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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

99 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.31%
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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vonnegut21

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-29-2013 01:50:16 | More by vonnegut21
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ichorNet

Massachusetts

3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nice opaque brown body with one-finger head even after 15 minutes, Solid lacing that washes off quickly but seems consistent

Scent: Burnt sugar, toasted bread, molasses, floral and pine-y/spicy hop notes, cookies and light cream are all apparent. Better/more complex as it warms

Taste: Toasted malts and deep caramel melded with some hops that balance out a fairly sweet-leaning palate

Mouthfeel: Smooth with on-style carbonation leaning towards a heavy body. The spicy, pine-y hops even this out, however

Drinkability: This would be a great brown ale to share with someone who is into the style but hasn’t had this particular one yet. Pretty great!

Overall: Though the huge can is definitely silly, this is a very solid, drinkable and enjoyable brown ale from New England that has definite Old World English brown characteristics and is very even in temperament. Need to get more brews by Moat!

Read full review @ http://blogs.lowellsun.com/beer/2012/11/22/moat-mountain-bone-shaker/

Serving type: can

01-28-2013 19:20:17 | More by ichorNet
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Proclarush

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-19-2013 18:41:57 | More by Proclarush
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BeerCosmonaut

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-05-2013 21:16:13 | More by BeerCosmonaut
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

12-30-2012 00:04:16 | More by mattparsons
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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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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.9%

11-06-2012 19:41:03 | More by cfalovo97
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dunix

Vermont

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-29-2012 14:14:45 | More by dunix
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jski

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

10-17-2012 15:28:38 | More by jski
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loupap

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

10-11-2012 01:25:03 | More by loupap
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sdaly3

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

10-08-2012 17:38:12 | More by sdaly3
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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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LostHighway

Maine

4/5  rDev +2.8%

09-27-2012 01:28:11 | More by LostHighway
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

09-23-2012 19:10:57 | More by Bilco
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B967ierhunter177

Pennsylvania

2.8/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

09-08-2012 21:48:10 | More by jbertsch
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mountdew1

New Hampshire

4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: can

08-27-2012 22:32:56 | More by mountdew1
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bootdown21

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

08-27-2012 12:53:28 | More by bootdown21
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ogrerugby

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-25-2012 04:07:03 | More by ogrerugby
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Into a nonic:

A: cloudy dark brown body with a good one finger foamy lumpy tan head. Foamy lacing is left, too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising.

S: toasted oats and walnut up front with an ever so faint sense of hops in the background.

T: sweet through the previously stated flavors and combines with some nice caramel tones.

M: medium, slightly dry and a bit watery, sessionable

O: I was a bit skeptical in the beginning when I saw the price, but am glad I bought it to try a style I'm used to and like from a company I've never had any of their stuff. I'd probably have this again, but definitely as a novelty because of the price.

Serving type: can

07-25-2012 00:59:56 | More by BeerKangaroo
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greenmonstah

New Hampshire

4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up one of Moat Mountain's awesome 24oz tallboys at the corner store and was very very pleasantly surprised.

A - Fairly opaque, cloudy darker shade of brown with a half finger of cream-colored head.

S - Lightly toasted oats and barley, walnut, caramel, hazelnut.

T - Follows the nose, with toasted grains, nuts, and caramel sweetness. Very pleasant and easy to drink.

M - Slightly dry. Medium body. Good.

O - Overall this is my new gold standard for brown ales. This beer is so easy to drink, fairly simple and unassuming. Very accessible and exciting at the same time. What a great surprise.

Serving type: can

07-21-2012 23:40:38 | More by greenmonstah
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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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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear red orange brown color with a decent sized bubbly tan head that slowly dissipates to a ring on top. Smells like a brown ale. Lots of caramel and toffee with hints of butterscotch, chocolate, and earth. The flavor is sweet with malts, lots of brown sugar and caramel with a slight bit of spice and earth. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation ans a sweet lightly syrupy mouthfeel. This is a nice brown ale. Solid tasty simple brew.

Serving type: can

07-06-2012 23:34:24 | More by johnnnniee
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark chestnut with a white head, no retention or lace.

Nice toasted caramel and nutty burnt sugar aromas.

Nice balance of sweet and bitter. Caramel, some nice tasty malt, toffee, and an herbal bitterness with some nuts and husk to round it out.

Nice carbonation to keep the sweet from being cloying.

Nice brew. A great version of the style.

Serving type: can

06-09-2012 23:21:35 | More by OtherShoe2
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

05-26-2012 01:47:17 | More by puboflyons
Moat Bone Shaker Brown from Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.