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Orange & Black Congrats Ale! - Moylan's Brewery

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Orange & Black Congrats Ale!Orange & Black Congrats Ale!

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80
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77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 17.19%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moylan's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BigB415 on 03-27-2011)
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3.2/5  rDev -8.3%

dhopkins82009, Sep 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14%

AdmiralOzone, Sep 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

sjrodriguez, Aug 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

zestar, Aug 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

rcrockett74, Jul 21, 2014
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1/5  rDev -71.3%

PHBoiler, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

GClarkage, Jul 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

TruePerception, Jun 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

qchic, Jun 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14%

RyanAU, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.84/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle - Hop City Beer & Wine in Birmingham, Alabama.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown, near black body with a foamy, lasting, light beige head.

Smell: Roasty malts with a leaning note of chocolate boosted by an aroma of fruity orange-flavored confections. Well, this wasn't what I had anticipated when I purchased this one.

Taste: Roasted maltiness yielding tastes of chocolate and coffee, as well as a munch of licorice stick. Medium sweetness. Orange candy flavor, develops into a muted sip of orange liqueur. Maybe a hint of pine. Hop bitterness remains fairly subdued. Drying, lightly spicy finish with more of the citrus taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Goes a bit beyond medium carbonation.

Overall: I know they have those orange Tootsie pops with the Tootsie Roll stuffed inside, but, this was like a standard Tootsie Pop with the orange-flavored Tootsie Roll crammed within. Work with me on this one, guys. Please.

ChainGangGuy, May 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Mneme1984, May 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14%

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Apr 28, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reveling in the WS victory of my hometown team (SF Giants), I saw this and had to buy, not only because it was from a great brewery and a celebration of my favorite team's WS victory, but also because it sounded amazing. Black ale brewed with oranges? Yum!

A: Black with a short mocha head.

S: Orange is there, but not dominant. It smells like a black ale, with lots of chocolate, dark fruit, roasted malt and coffee, as well as a citric, slightly floral hoppiness.

T: Orange is still not as present or fresh as I had hoped for, as those same roasty notes and dark fruits take center stage amidst the orange flavor and hoppiness.

M: Medium bodied and smoothish.

O: Delicious, though the fresh orange flavors and scents I was hoping for weren't there.

BierJager89, Feb 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14%

hickmancase, Nov 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

sevenshubby, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

AgentMunky, Jul 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

Spaz7, Jul 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Zbeetleman, Jul 09, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Lagunitas mason jar (it's what I have on hand right now)

A - Pours a dark brown, almost black. A rough pour results in only a thin film of head that dissipates quickly. Decent lacing.

S - Plenty of roastiness up front, with a considerable amount of chocolate and orange in there as well. Not much of a hop presence, but it does have a bit of a bitter herbal flower to the nose.

T - Like delicious victory. Seriously, though, this one has a real interesting flavor profile. The cocoa and orange remind me of one of those whack-and-unwrap chocolate oranges... but only this time in beer form. Some roast up front, an astringent bitterness throughout, and a orange flavor that isn't overwhelming or overly fake-tasting. Pretty solid stuff.

M - Good, lively carbonation. Finishes medium-dry and leaves your mouth feeling oddly clean. I think that's probably the citrus in the beer.

O - As an experimental "orange and black" beer goes, I'd call it a great success. It's not something that should be introduced into the regular rotation, but to celebrate the Giants' WS victory, this is a very fitting brew.

ESPNman, Jun 14, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a a scarlet-tinged mahogany with a finger of tan head. Okay lacing & a trace of head retention

S: Cocoa & orange notes, nose opens up as this warms

T: Cocoa & slight charred grain , a touch of orange up front. More orange & a touch of baker's chocolate as this warms, faint charred grain notes, mostly orange though & some dryness. Finishes with some Terry's Orange Biscuit notes & whispers of charred grain

MF: Medium bodied, smooth carbonation, nice balance, warming

I really enjoyed this, one the better Moylan's beers I've had in a while. This would work for me as a breakfast beer when a coffee beer seems too heavy

russpowell, Jun 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14%

tommyguz, Jun 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

SortaAmbivalent, May 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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Orange & Black Congrats Ale! from Moylan's Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.