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Moby D - Buzzards Bay Brewing

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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.47%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | 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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1.75/5  rDev -51.7%

marshmeli, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of peteh2112
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

peteh2112, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of dacrza1
2.55/5  rDev -29.6%
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....

dacrza1, Jun 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

doremite, Jul 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Timmy13T, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of Massbmx
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Massbmx, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of invisiblepat
3/5  rDev -17.1%

invisiblepat, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3/5  rDev -17.1%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

wdarcy77, Jun 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

beertardis, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of bmwats
3.06/5  rDev -15.5%
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.

bmwats, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.08/5  rDev -14.9%
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.

rhoadsrage, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of Doomcifer
3.13/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

Doomcifer, Mar 26, 2010
Photo of Nugganooch
3.2/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

Nugganooch, Sep 29, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

GRG1313, Nov 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

sendbeer, Nov 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

irongator, Apr 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

jeffoatess, May 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

laxer8811, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of coachdonovan
3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

coachdonovan, Mar 27, 2010
Photo of BrewMaven
3.3/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

BrewMaven, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of yamar68
3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

yamar68, Jul 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

tbryan5, Aug 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

JMS1512, Mar 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

HattedClassic, May 03, 2014
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Moby D from Buzzards Bay Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.