Points North | Moonlight Brewing Company

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

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Offa on 03-07-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
7
Reviews:
3
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
5.68%
 
 
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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of erg
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mouthfeel is thin and crisp. Can't tell it's even beer based on mouthful, more like a thicker soda with moderate carbonation.

Smell and taste are great. First stone fruit and a little caramel, second smoked peet and light ash, third a slight sweetness alongside bubbling at the tip of the tongue, no heat throughout. Would pair well with a wide range of foods as it leaves the palate refreshed and largely neutral, perhaps with a slight burnt caramel aftertaste.

Overall, if you're into black lagers, this is an excellent choice.

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Photo of mc4z
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of od_sf
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of litheum94
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Halcyondays
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours black with an eggshell white head, light head retention, spotty lace.

S: Notes of roasted malt, some chocolate and charcoal, but not too aromatic.

T: Burnt toast with some dark caramelized sugar and malt. Very classic in its approach, not Americanized at all.

M: Light-bodied, refreshing, very easy drinking.

O: A lovely black lager, to style with excellent flavour. Well worth a try.

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Photo of Offa
4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a new beer from Moonlight that I just had at Flavor in Santa Rosa. It appears to be another Schwarzbier variation but is quite different from Death & Taxes and excellent.

Black, it has a rich dark tan head, slowly shrinking to a thin foamy top, leaving a little nice lace.

Aroma is dark dried fruits - dark figs, prunes, with hints of charcoal, plums, dark toast, red wine.

Taste is fairly similar, some dark dried fruits, dark toast, winy plum, hints of charcoal dryness. It has a hint of light sour fruits (plums), almost like a bit of a sour ale, mixing with the light sweetness and the light roasty bitterness, along with hints of charcoal coming through, giving it an interesting complexity and well-rounded character. It is nicely drinkable and very enjoyable.

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Points North from Moonlight Brewing Company
4.05 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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