Moat Blueberry Ale - Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
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Reviews by puboflyons:
3.43/5 rDev -3.9%
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.
10-10-2012 00:00:55 | More by puboflyons
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3.75/5 rDev +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.
10-08-2012 22:21:59 | More by Cavanaghty
3.6/5 rDev +0.8%
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.
10-09-2011 21:24:16 | More by rfgetz
3.45/5 rDev -3.4%
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.
01-05-2009 20:28:18 | More by brunop
3.3/5 rDev -7.6%
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.
09-28-2012 22:18:38 | More by jdhilt
3.53/5 rDev -1.1%
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.
02-06-2012 21:47:18 | More by GarthDanielson
3.85/5 rDev +7.8%
Drank on-tap at May Kelly's, North Conway, NH
Served in a weizen glass
A tight, creamy, one-finger tall, bright white crown topped the hazy, straw colored liquid. Solid head retention and nice lacing. Drippy streaks coated the upper portion of the glass.
Fresh blueberry notes dominated the aroma. Some doughy malts and cereal grains were detectible as well. Touch of wheaty tartness.
The flavor profile was similar to the aroma but a bit less blueberry forward. A bready, biscuity malt backbone led things off before the blueberries kicked in. The blueberry flavor was very fresh and natural tasting. Some lemon notes trailed on the the back end. The beer finished with a fair amount of earthy hop bitterness. Nice overall balance.
The mouthfeel was perhaps the least impressive aspect of this beer. It was medium bodied with a super fine and mild carbonation. Creamy and soft. The liquid almost seemed a touch flat.
I typically look for low-ABV fruited ales to be refreshing and to taste like they are made from actual fruit. Moat's Blueberry Ale definitely does both of these. This is an enjoyable summer offering that I would be happy to revisit.
08-07-2014 20:22:14 | More by Damian
2.98/5 rDev -16.5%
Pours a hazy light golden color with a decent sized white head that slowly dissipates to a cap on top. Light bready malt base with faint blueberry and light earthy hops. The flavor is like a light lager with a faint blueberry twang to it. Light bready pilsner malt with a hint of spice and some blueberry syrup buried deep underneath. Light to medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet watery mouthfeel. Bland, unexciting but technically nothing flawed here. The blueberry is too faint and the beer too uninspiring. Why on earth this 22oz bottle of 4.5% abv beer retails for north of 9 dollars boggles my mind.
04-26-2013 23:16:42 | More by johnnnniee
Moat Blueberry Ale from Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
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