Mr Mistoffelees | Moon Dog Craft Brewery

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Mr MistoffeleesMr Mistoffelees

Brewed by:
Moon Dog Craft Brewery

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.

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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of dansmcd
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of ADZA
4.48/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Been looking forwards to this and it pours a champagne like golden yellow hue with a wispy one finger head that doesn't hang around long with not much lacing either but very approachable looking,the smell is Brett,mango,passionfruit,a touch of oak and a lemon zestiness I'm very impressed so far and the mouthfeel pretty much spot it's light bodied well carbonated zesty and dry with tastes of just the right amount of passion fruit and mango with Brett,a lemon zestiness that really carries it nicely and finished dry with a mix of oak and citrus and overall I'm in love this is a pearler what a beautiful light fruity wild ale and a pat on the back fellas I love it.

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Photo of dgilks
4.46/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy golden colour with a small, white head. Decent.

Lightly tart with lots of mango and passionfruit. Nice earthiness too. Good.

Tart and fruity. Almost jam like in some ways. Great mango and passionfruit flavour.

Light and fuzzy. Good.

A tasty and refreshing sour. Fantastic flavour.

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.41/5  rDev +10.5%
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 ClavisAurea
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
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 life_of_agony
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of francisweizen
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tried on-tap at GABS.

Pours a light golden colour, partially hazed with a firm body. Head is full and solid, and just off-white in colour. Decent lacing and streaming fine carbonation. Looks good.

Big passionfruit characters dominate the nose, with a mellower mango character coming through when it warms. Acid does come through, and gives it a bite and in some ways accentuates the tropical fruit characters, much in the way salt accentuates characters in savoury things. Lovely.

On the front of the palate, the funk comes through more strongly, giving an unclean bretted character. This is swept quickly under the rug, however, by a big passionfruit character that continues and thins towards the back, leaving a cleaner earthier funk and a crisp acid to finish off. Not much movement around the palate, even though the characters develop over time. Aftertaste leaves a hint of rind. Feel is light and crisp.

Really, this is refreshing as hell, and really quite delicious. It's up against some steep competition in the GABS sour beer stakes, but it's a really interesting brew, and well executed.

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Photo of spicelab
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
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 Rwalford74
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Strohm
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraftFan5
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of personpitch
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of laituegonflable
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a gold colour with slight haze. Off-white head is foamy and nicely dense. Looks decent.

First impression of the smell is there's a touch of urine on there. It's organic, and very corporeal, but all from this organic funk which is actually quite enjoyable. Plenty of fruit comes through as well and a fair hit of acidity. Fresh, and pleasant, yeah.

Big mango hit on the palate. Fruity and sour and pretty fresh. Mango and touches of tangy passionfruit, hint of lime. Very cleansing, really, with loads of funky characters and a nice fresh Summer fruit vibe to it. Bit of booze on the back is a slight mar, but otherwise very nice indeed.

Bit of dry alcohol, funky and mildly puckering from the wild yeast.

Very nice beer overall, fruity and funky. Wouldn't exactly seduce the non-converted but I'm loving it.

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Photo of danieelol
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice cloudy yellow-orange.

Nose, 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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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It poured a hazy gold color with a small, almost non-existent, white head.
Aroma of sweet fruit and funk.
Taste of mango and passionfruit. Some late citrus. Faint hops.
Lightly tart.
Nice enough beer, probably not meant for a cold late fall day.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alphakitty
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of malfunxion
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hendry
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Myst
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwsipkins
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
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 jzlyo
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
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 CrazyDavros
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy pale amber . Actually reminiscent of mango. Head fades fast.
Aroma of overt, full-on passion-fruit with the mango noticeable underneath. Also funky brett and green apples. Very fruity.
Lots of brett and acidity in terms of flavour - unlike in the aroma the fruit doesn't dominate. It's still noticeable however, merging in seemlessly amongst the funk. Some woody notes too. Nice!
Carbonation could be upped.

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Mr Mistoffelees from Moon Dog Craft Brewery
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