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

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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 15.1%
Wants: 3
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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New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +30.2%

10-04-2012 20:15:13 | More by jski
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

12-08-2011 17:25:12 | More by FrankLloydMike
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New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +30.2%

12-01-2011 19:58:07 | More by Rochefort10nh
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New Hampshire

4.93/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Sampled on tap at the 2003 Vermont Brewers Festival.

Pours with a nice yellow body, clouded with yeast, and a thin white head. It sports a wonderful citrusy and spicy aroma. The taste is pure Bavaria, like I had been transported back to the beer garden in Munich: sweet, tangy, and refreshing. Very smooth, very drinkable.

Seriously one of the best weiss beers I've ever had, including my trips to Bavaria. Well done!

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2003 15:57:29 | More by kaszeta
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4.47/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark golden color, clouded with yeast, thinner pure white head than expected though it may have been the pour. Leaves quite a lace trail down the glass.
Aromas are all lemony citrus with some clove, and this is after ensuring that my bartender did not serve this one with a lemon like the one I had with VENOM after the Maine fest.
Great Bavarian Hefeweizen flavor, loaded with lemony-orange citrus with some clove and just a hint of banana.
Super smooth, refreshing and easy to drink, probably the best U.S. version of a German classic that I have tried. I hope they offer this in bottles by next summer.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2002 20:33:05 | More by MaineBeerMan
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New Hampshire

4.43/5  rDev +15.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-23-2008 15:05:24 | More by sethmeister
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4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the Gaslight in Portsmouth. Poured in a pint glass by the time it got to me it had a light lace on a cloudy straw body

Aromas of Belgian yeast (banana bread and bubblegum with some light spiciness

Great American take on the style. Wheaty crisp nice spices, bananas along with some other citrus flavors filled my mouth nice and light made me feel like summer was here. Great texture as well as carbonation on it as well

Highly drinkable went back for more and more. Glad to see its back on tap in town this year. I will seek it out again. A definite recommend in my book

Serving type: on-tap

05-11-2008 19:42:15 | More by joepais
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

05-31-2014 01:01:35 | More by powdersoldier
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

08-02-2013 16:40:30 | More by blameo
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4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

Serving type: growler

09-21-2009 00:27:57 | More by Kinsman
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4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2005 18:27:55 | More by weeare138
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4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a nice brew. I would say it's nothing fancy, just to style. But the style can be quite fancy.

Light golden pour, murky and full of spice. Thick white head, great lacing.

Typical; banana, clove, floral spices. Wet bread dough underneath

Crisp beer that has all nice things for a hefe. Coriander comes first. The clove and banana later and the dough at the end mixed with dandelion. Somewhat green is what I think of after the sip. Carbonation lifts everything up and out. D'lish

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2011 22:00:24 | More by Mebuzzard
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New York

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2006 15:37:14 | More by plaid75
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4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
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?

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2002 20:39:52 | More by packetknife
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4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A smooth and bananay weiss. Very hazey, pale golden colurwith shades of faded orange. A ton of creamy, sticky head that last throughout. Very strong and heavy banana nose with clove, yeast and wet wheat. Very smooth, heavy banana taste that is also clovey and wheaty with a grainy sweetness. Full-medium body that is fluffly(?) and mildly sweet and creamy.

Very bananramic, but not sickly so. Great body and sweetness. Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

10-06-2002 17:56:31 | More by BillyBrew
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4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-03-2011 16:30:29 | More by tigg924
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New Hampshire

4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Separated out the chaff with this one on 6/4/2005. 16-oz. shaker pour at the Blue Mermaid in Portsmouth, NH.

Light foam, maybe a ¼ inch at start, that cuts down quickly to just a film. Kind of a neon yellow hue with musty haze that you cannot see through. Silty wheat on the nose with an almost overripe lemon aspect, light clover grass and a hint of cardamom. Nice wheat character on the mouth and a really surprising amount of malt, almost a cidery essence. Light body, but it stays, perhaps due to the malt presence.

Quality stuff, and unusually yummy considering I don’t usually prefer this style.

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2005 11:24:55 | More by Truh
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4/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-06-2008 22:16:25 | More by lordofthewiens
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-08-2013 00:33:12 | More by MarkSansone
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-26-2011 03:30:37 | More by Burt
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

10-21-2013 17:31:28 | More by mikefour77
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-20-2011 02:53:40 | More by PEIhop
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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

guest tap at portsmouth brewery... a hefeweizen and my first beer from this previously unknown brewer. aroma is sweet and yeasty... taste is more in the banana / spice mode. chewy in body. almost seemed like more of a belgian style rather than a german one. impressive.

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2009 00:54:34 | More by joshsbeerblog
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-03-2014 19:35:38 | More by rdooley
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New Hampshire

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2012 23:48:16 | More by puboflyons
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Moat Hoffman Weiss from Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
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