Do you remember Landlord Steve Walker who was famed for being able toelectrophotic wrote:"Moonraker has a reduced abv now (don't like it when beer is tinkered with, it's never the same) but in this case it was fine."
Have to agree with you about tinkering. Moonraker is (was) a classic. This won't have gone unnoticed at Robinsons marketing department - watch out for Old Tom Lite ....
I first discovered Moonraker at the Chester Beer Festival in (I think) 1977 at the Mollington Banastre. By the time I got home I felt like I'd been dancing on the moon. In the late 80's/early 90's Moonraker was a regular alongside Lees Bitter in GBG-listed Clavertons (Lower Bridge Street).
drink eight pint of Moonraker and still serve you a pint at Clavs bar