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Moat Hoffman Weiss - Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

57 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.92%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co. visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A traditional Bavarian-style wheat beer, it is a unique unfiltered golden beer with both a fruity and spicy flavor profile derived from the traditional Bavarian yeast strain that is used. It has a low hop bitterness yet is big on flavor.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-31-2002)
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Ratings: 57 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by guezarka:
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

guezarka, Oct 07, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of lordofthewiens
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A guest tap at The Portsmouth Brewery. Very pleasant beer. Served in a pint glass, it was a cloudy apricot color with a thick white head that quickly dissipated. Sweet fruit aroma, a little grain. Banana taste, a little bit of citrus. A refreshing beer, quite drinkable.

lordofthewiens, Aug 06, 2008
Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Jason, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of tigg924
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: bright yellow in color, minimal head, cloudy

Smell: banana, orange, and clove

Taste: bananas, clove, wheat, and a bit of orange

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, medium-low carbonation, sweet

Drinkability: By far my favorite of the beers I had at Moat Mt. I could session this as it goes down way too easy. Slightly complex for the style.

tigg924, Jan 03, 2011
Photo of Cavanaghty
3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-Tap in a sample glass.

Appearance: Orange-yellow with a cloudy haze. Thin white head.

Smell: Sweet smelling with wheat.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium to light bodied. Typical taste of a hefenweizen, sweet tasting with wheat.

Overall: Refreshing brew, I would have it again.

Cavanaghty, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of mdaschaf
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Flatbread in North Conway.

A: Served in a pint glass, the beer was a hazy golden color with no head or lacing.

S: Basic hefeweizen aroma, some wheat, a bit of banana, and faint spices.

T: Similar to the aroma, some banana, wheat, a bit of faint earthy hops and some spices - black pepper and coriander.

O: A decent hefe, not bad, but not something I am clamoring to get again.

mdaschaf, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yellow amber color and a healthy and loose white head rises fast with vigor and falls slow. She stays around without rambling too fast.

The aroma is classic hefe with sour and herbal green veggies maybe too much sour that seems like vinigar. Green banana and spices with mildly sweet red fruits too.

The flavor brings a vinegar and herbal banana flavor from the yeast and hops. Corriander with cloves and a sweet fruity malt all in decent balance. Feels lush slightly dry and refreshing.

This traveled well to my house of more than 60 miles away combating seasonal potholes and Tiberius bumps along the way so there's bonus points for that.

GratefulBeerGuy, Mar 10, 2011
Photo of ChrisL24481
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

ChrisL24481, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of Kinsman
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a growler into a mug.

A: Hazy light amber hue with a thick foamy head, leaving a nice white lace.

S: Fruity sweet smell. Most noticeable would be the banana and citrus. Yeast can also be detected in smell.

T: A sweet malty and yeasty beer. Little hop presence.

M: Fully bodied, almost chewy compared to other variations of this style.

D: Very drinkable, a good beer all around.

Kinsman, Sep 21, 2009
Photo of puboflyons
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

The pour was a cloudy golden pale color with a moderate white head.

The aroma was full of wheat, yeast, a little citrus zing, and even a slight pepper note. It was rather tempting.

The body fell into the light to medium range.

The taste had a wonderfully warming wheat character that seemed to evolve in a positive way as it warmed up. The finish was clean and satisfying.

puboflyons, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of jmilo64
2.75/5  rDev -28%

jmilo64, Apr 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

ScaryEd, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of plaid75
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy medium straw hue with a two finger white foamy head. Good yeast swirl. There was good retention and sticky lacing.

The smell featured a strong banana bread quality. Decent clove spiciness as well.

The taste was very wheaty and yeasty - essentially what a hefe should taste like.

The mouthfeel was full and chewy.

Overall a nice rendition of an authentic hefe. Very drinkable. Well done.

plaid75, Aug 14, 2006
Photo of weeare138
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appears a cloudy yellow with light white head and nice scattered lacing.
Smell is of lightly toasted wheat, blended spice, and light bananas.
Taste is of the same blended wheat and spice with a smooth banana flavor floating in the background.
Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety with a nice medium body.
Drinkability is great. Everytime I've had this brew, I've enjoyed it.

weeare138, Jul 20, 2005
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

papat444, Aug 19, 2013
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3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy, lemon custard yellow. Came adorned with a thin skim ring. I've always had presentation problems here and I don't know if it's the brewer or that the bartender's just don't know how to pour a beer here but I'm going to go with that latter.

Aroma as a nice wheat character that reminds me of eggs and hash. Mild acidic twang. Tastes of light lemon (I don't know if it was supposed to be there or if it dripped in from the lemon that was rimmed on my glass) and light cloves. No banana though which I was hoping for.

Kind of a mix of an American and German wheat. It has the light, airy character of an American wheat but the subtle clove of a German heff. Nice work.

Moat Mountain is one of NH's most underrated breweries by the way.

donkeyrunner, Sep 07, 2010
Photo of Fahz
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Fahz, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of Bicyclette
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Bicyclette, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of sethmeister
4.43/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Portsmouth Brewery.

Cloudy straw color with fluffy white head.

Scent was unmistakable bananas, cloves and spice, citrus, yeast. I was breathing in the aroma before I even lifted the beer to my nose.

Taste again was unmistakable and clear: banana, lemon, cloves and other spices, ever so slightly sour yeast, wheat. Everything I expect in a hefeweizen and the flavors burst onto the tounge. Citrusy, spicey, yeasty and delicious.

Mouthfeel was nicely creamy and full.

Drinkability excellent.

I liked it so much I am planning a trip to Moat Mountain to try their other beers.

sethmeister, Sep 23, 2008
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a pale, unfiltered yellow-brown coloring with not a lot of head on the surface. Citrus and bready blend on the nose, with a slight spicing to it. The flavors are clove and banana initially, with a citrus blending at the end. The beer is kept light with the carbonation, giving the brew a frothy, light mouthfeel at the end. Tangy, sweet aftertaste. This is a decent brew.

GarthDanielson, Nov 06, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

kdivers, Oct 13, 2013
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

jski, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of packetknife
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy orange with a fluffy head that holds. I couldn't discern any significant odor, a light hint of bread maybe. Very wheaty and a tad of spice, not quite what I expected. Let me see if I can describe it.. as it touched your tongue chilled you immediatly sense a bit of spice. Then it turns to a mixture of wheat/bread/almost-apple.. it leaves a slightly bitter after-taste after going down smooth. Now, can we get it outside of NH?

packetknife, Jun 01, 2002
Photo of irishevans
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

irishevans, Sep 17, 2013
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Moat Hoffman Weiss from Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.