Symbiotic Solipsism | Moon Dog Craft Brewery

5 Ratings

Brewed by:
Moon Dog Craft Brewery

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by CrazyDavros on 01-15-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of eric5bellies
3.29/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drank from my Duvel tulip

A - Pours a Red Amber colour with an off White head that dies instantly.

S - Very earthy, woody and coffee. A smell of boiled brussell sprouts

T - Up front some nice smokey notes, The middle is caramel, a little rasberry and heavy old coffee, some smoke kicks in at the end, but the coffee is dominant till the end.

M - Medium body and carbonation

O - Very unusual and interesting brew. I would have again. Lacks refinement.

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Photo of Squancho
4.5/5  rDev +24%

Photo of ADZA
3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

For a start i love Amber ales especially with Raspberries but coffee aswell i dont know lets find out and it pours a pretty clear light amber hue which leaves a one finger creamy head that hangs around and a rim of lacing,the smell is bittersweet roasted used coffee and its a very strong smell mixed with a slight sweetness of raspberries and the feintest hint of a very milky cappicino and like i said the coffee dominates the smell,the mouthfeel is just above lightbodied but not by much and to be honest doesnt the suit the smell or taste i feel the mouthfeel should be alot fuller especially after smelling whats ahead i was expecting a full body to carry the mix of bitter coffee and sweet raspberries in a beautiful symphony but unfortunately im left wanting with the coffee dominating this drop to basically remind me of a light milky ice coffee on ice and i only get a touch of the sweet/sour raspberries right at the end and overall i would of rathered these two ingredients to be better combined in my opinion i think their use of malts is what lets it down as the flavours dont get their chance to make use of each other and dont get me wrong this brewery is on the right path as i love their funky weird style that pushes the contempory and will always buy their new release i just look forward to them nailing it cos as soon as they do im buying a carton of it cheers.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish, clear amber colour, with a fine, moderated head of off-white. Some lacing forms, but it's patchy. The body looks solid and unyielding, and it holds some fine, but intermittent carbonation. Looks good—the colour in particular is quite fine.

Aroma is pummeled with roasted coffee, pinging off the fruitiness elsewhere in the beer to give a piquant chilli aroma. Slight smokiness to it, or a deep roast character, that rather pleasantly comes from the coffee rather than heavy malts. Sweetness is limited, and overall, it's a little one-dimensional, but it sure is interesting.

Taste is a little bit disappointing. More of the coffee comes through to give a brusque, rocky bitterness that seems to ebb and flow on the palate, but there's very little body, or, indeed anything much else to give it substance. There's very little if any hint of the raspberry, perhaps just a twinge on the front giving a jelly-like sweetness. Feel is very light.

It's good, and I would drink it again, but I feel that once again the concept outstrips the execution.

I've been a little on the fence about Moon Dog's beers so far. This is no exception, but I can't stress enough how much I love what they're doing. Experiment on you crazy dudes: I promise I'll keep buying your beers.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.19/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours ruby/copper with a small fading head.
Smells like a percolator after use, rather than actually roasted coffee beans themselves. Not too bad though. Underneath is faint raspberries.
The used coffee grounds note transfers through as a flavours, whilst the raspberry remains in the background. Leaves an acidic and metallic note from the coffee though.
Could use a lot more carbonation.
Too bad the coffee character seems anything but fresh.

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Symbiotic Solipsism from Moon Dog Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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