The Moan and Dove

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

91 Reviews
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
100
Reviews:
91
Ratings:
113
Avg:
4.59
pDev:
8.06%
 
 
Taps:
23
Bottles/Cans:
175
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
The Moan and DoveThe Moan and Dove
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

460 West St
Amherst, Massachusetts, 01002-2988
United States

(413) 256-1710 | map
www.moananddove.com

Notes:
Voted the #1 Place to Have a Beer in 2006 - by BeerAdvocate.com reviewers.

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Reviews: 91 | Ratings: 113
Reviews by Loki:
Photo of Loki
5/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Well worth the 45 minute drive from Hartford on my business trip. Very surprised at how rural the location was. I wish that any town in NC had a bar like this.

I think they have 14-20 beers on draft ranging from Stone VE to DFH 90 to De Ranke XX Bitter to other fantastic craft beers. Huge bottle selection with some rare and aged stuff. Tons of Belgians and craft beers from all over the country.

They were doing a launch party for Mayflower and had a cask of the IPA that was fantastic. Good enough that with the selection they had I ordered two!

The third beer I ordered was a De Ranke XX Bitter b/c I love the beer and I've never had it on draft. Packed place, no empty seat in the house and the Bartender came by after about 5 minutes and said "I was supposed to bring you something and I forgot." He then immediately poured my beer and said it was on him. I was waiting but not long enough during a night that busy that I would expect anything other than a "sorry that took so long". I will be back here next time I'm within an hours drive.

I would have loved to have more beers but it was 9:15 with a 45 minute drive back, early work the next day, and I didn't have a DD so three was enough after dinner.

Fantastic Place!

I rated the value at $$ b/c it's in MA and beer is just expensive there. Or at least that is what I've observed. Plus most of their offerings are low production to rare beers. Now if they charged that in NC I would probably have to rate it at $$$, but it wouldn't stop me from going again and again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of blisscent
4.35/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of betterthanyourbeer
3.58/5  rDev -22%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3

By far the best place in Amherst, but thats only among 3 other bars. fairly dry place considering UMASS is there. in the bigger picture, considering all the outstanding small brewers around that area, their draft selection is weak. they seem to have the same names over and over. there is only so much tow roads and victory beers to drink. i feel like its the owner that just keeps cycling through the same high profit margin beers over and over. once in a while they'll add a keg of something local and good.... personally, id rather go get some good beer and drink at home.

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Photo of Ppeterson1981
3.07/5  rDev -33.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.75

Heard about this place from friends with nice beer selection but nothing I haven't had before. I'll comeback to see what's on next time.

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Photo of 80x2HopHead
4.22/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

great selection no doubt, but a bit dingey and too swankey.

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4.3/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of boredalready
4.68/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of SABERG
4.4/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of DanG3
4.81/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of Cfearey
5/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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4.5/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of WhatsonTapp
5/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -2%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of SpicyGose
3.85/5  rDev -16.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Went here a few days ago. Great little bar that doesn't serve food but you can bring in your own. Great for picky eaters. Great tap list of rare imports and craft beers. Big bottle list that you can conquer over a few years. It's a nice place to bring a friend for drinks.

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Photo of magnificent70s
5/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of josephmullett
5/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of rockrob
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of markdrinksbeer
4.4/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Dark atmosphere, but welcoming and comfortable, especially if you go in the Fall or Winter.
Eclectic choice of music is most often playing, but rarely ever too loud to hear each other talking at your table.

No food, but peanuts are free.

The beer selection is impressive, and the beer tenders have always been very helpful and knowledgeable.

Not a place to sit down and drink a Beer Light to "watch the game". It is a place to sit with friends, and enjoy some amazing beer.

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Photo of Eriogonum
5/5  rDev +8.9%

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The Moan and Dove in Amherst, MA
100 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.