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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

114 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | 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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5/5  rDev +28.9%

j89de, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

ElGallo, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

PEIhop, Nov 20, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Jsmick, May 26, 2013
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4.55/5  rDev +17.3%

my favorite brew pub on the planet--moat mountain in north conway, nh on the east side of the white mountains. far and away my favorite place.

anyway, brown ale isn't my beer of choice but i make an exception for moats.

far and away the best example of the style i've ever had. big 22 oz glasses!

brunop, Jan 05, 2009
Photo of FrankLloydMike
4.53/5  rDev +16.8%

Had on-tap at Street in Portsmouth. I've had this beer on-tap at the brewery several times before, and it's a stand-out in a style that is too populated by mediocre beers.

A: Arrives, beheaded, in a tumbler glass; brown as all get-up and probably right-on for the style, but doing little to attract attention, aside from the pleasant lacing that will linger throughout the glass, and with the clarity common to Moat beers.

S: Roasty, toasty, nutty and bready--the nose is all malt, but very clean, with caramel dominating and just the slightest hint of hops.

T: Crisp and clean, as all Moat beers seem to be, this is fairly hoppy for the style, but still a malt-focused beer. The malts are bready, semi-sweet, but largely dry and perfectly balanced by the earthy hop bitterness. This exhibits none of the cloying, sticky sweetness that seem to predominate so many browns.

M: Mouthfeel is good--fairly full and smooth, but just slightly on the light side perhaps. Still, very clean.

O: Easily the best brown ale I can think of. While I enjoy many of the other browns from this neck of the woods--Smuttynose OBD, Throwback Dippity Do and Woodstock Pigs Ear--the Moat brown leads the pack. This is a style I rarely go for, but there's no hesitation when I see this on-tap. Word was they were planning to put this in 24 oz. cans along with the pale ale a few years back. I hope those plans come to fruition.

FrankLloydMike, Jan 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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....

bewareOFpenguin, Jun 23, 2003
Photo of The_Blaster
4.5/5  rDev +16%

A nice, almost mineral tasting brown ale. Very good with heavier meals. Everybody loves big cans!

The_Blaster, Thursday at 08:29 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

cfloyd, Dec 25, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Robloc303, Today at 01:09 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

wrightst, Aug 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

ContentmentDIPA, Aug 05, 2014
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4.43/5  rDev +14.2%

Poured from a tallboy into a tumbler pint, the beer is a clear, vibrant, chestnut coloring with a tall, frothy, dense, off-white head of about a half an inch. Aromas of chocolate, butterscotch, and maple blend together for a very sweet, inviting nose. Flavors are rich, but remain light, with a roasted hazelnut and chocolate blending that is pleasantly sweet but not overpowering. The chocolate gives a slight bitterness to keep all the sweet characteristics in check. Very decent on the palate. The aftertaste is a roasted coffee and caramel blending, almost like after drinking a caramel machiato (sp?). Smooth, clean finish with only a hint of the roasted qualities left behind. Tasty, and easy to drink.

GarthDanielson, Apr 26, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +12.1%

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.

mountdew1, Aug 27, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +11.6%

Yummy! Had on tap at the Blue Mermaid in Portsmouth NH. Nice darkish red brown, with a nice white head. Aroma of sweet malts, nuts and caramel. Taste is super! Sweet nutty malt flavors,are followed by just a hint of hops. Malts really come thru with brown sugar/nutty blend. This is a great beer!

Liverpool08, Sep 11, 2010
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4.33/5  rDev +11.6%

Found this at Walters Restaurant in Portland, Maine, this is a dark root beer brown with a decent off-white head and similar lacing. The aroma suggests an earthy malt and swampy caramel nuttiness. Very nice as brown ales go. The first mouthful introduces a medium-light bodied brew with flavors of charcoal malt and some evergreen hop that provides a little bit of a dry feel through the tingly carbonation. Some creamy milk chocolate comes out nicely. Served cold this is super refreshing and tasty. What a great surprise!

Durge, May 11, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +10.3%

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.

puboflyons, May 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

ThatsThatDude, Jun 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

StrongOakOnTheFront, Sep 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

jderosia603, Feb 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

MightiestBeard, Aug 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

jski, Oct 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

irishevans, Sep 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

harsley, Jul 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

sdaly3, Oct 08, 2012
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Moat Bone Shaker Brown from Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.