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Hell Yes! - Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
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24 Ratings
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 18.93%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co. visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 06-01-2014)
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Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev +13%

poisonpythons, Jul 21, 2014
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mjstacker, Jun 29, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev -13%

Poured from the can into a tall Libbey style pilsner glass.

Big golden brass and crystal clear body, with good rising carbonation, somewhat cola sized, but mostly fine and pin head. Fluffy white bleach head of three fingers, but quickly falls in a soapy collar.

A big off putting aroma. Mild burnt grain, almost smoked with a bit of gaseous aroma, and literally smells like animal waste. This actually does not smell very pleasant at all, it's kind of nasty and almost sewer gas quality. Only some light pils dough like malt in the background seems to save it a bit, but this is pretty poor.

Mild dough malts, and a bit of honey like sweetness on first sip. That aroma though just will not go away. Pleasing classic herbal finish, with a mild carbonation, and slightly playful. Stinky aroma waffs through this like crazy and does not make it more pleasant unfortunately.

Overall, there's something worth digesting here, but the aroma is so off putting and doesn't even smell like a common beer fault that it just boggles my mind how the heck this happened. Really not enjoyable. I have never had an aroma on a beer so poor that it just destroys every other experience of the beer for me, but alas, there it is. There you have it.

smakawhat, Sep 02, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev +5.4%

Tallboy poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear, bright straw with a two-finger head that is gone pretty quickly. Heavy carbonation.

Smell: There's a wee bit of malty funk in the nose that isn't so much unpleasant as it is unexpected. Otherwise smells of grass, bread, some earth, and a tiny bit of hops.

Taste: This beer has an appealing clean, malty taste with a nice grassy finish. Tastes like a slightly more malty pilsner.

Mouthfeel: Depth is spot on. Great body for a summer-type beer.

Overall: Nice take on a German lager from these N.H. brewdogs, who also do a mean Czech pilsner that I like a little bit more than this.

illpass78, Aug 09, 2014
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Massbmx, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

lou50rp, Jul 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

snowmageddon, Jul 07, 2014
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CSeavey64, Jun 07, 2014
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Robbenhood, Aug 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Hopalonglong, Aug 21, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev +7.6%

The beer pours a clean, crisp yellow, like dehydrated piss. A big, billowy head of eggshell white bubbles forms above the glass and mellows to a finger’s width above the glass. In body, the beer is crystal clear and translucent, giving a full image of the other side of the glass. On the nose, the beer smells of crisp, butter cracker malt, slight cider, and smooth spicy hops that tickle in the background. On the tongue, the beer tastes bready sweet, with a light bitterness that gently fights, but does not overcome the sweetness of the beer. Very faint acidity can be sensed on the sides of the tongue. In flavor, the beer begins as crisp crackers that plunge into dry cider notes that slowly work in crushed black pepper spice, light woodiness, and a faint hint of lemon juice. The finish is a brief crescendo of all the present flavors, while the aftertaste is of softly linger black pepper. In the mouth, the beer is light bodied with a mellow, fluffy carbonation, yet a crisp, smooth mouthfeel. Overall, this is a simple, delicate helles lager that drinks nicely and can be easily sessioned for hours. As the style goes, it’s a beautiful little beer, though it is a tad bland for what I am currently craving. A good drinking beer.

Maxwell, Jun 23, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev +5.4%

16 oz can from Londonderry
Pours a crystal clear light golden color with a smallish white head that despite vigorous coaxing doesn't last very long. Aromas of light sweet bready malt with hints of fruit and melanoidin. The flavor is crisp sweet bready maltiness with hints of spice and fruit. Light caramelized sugars round this one out. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. Not a bad Americanized version, I could drink these.

johnnnniee, Jun 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Ive had a lot of helles in Germany. This is not a good substitute. Tastes like slightly strong version of bud. Yuck.

Psereiko, Sep 01, 2014
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ODM, Aug 28, 2014
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Carpentiere, Jul 05, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +18.1%

Note: This may be the same beer as the Munich Helles Lager already listed. However, I could not find any reviews from 2014 or 2013 and my version of it has a name and is canned.

Pours a bright gold with a thin head.

Crisp and clean with a touch of buttery malt in the nose.

Drinks like a traditional lawn-mower lager. Balanced palate of sweet, buttery malt with the right amount of bitterness. Think of a higher quality version of your favorite lawn-mower beer (mine is Narragansett Lager).

Finishes clean and crisp. The perfect finish for a beer such as this.

If they sold it around here it would be my go-to beer. There aren't many lagers in cans available here.

Brad007, Jun 01, 2014
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Very smooth and Malty redolent of Czech larger.

Jintsman, Aug 31, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Clear, "bright," light gold yellow in color. Forms a fizzy-creamy white head. Decent retention. Minimal lacing. Aroma is quite foul. Smells like stewed cabbage or swamp gas. It's very unappealing. Luckily the taste is better, though thats not saying much in this instance. Light golden malts, the aforementioned stewed cabbage, and some light grassy hops. Lighter bodied. Medium carbonation. Slight sweetness. Minimal bitterness.
While the taste on this one isn't all that great, the aroma on this one is just horrible, resulting in a beer that is rather unattractive and barely drinkable.

Florida9, Saturday at 12:11 AM
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Hell Yes! from Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.