Light Side Of The Moon | The Moon Under Water Pub & Brewery

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3.51/5
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16 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Moon Under Water Pub & Brewery
British Columbia, Canada
moonunderwater.ca

Style: American Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Unfiltered craft lager brewed with rice malts and sweet orange peel for a dry refreshing finish. Welcome to the Lightside of craft beer.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,176
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
16
pDev:
11.11%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of biboergosum
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

473ml can - a 'Session Lager'. I guess the term 'lite' has fallen out of favour in the brewing industry.

This beer pours a hazy, pale golden straw colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, rocky, and faintly creamy dirty white head, which leaves some decent random cloud form lace around the glass as it slowly seeps out of sight.

It smells of gritty and crackery cereal malt, some mild orange and lemon citrus peel, a bit of estery lager yeastiness, and very tame earthy, musty, and floral green hop bitters. The taste is orange pith, grainy and crackery pale malt, more almost phenolic yeast, and some plain earthy, floral, and grassy hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate in its structurally sound frothiness, the body a solid medium weight, and generally smooth, with nothing really a cause for concern at this particular point in the game. It finishes off-dry, with a mixed cereal graininess kind of limping in the lingering state.

Overall - this is certainly a few steps up from yer typical fizzy yellow water stereotype, yet still not all that interesting. If ya gotta have a brew, and then need to drive or operate other heavy machinery, then, sure, this one's for you. Otherwise, I shall be looking elsewhere for my fix.

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Photo of Howlader
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ZachT
3.61/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maclean25
4.05/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Got the four-pack of cans. Probably the best light beer I've had, but that isn't saying much. Great aroma of lemon square and biscuit. Flavour is more orange. Best served really cold - aroma and taste didn't hold up well over the course of the glass. Overall, good for a light lager.

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Photo of jrempel
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jotora
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SDRedDevil
3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beervana
3.46/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Erik-P
2.87/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SmacheyBC
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Light, Crisp, Refreshing. It has a non-overbearing citrus twist, as it is brewed with sweet-orange peel. Its amazing on tap, and still surprisingly refreshing in a can. I served glasses of it paired with fresh fruit at a dinner party, and it was a huge success.

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Photo of KalanM
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of CWVegas
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of LampertLand
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Moon Under Water Brewpub 'Light Side of the Moon' a session lager @ 4.2% , served from a couple of 473 ml can's purchased for $3.50 each

A-pour is a pale yellow/gold from the can to slight hazy straw yellow in the glass with a small off-white head leaving a streaky lace along the pint

S-citrus , orange peel mostly

T-weak citrus (orange peel) , watery finish

MF-good carbonation , light body , tad dry on the palate

Ov-true light session beer , no thanxs

prost LampertLand

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Photo of KStark
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of pontcanna
3.79/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Kind of the little brother of the excellent Potts Pils, this is a canny move (pun intended) for the Moon. Made with a proportion of rice, also some orange peel. Unfiltered, so you get that fresh flavour. Great beer to offer 'fraidycats when you take them to the Moon. Not only them, either - I enjoy it myself when I have to consider driving home. Has just come out in cans for the summer market, don't know if this will be an all year brew or not.

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Light Side Of The Moon from The Moon Under Water Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 16 ratings