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Moat Bone Shaker Brown - Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.

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Moat Bone Shaker Brown
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BA SCORE
87
very good

106 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co. visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
An English-style brown ale. This beer has a biscuit-like smoothness with a rich, malt body and medium hop bitterness.

(Beer added by: BillyBrew on 10-06-2002)
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +8.5%

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue X:

Toasted pie-crust brown color with a crystal-clear clarity, the lacing shows great retention. Nutty aroma with a hint of sweet caramel, toasted bread and a faint raisin fruitiness. Very smooth with more than enough crispness to keep things lively within the medium body. Pleasantly heavy on the toasted side, as it comes across with a very tasty, nutty character. Mild caramel and bready sweetness in the middle. Hops are modest and let the malt pull this beer along, though the bitterness is firm enough to keep things balanced. The toasted and nutty flavors don't leave quickly, and they linger very far into the semidry aftertaste.

This is one of those epic Brown Ales that we could see drinking all night long without hesitation. A growler to go will suffice for now--staying over in their inn sounds like a good idea.

09-20-2010 17:45:48 | More by BeerAdvocate
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4/5  rDev +2.8%

This was a very nice beer. On tap, served in a mug, the beer was a reddish/brown color with a thick off-white head. A little bit of lacing. A caramel aroma primarily, also a little nut aroma. Taste followed aroma, caramel and nuts. Nice hops kick at the end. It felt good and tasted good.

02-25-2009 14:26:47 | More by lordofthewiens
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SunDevilBeer

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.9%

11-30-2013 20:51:24 | More by SunDevilBeer
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-14-2013 21:38:21 | More by acurtis
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bewareOFpenguin

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

I saw the tap handle and thought, "not another brown ale." It came down in front of me, brown with a decent head. I took a sip, "wham". Hey, who put the hops in here? Initial shock turned to fascination. This was a crossbred beer, a yankee innovation. It had the sweet maltiness as it entered your gullet, then "wham", hops. A must try. A brown ale for hop heads? What next, stouts? Hmmmmmmmmmm....

06-23-2003 06:33:03 | More by bewareOFpenguin
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ricknelson

Vermont

4/5  rDev +2.8%

Nice color, a good beer for drinking everyday, has decent flavor that lasts all the way to the end.
The big 22 ounce can is a bit of a surprise but I had no problem finishing the can.
I would put the overall appeal of this beer as equal to Sam Adam's Boston Lager.
Moat did a great job with this beer, which I had not previously seen but found at Trader Joe's.

02-20-2014 15:49:07 | More by ricknelson
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Drumomatic

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

10-28-2013 03:34:27 | More by Drumomatic
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.28/5  rDev +10%

Sampled on May 25, 2012. It pours brown with ruby red highlights from the can with a smallish, short-lasting head. This aroma is something else with rich malts, nuttiness, yeast, and maybe even a little bit of hazelnut or cinnamon. The body falls into the medium range, which seems to be the weakest part of the beer. The taste is fabulous with extraordinary malts, yeast, and a much more laid back hop character. Overall it is well balanced with a mild bitterness. As far as Brown Ales go this is actually one of the better ones.

05-26-2012 01:47:17 | More by puboflyons
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nebula1999

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -22.9%

10-26-2013 11:07:22 | More by nebula1999
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B967ierhunter177

Pennsylvania

2.8/5  rDev -28%

This brew pours a clear brown with bold amber highlights and a thin white head. The aroma is of roasted malt, coffee, and mild brown sugar. The flavor is a bit hoppy for an English brown ale but is followed by a molasses and sweet male finish. The mouthfeel is medium. Moat Mountain Bone Shaker Brown is a decent brew, recommended.

09-16-2012 00:45:27 | More by B967ierhunter177
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hockeypuck

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-16-2013 22:09:25 | More by hockeypuck
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Dhamma73

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-06-2013 20:03:56 | More by Dhamma73
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jmilo64

Maine

3/5  rDev -22.9%

04-14-2013 01:26:21 | More by jmilo64
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-12-2012 01:14:25 | More by ScaryEd
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mountdew1

New Hampshire

4.35/5  rDev +11.8%

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Color was a nice dark brown with a 1 finger creamy white head. Fair amount of carbonation rose from the bottom. Head only lasted a few minutes. Aroma was a roasted grain, similar to a brown bread, with a reasonable fit of sweetness to it. Taste was a bit spicy up front, hints of pepper. Mellowed out to a roast malt/oat flavor. Not bad in the mouth. The tongue was a little on the excessively tingly side, but coated fairly well. Overall a solid brown. Takes a ding on the cost, seemed a bit high for a brown.

08-27-2012 22:32:56 | More by mountdew1
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plaid75

New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

Poured a hazy ruby and brown hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing

The smell featured solid coffee and toasted malt aroma.

The taste was a clean and dry coffee and cocoa flavor. Good bitterness. Pumpernickle bread sort of doughiness.

The mouthfeel was clean with good carbonation.

Overall a very drinkable ale. Nice and dry. ABV - 5.5%.

08-14-2006 15:28:59 | More by plaid75
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Jacob007

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-30-2013 00:11:32 | More by Jacob007
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ThatsThatDude

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

06-18-2014 00:21:26 | More by ThatsThatDude
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%

10-20-2013 23:54:17 | More by Massbmx
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

09-23-2012 19:10:57 | More by Bilco
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Jsmick

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

05-26-2013 01:26:40 | More by Jsmick
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +4.1%

Deep golden brown like brand spankin' new motor oil. Thick, fluffy head simmers to a pleasing skim and tosses up a few waves of lace. As always bonus points for cans, extra super bonus points for a tall boy.

Doesn't smell like much. Toast and light caramel with a swampy theme.

Despite a timid aroma BB is a very bold brown ale. Toasty, nutty, leafy tobacco and a bitter tree bark tea-like finish that lingers on and on. A little watery but pretty good for a watery style.

One of the better browns I've had recently.

03-10-2013 19:53:45 | More by donkeyrunner
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Fahz

New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-16-2012 19:49:08 | More by Fahz
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BeerBucks

New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

09-30-2012 03:34:49 | More by BeerBucks
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Bicyclette

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -10%

08-20-2013 13:32:55 | More by Bicyclette
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Moat Bone Shaker Brown from Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.