Twist Of Fate Bitter Ale | Moonlight Brewing Company

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4.01/5
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102 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by donnebaby on 11-28-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,119
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
102
pDev:
11.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3
Gots:
4
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Ratings: 102 |  Reviews: 57
Photo of RaulMondesi
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On Cask at Toronado in San Francisco, CA.

Raul's last brew for the night and he couldn't have thought of a better ending. Like The Disney Land fireworks that he hears from his pad every night, this dang sucker was just popping and blowing up at every chance it got. I mean, this sucker has it going on on all levels. It's smooth, it has a bite, there's some roast, but there is also this delicate caramel aftertaste... Like the plot of "The Big Sleep," there is so much going on, but in the end, it basically smooths out to an almost perfection.

Don't just feel it, my children. Respect it. Respect it with your glorious little hearts.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Twist of Fate pours an amber caramel color with great foam. There’s a subdued but well-defined malty caramel aroma. I get a taste of caramel and a light, sharp roast as I taste it, with a sweetish finish. I love Moonlight brews. This is another winner.

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Photo of gueuzegossage
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of flexabull
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On cask at the SF Toronado.

Pulls a bright and clear amber color with a pretty sizable off white head. Looks inviting.

Aromas are muted, but pleasant. Notes of earthy hops and slightly sweet brewed tea.

Taste is like the nose. A bit hoppier than expected though. Starts of with light creamy caramel sweetness, then settles into some slightly spicy brewed tea flavors. Finish has a nice hop bite, mostly an earthy and somewhat resiny quality.

Mouthfeel is full, without being heavy at all.

A bit strong for a traditional bitter, but this is really flavorful, and very satisfying to drink. Yet another winner from Moonlight.

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Photo of waddellc2
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Morgan-makes-Cloud
4.68/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer could easily become one of my favorites. Hade it on tap at beer revolution and it was exactly what I was looking for. Hoppy red beer with some bite. kind of kicks your ass in the beautiful way where it lasts for some time. Really glad it was recommended to me

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Photo of tizride
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's interesting to me that this is more "abrasive" to me than the Bombay by Boat IPA. I suppose by that I mean more boisterous. Nice oily flavors to it. And I think I'll leave it at that. A well made beer. Intense on appropriate levels, but not really trying to be obnoxious. Another good one by Moonlight. An awesome brewery...apparently.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of popery
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of scottfrie
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beer Revolution.
A: Served a very cloudy iced-tea color with a thin white head that faded to sticky lace.
S: Light notes of honey, pale roasted grains, lager yeast and a touch peppery spices.
T: Honey sweetness is there but not strong. Pale grains, citrus rind hops, and a touch of grass/hay come through. Light in flavor with nothing really standing out. Bitter aftertaste lingers long after I swallow. I get a touch of biscuit as well.
M: Medium-thick body, bubbly carbonation. Clean mouthfeel.
O: Definitely on the bitter side. Very easy to drink and refreshing. I know this is a different style than the others but this is not my favorite Moonlight beer.

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Photo of corby112
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Draft at The Linkery in San Diego.

Pours a dark golden amber color with a one finger off white head that slowly fades into a lasting ring.  Spotty lacing left behind.

Floral, earthy aroma with a nice balance of piney and citrus hop notes.  Pine needle, grapefruit and orange peel along with some biscuity malt.

Fuller bodied than expected with a good balance of dry bitterness, citrus rind and sweet malt.  Slightly dry and resinous with some pine needle and floral notes countered by some grapefruit and orange peel. Decent malt backbone provides balance without taking away from the hops.  Slightly sweet with hints of caramel, subtle toffe and biscuit.  Well done.

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Photo of htomsirveaux
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Twist Of Fate Bitter Ale from Moonlight Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 102 ratings