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Moon Gazer Bouchart X Anniversary Ale 10% 330ml

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Moon Gazer Bouchart X Anniversary Ale 10% abv

To have reached the milestone of our 10th birthday is a bit special, so we wanted to create a series of beers to celebrate this special year – and what better way to kick off with a 10% abv version of an existing Moon Gazer beer?

Now, after the last two years there’s a bit of a debate as to whether we have been actually brewing for 10 years – but ultimately the calendar doesn’t lie, and it is indeed 10 years since back in 2012 Mrs Moon Gazer and me stood in the brewery brewing our first amber ale.

Amongst all the excitement we forgot to put a whole load of the hops in, but since then we are pleased to say the team is recognised for brewing up some great beers. We’ve won an ever-growing collection of local, regional and national of awards of which we are rightly proud – but what makes us even more proud is to have won an army of followers, fans and friends. The Moon Gazer family.

So, back to our 10% anniversary ale – the stronger beer we have brewed to date.

The plan was to super charge and existing Moon Gazer beer – but you may be surprised which one….as we have chosen our dark mild Bouchart – and upscaling it a rather grandiose Bouchart X.

Essentially, we are using the same ingredients – with a bit of tweaking to maintain the balance, we also wanted to add a bit more darkness – so we’ve introduced some Cara Special three, a dark German malt which adds colour without any associated bitterness.

As you would expect, especially on our birthday, that the backbone of the malt comes from Norfolk Maris Otter – the star of so, so many Moon Gazer ales – with a rich complexity coming from the addition of chocolate malt, Crystal 240 and a touch of wheat. This will give Bouchart’s trademark liquorice, biscuit malt flavour, while the use of British hops Pilgrim and Goldings will add a touch of blackcurrant, honey and spice notes.

A beer to be savoured – a simple, unfussy recipe but one which delivers on so many levels. In a way that is the hallmark of Moon Gazer ales – we want to deliver great flavour but never seek to over complicate things just for the sake of it.


There is a standard delivery charge of £8.95. Delivery charges are for Mainland UK. Scottish Highlands, Northern Ireland and remote areas are extra and an option is available at the checkout to alter your delivery area. A free delivery service will automatically apply when ordering goods over a certain value. This will be shown on the Checkout page. Standard delivery is by courier within 5 working days from dispatch confirmation (but normally within 2-3 days). Overnight and Special deliveries possible. We also offer a free 'click & collect' service. Please use the 'collect from shop' option at the checkout. Delivery charges for Europe Mainland is a standard delivery charge of £35. Please contact us prior to ordering as you may be charged by your country's Customs and may have to pay additional tax (VAT) upon delivery. If the delivery cost is less we will refund you the difference. Please note that we are not IOSS registered due to the nature of our products (alcoholic beverages). Other overseas deliveries upon request. Please contact us for a quotation.

You will receive an email giving you details of your delivery with a consignment number for you to track your order. You may leave instructions as to where to leave the ordered goods. Any goods that are left by our courier according to your instructions and have not been signed for, must be left in a secure place. Any losses incurred following goods left unsecurely will be the liability of the Purchaser. If you are not in when the goods are delivered, goods may be left with neighbours and/or a card will be left with contact details for you to arrange another delivery. If the courier is not contacted, they will automatically try to deliver your goods on the next two consecutive working days, leaving a contact card on the first day and a card to advise of the consignment being returned to the depot on the second. Should the goods then be returned to the Company after all attempts have failed, we will issue a full credit, or re-despatch on your instruction when the same delivery cost will be charged against your account.

We are committed to providing you with an excellent service, which includes delivering your goods in way which will not affect your order adversely. Most beers we sell are bottle-conditioned and will contain some sediment. We therefore would like to advise you to use the following guidelines on receipt of your goods:

  • Please open the box carefully and the correct way up (address label will be on the top of the box)
  • Check for any damage or broken glass.
  • In the unlikely event of any broken glass we would recommend to leave the broken glass in the box and only extract those bottles that are undamaged. Then dispose of the box, including broken glass, safely in an appropriate manner.
  • Do not open any bottles shortly after delivery. They are likely to be very volatile and cause spillage.
  • We recommend to leave the beers to settle for at least 6 hours, preferably for 24 hours.

We pride ourselves in high customer service levels and we want to ensure that your goods will be delivered to you in good condition. Any instances of goods being delivered below expectations, such as broken bottles, should be reported immediately on arrival but within 7 days, upon which we will issue a refund for the damaged bottles. This does not affect your statutory rights.

For deliveries to the USA please note that due to severe restrictions by courier companies, the maximum amount of liquid that can be sent is 75cl per consignment. Glasses and other items have no restrictions but please be aware these are packaged very well to avoid breakages, so postage can be high. Please contact us for an accurate quotation, as the current rates on our website allows for a large box, regardless of weight.

For any other questions regarding delivery, you may contact us at


Cancellation of Orders

We are aware that you would like your order as promptly as possible. We therefore endeavour to send your order out within a day of any payments for the goods.

Therefore, if you need to cancel your order you will need to contact us as soon as possible by calling us on 01284 767205, or emailing us at You may also write a letter to us, using the following postal address:

Mr. Rene van den Oort
Beautiful Beers
1b St. John's Street
Bury St. Edmunds
Suffolk IP33 1SQ

You will appreciate that goods may have been despatched before cancellation takes place. You can help us reduce waste by notifying us as soon as possible, but no later than 7 days after the receipt of the goods provided that the goods are in original condition they were sent; unopened and sealed, as required by the Consumer Protection for Distance Selling Regulations 2000 (as amended).

Refunds minus any carriage charges will be made within 14 days from the date of cancellation. It is the customer's responsibility to keep the goods in perfect condition until they are collected. Collection charges apply.


We take pride in our personal level of service. If you are not entirely happy with your purchase then please return the items to us within 14 days of receipt in its original condition and packaging and we will refund you the value less the delivery costs. Please note that the postage and cost of returns is the responsibility of the purchaser or recipient. The address for returns is: Beautiful Beers, 1b St. John's Street, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1SQ

Any goods supplied by Beautiful Beers which have incurred a deposit, such as the Perfect Draft kegs, can be returned to the Company for a refund. We can arrange collection by courier for a nominal fee of £18.95 regardless of the number of kegs. Upon receipt of the goods the Company will refund the deposit value. Please note that the postage and cost of returns is the responsibility of the purchaser or recipient. Goods with a deposit value supplied by the Company will carry an identification label and only those goods can be returned.

Any instances of goods being delivered below expectations, such as broken bottles, should be reported immediately on arrival but within 7 days, upon which we will issue a refund for the damaged bottles. This does not affect your statutory rights. For other questions regarding delivery, you may contact us at


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