Moat Czech Pilsner - Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 53 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by puboflyons:
3.43/5 rDev -7.3%
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.
Serving type: on-tap
10-09-2012 23:44:38 | More by puboflyons
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3.89/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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.
Serving type: can
06-08-2014 22:29:23 | More by Maxwell
4.2/5 rDev +13.5%
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.
Serving type: can
05-26-2014 03:10:56 | More by illpass78
Moat Czech Pilsner from Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.