Dixie Crystal Beer | Moon River Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Moon River Brewing Company
Georgia, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by brentk56 on 08-17-2007

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Nutleybeer:
Photo of Nutleybeer
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When you look at the clear, golden body, mild head, you are taken aback by the first sip.

Heavy and potent, the flavor is rich and rather thick. This tripel clocks in at 10% ABV. They serve it in 8 oz glasses.

It is quite smooth, but as mentioned, also somewhat thick and heavy. Definately a honey-like sweetness in the taste mixed with the yeasty essence. A really nice sipping beer. Have too many and the high alcohol content hits you hard.

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Photo of Sammy
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At the brewpub in Savannah. Sweet from the dixie sugar, in the style of a Belgian with candi. Despite its extreme sweetness, it was darn drinkable,there was fruit in there, and there is graininess from yeast and wheat. I liked it, and damn good on a winter Georgia night that would be spring back home.

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Photo of harpo111
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this is a fun beer...that will whack your you know what real fast...lot of sugar, lot of punch

a- light yellow
s- cotton candy, sugar, sweet..you get the picture
t- sweet with a malty aftertaste...smooth
d-if your can deal with a lot of sweet...this one is nice...goes down easy...
this was my first tripel...i like it....

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Photo of mnfinnkidd
3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served as part of their 4oz sampler tray. Didn't really tell me what it was when the put it on the table.

Yeast Nose. Stray golden in color. Very clear. Filtered. Rising white head with legs. The purity of head suggests simple sugars. Sweet in taste with little malt character. Very clean except for a slight yeast character that got through. After looking at my notes I should have picked up that this was a triple. They did a very good job at hiding the Alcohol. A full pint. Maybe next time I'm in Savannah.

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Photo of brentk56
3.23/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a clear golden color, a modest head and some lace

Smell: Candi sugar, some spice (coriander?) and some apricot

Taste: Assertively spicy up front, with apricot/orange flavors appearing mid-palate; afeter the swallow, the sweet flavors appear along with a disconcerting level of alcohol

Mouthfeel: Medium body with prickly carbonation; significant warming on the swallow

Drinkability: The flavors are OK but there is no subtlety; it just whacks you with the 10% abv

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Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of charlesbyrd
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at (where else?) Moon River Brewing Co. Served in a wine glass.

A: Pours clear and gold, just brighter than fresh honey. Looks more like a pilsener than any tripel I've had. The head is reminiscent of champagne.

S: It's all sugar here. A very, very sweet aroma is only slightly toned down by some faint grain notes, the distinct presence of alcohol, and yeast funk.

T: Another overload of sugary sweetness consumes the palate. It's hard to find anything else because of the sugar, and hops are nowhere to be found in the taste. However, it's still very enjoyable.

M: Solid medium body on this one. 10% ABV is definitely noticeable, but not in the normal burning way. The combination of the booze and carbonation causes this awesome tingling sensation that envelops the mouth.

D: Even at such a high proof, it's pretty easy to sip this one down and ask for another. A decent attempt at the tripel style, although the classic Belgian profile wasn't really achieved.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: single finger head with good lacing on a clear bright golden body.

S: very aromatous with a tropical fruit mostly and little else.

T: very sweet and very tart, more malt than I expected. Almost tastes light a child's fruit juice. Hops are mostly citrus and herbal. Wild yeast notes.

M: full bodied and moderate carbonation.

Overall: the sweetness kills this one. The booze are a little strong too but I still enjoyed it.

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Photo of psmith161
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nickfl
4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - small white head, clear, gold body, and good lace.

S - sweet, thick malt, pear, and spicy hops.

T - rich malt, pear, vanilla, and spicy hops.

M - thick body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - the beer has a great hop yeast and make profile, but finishes too sweet.

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Dixie Crystal Beer from Moon River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 10 ratings