Apparition Ale | Moon River Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Moon River Brewing Company
Georgia, United States

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by glid02 on 10-08-2010

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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 56
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a growler into a shaker pint, the beer is a pale, honey-gold coloring with a thin, filmy, surface coating of white head. Nose of subtle toffee and caramel, with citrus highlights, and hints of roasted notes. Flavors are tangy sweet forward, with a solid dose of roasted toffee and caramel. There is a subtle bitterness in the backbone, with a steady roasted character, too. Smooth and light bodied, with a tangy sweet, slightly bitter aftertaste. The finish is smooth, light, and slightly dry. Very drinkable.

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Photo of stript
3.66/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on-tap at Huey's on the waterfront in Savannah, GA. The wait-staff told me it was brewed in Savannah, but couldn't tell me the brewery or anything more about the beer--event its type. Nonetheless, I'm up for local fare.

This is a solid beer and I'd have it again. Medium amber in color with minimal head. Slight sweetness--but nothing you'd call "sweet."

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Photo of nickfl
3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - small white head, good lace. Three body is slightly hazy and golden brown.

S - toffee malt and little else.

T - sweet malt, musty hops and light bitterness in the finish.

M - medium body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - not bad, but a little too sweet and lacking in real english character.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: single finger head on a hazy bright golden body with a slight crimson hue. Nice lacing.

S: a little light with full malt profile and mostly citrus and earthy hop notes.

T: hops again are earthy and a touch bitter with a full toasted and pale malt character. Mild scattered fruity notes.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. Semi dry finish.

Overall: good representation of the style as far as balance but still simple overall. Very drinkable for sure.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub, interesting beer but nothing too special. Amber and clear in the pint glass, undercarbonated perhaps to simulate the cask feel, the body carries a little thin with mild bitterness and this hop earthiness on the midpalate, the overall beer is fine but boring. Mild caramel and biscuit notes on the palate but nothing too special. Carbonated higher it would be a good sports watching beer.

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Photo of metter98
3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Moon River Brewing Company, Savannah, GA

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down quickly, leaving some lacing on the surface, which eventually faded away and left just a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of caramel and toasted malts in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of caramel and toasted malts along with some hints of malty sweetness. There is a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and smooth on the palate with a low amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is very easy to drink and goes down smoothly.

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Photo of jsanford
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap on 8/3/11. Poured into a Nonic Pint Glass.

Poured a clear, dark amber with a thin white head that fades to a thick ring and a slight haze. Aromas of crisp, sweet malt and earthy hops. Taste follows the nose closely, notes of sweet amber malt, a touch of toffee, and some earthy hops. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Solid English-style Ale, lots of flavor in a nice sessionable package.

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Photo of ExtraStout
3.15/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at Moon River.

Poured a medium copper shade and with a small head. Smelled of slightly sweet malt. It was decent tasting, although a little thin and light.

The low ABV is not for me but probably works well with the southern heat. I moved on to something more hearty.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Lightly hazed, orange-amber body with a sporadic, relatively whitish head.

Smell: Fresh, moist herbs layered over bready malts and lightly caramelized sugar. Light fruitiness of stone fruit.

Taste: Bread English maltiness with lightly sweet touches of caramel and toffee. Hint of apricots. Mixture of fresh and dried herb hop character with a medium-light bitterness. Dull earthiness throughout. Remains herbaceous and drying on the back half and into the soft finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-low carbonation.

Overall: A tasty brew, nicely drinkable, and with a sensibly low level of alcohol.

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Photo of dragonWhale
3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

on tap at Moon River. Pours coppery and with a small head. A bit cloudy. Smells of sweet bready malt, English yeast esters, a little grass and flower power. It's decent tasting, the beer fits together nicely with itself, maybe a little thin, but otherwise the malt, hop, and yeast presence work together to create a perfectly drinkable beverage. I'll second that it's more of an ESB than English IPA. Alas, not really feeling it at the time, I move on to something with a little more substance and true grit.

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Photo of Redrover
3.97/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a modified imperial pint, the beer is a hazy bronze with a skim of beige foam.

The aroma is of lightly roasted malts, something sweet like brown sugar and a bit of pine.

The beer has an earthy with moderate hops bitterness. I like the notes of toffee and pine. I would classify this more as an ESB than an English IPA.

Smooth silky mouth. Easy drinker, I had two. Fits the bill of a session beer.

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Photo of glid02
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Hotoberfest - sampled multiple times.

Pours a slightly hazy deep copper color with a one-finger slightly off-white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of smooth pale and caramel malts with solid amounts of floral hop aromas. Also present are mild amounts of toffee.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Moderately dry caramel malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by earthy and somewhat leafy hop flavors. The hops fade out a bit midway through the sip and the flavor profile sweetens with hints of mildly sweet toffee. The hops then return to carry through to a solidly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass without a problem and could have another.

Overall this was a solid beer for the style although nothing really seemed to pop. Still, it's worth a shot.

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Apparition Ale from Moon River Brewing Company
3.53 out of 5 based on 56 ratings.
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