Mummy Have A Bite | Moon Dog Craft Brewery

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Moon Dog Craft Brewery

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ADZA on 09-28-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.19/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A Toffee Apple Amber Ale named after a Peter Combe song? Whatever the beer's like, Moon Dog's marketing guru has certainly hit on a beer that I was going to buy. 330ml bottle purchased from Leura Cellars.

Pours a certainly clear amber colour, excellent clarity in fact, with a relatively fluid but fine body. Head forms a fine film across the top of the glass, in an off-white skein on the body. Carbonation is very fine at least.

Nose definitely has an apple overtone, but also a significant hit of booze: much more than was welcome, and certainly more than was expected given it only weighs in at 8.2%. It smells a little bit like appleskin soaked in vodka. Not much malt behind it, or any real sweetness at all—just solvent character. Sorry, guys...

Taste is very similar. Apple overtones, here at least with a bit of malt coming through, but quite thin and with a determined boozy presence right through the middle of the palate. Booze is way, way too present, leaching all of the potential flavour out of it. Solvent finish, like drinking ink, makes it really quite harsh on the back.

Feel is okay, I guess. It has a lightness to it, but it doesn't have much to work with.

Overall. Five stars for concept and naming, guys, somewhat... um... less than that for execution. This is a big hot mess as far as I'm concerned. But you certainly got me to buy the one bottle I drank at least. If you keep doing that, I'm sure I'll keep buying them.

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Photo of laituegonflable
2.86/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours a red colour, thin white head, decently webbed with a thin cradle of lace. Looks alright, yeah.

Smells a little malty, with a touch of fruit. Thin, maybe some booze on there as well. Not much to it.

Taste is also boozey. Quite brandy-esque. Some toffee malt notes but just tastes rather ethanoic and not very much complexity or residual sweetness, which is frankly the only thing I expected or really wanted from a toffee apple beer. Disappointing.

Full, bit warm on the back. OK.

Drinks a bit bland, just tastes like extra fermented sugar; I feel there could be more residual flavours created to give a better toffee apple flavour or complexity. I also question the decision to age this in Calvados casks, it's unnecessary and just adds more booziness without first harnessing the principal ostensible flavour here. Quite disappointed with this, I find it simple and bland flavour-wise and just overdone in the boozey stakes.

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Photo of heygeebee
2.7/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

From Warner's.

A - dark red, one finger yellow white head.

S - musty stale apples, alcohol, vodka like.

T - mixed bag. Warming alcohol to start with, yes there is an apple note but it's all stale and not a lot in way of MD funkiness. Malts yes, little hops, sweet. Does apples and a toffee malt note equal a toffee apple beer? I think not.

M - very alcoholic and mild carbonation.

O - poor beer, really. ABV way too high for what it is.

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Photo of danieelol
3.4/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a thicker looking, almost cloudy red.

Good, well retained head and lacing.

Nose is first off hops, could call them apple-y. This beer has some of the slightly unpleasant notes of organic decay I also got in Freaks 'n' Geeks. I'm not sure if it's from the roast malt, the yeast or hops or something, but I would prefer if it were absent. Quite mild though. Definitely has a toffee apple character- some malt, some mango character, bit of alcohol. Sweaty kebabs.

Taste is more apple-y flavours, definitely get the Belgian yeast here. Bit of booze.

Mouthfeel is kinda thick and with a lingering banana-y booze. Flowery Granny Smith apple.

I initially wasn't going to finish this beer. As I sipped on and reviewed it, I came to feel it was alright. I can see why others would enjoy it but somehow it neither opened up or came together for me.

Could definitely taste all the elements, and did resemble a toffee apple, but it seemed less than the sum of its parts and on the whole kind of muted. Still a little undecided about it though.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.72/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark copper with a small white head.
Nose shows tart green apples, caramel, soft booze, french oak, toffee, lychee, passion fruit. Pretty awesome.
Flavours don't quite match up, some caramel, apple, cardboard-like grainy malt and booze. Finishes quite harsh with a fair bit of booze.
Needs more carbonation, very low at the moment.

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Photo of ADZA
4.32/5  rDev +35%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a toffee apple amber ale and pours a hazed orange amber hue with a two finger head and tight lacing everywhere,the smell is apple brandy,toffee,oak,booze and candied apples it really is what it claims to be with a medium body and moderate carbonation the tastes of apple brandy,ripe fruits,dark grapes,sweet malts and finished with a warming apple booziness are pretty much spot on for me I love this it's amazing and could drink all night long cheers.

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Mummy Have A Bite from Moon Dog Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.2 out of 5 with 6 ratings