Cara De Luna Black Ale | Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

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Cara De Luna Black AleCara De Luna Black Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
crazymountainbrewery.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Danobold on 02-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
69
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
10.99%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Beerlover
2.59/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Photo of corywalston
2.68/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75

Not good. Crazy Mountain missed on this one, skip it.

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Photo of a77cj7
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of blueinTX
2.88/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of puboflyons
2.93/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on December 19, 2013.

I must have had a bad bottle because I could not rate this as high as others before me. Certainly it looks like it should with a deep dark brown to black color and a long lasting, soapy tan head.

But the aroma was way off. I got something akin to sour green apples and little in the way of malts, sweet, smoky, or otherwise.

The body is pretty decent and in the medium range.

Like the aroma the taste is more akin to sour, spent fruit like green apples. There is a slight hop bite despite that but it is very hard for me to enjoy this. I hope I got a bad bottle because if it is supposed to taste like this it certainly doesn't make me think Porter.

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Photo of beerbrains
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of WhitmansNiece
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of JAHMUR
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of afsdan
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.07/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of herman77
3.09/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Texasfan549
3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nebula1999
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of kylemckinnis
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of BDeibs
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.26/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Darker brown with a thin off white head.

Smell: Light malts and hops.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light to medium bodied. Taste of malts and light hops.

Overall: Good beer, I would have this one again.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a black with reddish hues, small tannish head of foam.

The smell has a little bit of roasted malt, a hint of chocolate. .not much really going on here.

Same goes for the taste. Light flavours all around but it is still a decent beer.

Light bodied with medium carbonation.

Not a bad Black Ale.

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Photo of DucksFan16
3.42/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

10/11/2016

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Photo of andrew8626
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A disjointed offering. Doesn't know what it is.

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Photo of maxwelldeux
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 0z. bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a moderate tan head on it. Nose is roasty and smooth, but not too complex. Taste is just a little bit sour, with some dark roasting elements to it. OK, not a great example of the style. Not a huge fan of it.

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Photo of couchsitta
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

a session type black ale from crazy mountain that has the odd paradox of not being a beer i would particularly care to make a session out of. its dark brown in color, almost black with an amber glow in the light, and a half inch of head thats gone before i can blink. the nose is a little sweeter, almost red grape juice sort of sweet, with a schwarzbier type malt bill, german, dark, earthy, and still lighter than others. the ale yeast is nondescript in flavor, but i feel like it hasnt all the way done its job, maybe too short of a fermentation time, maybe an under pitch, i dont know, but i know this beer has more residual sugar than i care for, particularly in the black ale style, where the incumbent earthy dry finish is what works for me. the fruit flavors in the middle of this throw me off, but i dont dislike it. its the feel that sort of turns me negative towards the whole thing, its too sweet and not carbonated enough. there is nothing refreshing about this beer, even though its flavors are pleasant and unique. not a bad miss for crazy mountain, but just a little off the mark. a dryer finish would make it a keeper.

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Photo of 40ontarget
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mike_dawson
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Cara De Luna Black Ale from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 69 ratings.
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