Full Moon Pale Rye Ale | Real Ale Brewing Company

Full Moon Pale Rye AleFull Moon Pale Rye Ale
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Full Moon Pale Rye AleFull Moon Pale Rye Ale

Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 12-12-2001

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Ratings: 592 |  Reviews: 307
Photo of harry323
1/5  rDev -73%

Photo of thetinymite
1/5  rDev -73%

Photo of poocheese55
1.25/5  rDev -66.2%

Photo of sweemzander
1.89/5  rDev -48.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not much about this reminds me of rye or a pale ale really. Kind of muddy and the taste is confusing

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Photo of Stevotex
2/5  rDev -45.9%

Photo of DaPeculierDane
2.14/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours an attractive dark apricot body with a health off white head.

Aroma is sweet malts, grainy hops, and just a touch of rye. Faint and lighter than I would like.

Taste is off putting yet bland. Very sweet and unbalanced with damp grain flavors and a pineapple hoppy finish. I really don't get much rye character. The sweetness is almost cloying.

Drinkability is low, very low.

Not my kind of beer at all.

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Photo of gnikola
2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

Photo of ChadQuest
2.36/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Looks good with a big frothy looking head that is sticky, the clear body has a few floaties doing a dance.
Smell is slightly fruity with that grain character that rye imparts and chamomile like tea, maybe this is from the hops, maybe not.
Flavors hit kinda flat really, bottle says the best by date is 3 days in the future so im good there, but this just seems dead overall, it is drinking like a semi-flat pale ale with mediocre grain character and very little hop presence. Not much to spark intrest or keep my attention.

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Photo of jrallen34
2.39/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into my Narke tulip...Light straw with a copper hint, light whispy head gong quickly, no lacing...Light aroma but that's good but its not very good. Skunk, rye, and a hint of vomit, not appealing...The taste is really light too, again skunk, rye, vomit nothing good at all.

Skip this one.

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Photo of deadliest
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of brandoman63
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of Myotus
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

I thought this tasted more like a brown ale, but that is just me.

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Photo of TAMU99
2.53/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Reddish/light brown ale with a thin head. Taste is quite acidic with a bitter aftertaste. Perhaps covered by the hops, but the rye certainly doesn't make a strong appeance in the profile. There is a hint of rye in the stong hoppy smell.
This one a a little too bitter for more than one. Again, try the Brewhouse Brown from this brewery.

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Photo of D11
2.66/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

from bottle into pilsner

A- nice golden copper color, white head which really doesnt stick around at all.

S- some hops and i smell some coffee in there.

T- slight hops that fades into some sort of coffee taste.

M- a little thin on the mouthfeel , and not enough carbonation imo. not dry though which is good.

O- im not crazy about coffee in my beer so i didnt really enjoy this, but others might like it. 'real ale's' lost gold is worth trying though.

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Photo of Mickelswit
2.68/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Going in, I was expecting a beer with the flavors of hops and dry rye. This beer was somewhat surprising in having very little of either. There wasn't very much to smell in the nose, and the flavor seemed to be dominated by bittering hops with little to balance them. If there were flavoring hops, they didn't come across, and the trademark dry finish of rye was nowhere to be found. Nothing about it was terrible, but I would probably pass on this one next time around.

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Photo of dubinsky
2.7/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Received as an extra in a trade with turfy.

A - Deep dark amber color with some rusty, copper hues. My pour yielded a one finger off white head that fell rather quickly but it clung to the sides of the glass the entire time.

S - Super floral. I'm smelling faint roses and super faint pine. A fairly sweet finish that was slightly malty and had a tinge of caramel sweetness. No real citrus or rye aromas to speak off.

T - Rye is definitely the star actor in this flavor profile, but other than rye, i cant pick up much else. A tad one dimensional. Slightly sweet and bready, but mostly grassy and wet hopped.

M - Mostly flat and somewhat full bodied. The hop oils coat the tongue and back of my mouth rather nicely.

O - I like my PA's more hop forward than this one, but other than the flatness, i found it decent. Its not one that i would put into my normal rotation, but i would definitely drink this beer again. Definitely sessionable.

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Photo of oline73
2.74/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a small layer of off white head that dissipates quickly.

Smell: Slightly sweet malt. Some mild fruit notes. Kind of boring.

Taste: More interesting than the smell. Malt up front with some rye spice that carries into the finish. There is a slight hop bitterness that shows up for the second half of the sip.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish. A bit on the flat side.

Overall: Underwhelmed by this one. Nothing too impressive going on. I wouldn't want another.

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Photo of Djenx
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of Sammy
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Soapy and cream head, dirty blond main body. Soapy tasting. Thank you Joey Capps. Strong carbonation, promise of grapefruity hops aroma, turns out to be bitter but more powwdered malt sweet, some rye there, clove and pepper aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel.

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Photo of Sazz9
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of Robo
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of Amd210
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of AtrumAnimus
2.8/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was not a terribly remarkable beer served in a 24oz glass. This beer poured a brown color with a moderate to light tan head. The nose was malty and tart. The taste has potential but shows to be a strong mixture of malt & hops that is slightly off balance. There is a bitter finish that is O.K. at best. Overall this is simply an average beer.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.85/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bottle served into a kitchen glass. Reviewed as a pale rye ale because it identifies as such in its name. Review is truncated as I wasn't in an ideal environment. Reviewed from notes.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a three finger wide head of white colour. Fluffy complexion. Above average thickness and creaminess. Scattered lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head retention is above average (about 3-4 minutes).

Body colour is a quasitransparrent copper of above average vibrance. Translucent. Supple.

Sm: Nice floral and herbal hop character with a bit of pine in there too. Spicy rye. Pale malts. Some caramalt. Has a nice balance of aromatic malts and hops. A pleasant aroma of mild strength.

T: Pale malts and a dash of rye comprise the bulk fo the body. Floral hops dominate the hop profile with a hint of piney character. Nicely balanced, if simple. No complexity here, but maybe a bit of subtlety with the rye. A bit too bitter. Somewhat soapy - this may have spent too long in primary fermentation. Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour.

Mf: Soft, smooth, and wet. Slightly overcarbonated. Not oily. Decent thickness and body.

Dr: Drinkable but far from great. A pretty average pale ale from Real Ale at a fair price point. I doubt I'd get it again. Pretty unremarkable overall. I'd like to see a bit more rye in the grain bill.


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Full Moon Pale Rye Ale from Real Ale Brewing Company
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