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

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Moat Czech Pilsner
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79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.62%
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 puboflyons:
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3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

puboflyons, Oct 10, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.3/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

lordofthewiens, Oct 18, 2006
Photo of bishopdc0
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

bishopdc0, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Jason, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of Cavanaghty
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Cavanaghty, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of Trashcat
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Trashcat, Tuesday at 06:36 PM
Photo of mdaschaf
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

mdaschaf, Oct 26, 2010
Photo of benbazi
3/5  rDev -18.3%

benbazi, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of ChrisL24481
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

ChrisL24481, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of rjp217
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

rjp217, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of d_brommer_nh
3/5  rDev -18.3%

d_brommer_nh, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of jmilo64
2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

jmilo64, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of ScaryEd
4/5  rDev +9%

ScaryEd, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.38/5  rDev +19.3%
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.

deltatauhobbit, Jul 24, 2011
Photo of plaid75
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

plaid75, Jul 23, 2007
Photo of Rocketman2013
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%

Rocketman2013, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of illpass78
4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

illpass78, May 26, 2014
Photo of BeerMeister8
4/5  rDev +9%

BeerMeister8, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of donkeyrunner
3.05/5  rDev -16.9%
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.

donkeyrunner, Aug 27, 2011
Photo of phingdong
4/5  rDev +9%

phingdong, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of Bicyclette
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Bicyclette, Aug 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

lou50rp, Jul 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

snowmageddon, Jul 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

dannymo24, Oct 28, 2014
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

GarthDanielson, Nov 06, 2012
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Moat Czech Pilsner from Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.