Rhythmic Chaos
Moonlight Brewing Company

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Moonlight Brewing Company
California, United States
American Barleywine
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4.2 | pDev: 3.57%
Dec 30, 2022
May 23, 2022
Notes: None
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This pours from the can with a malty amber ruddy red color. Thin foaming. Aroma has a caramel forward character. Hoppier than I expected, at least fresh(ish).
Dec 30, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Beecham from California

Oct 18, 2022
Rated: 3.94 by GClarkage from California

Oct 10, 2022
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours a clear burnt orange with a one finger ecru head; good retention and plenty of lacing

Smell: Overripe stone fruit, caramel, molasses, cherry cough syrup and pine

Taste: Assertive pine and citrus flavors forward, laying down a bitter challenge to the sweeter malts; caramel, molasses and cherry cough syrup underneath; rustic, bitter and sweet flavors blend into the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation; warmth in the gullet

Overall: This is a BIG American Barleywine with a hop profile that is more assertive than I generally prefer; still, quite well crafted with a very complex flavor profile
Aug 04, 2022
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Reviewed by DefenCorps from Oregon

4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Thank you, Chris.

A clear dark amber with a dense, beige head with good retention and lacing. The nose is bonkers. Clear, focused and on point in a way that's rare for the style, there's rich fruit, caramel, toffee, a little nougat, dark honey, layered rich fruit notes with pear, apple butter, plum skins. A masterclass in wrangling ingredients. Plenty hoppy with the citrus and pine notes complementing the fruit and malt notes from the long boil. The palate opens with a blend of bitterness and sweetness, a blend of toffee, caramel, honey, buckwheat and citrus and mild pine. Fruit notes follow with pear, apple, candied cherries, with the mild alcohol adding a mildly festive spice character. Notes of leather and earth struggle to stick their head out here. Medium light in body and softly carbonated. Long finish with delicate flavors of fruit and bitter hops. A light, nimble barleywine, brewed in a style that's rarely done and almost never done this well.
Jun 20, 2022
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16 oz. can. Deep amber. Smells of dark fruits, pine resin, and toffee. Taste is dynamic. At first, lots of dark fruit. Toasted malt and dry oakiness take over. Brown sugar and caramel behind it, but dark fruits return in the finish. Long bitter aftertaste. Aggressive flavor. Medium heavy, never too sweet or boozy. This is excellent.
Jun 18, 2022
Rated: 4.19 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Jun 01, 2022
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Rhythm Rhythm Rhythm - can you feel the beat? Chaos Chaos chaos - can you still see me? Awake, but not alive. Alive, but not awake. I am taken; taken on a journey without a beginning -(nor an end). And that’s the point; just being there, the moment (no thoughts of a start or completion). Yes, Raul is floating - not in chaos, not rhythmically, but like a monkey before landing on the moon. And landing on the moon is what it feels like to drink this beer.

I’m gone.
May 23, 2022
Rhythmic Chaos from Moonlight Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 8 ratings