon River Mug.

Poured a hazy orange-amber with a thin white haze. Nice, crisp aromas of pungent hops : pineapple, pine resin, and grapefruit. Very clean and dank smelling. Taste follows the nose nicely, the hop profile is fresh and pungent, with more pineapple and grapefruit. Crisp and sessionable with a medium-thin mouth-feel and sharp carbonation. Overall a solid APA, I'm upset I've been missing out on it all this time!

07-31-2011 01:34:07 | More by jsanford
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Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +14.5%

From the menu: "Copper colored with a mild hop"

Lightly hazy; dark gold color. Nice Belgian lace on the sides of the glass

Nice floral aroma

Strong, raw hop plug flavor up front. This grows stronger at the swallow and leaves a long aftertaste. The body is rich. One of the better APA's I've had--good enough to order a pint after I completed the tasting.

01-03-2010 19:35:41 | More by smcolw
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Appearance: clear orange in color. 2" fluffy head lasts a while. Some moderate lacing paints the glass during the session.

Smell: floral bitterness and orange citrus comes through the glass easily.

Taste: caramel, floral hops, orange slices, and a bit of fruit sweetness make a nice sessionable pale ale.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp throughout. Very short aftertaste.

Drinkability: great session pale ale here. Another one of those nice plastic cups beers for walking around town with.

08-01-2008 21:30:19 | More by Gavage
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Georgia

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Ohio

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beer2day

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +2.8%

Deep amber gold pour. No head. Thin lace. Nice rich color though.

Nose is very light citrus. Not much going on here.

Good flavor for a beer this low in abv. Nice herbal citrus bite. Decently dry finish. More tart than bitter, though. Hops really come out mid glass.

At 4%, the beer has a light feel.

Good session drinker

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gabeerfan

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3.9/5  rDev +8.9%

Pours a coppery brown with a nice white head that falls to a thin ring. Good lacing all the way down the glass.
Light aromas, but the earthy hops seem to come through first with hints of citrus followed by some brown sugar/caramel and dried, sweet fruits (cherries and apricots).
Flavors follow the aromas. Earthy/citrusy hops with the sweet brown sugar/caramel and dried fruit flavors.
Medium-bodied. Good carbonation keeps the flavors from lingering too long.
Very drinkable at only 4%. The somewhat strong flavors belie the low ABV.
Great session beer that is good for walking around with in the streets of Savannah.

07-07-2008 02:02:25 | More by gabeerfan
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Slow-Vannah Pale Ale from Moon River Brewing Company
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