Lunatic Lager | Moonlight Brewing Company

Lunatic LagerLunatic Lager
BA SCORE
4.12/5
45 Ratings
Lunatic LagerLunatic Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Moonlight Brewing Company
California, United States
moonlightbrewing.com

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by beerguy101 on 10-11-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,589
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
45
pDev:
8.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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3.63/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Park Chow - San Francisco, CA - draft

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Photo of MIrvine
3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bobbyhands
3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.65/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of mc4z
4.64/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at City Beer Store (SF). The appearance was a normal lager, light orange/brown and see through. The nose is what first got me. While you get the typical bready lager, there was a noticeable hint of citrus and lemon. It wasn't until I tasted it that I realized what I was in for. This is a supremely drinkable lager. The hop flavor is stronger than any other lager I've had, but it is not bitter at all, which makes it so drinkable. This is my favorite Moonlight offering, and I've loved a few of them. Very happy to have access to all of these

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Photo of BierGiek
4.94/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfect representation of the style per BJCP guidelines. Does not merit perfect score due to slight chill haze. Interesting vanilla aroma is very welcome. As far as taste, this beer is a masterpiece of balance, with the slightest hop presence to subdue a pleasant cereal sweetness. Mouth feel is medium to medium light. Overall, wonderful.

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of BerkeleyBeerMan
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Orange yellow slighty hazy grain beer. No visible head. Looks tasty.

Smell: Pencil, grass, citric lemon. This is a great expression of noble style german hops. Toasted biscuit. Cracker. Grass and floral in secondary.

Taste: Good strong pilsner like bitterness. Somewhere between a prima pils and a bavarian lager. Some tropical fruits. Grainy malts. Slight nut in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Malty mouthfeel balanced by nice biting hops.

Overall: A great lager. Lager usually isn't my go to style but it is beer like this which proves what is best in the style.

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Photo of John_M
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Jupiter alehouse...

The beer pours a solid gold color with good head retention and lacing. Don't get a whole lot on the nose... just some light honey and light citrus. On the palate this beer delivers considerble cookie dough and honey flavor, along with some noticeable bitterness on the finish. The beer is definitely on the sweet and malty side, but the hoppy bitterness in the finish helps to balance that sweetness quite well. As is typical with Moonlight beers, the lunatic really delivers a lot of flavor for such a low alcohol beer. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to full in this smooth drinking lager, and the finish is long and slightly bitter.

Really one of the better lagers I can recall having in some time. Not bad at all...

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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Lunatic Lager from Moonlight Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 45 ratings
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