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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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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 15.54%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | 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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gleemonger

California

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

06-22-2012 20:57:03 | More by gleemonger
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lsummers

California

3.03/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The color is the best thing about this beer, a dark beer that has a slight amber tint. Some ok lacing as the head diminishes.

Smell isn't overly impressive, I do like the chocolate grains coming through, maybe it's my imagination but I swear I smell a hint of orange.

Taste is nice, very drinkable black ale, tastes like it might be under 5% not at 6. It has a hint of chocolate and orange. The grains come through a good bit with possibly some smokiness.

Mouthfeel is good, very light feeling with nice carbonation. If I were big into black ales this one might be sessionable.

Overall, I feel like if I skipped this one I wouldn't be missing much. I might not remember it. But it is a good beer, it just falls into the crowd.

Serving type: on-tap

06-16-2012 18:59:58 | More by lsummers
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-08-2012 03:41:45 | More by TonyTalon
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atone315

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-07-2012 21:39:14 | More by atone315
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leprakhan

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

06-03-2012 21:10:27 | More by leprakhan
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Mora2000

Texas

3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a dark brown color with a white head. The aroma is full of chocolate and roasted malt, with a hint of cream. I don't get any of the orange zest in the aroma, but it comes through up front in the flavor. It is joined by some cream and roasted malt and chocolate. Even with all of this, something just doesn't work with this beer and I didn't really find it better than average. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 03:12:55 | More by Mora2000
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jmccraney

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-13-2012 16:16:01 | More by jmccraney
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bh123

California

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

03-31-2012 08:28:13 | More by bh123
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KevdoggNasty


3/5  rDev -15.3%

03-30-2012 06:35:54 | More by KevdoggNasty
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with brown highlights and a small, off-white head.
Nose shows cocoa and chocolate with little else noticeable, although some roasted coffee is present later. Citrus is barely noticeable.
Flavours mainly focus on plain roasted malt, with some very faint coffee in the background. Again, very little citrus.
Body feels a bit watery.
Seems like a schwarzbier.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 08:15:39 | More by CrazyDavros
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -15.3%

03-13-2012 06:57:43 | More by ygtbsm94
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TGS

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-16-2012 03:25:08 | More by TGS
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on tap @ 1702, Tucson; August 2011
Arrives from the tap with a half-finger thick, lightly brown tinged, tan colored head. The beer is a dark brown color with perhaps a touch of burnt amber to it and it shows a clear, brown-amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells like a pineapple Empanada for some reason; in fact it smells quite distinctly like this. The nose is quite fruity, but with lots of toasted pastry like aromatics along with a touch of burn brown sugar aromatics. Both the toasted pastry and the bright citrus fruitiness is so distinct here in the nose; I wasn’t expecting anything like this when I ordered this beer, but I am really digging the nose on this one.

Fairly light bodied up front, the start has some prickly carbonation, a roasted malty character that reminds me of toast and then a huge, almost artificial seeming orange-sicle candy like character to the finish; I say candy because it is so amplified as this beer is not sweet really. The finish also has some bitter roasted character to it a touch of cleaner hop bitterness, but really just a linger citrus oil note that you can almost feel on the palate. There is a lot of dark and roasted malt character in this beer (it has that wholesome deeply toasted, whole grain bread character I like to see as well as the ample roasted character)

An interesting beer, I really liked the aroma, though the flavor ended up being a bit too focused on the orange character to blow me away. Still this is quite a tasty beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-12-2012 03:20:50 | More by Gueuzedude
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Zorro

California

3.18/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A clear black colored ale with a small tan colored head.

Smells strongly of patent malt. Strong chocolate and toasted bread aroma. Smells fairly sweet with a mild coffee aroma.

Starts out sweet with a mild coffee flavor. Mild hop flavor but this tastes like a porter. Overall this is just average type ale.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall this is just an OK ale. I paid $6.99 for the bottle and I frankly don't think this was worth that much. Especially since I can get a far better Lagunitas seasonal for $2.99 to $3.99 for the same sized bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 02:18:45 | More by Zorro
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -15.3%

02-03-2012 06:28:52 | More by martyl1000
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ADZA

Australia

3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours nicely to leave a kola beer hue with a two finger creamy head and sudsy lacing all over the place,the smell is basically dark cooking chocolate mixed with orange almost jaffa like with aromas of citrus,fresh dough and pine aswell,the mouthfeel is light bodied and to be honest too light for me it really doesnt do the tastes of dark chocolate,watery coffee,light citrus and light herbal hops any justice and unfortunately with the light body to it,it really does come across as a jaffa infused dark ale and even though its not the worst black ale out there i could think of alot better options before i chose this one and i wouldnt buy this one again cheers.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 11:38:23 | More by ADZA
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Omer4176

California

3/5  rDev -15.3%

01-17-2012 04:34:24 | More by Omer4176
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DividedAvery

Colorado

3/5  rDev -15.3%

01-08-2012 15:47:53 | More by DividedAvery
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marieow

California

4/5  rDev +13%

01-04-2012 04:01:19 | More by marieow
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jenray

Texas

4/5  rDev +13%

11-28-2011 04:59:20 | More by jenray
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brought one of these out to visit elrogish at the cabin outside of Yakima. I'm tellin' ya, drink these w Dodgers fans, its an awesome experience watching them get all upset.

Brownish appearance, thin ring of head, beige. Nice orange peel aroma and cocao powder. Wouldn't be SF if you didn't smell some nuts.

Taste, kind of doesn't know whether it wants to be a stout or a sturdy brown ale, or is a mix of both, but ultimately, classification is of little import. Kind of a mix of that candy you buy in the bulk aisle at Winco foods. You get the cocao powder and chocolate mouthfeel, with a little bit of nuts and citrus orange mixed in.

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Serving type: bottle

11-25-2011 02:11:08 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +13%

11-25-2011 01:12:11 | More by Exiled
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Infamous7100

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark brown to black with a nice tan head. No lacing. Looks good.
S: nice blend of roasted malts and orange zest. Like one one of: those holiday chocolate covered oranges.
T: the orange flavor is taking over the malts. A bit too strong for me. Sweet and citrusy.
M: medium bodied and smooth. Easy drinking, clean but tasty finish.
O: not bad at all. Little too much orange for me, but smooth and somewhat tasty.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 20:24:52 | More by Infamous7100
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codynevels

California

4/5  rDev +13%

11-17-2011 21:24:18 | More by codynevels
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avaldivia

California

2/5  rDev -43.5%

11-14-2011 10:22:34 | More by avaldivia
Orange & Black Congrats Ale! from Moylan's Brewery
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