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Moby D - Buzzards Bay Brewing

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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 15.49%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Buzzards Bay Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheManiacalOne on 08-12-2009)
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marshmeli

New York

1.75/5  rDev -50.7%

08-23-2012 02:45:54 | More by marshmeli
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peteh2112

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

08-17-2013 02:24:30 | More by peteh2112
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dacrza1

New Jersey

2.55/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Date tasted: May 11, 2013...
Glassware: Victory nonick...
Occasion: Mother's Day weekend...
Appearance: chestnut brown body with an off-white head that sits haphazardly...
Aroma: mellow hops with a bit of grass or damp hay--not much to denote whale of an ale...
Palate: smooth, easy-drinking with minimal impact at the teeth...again, Ahab wouldn't see a challenge in this...
Taste: a bit winey/grapey; mellow but not memorable...
Overall: Pass the harpoon--or a Harpoon....the bottle's simple image fascinated me into a purchase, but this pale ale pales to much meatier, mellower, enjoyable brews....

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 02:35:14 | More by dacrza1
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doremite

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15.5%

07-11-2013 21:48:51 | More by doremite
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Timmy13T

New York

3/5  rDev -15.5%

08-20-2013 00:04:04 | More by Timmy13T
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15.5%

02-29-2012 01:36:48 | More by Massbmx
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invisiblepat


3/5  rDev -15.5%

06-18-2014 02:00:05 | More by invisiblepat
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UCLABrewN84

California

3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle I brought to share at drewone's tasting.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is drinkable but pretty boring for the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 16:50:49 | More by UCLABrewN84
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15.5%

06-16-2013 20:59:33 | More by wdarcy77
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beertardis

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -15.5%

03-23-2013 19:17:03 | More by beertardis
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.06/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a stange.

A: Dark golden hue, lots of effervescence, pours about a half finger bubbly white head. Dissipates pretty quickly. Fair spotty lacing.

S: Pecans, walnuts, maple syrup, and bubble gum.

T: Bitter roasted pecan shells.

M: Light body with an earthy quality and a shallow finish and a synthetically sweetness.

D: Sessionable.

Atmosphere okay. Slight head, plenty of effervescence, and some fair lacing. Nose is nutty, maple-y, and a synthetic sweetness. Bitter nut shells. Overall, this is an okay quaff.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 03:01:56 | More by bmwats
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

(Served in a nonic)
A- This beer pours a clear dark amber body with a thin film of bubbles that fade to a ring of pale white foam .

S- The clean soft caramel dry malt aroma grows a bit as it warms but stays pretty soft.

T- The watery taste has a husky biscuit malt flavor and a touch of caramel sweetness as it opens. There is a bitter bite in the finish with some hop flavor hints.

M- The light mouthfeel has no alcohol heat but a touch of astringency and a soft scrubbing bubbles that boost the bitterness in the finish.

O- The harsh and rough taste is hard to get through, with the husky flavor and hops only coming through as a bitter bite.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 20:30:19 | More by rhoadsrage
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.13/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear amber color with a great, frothy, off-white head. Smells of bready malts, cantaloupe, and something else I cant quite put my finger on. Taste is more bready malts, balanced out by the grassy hops. Theres almost a slightly sour tinge to it...not sure if it's slightly infected or not. Decent sessionable beer. Medium bodied, kind of flat. Not great, but not bad either.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2010 19:43:57 | More by Doomcifer
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Nugganooch

California

3.2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Nice extra from spwalshesq

*Bomber to pint

A: MobyD pours a clear copper color with some golden edges to it and nice carbonation evident. A two finger khaki foam head formed with low retention and some streaks of lace.

S: Smells of earthy pines and an herbal spiciness combined with some malty breads. A touch of sweet caramelization.

T: Some fruity hops and pine notes. A bready caramel sweetness and a tart almost sour aftertaste. Hops are just puckering and somewhat astringent to the palate. Flavors are not quite jiving for me.

M: Super light and creamy mouthfeel. Real intense crisp dry finish. Good carbonation.

D: I found this brew refreshing and easy to drink. The combo of fruity tart and sweet caramel on a light body reminded me of drinking apple juice.

Just a bit too much tart and unbalanced bitterness going on for me to rank higher.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2011 22:21:38 | More by Nugganooch
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

11-19-2013 05:32:50 | More by GRG1313
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

11-12-2012 20:42:30 | More by sendbeer
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irongator

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

04-03-2014 23:38:45 | More by irongator
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jeffoatess

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

05-22-2012 15:57:38 | More by jeffoatess
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laxer8811

New York

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

06-08-2013 02:36:21 | More by laxer8811
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coachdonovan

Rhode Island

3.28/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

This is perhaps the simplest label I've ever seen on a commercially brewed beer. That jibes with the idea of "Just Beer"

A very nice puffy head fills up a quarter of the glass, but it doesn't leave much lacing as I make my way through the bottle. Color is a nice amber, but the aroma is almost absent. It doesn't smell bad; it just doesn't smell like much of anything. Some faint citus hop notes with a little bit of grass.

Mouthfeel is very flat. Finish is clean. Taste, like the aroma, is fairly muted. This beer is interesting. It does a great job of being just a pale ale, nothing more, and I could drink a lot of these consecutively. But perception suffers when contrasted with more in-your-face hoppy ales.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2010 00:30:14 | More by coachdonovan
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BrewMaven

New York

3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep, slightly hazy amber with a nice 1" that slowly receded to a cover leaving a good amount of lace.

Smelled primarily of the bottle cap..a bit of hop presence was also noted .

Taste was hoppy up front..a bit fruity, slightly piney/resiny with a slightly sweet malt backbone. Hops came on at the moderately bitter finish. Mild carbonation and a medium body here.

Overall a nice example of an APA which I generally expect to be milder than an IPA. I'd recommend this and would have it again.
Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 23:56:04 | More by BrewMaven
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yamar68

Minnesota

3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Awesome label. Awesome name. Never heard of it.

From notes:

Pours a nice clearish gold with a few moments of white bubbly head. Great beading, not much in the way of lacing.

Smells pretty fresh - grassy hops with some sweeter grain presence. Nothing too exciting but seemingly pretty well balanced.

The taste shows a lot of the same qualities. The lady-friend noted a strange mustard note though that bothered me for the rest of the glass. Maybe it's just in my head (or hers).

Very drinkable. This beer made for a great hot day on the lake.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 21:21:26 | More by yamar68
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-04-2013 00:50:48 | More by tbryan5
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

03-29-2013 01:49:49 | More by JMS1512
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

05-03-2014 16:48:08 | More by HattedClassic
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Moby D from Buzzards Bay Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.