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Moor Envy

Rating: 3.6

Originally brewed as a limited edition offering back in 2011 in association with Nicholson’s pub managers in the UK, this one has since gone on to be an annual autumn offering from Moor. The beer is one that I’ve spotted quite a few times recently, seemingly since it became available in cans and it’ll be my first beer from the brewery, although I knew I’d end up trying something from them sooner or later. This one is a beer I’m quite looking forward to since it’s one that can be classed as a ‘craft golden ale’, a style that I’m every familiar with but one that I’ve been trying less and less of recently since far to many of them fail to impress but hopefully this one will be something a little different.

Moor Envy

Appearance (4/5): The beer pours quite a pale, light straw to yellow colour that was definitely a little lighter than expected but the head seemed to be a nice one, initially at least anyway. The beer is a cloudy one and it was topped with a white, foamy head that was just over a centimetre tall when poured from the can but eventually settled slightly over half a centimetre tall which isn’t bad at all really.
Aroma (7/10): This one comes through with quite a refreshing nose initially, there was some good floral note and grassy hops to kick things off with a touch of sweetness not too far behind; I got some solid citrus notes early on as well. The beer was lighter malts and a bit of bread around the middle with touches of lemon and grain not far behind before some cereal made an appearance. The beer had a nice balance on the nose and seemed fresh with some further hops towards the end but everything was quite subdued and mellow.
Taste (6/10): Much like the nose, this one is again quite a floral beer with plenty of lemon and citrus flavours coming through that are definitely more pronounced than before. Some light and earthy hops start to come through soon after this with some pine and, to a lesser extent, some grapefruit in there alongside the grassy and herbal flavours. Some of the bread and cereal from the nose feature but it’s quite a simple tasting beer that comes through with a few grains and touches of sweetness at the end.
Palate (4/5): Light-medium bodied and definitely a fresh beer, there was moderate carbonation and a slight citrus tang through before some sweetness and a little bitterness featured towards the end. The balance was an okay one with the beer coming across as quite light and simple whilst remaining enjoyable at the same time.

Overall (14/20): Quite a fresh and simple beer that comes through with a lot of citrus, particularly the taste with some good floral flavours and lighter hops backing things up. There was some touches of pine and grapefruit with good bread malts and a pleasant sweetness towards the end. The bitterness became more pronounced towards the end but for the most part the beer was quite a balanced one and it proved fairly easy to drink at the same time without ever excelling.

Brewed In: Bristol, England
Brewery: Moor Beer Company
First Brewed: 2011
Type: Golden/Blond Ale
Abv: 4.2%
Serving: Can (330ml)
Purchased: Good Spirits Co. Wine & Beer (Glasgow)
Price: £2.40

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