Slow-Vannah Pale Ale | Moon River Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Moon River Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
moonriverbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by asabreed on 03-19-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
45
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
16.4%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 11
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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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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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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.72/5  rDev -1.6%

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 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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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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1.5/5  rDev -60.3%

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3.88/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MAJ85
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Slow-Vannah Pale Ale from Moon River Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 45 ratings.
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