Full Moon Belgian White Ale | Mudshark Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mudshark Brewing Co.
Arizona, United States
mudsharkbeer.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Belgium wheat ale, spiced with orange reel and coriander that is strong and smooth. The Full Moon Belgium White displays a hazy orange amber color with a light aroma of sweet orange. This is another delicious beer to enjoy on a warm Arizona evening.

Added by Gusler on 10-07-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
79
Reviews:
27
Avg:
3.14
pDev:
22.61%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
18
For Trade:
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Ratings: 79 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of Kevbot
5/5  rDev +59.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of thegreenbastard
5/5  rDev +59.2%

Photo of JesseAlbin
4.75/5  rDev +51.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Almost everyone else who has reviewed this beer is a fool. It is an amazing take on the Belgian White. Imagine drinking a beer you could have more than once in a 'blue moon' that also has a high ABV (8.5%). I honestly can only drink this now in 64oz increments. Great beer. Great job. Everyone else that gave poor reviews? Shut up. No one likes you.

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Photo of polliar1
4.61/5  rDev +46.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

If you like oranges, you'll like this beer.

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Photo of joelovesjulie
4.56/5  rDev +45.2%

Photo of jonnydas
4.4/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

First review...this is a great beer. I'm usually not a big fan of Belgium spice beers but this one stands out. It's a 'delicious' beer, malty and with just the right hops bite. The spice taste are not intrusive and I loathe that. This is a great beer MO. I WILL be buying/drinking more of this beer.

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Photo of Golden2wenty1
4.08/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on-tap at the Mudshark brew-pub several times over my week-long stay in Lake Havasu City for Spring Break.

Pours a bright, unfiltered, golden yellow with a finger of snow white foam and an orange slice on the rim, promptly pawned off on my girlfriend. Nose is strong on the advertised coriander and orange peel, with a hearty, musty yeast. Taste reflects the spice, citrus, and yeast in the nose, with some other light tropical fruit notes and a dry champagne finish. The 7.9% abv was highly-touted by the waitstaff and well-hidden. Another solid Mudshark brew, refreshing on a hot Arizona night.

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Photo of Kylo76
4/5  rDev +27.4%

Photo of thebeeler
4/5  rDev +27.4%

Photo of Jeffrey2310
4/5  rDev +27.4%

Photo of BeerBeast
4/5  rDev +27.4%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +27.4%

Photo of kree
4/5  rDev +27.4%

Photo of tempest
3.91/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed a bottle at the Whole Foods in Sedona. No head, but appears a hazy golden orange. Tastes like a wit-tripel hybrid for the deep spicy yeast character matched with the sweeter wheat malt. The orange peel is very mild, and the earthy finishing hops make a bigger impression (a good one). Overall, a nice imperial wit. Good balance, not super complex, but interesting and tasty enough to drink another.

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Photo of AzBassDrinker
3.89/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of priceisalright
3.83/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chilly_E
3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of andrewh995
3.75/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer is highly underrated in my opinion. It's delicious and have so much great wheat and orange flavor. Easily one of my favorites witbiers. Go against the reviews and try this one.

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Photo of bundy462
3.75/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of apf
3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of blindtiger24
3.68/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed this. Nothing amazing but on par with Blue Moon. Lacking some of that Belgian Wit spice like a White Rascal. But it was refreshing and tasty.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.67/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

According to the can I'm holding, this beer is a whopping 8.5% alcohol by volume! It certainly doesn't seem like it, but it is a bit bigger than I would expect for the style.

Instead of the usually very light golden body, this is more of the orange of a hefeweizen. And the body is fuller as well, clocking in at a solid medium whereas most witbiers are medium-light. And the flavor, well, the flavor is quite solid in comparison to some of the more delicate examples of the witbier style coming out of Belgium... Wittekirke, for one. No, this one is more of a hefeweizen in character with a lot of yeast upfront, almost driving it; and it's wheaty and peppery and fruity and vanilla-ish with a delicate citrusy edge that's more orange than lemon - but not really what you'd consider "wit".

That said, and in a completely hedonistic frame of mind, forgeting that it's labeled as "Belgian White Ale", I kinda like it. It's wheaty, fruity, and gently earthy with a spiciness that appears immediately following the first sweet note of malt and hangs on long into the very long and lingering finish. And in that sense, it reminds me of a Belgian tripel. The yeastiness reminds me of a weizen, and I almost feel like there's a touch of banana to it, but it never really comes to the front.

Interesting for sure, and surprisingly strong without notice, Full Moon is an enjoyable brew without question. However, I think it lacks a bit in drinkability as there's not enough complexity or depth of flavor to warrant the strength - and you will feel the strength after one. Still, I'd certainly say it's worth giving it a try.

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Photo of barczar
3.57/5  rDev +13.7%

Wheat, coriander, orange peel, orange, lightly toasted malt, and floral hops form the aroma. Flavor reveals esters of banana and clove, with orange underpinnings, slightly tart, and orange zest. Lightly toasted malt lingers in the aftertaste. Wheat is evident throughout. It's slightly sweet and certainly alcoholic, but it definitely is taking a beating in scores so far. Aside from the heat, it's not a bad beer.

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Photo of Nerudamann
3.55/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Pilsener glass.

Look - light amber color with lots of carbonation, somewhat murky, and about 2 finger's worth of light khaki-colored foam that dissipates somewhat slowly.

Smell - zesty, kind of hoppy, and somewhat spicy-smelling.

Taste and Mouthfeel - interesting biscuity type of taste. Sweet, with a tangy aftertaste. An almost worty type of feel is present, but very subtle, but I think that's what gives it its interesting tang. Texture is pretty well balanced!

Overall - not an extremely interesting brew, but pretty close. The taste itself is interesting, but the taste range and complexity isn't. Still a good brew.

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Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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Full Moon Belgian White Ale from Mudshark Brewing Co.
3.14 out of 5 based on 79 ratings.
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