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

Moat Czech Pilsner
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43 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.22%

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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Photo of deltatauhobbit


4.38/5  rDev +19%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

New York

4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

Serving type: growler

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


4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Grabbed a growler at the brewpub yesterday after an intense hike up Mount Washington. Pours a slightly hazy golden straw color with a finger of white head.

Big grassy hop aroma here with a nice toasty malt aroma in the background. A little bit of lemon rounds this out. The taste is a kind of biscuity. A nice hop bitterness to the finish here.

The feel is nice and light with good carbonation. Overall an enjoyable pilsner. Glad a got the growler!

Serving type: growler

08-12-2011 03:33:16 | More by Bendurgin
Photo of mdaschaf


4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-25-2010 23:54:37 | More by mdaschaf
Photo of andrewinski1

New Hampshire

3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Ben for bringing this one back! Poured into a pint glass. The color is light gold and clear. The head is about a half inch and leaves behind some lacing.

The aroma is full of Euro-hops and slight biscuit.

The taste starts out malty. The finish is crisp and hoppy. There is just enough hop bitterness to balance this out.

This is light and drinkable. Very good stuff. I love the freshness.

Serving type: growler

08-12-2011 03:40:45 | More by andrewinski1
Photo of GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-06-2012 04:17:49 | More by GarthDanielson
Photo of johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2012 18:18:55 | More by johnnnniee
Photo of Cavanaghty


3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

New Hampshire

3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
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
Photo of lordofthewiens


3.3/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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


3.05/5  rDev -17.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-27-2011 20:02:22 | More by donkeyrunner
Moat Czech Pilsner from Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
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