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Moby D - Buzzards Bay Brewing

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Moby DMoby D

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82
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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15.56%
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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UCLABrewN84

California

3/5  rDev -16.7%

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.

06-11-2013 16:50:49 | More by UCLABrewN84
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metter98

New York

3.69/5  rDev +2.5%

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high dense light beige head that gradually died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of floral hops are present in the nose along with some slight hints of citrus.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that it isn't nearly as hoppy and there are notes of earthy yeast and hints of caramel from the underlying malts. The hops also contribute a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The hops leave your mouth with a little dryness in the finish.
O: This beer definitely tastes like an American-influenced version of an altbier as it's a little more hoppier compared to the types of beers brewed in Düsseldorf.

07-06-2013 00:22:15 | More by metter98
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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

Rhode Island

4.1/5  rDev +13.9%

Poured into a US tumbler pint glass from a 64oz. growler that was purchased at the brewery on 8/8/09, consumed on 8/9/09.

A: The beer is a coppery brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts, a good amount of hops and some citrus.

T: The taste is well-balanced with sweet flavors of caramel and citrus, a nice floral hops bitterness that isn't over-powering and a hearty malt character. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style as the brewery defines this beer as "a hybrid of a pale ale and an IPA," I believe it certainly hits that mark. Overall it's a nice beer to drink for a long time and one that I would like to see Buzzards Bay Brewing start bottling (tap only release).

08-12-2009 16:55:35 | More by TheManiacalOne
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.74/5  rDev +3.9%

A: Pours a crystal clear medium amber in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some peach + golden yellow highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall foamy light beige head that reduces to a small patch of very thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of earthy yeast, floral hops, and toffee sweet malts.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of slightly sweet toffee malts with a moderate amount of earthy yeast. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of floral hops which impart a light amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp with some hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Definitely one of the hoppiest altbiers that I have ever experienced and different than the ones I had in Düsseldorf. I found it to be an Americanized version of the style and enjoyable. Pretty easy to drink.

12-22-2013 00:46:07 | More by dbrauneis
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -14.4%

(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.

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

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

22oz bottle purchased at Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1 1/4" beige head over the clear copper brew. Frothy head lasts well, with sporadic chunky lacing. Aroma is lightly piney, with a sour tinge to it. Taste is sweet upfront, citrus tart in the middle, and closes with a bitter bite. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is okay. Wish the flavor worked better for me.

06-25-2010 22:30:21 | More by ppoitras
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plaid75

New York

4.1/5  rDev +13.9%

Poured a medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured soft caramel malts with a fresh herbal hop.

The taste consisted of a toasted caramel malt which was quickly balanced out by a lightly bitter grassy hop. There was a pleasant lingering herbalness detected.

The mouthfeel was toward the cleaner side of the style.

Overall a tasty and well balanced ale. As much an ESB as an APA in my opinion. Very quaffable.

05-22-2012 23:57:22 | More by plaid75
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wrightst

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-22-2014 01:22:34 | More by wrightst
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

11-12-2012 20:42:30 | More by sendbeer
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.53/5  rDev -1.9%

22oz. bomber served in my SA Perfect Pint. Poured a translucent copper with a 2.5 inch, frothy off-white head that settles into a consistent quarter inch cap. Delicate strands of lacing are revealed as the brew recedes. Mild nose - some light malt and cascade hops. Taste consistent with nose with the addition of a slightly citrusy character upfront, as well as maybe some biscuit or caramel malts and a slightly earthy quality that comes out towards the middle and back, respectively. There's definitely a hops character there as well, but it doesn't overly assert itself. Mouthfeel is light-medium with a lively, just shy of prickly, carbonation level. Not my favorite style, but a solid and respectable offering that can't be beat at $2.99 a bomber.

04-18-2010 22:52:13 | More by Jwale73
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petermethot

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-25-2013 16:21:25 | More by petermethot
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-05-2014 02:01:36 | More by WDJersey
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.06/5  rDev -15%

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.

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

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.7%

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

Rhode Island

3.13/5  rDev -13.1%

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.

03-26-2010 19:43:57 | More by Doomcifer
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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

Oregon

3.88/5  rDev +7.8%

On tap at Antonio's Restaurant, New Bedford, MA., poured into shaker pint glass.

Copperish amber brew, 1 finger white head, quick dissipation with minimal lacing. Malts dominate the nose, a bit sweetish, not noticing much hop presence. The taste is malty and smooth, a bit of grassy hops on the back end. Smooth mouthfeel, and very sessionable. Not a great beer by any means, but I nice regional interpretation of the style.

12-16-2009 14:16:37 | More by jdense
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

10-05-2013 00:27:34 | More by AnitaBrewski
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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-16-2011 02:00:15 | More by Lawnboy33
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-03-2014 16:48:08 | More by HattedClassic
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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

3.53/5  rDev -1.9%

GLASS: Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 55 degrees
Unfortunately, I can't seem to find my notes on who sent this one to me. If you see this review, drop me a line and I'll give you credit.

Pours up a medium-to-dark tinted amber color, which is crystal clear. Almost three-fingers of light beige tinted foam make the head, which is thick and fluffy. The retention is pretty good and the lacing is not alot but is nicely sticky.

Not a whole lot going on in the nose of this one. Some light hints of caramel malts and some light cascade hop notes.

It's okay. Not a whole lot going on with the taste, either. Follows the nose. Light citrus hop notes come out, along with just a tiny hint of piney bitterness on the back-end. Biscuit-like malt notes.

Light-to-medium body with light carbonation level. Very clean feeling, some light crispness and just a hint of creaminess.

This is a solid APA that would be a great session beer, but that's because it's so inoffensive. There just isn't alot going on with this one. But it's damn easy to drink.

07-14-2010 04:44:42 | More by coldmeat23
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +16.1%

Bomber split with my wife.

A beautiful pour. Amber with a good-sized frothy white head which never completely goes away. Fair lacing.

Aroma first gives of a little citrus and grass. Nice hop notes from a simple pale ale here. Caramel malts are noticed, too.

Very pleasant flavor. Caramel malts dominate but fresh wet hops are there acting as the malt’s kid sister, giving it a little spunk. Earthy, and a little sweet. If someone gave me a glass, blindly, saying it was a marzen I would believe them. It doesn’t stray too far from oktoberfest beers, and since I’m drinking a lot of those right now, it fits right in.

Medium Mouthfeel with proper carbonation level.

Recommended for something sessionable. Lots of flavor here for a 5% APA, and $2.99 a bomber, it’s one of the best deals around these parts.

09-28-2011 13:19:37 | More by jbertsch
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.7%

02-29-2012 01:36:48 | More by Massbmx
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laxer8811

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

06-08-2013 02:36:21 | More by laxer8811
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Moby D from Buzzards Bay Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.