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Moat Blueberry Ale - Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.

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Moat Blueberry AleMoat Blueberry Ale

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BA SCORE
82
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19 Reviews
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Reviews: 19
Hads: 91
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co. visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mschofield on 09-17-2004

American-style ale, clean and crisp with a gentle fruit finish and a medium blueberry nose.
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Reviews: 19 | Hads: 91
Reviews by bdaggett:
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice wheaty kolsch style beer with light to medium blueberry taste. The blueberries are more subtle and nuanced in this beer than in other blueberry beers that I have had. Tasty. I could do several pints. (207 characters)

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap in a sample glass.

Appearance: Orange/Copper color and cloudy with a white head.

Smell: Sweet honey smell and wheat. No blueberries really.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied beer. I could taste the blueberries and wheat.

Overall: I would have to say this was one of the better blueberry beers I have had so far. (326 characters)

Photo of Janeinma
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of heystevec
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kevincredible
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of puboflyons
3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on tap at the brewpub on October 9, 2012.

I have to admit that blueberry brews are difficult for me to review because although I love blueberries by themselves, I am not fond of them in beer. In this case it poured a hazy looking straw-yellow tone.

The aroma tends to be more on the buttery side than bringing out a blueberry character.

The body was thin to medium.

Where the blueberry nose fell down it rebooted itself in the taste as the blueberries were much more notable there. But there was still a kind of slick, buttery flavor which ultimately ended with a slight hop note and a lingering astringency. As far as the style goes there are others I prefer. (674 characters)

Photo of largadeer
2/5  rDev -44.1%

Photo of jmilo64
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of gameface23
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of tekstr1der
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden pour with thin, clingy white coating. Aroma is the best part - seems natural rather than flavored. Flavor is okay, but underwhelming blueberry there. Fairly smooth and clean, just not amazing. (204 characters)

Photo of Rocketman2013
3.4/5  rDev -5%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of rfgetz
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark, dulled gold color with minimal cap of white froth. Scent is a balanced mix of tart blueberry and tangy wheat with faint notes of banana and bread yeast. Taste brings a stronger blueberry presence, more tart than sweet which is a plus. Solid tangy wheat and mild bread yeasts in the background. Lighter side of medium bodied, active carbonation. A decent beer with strong blueberry notes but could use a bit more in the wit/heffe front. (449 characters)

Photo of jderosia603
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of brunop
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

i usually (always) don't like stuff in my beer. like fruit ('cept for pumpkin). my girlfriend orders this when they have it (usually summer. duh) so one day i sipped a bit of hers and it wasn't bad. not bad at all.

i do like blueberries (i know where some good patches are on moat mountain itself). and this does taste of good blueberries.

i'll take sips of hers again. (371 characters)

Photo of jdhilt
3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a two finger white head that fades quickly leaving some lace. Hazy straw color. Light carbonation and light bodied. Light blueberry nose and flavor is light tart blueberry, balanced bitterness. A little watery, could use more blueberry. $8.99 for a 22oz bottle from Glen Beverage Glen, NH. (295 characters)

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a tumbler pint, the beer is a hazy, pale, orange-highlighted yellow coloring with a steady flow of carbonation bubbling and a tall, frothy, light, foamy white head that starts at almost two inches, but eventually settles out into a thin, filmy covering. Aromas are grainy, with a subtle hint of blueberry sweetness and an overall toasting quality. The flavors are muddled, with a light grain and cereal toasting in the background and a tart, light blueberry highlight. The flavors are a little light and unbalanced for my personal tastes, as there are some really good blueberry beers out there. The aftertaste is a little more balanced, with more of a fruit sweetness present. The finish is quick and clean, without much linger, which is good for a fruit based brew. Decent, but again, there are some really strong blueberry beers out there. (868 characters)

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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2.05/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Smells like stale beer. No blueberry detected at all except for the ones floating in the beer. Taste is terrible and bland. (123 characters)

Photo of Fernans
4.08/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Blueberry can be too sweet. This w one hits the mark. Good color solid ale flavor and a mild blueberry taste. (111 characters)

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Moat Blueberry Ale from Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.