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Moat Czech Pilsner - Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 16
Hads: 101
Avg: 3.73
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co. visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: lordofthewiens on 10-18-2006

A European-style pilsner. Dry hopping produces a bouquet of aromas from the addition of traditional noble hops. This beer has a bigger malt profile than the average American Pilsner. It has medium hop bitterness and a clean floral finish.
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Reviews: 16 | Hads: 101
Reviews by Flounder57:
Photo of Flounder57
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

16 oz can was poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a golden straw yellow with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Toasted, bready, and sweet pilsner malts followed by lager yeast, herbal, and grassy hops.

Taste: Same as above with mild bitterness in the rear. Very traditional to the style.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, chewy, crisp, refreshing, and medium to high carbonation.

Overall: Pretty nice brew from the North Conway guys. Will have to pick up more next time in NH.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this mid-October, told it was distinct from their Golden Dog Pilsner. It was a pretty, clear yellow, with a small head and some lacing. It had a fresh grass aroma, as well as a little grain. Taste was a little underwhelming. A little sweet, a little malt, a little hops. Still, a refreshing beer for a guy who'd been in a car for a while.

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Photo of bishopdc0
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap in a sample glass.

Appearance: Yellowish gold color with a thin white head.

Smell: Sweet smelling malts, corn and hops.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Light bodied and very smooth. Tasted sweeter with a bitter sweet aftertaste.

Overall: Decent brew, it was refreshing, but nothing special.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.01/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Flatbread Pizza Company in Portsmouth NH.

A: Clear golden yellow. One finger, chunky head. Nice lacing.

S: Nice little hop aroma, very grassy.

T: Similar to the nose, some hops upfront and then some earth/spiciness afterwards. Has a slight malt kick on the backend.

M/D: Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Easy to drink, went extremely well with the pizza I was eating. Very fresh and crisp.

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3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of benbazi
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of ChrisL24481
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Shaymus
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of puboflyons
3.41/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at the Moat Mountain pub on October 9, 2012.

It pours a kind of olive-yellow with a thin, fizzy white head that dissolves fast. It looks like it should.

The aroma is rather in-distinctive with an emphasis on grains and a somewhat clean, crisp hop note mixed in.

The body fell into the light to medium range with a smooth, creamy texture.

The taste was similarly grainy like the nose but it tasted fresh. The low hop bitterness balanced things out pretty good at the end. Overall, typical for the style.

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Photo of DJoe
3.26/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rjp217
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of d_brommer_nh
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of jmilo64
2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

Photo of ScaryEd
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on-tap at Lilee's Public House during dinner.

Pours into a pint glass, a golden yellow color with a good size white head, fades at a slow rate and left bits of lacing on the glass, bubbles continuously rising up from the bottom through the entire drink.

Smell has a decent hop aroma, bit grassy, with a sweet malt backing, bit of citrus creeps into the nose.

Taste is very clean and crisp, a very easy drinker to be sure and perfect for a hot summer day (it was easily in the 90's the other day), a good mix of sweet malt and citrusy hops with neither overpowering the other, finishes slightly dry.

Probably one of the better Pils I've had in a long while, Moat did it right.

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Photo of Mmcdonald79
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of plaid75
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a medium straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a potent musty noble hop.

The taste was upfront spicy and musty noble hop with a balancing grainy malt.

The moutfeel was of average fullness with a sharp, dry finish.

Overall a very tasty and highly drinkable pils. Well done.

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Photo of OnTheBusWithGus
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rocketman2013
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of illpass78
4.19/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear straw with heavy carbonation and a big white head that has decent retention.

Smell: Nice aromas for a lager - hops, biscuit, some floral notes, a tiny bit of lemon.

Taste: Taste follows the nose. Lots of nice biscuity malts. Very refreshing and clean. Some nice hop bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel: It's pleasant on the palate - mouthfeel is just right for a lager.

Overall: Good stuff from this Granite State brewer. Have a few of these and you'll be on a Live Free Or Die kick for sure. It's very appealing and reasonably complex as pilsners go - nice flavors, good depth, perfect presentation. I'll definite have more Moat offerings after trying this one.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.05/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Gold with a thin skim head. Didn't arrive with much foam at all so I blame the bartender/server, not the beer.

Aroma is sweet malt with a little swampy hop. Missing the peppery Saaz I was hoping for.

Smoother than I though it would be (I was expecting more crispness) but it works well just the same. Slightly spice add zest to an otherwise inoffensive malt character.

A nice beer to wash down Chocorua, Middle Sister and First Sister summits.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Moat Czech Pilsner from Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
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