Melon Gibson | Moon Dog Craft Brewery

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Moon Dog Craft Brewery

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ADZA on 04-14-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 7
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a musty yellow colour, that seemed quite clear as I poured it, but in the glass seems hazy. Head is formed of fizzy white bubbles, that settle around the edge of the glass, and don't stick around for long. Body is light in weight, but I'm tempted to say slightly too dark in colour. I mean, it's not bad overall, just a little average.

Nose is greenly organic, with hints of acidity and a (yep) noticeable melon rind character. It has almost a rubbery, lambic-like character to it, but without the pronounced tartness and powerful yet refreshing grunt. It's certainly interesting though.

Taste is mild and light, with a crispness on the back that deconstructs itself into rindy watermelon characters and a bit of vegetative rot. There's a touch of acidity to it, more in the centre of the palate than towards the back, but it's almost like the sparkle of carbonated water than a lactic bite. Finish is relatively clear, apart from the lingering build up of pithy watermelon rind.

Mouthfeel feels a little overcarbonated, which is probably acceptable for the style, but usually the style would have more of a puckering acidity to complement it.

Eh. It's better than the MacGuava—we'll see how it fares against the Billy Ray Citrus. Unfortunately for Moon Dog, this has appeared on the Aussie beer scene close to the very much better watermelon berliner weisse from Feral; the comparison for Moon Dog is not favourable.

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Photo of spicelab
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yellow straw, strongly hazed body underneath a towering pillowy white head that falls without lacing to a stubborn final centimetre.

Clean and tart, with sweet, floral, musky watermelon behind it. Funkiness provided by a mixture of zippy grass and pongy socks.

Still lots of the musky, floral, hay character but lacking on the watermelon front. Sweaty funk is quit. prominent. Slight fresh-mint note.

Lively, almost spicy carbonation (if that makes sense) with a bright, clean finish. Super refreshing.

Excellent alternative to a Pale Ale in summer. Aussies should be doing much more of this.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale straw with a small, white head.
Nose shows funky horse-blanket, soft watermelon and faint lemon.
The watermelon is much more noticeable as a flavour in a confectionery sort of way, along with doughy wheat much later.
Too much carbonation.

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Photo of dgilks
4.21/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy dark straw colour with a smooth, creamy white head. The large head hangs around for a while with nice lacing.

Mild lactic tartness as expected for a Berliner Weiss. Good wheat notes. Mild melon.

Lots of melon which complements the wheat and tartness. Cracking beer with lots of refreshing quality.

Medium-light body with high carbonation. Suitable for style and works really well.

A delicious and creative beer. The berliner weiss isn't one which gets brought out all that often in Australia and Moon Dog has really made it work. Can't wait to try the MacGuava.

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Photo of ADZA
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Love the idea of magnificent mullet series and pours a cloudy apple juice hue which leaves a two finger head that doesnt hang around long and leaves average lacing,the smell is custard,lemon curd and watermelon smoothie,the mouthfeel is really lightbodied but smooth and creamy at the same time with tastes of watermelon smoothie,lemon,candied wheat,a touch of bananna and once again finished with the same taste as a watermelon smoothie and overall its nice and typically Moondog different which i like as its perfect for a hot summers day would buy again cheers.

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Melon Gibson from Moon Dog Craft Brewery
3.64 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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