Another side project brew from Terrapin. These have always been hit or miss for me. They usually sound different and exciting, but some just absolutely miss the mark. I’m hopeful that this one is decent. Let’s see how it went.
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Terrapin Beer Co. is set to release Moonray, the next beer in their Side Project series. Moonray is a chocolate orange Weizenbock; the beer’s flavors were inspired by the chocolate oranges found in many a Christmas stocking of yore. As a dark wheat beer, calling the brew Moonray also serves to give a little hat tip to Sunray Wheat, a summer seasonal retired in 2011.”
Random: I still have a soft spot in my heart for Terrapin. It was one of the first breweries that I loved their stuff and their labels.
This beer poured with a thick, two finger cream colored head. It was slow to dissipate with some lacing left on the glass. The body was a cloudy and dark mahogany color with no carbonation visible due to the cloudiness. The nose had wheat with orange, but not a lot of chocolate. The taste was shockingly light and delicate. There was milk chocolate and orange zest. Wheat was also present with yeast too. There was very little spice to it as the orange and chocolate dominated the palate. It had a medium body with moderate carbonation. It had a long finish with orange and chocolate. The brew was really nice and one that I would have again. If you see it and like chocolate and orange, definitely grab one.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0