Slow-Vannah Pale Ale | Moon River Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Moon River Brewing Company
Georgia, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Spring

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Added by asabreed on 03-19-2008

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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 42
Photo of nickfl
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - one finger of white foam, a slightly hazy, gold body and good lace.

S - spicy hops with a little pine and bready malt.

T - bready malt, light american hops and a nicely balanced finish.

M - medium body, moderate carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - nicely done, and while its not that complex, it is very drinkable.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: 1.5 finger head with excellent lacing on a hazy bright golden body.

S: excellent hop presence and strong atom overall. Citrus pine herbal and floral notes. Pretty much a hop bouquet covering all the hop notes.

T: hops galore again with more of a candied orange and floral hop presence prevailing.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: a nice session brew. Flavorful and drinkable. One of their best.

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Photo of jsanford
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Moon River Mug.

Poured a hazy orange-amber with a thin white haze. Nice, crisp aromas of pungent hops : pineapple, pine resin, and grapefruit. Very clean and dank smelling. Taste follows the nose nicely, the hop profile is fresh and pungent, with more pineapple and grapefruit. Crisp and sessionable with a medium-thin mouth-feel and sharp carbonation. Overall a solid APA, I'm upset I've been missing out on it all this time!

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Photo of beer2day
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep amber gold pour. No head. Thin lace. Nice rich color though.

Nose is very light citrus. Not much going on here.

Good flavor for a beer this low in abv. Nice herbal citrus bite. Decently dry finish. More tart than bitter, though. Hops really come out mid glass.

At 4%, the beer has a light feel.

Good session drinker

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Photo of smibroncos
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A. Poured a cloudy apricot copper color with a sparse white head. Decent lacing on the glass.

S. Citrus, pine grass

T. Lightly malted great hops, carmel, orange peel.

M. medium bodied, medium carbonation

D. A nice lightly flavored pale ale. Nice balance between malt and hops, refreshing.

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Photo of smcolw
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the menu: "Copper colored with a mild hop"

Lightly hazy; dark gold color. Nice Belgian lace on the sides of the glass

Nice floral aroma

Strong, raw hop plug flavor up front. This grows stronger at the swallow and leaves a long aftertaste. The body is rich. One of the better APA's I've had--good enough to order a pint after I completed the tasting.

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Photo of thesyko56
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Light yellow with a very thin head. Hardly any sign of carbonation.

S: Slightly floral and citrusy. Nice Smell.

T: Floral hop taste and slightly citrusy. Nice balance but nothing really stands out.

M: Lightly carbonated.

D: Very drinkable. Easily a session beer.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.28/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear, amber-hued body with a thin, wispy, white head.

Smell: Bright floral, citrusy hop nose with a faint scent of pale malts in back.

Taste: Meager pale maltiness and accompanying sweetness. Flash of florals and lemony citrus followed by a burst of hop bitterness. A touch acidic. Slight, lingering bitterness on the dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A sessionable, low-ABV brew, made with coastal town-visiting tourists in mind.

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Photo of Gavage
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: clear orange in color. 2" fluffy head lasts a while. Some moderate lacing paints the glass during the session.

Smell: floral bitterness and orange citrus comes through the glass easily.

Taste: caramel, floral hops, orange slices, and a bit of fruit sweetness make a nice sessionable pale ale.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp throughout. Very short aftertaste.

Drinkability: great session pale ale here. Another one of those nice plastic cups beers for walking around town with.

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Photo of gabeerfan
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a coppery brown with a nice white head that falls to a thin ring. Good lacing all the way down the glass.
Light aromas, but the earthy hops seem to come through first with hints of citrus followed by some brown sugar/caramel and dried, sweet fruits (cherries and apricots).
Flavors follow the aromas. Earthy/citrusy hops with the sweet brown sugar/caramel and dried fruit flavors.
Medium-bodied. Good carbonation keeps the flavors from lingering too long.
Very drinkable at only 4%. The somewhat strong flavors belie the low ABV.
Great session beer that is good for walking around with in the streets of Savannah.

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Photo of asabreed
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The folks at the brewery (thanks, Chris) told me this is a seasonal right now, but if it gets more hype and people keep drinking it, it may become a year-round brew.

Appearance: A copper amber color with nice soapy lacing rimming the imperial pint glass, good head retention throughout, a lot of carbonation shooting toward the top of the glass.

Smell: A nice balance between husk and earthy notes, fruit and berries, some sour cherries, and some citrus tones from the hops.

Taste: I would've guessed this was more than 4.0% ABV, but alas, it's not. I could see this being a monster imperial pale ale, as the flavors here are extremely balanced, with the fruit and citrus dominating, and the earthy husk notes giving a nice backbone, all with a nicely lingering finish.

Mouthfeel: Lighter-bodied even though the color's darker, but still remains crisp and not too carbonated, which I was worried about at first from the appearance.

Drinkability: Highly sessionable, with the flavors balanced, the alcohol fairly low, and the flavors better as they warm. I could probably drink this stuff all day, but unfortunately I don't live in Savannah. Try it if you get the chance. It won't blow your mind, but it's a very solid brew, and once I could drink a lot of.

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Slow-Vannah Pale Ale from Moon River Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 42 ratings.
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