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Moonraker Scotch Ale | Lunar Brewing

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4.1/5
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9 Ratings
Moonraker Scotch AleMoonraker Scotch Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lunar Brewing
Illinois, United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by emerge077 on 04-09-2009

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Reviews:
3
Ratings:
9
pDev:
11.95%
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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 3
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5/5  rDev +22%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of chetripley
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Visited Lunar with a friend who lives down that way and is a also a drinker of mostly big beers only. I usually don't go that heavy but man I am glad I tried this one. Would have had a few more but at 8% ABV I had to watch it a little.

Dark almost black in color, with very little head, but cold and smooth, sweet enough without knocking you down, yet with a little bite this was a pleasurable experience. I am always looking for a Scotch Ale, and I have tried a few but they are usually too sweet or the malt overcomes the taste. Not so with this one. I would compare it to Founder's Angry Bastard or Robert the Bruce.

Served in a 21 oz thistle on tap, it was one I recommended to a handful of people who walked in and they all agreed.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of scruffwhor
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a ruby and amber hue. Very quick, one figure, beige head. The aroma is a light roasted and heaily toasted malt. Notes of caramel and soft fruits hit the nose. The taste is malty upfront, light, dry hop middle , and hinting at caramelized fruit finish. Very good session beer. You can get this served in a 21oz tulip glass.

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Photo of RJUGA03
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I need to start keeping a note pad with me when I visit these breweries. It had a medium to dark goldenish brown color. It was poured by Brad, (awesome beertender), and half a 1.5" head when consuming it laced up the side of the glass. I would definately get another.

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Moonraker Scotch Ale from Lunar Brewing
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 9 ratings
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