Moonflower ESB | Broken Tooth Brewing

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Brewed by:
Broken Tooth Brewing
Alaska, United States

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Mark on 07-04-2004

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 19
Photo of ccrida
2.92/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

On tap at the pub, Moonflower ESB is chill-hazed burnt orange with a wispy white head that leaves scattered lace.

Smell is sweet, with citrus notes, mostly lime.

Taste is weird, with an off-putting soapiness to the hops. A nice sweetness from quality malt, with light fruity esters, citrus and apricot, save it from complete failure.

Mouthfeel is crisp, with a medium-light body.

Drinkability is not good, the soapy hops really killed it.

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Photo of MaggieReed
3.16/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a- deep tawny gold with a thicker head- almost nitro-like consistency
s- HOPS with a bit of the malt coming through in the back
t- OK...not anywhere near as bitter as the smell would have suggested, and where did the malt go?
d-meh...this is drinkable for sure, but not something I could get excited about.

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Photo of AKBelgianBeast
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Moonflower is good beer, but is not quite accurate to style. A bit too hoppy as most american made ESB's tend to be. Pours a clear orange color with a fizzy white head that retains pretty well. Smell is mostly citrus hops, but some malt is apparent. The taste is mellow hops, but citrusy and bitter enough to be the forefront of the brew. Malt presence is here, but nowhere near what it should be for the style. Mouthfeel is on the thin side of the equation and is a bit too carbonated. Drinkability is quite good, very sessionable. This is a great flavored smooth beer, but just is a bit outside of the style. If your looking for a more accurate english bitter/pale, look to urban wilderness from sleeping lady.

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Photo of irishevans
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

dark hazey amber off the tap, with a finger thick head and a rather thick lace. smells like a mild IPA, almost like big hop from east end, but not quite as inviting. all the bitter bite is in the beginning of the taste, the finish more smooth and malty. crisp and grainy beginning of the feel of it, which fades to a clean ending. this is a pounder of an ESB, downs like water. pretty good though.

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Photo of randawakes
3.87/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Still in search of this beers ABV.

Pours a clear orange color. Smell is mostly citrus hops, but some malt is apparent. The taste is mellow hops, but citrusy and bitter enough to be the forefront of the brew, the most extravagant aspect of the beer was the grapefruit aftertaste.

Gotta love the grapefruit bitter mix!

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Photo of SargeC
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep gold brew with a white head. Decent carbonation flow.

Smell: Clean malt with minor hop presence.

Taste: Solid malt character with a good hop backup.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium body. Finishes clean.

Drinkablity: A solid choice at Moose's Tooth. It does an excellent job washing down their pizza.

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Photo of Mark
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A deep amber was this beer, very nice and normal for the genre. Off white head lasted and left nice lacing. Malty grainy aroma, taste profile was the same with some assertive hopping to balance out the malt base. Once again a grassy filed of hay character was vaguely apparent. A nice fairly complex but drinkable beer.

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Moonflower ESB from Broken Tooth Brewing
3.62 out of 5 based on 19 ratings.
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