The Rosin Dubh was a clear brown color with a clean malty flavor, and very dry finish. This Dunkel Lager-style was very nice. The Eclipse Extra Stout yielded a chocolate and roasted aroma with a light body, chocolaty/roasted malt flavor and aftertaste. The Boston Special Reserve was a clear gold color with a light hoppy aroma, medium body, and yeasty/hoppy flavor. The Rogan Alt appeared a clear dark amber with a subtle hop aroma, crisp malt flavor, and short rye aftertaste. The Chamonile Honey Wheat was a hazy gold with a clove aroma, tart flavor, and honey sweet aftertaste.
Management's attention to detail paid off in the very clean beers presented. German-style brews even get special water treatment. The weekend crowd was split by gender roughly 50/50 and the first Brewer's Dinner hosted by the General Manager and Head Chef was very popular. A sampler platter of five four-ounce tastes costs $5.50 and offers a good way to get acquainted with the beer selection. The flavorful beers and the impressive interior makes the effort of finding this Brew Moon worthwhile.
50 Church Street - Harvard Square
Reviewed by Tom Ciccateri - July, 1996.