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

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Moat Czech Pilsner
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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: lordofthewiens on 10-18-2006)
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Reviews by guezarka:
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

10-07-2013 13:45:10 | More by guezarka
More User Reviews:
Photo of lordofthewiens


3.3/5  rDev -10.6%

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.

10-18-2006 19:50:37 | More by lordofthewiens
Photo of bishopdc0


3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-08-2012 23:46:33 | More by bishopdc0
Photo of Jason


3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-14-2013 23:08:29 | More by Jason
Photo of Cavanaghty


3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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.

10-08-2012 22:29:50 | More by Cavanaghty
Photo of mdaschaf


4.03/5  rDev +9.2%

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.

10-25-2010 23:54:37 | More by mdaschaf
Photo of ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

09-16-2013 10:23:46 | More by ChrisL24481
Photo of puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.43/5  rDev -7%

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.

10-09-2012 23:44:38 | More by puboflyons
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2.25/5  rDev -39%

04-14-2013 01:25:26 | More by jmilo64
Photo of ScaryEd

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-12-2012 01:14:35 | More by ScaryEd
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4.38/5  rDev +18.7%

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.

07-24-2011 20:42:11 | More by deltatauhobbit
Photo of plaid75

New York

4.1/5  rDev +11.1%

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.

07-23-2007 16:16:31 | More by plaid75
Photo of illpass78


4.2/5  rDev +13.8%

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.

05-26-2014 03:10:56 | More by illpass78
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-24-2013 02:31:47 | More by BeerMeister8
Photo of donkeyrunner


3.05/5  rDev -17.3%

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.

08-27-2011 20:02:22 | More by donkeyrunner
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +8.4%

09-04-2012 16:11:54 | More by phingdong
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New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

08-20-2013 13:31:49 | More by Bicyclette
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

07-01-2014 19:45:50 | More by lou50rp
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-07-2014 23:46:36 | More by snowmageddon
Photo of GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +3%

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a bright, golden-orange coloring with a filmy, sparse, white coating on the surface. The nose is light, with some toasty grain characteristics, and not much else. Clean. The flavors are buttered toast, with a tangy, floral highlight. The aftertaste is clean, with a touch of hops to bitter and clean. Slightly bitter, drying finish. Clean and tasty.

11-06-2012 04:17:49 | More by GarthDanielson
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New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

09-07-2013 19:35:47 | More by kdivers
Photo of Maxwell


3.89/5  rDev +5.4%

The beer pours a pale, regal yellow, as is proper for a pilsner. It forms a head of eggshell white bubbles, but has trouble keeping said head. In body, the beer is lager clean and bright with a constant stream of carbonation bubbling from its depths. On the nose, the beer smells of buttery cracker malt and earthy, spicy hops in a balanced dance that reminds me of spicy bread. On the tongue, the beer tastes initially bready sweet with a drying finish. Bitterness is mellow, but balancing beside the sweetness, and there is a touch of bright acidity as well. The earthy hops even give the beer’s finish a slightly salty turn. In flavor, the beer begins much as the scent, with smooth crackery malts that hint at a buttery bread character. Herbal, spicy hops blend nicely into the bready cracker malt, creating a mélange of soft flavors reminiscent of black peppers, earth, and a smooth minerality that helps to dry the finish. The finish is soft and subtle, but briny and delightful, and the aftertaste rings with that brininess. In the mouth, the beer feels light in body with a heavier carbonation that both fluffs and snaps at the tongue. The beer feels crisp and snappy on the palate, and leaves the mouth slightly wet, yet refreshed and ready for further sips. When enjoyed from the can, the beer does lose much of the minerality that I enjoy so much. It becomes a bit restrained from the can, yet remains crisp and drinkable, which is to be expected with can drinking and such. Overall, this is a lovely delicate pilsner with nice subtle complexity and a superb briny character from the earthy hops, which I am really digging. It is definitely more balanced than the hop-forward American pilsners that have been hitting the scene lately. This is a lovely sessionable ale that is delicate enough to heavily drink, yet complex enough to make each sip enjoyable. I like it.

06-08-2014 22:29:23 | More by Maxwell
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New Hampshire

3.73/5  rDev +1.1%

On tap at the source 8/25/2012.
Comes to the table a light golden straw color without much of a head by the time the waitress sets the glass down. Smells of floral and spicy hops with a fair amount of bready pilsner malt to back it up. There's a hint of lemony tartness that while faint just seems out of place in the aroma. The flavor is bready and sweet pilsner malt that gets blasted with spicy hops. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet spicy mouthfeel. Nice pilsner not the best I've ever had but definitely quaffable.

08-26-2012 18:18:55 | More by johnnnniee
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +8.4%

10-04-2012 20:24:05 | More by jski
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

08-05-2014 22:16:36 | More by Cath
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Moat Czech Pilsner from Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
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