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Mr Mistoffelees | Moon Dog Craft Brewery

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3.98/5
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32 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Moon Dog Craft Brewery
Australia
moondogbrewing.com.au

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Plato 12, IBU 12, SRM 3
Malt: Vienna Raw Wheat Malted Wheat Biscuit.
Hops: Simcoe.

Added by lacqueredmouse on 05-26-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
32
pDev:
8.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 14
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

my first from these guys. a somewhat amatuer tasting wild ale, but featuring mango and passion fruit, dry and bubbly, and quite different from a yeast standpoint, so while i dont love it, it does hold my attention the entire bottle. the fruit is fresh and natural tasting, which is oddly the element i like the most about this. the yeast is stinky, maybe not well adjusted to the long over seas trek, or maybe just too up and down in temperature over that time for it to really be knowable anymore by its creator, quality control must be near impossible in this type of thing, but im not in love with whats here. the brett is there, funky for sure, but musky and wet and sort of decaying too. some sourness, but not a ton of acidity, instead it takes some tartness from the passion fruit and some hay-like funk, rather than an all out sourness, from the wild elements. notes of wine and young compost, underripe cantaloupe, farm waste, and smarties candies. its not bad, but im not loving it either. thanks to the effervescent almost out of control carbonation and the low alcohol, it stays drinkable, but this doesnt inspire a whole lot of stoke. to be fair, i had a lot to drink before this one, but at the same time, it didnt seem as evolved and refined as the better wild stuff happening in the states. always a treat to try something like this from somewhere else though, and it was a fun bottle to drink on overall. cool use of the fruits too!

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Photo of Hendry
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Strohm
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CraftFan5
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBier
3.69/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzlyo
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is mangoes, sour fruit and light medicinal. The flavor is mangoes, apricot/stone fruit, malts, citrus and a mix of sour/brett and mild medicinal in the finish.

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Photo of Myst
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alphakitty
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jwsipkins
3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OmahaKF
3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Smell is a hint of mango, cherry cough drop, and general tartness. Taste is heavy stone fruit, light tartness, and not much mango or passionfruit. I pick up a fair amount of acetic acid - not a bad sour but I was expecting more tropical punch.

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Photo of malfunxion
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No bottling date. Served at cellar Temps in a teku

Great bottle label. The beer poured out a very clear orange with a creamy white head. Smells of tropical fruit, yeasty funk, kinda sour, mango and passion fruit obviously. Taste follows the nose but with some tannins from the oak aging. Very tropical abd not too sour. Just mildly tart. Delicious and great wild Ale from down under.

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Photo of RickyS
3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Apricot color, with little head. Hazy. Very acidic on the nose, tart and pungent. The taste follows the same schema, however the finish is slightly bitter, not the hoppy way though. Light bodied. Pleasant beer.

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Photo of dmorgan310
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of life_of_agony
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rwalford74
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AgentMunky
4.41/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap at the Local Taphouse.

A really stellar wild ale. Bursting with fruit and just a bit of Brett and lactic acid puckering the edges. Lovely. Highly recommended.

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Photo of personpitch
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of francisweizen
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of dansmcd
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of spicelab
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Current vintage 6.2%

Decent hiss on opening, although aggressive carbonation yields a quickly dissipating head that drops to nix. Body is a hugely turbid light apricot.

Lovely musty basement and dreamy oak notes provide a massive lift to the nicely fresh notes of mango and passionfruit. Not much else to say about the aroma profile, but the combination of sour yeast and oak really is impressively refined.

Similar flavours, with a fairly lively tartness. Again, the barrel and Brett infuses a homely, earthy character to the fruits.

Chewy and full with deceptively assertive, slightly sizzly carbonation, leading to a moderately dry finish.

A great demonstration of the almost limitless possibilities within the broad church of barrel aged, fruit sours. Was initially a sceptic, but think I'm becoming a Moon Dog fanboy.

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Photo of danieelol
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice cloudy yellow-orange.

Nose is...um, mango, passionfruit, lambic (on reflection this may be more of the oak smell than "lambic" smell). General tropical fruits and citrus.

Taste is more passionfruit-biased, then mango, then sourness and funk. Only a little bit sweet. Funk is a little curtailed.

Mouthfeel is a little nondescript. Slightly dry, slightly sweet.

Personally I don't get the tepid reaction to Moondog's fruited wild ales. I think they are very high quality, even comparable to those of New Glarus!

This definitely seems like the sort of beer which could convert non-crafters.

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Mr Mistoffelees from Moon Dog Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 32 ratings
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