Moon Under Water Creepy Uncle Dunkel

Reviewed by on December 12, 2018 in Holiday Guide

The Details

  • Brewery: Moon Under Water Brewery

  • Origin: Victoria, BC, CA

  • Rated On: December 12, 2018

  • Best Before: N/A

  • ABV: 5.4%

  • Ideal Temperature: cold to cool

  • Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

  • Rating: GOOD !

The Review

Happy Holidays!  The ‘creepy uncle’ depicted on the label pretty much looks like yer average brewmaster these days, IMHO.

This 473ml can pours a clear, dark orange-brick brown colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, rocky, and somewhat bubbly tan head, which leaves some layered streaky lace around the glass as things evenly subside.

It smells of bready and doughy caramel malt, bittersweet cocoa powder, some toasted nuttiness, indistinct black stone fruit, and some tame earthy, musty, and floral noble hop bitters.  The taste is gritty and grainy caramel malt, medium chocolate, some bruised pome fruitiness, a hint of free-range char, oily bar-top nuts, and more understated leafy, herbal, and dead floral hoppiness.  The carbonation is quite tame in its innocuous-seeming frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and generally smooth, with nothing really getting in the way of a more or less swell time at this particular point in the game.  It finishes off-dry, the mighty malt the order of the lingering day.

Overall – this comes across as a well-made, and hearty version of the style, robustly malty, with just enough hop bitters to keep everything between the ditches. Worth checking out, as it’s nice to see this brewery’s wares suddenly show up on Alberta bottleshop shelves.

Brady White

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