Monday, 3 March 2014

REVIEW: MOON DOG BJORN TO BOOGIE

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STATS
  • Country: Australia
  • Style: Fruit Beer
  • ABV: 5.3%
  • Serving Type: 330ml Bottle
  • Price: Inexpensive
Sorry for the review delay, we've been having some laptop power cord issues recently. I had this beer almost 2 weeks ago and am doing this mostly off my Untappd check-in and a couple of notes, so bear with me.

I'm stealing this from last time I wrote a New Brew Thursday review: New Brew Thursday is one of those badges that I've never fully understood. Basically you get this if you have 3 beers you haven't checked in before on 3 Thursdays in a 30 day period. Basically it comes around every month and surprises you every time..

Moon Dog's Bjorn to Boogie is a watermelon flavoured Hefeweizen. I didn't know what to expect from the pour - so I was pleasantly surprised with what was offered up to me once I poured this one. It poured a hazy yellow colour with a big thick head of white foam. It's everything you'd expect a witbier to look like, which I'm going to accept.

The nose is quite impressive as well and only has a slight hint of watermelon to indicate that it is anything other than a normal Hefeweizen. There's plenty of banana and wheat as well as something which could be mint or an odd bit of bubblegum.

Now the taste is where the watermelon really comes into it's own. As the beer first touches your lips you get a hint of sweet watermelon, before the banana flavour of your typical Hefeweizen kicks in. There again is this odd minty/bubblegum flavour, which I can't quite place, before some lime and another stronger watermelon hit.

I always look forward to Moon Dog release day! Recently they've been releasing 2 or even 3 new beers on the same day. Many of them are a bit of a disappointment, they almost always promise a lot and deliver less. Bjorn to Boogie is why I'll always buy they're new beers, they are capable of producing great beers. This is one of the most sessionable beers around, if you like Hefeweizen's and/or watermelon; BUY THIS BEER!

Remember it's always Beer O'Clock somewhere in the world!

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