From Victoria BC’s Moon Under Water Brewing comes their “Old Ale 2017″ a beer in the Ancient Ale Series. The beer pours a deep reddish brown with a tan head. The aroma consists of spices, mild vinegar notes and semi sweet notes. The flavour is of mild sour notes, spices, herbal notes, tannins, earth, oak and some wine notes. Most reviews I have read spoke of smoke but I did not get that in my bottle. The alcohol content comes in at 6.9%. This is definitely a very different beer but I really enjoyed it none the less. I mean I am always hoping to try new and crazy beer and this one fits that mold.
Commercial Description: A long time ago. In a civilization far, far away… For 9,000 years our history has been shaped by the myriad of ingredients use to crate fermented beverages. This series pays homage to the variety of starches, spices, fruits and whatever else civilizations of the past have used to satisfy humanity’s love affair with alcohol.
From Parallel 49 Brewing’s Brews Brothers Collaboration mixer pack comes the “Boom Boom Boom” Triple Hop Belgian Tripel. This beer has been produced in Collaboration with The Moon Under Water Pub & Brewery out of Victoria. The beer pours a cloudy golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of yeast, maybe tropical fruits, sweetness, sugar and some floral hops. The flavour is of Belgian yeast, banana, pineapple, sugar, sweetness, resin and a mild to medium hops bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 9%. This beer was not a standout in the Brews Brothers box but it was still enjoyable.
From Victoria BC’s The Moon Under Water Pub & Brewery comes their brand new seasonal Session Lager named “Light Side of the Moon”. With the play on the name I thought it fitting to suggest a Pink Floyd song from their album Dark Side of the Moon. This session lager pours a cloudy light golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of melons, orange, rice malts and floral hops. The flavour is of oranges, orange peels, melons, malts, some rice and some very mild hops. Usually I am down on the use of rice in beer as the beer is filtered to remove the flavour it brings on. It is usually used as a cheaper malt but with this beer it is used well to add flavour to this low alcohol unfiltered lager. The alcohol content comes in at 4.2%. The flavour is light as to be expected with a session ale or lager but it is still very tasty.
Commercial Description: Unfiltered craft lager brewed with rice malts and sweet orange peel for a dry, refreshing finish. Welcome to the Light side of craft beer.
The Moon Under Water Pub & Brewery out of Victoria have 4 standard beer in their lineup. One of the 4 beer is the “Potts Pils (Unfiltered)” a full flavour pilsner. The brew pours a light golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of grainy bready malts, citrus and grassy hops. The flavour is of grassy hops up front with a bite and then grainy malts and citrus. The alcohol content comes in at a respectable 5.2% and has an IBU of 38. If I am to be drinking Pilsners then this beer would be up on my list of ones to pick up.
Commercial Description: “I brewed this beer in the style of the great North German Pilsners. 38 IBUs of Saaz and Cascade hops shine right through the Bohemian malts resulting in a blend of herby, dry hop and citrus notes. Unfiltered, decoction mashed, dry hopped and lagered for 5 weeks… This aint your Fathers Pilsner.” Clay Potter, MSc
The Moon Under Water Pub & Brewery out of Victoria have 4 standard beer in their lineup. One of the 4 beer is the “Creepy Uncle Dunkel” a type of dark lager. The beer pours a deep ruby with a tan head. The aroma consists of fruits, caramel, chocolate and malts. The flavour is of roasted malts, coffee, dark fruits, chocolate, caramel with a mild bitterness at the finish. Like most Lagers this beer is fairly thin but very tasty! The alcohol content comes in at 5.4%. Moon Under Water Pub & Brewery is looking to step up their presence on the Mainland and I am all for that! If you haven’t tried their beer yet or if its been a while take a chance on a bomber or 4 of their beer!
Commercial Description: Pilsner’s creepy Uncle. Dark and complex, the most misunderstood of all Lagers. Dark Munich malts, and a little roasted wheat give this brew a rich, vanilla and nutty-sweet palate with a dry, rounded finish. Unfiltered as always. Maybe it’s the long decoction mashes or the 5 week lagering time he spent alone in the cold… or perhaps he’s just a complicated dude?