Moat Octoberfest / Märzen | Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
85
very good
68 Ratings
Moat Octoberfest / MärzenMoat Octoberfest / Märzen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
New Hampshire, United States
moatmountain.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A German-style lager. Endearing maltiness with biscuit and toasted malt notes, medium bitterness, amber in color.

Added by Bierman9 on 07-03-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
68
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
12.04%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of Bean89
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Boto
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz. can: this one pours a clear, orange hued amber color. There was a finger or so of a beige head that didn’t linger long. Malty, but not caramel. Slightly sweet and earthy nose. The taste is good. Some malty sweetness, earthiness, some toasted malt flavors also. Not bad.

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Photo of Jacob17
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vylo
4.47/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.28/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BFCarr
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeerSipper
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ejimhof
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Matthowland
4.39/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jwale73
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

16oz. can served in a wilibecker (Thanks Rob!). Pours a copper hue with a slight haze to the clarity and rocky, half-inch, cream-colored head that slowly sizzles and pops as it dissipates into a soapy slick. Nose is malt-forward; however, not quite caramelly, and there is also a slight grassy/citrusy presence as well. Taste consistent with nose; however, the malt profile comes off a bit grainy. Not much of a caramel character and closer to skunky than sweet. Mouthfeel is light in body with an assertive carbonation and a light acidity. Overall, a bit subpar or a Marzen.

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Photo of creepinjeeper
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sam Adams Octoberfest dimpled mug.
Deep rich amber. Almost no head. Biscuit/wet bread smell. Toffee notes as well. Taste reflects the same. Nice mouthfeel. This beer is helping to appreciate the style.

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Photo of shivtim
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbaker67
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tekstr1der
3.01/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours deep gold-amber color - very pretty, with no head. Smells bready with some esters. Taste is slightly astringent, not very sweet for the style, and a little alcohol comes through. Not great for a brewery with much better efforts, and low value for the high price.

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Photo of wisrarebeer
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of rderedin
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of illpass78
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pint can poured into a tankard.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with a one-and-a-half-finger width cream-colored head. Decent amount of carbonation.

Smell: Aroma is slightly muted. It's crisp and toasty, but doesn't have a huge malt presence in the nose.

Taste: Flavors include toast, biscuit and some slightly caramel-like malts. Some floral quality as well. It's refreshing and relatively flavorful, but, like the nose, it's not in your face.

Mouthfeel: A little lighter than I expected for the style.

Overall: Decent marzen-type beer. Not my favorite offering from Moat, but definitely solid.

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Photo of gwilikers6
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Kinger86
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of TTTBeer
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of ContentmentDIPA
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Reegze79
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

One of the best domestic Marzens I have enjoyed. Found this one up in Bridgton ME on tap at the local sub shop near my Son's prep school. Rich and malty as you would expect your Octoberfest to have. Really solid body and very clean through the finish. I don't a know a lot about this brewery which is in North Conway NH but they are 2/2 with the two offerings I have sampled. Will be looking for some more!

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Photo of mpedara429
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of dexterk1
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Moat Octoberfest / Märzen from Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
3.82 out of 5 based on 68 ratings.
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