Black To Reality
Moonlight Brewing Company

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From:
Moonlight Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
Lager - Schwarzbier
Ranked #4
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
91
Ranked #6,601
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 5.21%
Ratings:
15
Status:
Active
Rated:
Saturday at 05:35 AM
Added:
Jul 26, 2016
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  1
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Notes: None
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Photo of PlinyBeMiney
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by PlinyBeMiney from California

Moonlight always nails the carb and feel of their beers. They always bring me back to a time and a place, especially their more European focused styles. This beer totally hits the spot with it essentially smoothing out the somewhat overly bitter roast I get from death and taxes. If that beer was too much for you, then give this one a shot.

Saturday at 05:35 AM
Photo of lucius10
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by lucius10 from California

Brown bready-biscuity malty, hint of cocoa powder, and hint of lemon citrus nose on this one! Taste follows with a silky smooth, dark bready, roasty malty finish. This is a combo of Reality Czeck and Death & Taxes and it's delicious...but, hard to live up to how great those two are! Good stuff!

Apr 26, 2022
 
4.48 by Beecham from California on Apr 22, 2022
 
4.25 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Apr 01, 2022
Photo of RyanK252
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by RyanK252 from California

Can poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewery pint glass

A: Pours dark mahogany brown with a frothy cappuccino brown head that settles to a light layer and

S: Roasty, black coffee, char and a touch of smoke, earthy, toasty, subtle grassy, floral, and herbal notes, and a hint of dark sugar.

T: Follows the nose initially, roasty, toasty, black coffee, a bit earthy, light char and a hint of smoke and chocolate, before you get a strong hit of grassy, floral, and slightly spicy herbal notes, plus some faint fruity notes, plum, peach, apricot, and lemon, and rounded out with a hint of dark sugar.

M: On the lighter side of medium body, somewhat lively moderate carbonation, slightly creamy.

O: Allegedly a recipe mix of Reality Czech and Death & Taxes. If you let it open up for a couple minutes you can definitely pick out those elements. Another fantastic lager from Moonlight!

Jun 08, 2021
 
3.75 by IRONRakkasan from California on May 29, 2021
Photo of RaulMondesi
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by RaulMondesi from California

Imagine a life worth living... Go for it. Dive in like you’re a damn Greek god going for his morning wash. Feel that moment. Think that you can pull Aphrodite at the club and live as best as you can. I drink this beer and I feel all those things.

I feel.

Apr 18, 2021
Photo of FBarber
4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by FBarber from Illinois

Pours a dark brown color that is largely opaque in the glass due to the darkness of the color. However, when held up to the light the beer has excellent clarity. Thick three finger head forms on the beer with a normal pour. Head slowly dissolves leaving lessening layers of velvety foam on the beer. Foamy lacing coats the glass as the head recedes and as the beer is consumed.

Aroma has notes of bready malts, some light toasted, almost roasted notes, cocoa, and some earthy, floral hops coming through on the back end.

Taste has notes of lightly roasted bready malts, some dark pumpernickel, cocoa, a touch of earthy, nutty malts and a mild, but present, floral, earthy hop note on the back end of the beer. So much complexity comes through in the flavors.

Feel is light to medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Smooth, slightly powdery feeling.

Overall this is an incredible beer - everything about this is so well crafted. Another homerun of a lager from Moonlight Brewing Co.

Apr 07, 2021
Photo of bret27
4.61/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by bret27 from California

Canned slightly

Apr 02, 2021
Photo of DefenCorps
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by DefenCorps from Oregon

Thanks, Chris.

Side by side with Death and Taxes, this looks awfully similar. A very dark brown, black almost, with a lovely beige head with excellent retention and lacing. The nose is a hoppier, slightly less roasty D&T, with lemon and mildly earthy hops pairing well with a more chocolate and cocoa forward malt base. The palate opens with a mild sweetness along with a moderate roast and hop bitterness. The D&T is less hoppy and more roasty, this has a lemon hop flavor that really works with the mild sweetness and chocolate, making it dessert like. The mid palate is a hair watery. Medium light in body, softly and creamily carbonated, this beer is a hair watery on the finish with lingering roast and lemon hop flavor. Excellent stuff.

Aug 15, 2020
 
4.25 by acurtis from New Jersey on Jun 29, 2020
 
4 by Hellpop65 from Kansas on Apr 16, 2019
 
3.97 by jeff1973 from California on Aug 19, 2016
 
4.09 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on Aug 09, 2016
 
4.5 by largadeer from California on Jul 26, 2016
Black To Reality from Moonlight Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 15 ratings