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

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25 Reviews
Moat Octoberfest / MärzenMoat Octoberfest / Märzen
BEER INFO

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

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
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
64
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
18.37%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 64
Reviews by sdaly3:
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Listed as Opa's Octoberfest; maybe they thought Marzen was too hard to pronounce. On the other hand, if they're using the term Opa, they should probably spell Octoberfest with a k, not a c. This was a pretty good beer. It was a dark amber with a small head in my 20oz glass. A nice malty aroma, with a hint of spice. Taste was a crisp malt, with some late hops. I thought I could also taste a little cinnamon. Very nice body, good to drink.

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Photo of Jason
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber purchased at the brewery on Sep 23rd 2012.

LOOK: Reddish sunset amber, perfectly clear, thin wisp of lacing after a fingers height of head

SMELL: Toasted bread, mild sweetness, dried grass, herbal, faintly spicy, very clean

TASTE: Smooth, light crispness, medium bodied, very malty, hay, toasty, bready, nutty, herbal hop, balanced bitterness, some hop spice, clean, semi-dry finish

Top notch, one of the best Oktoberfest to meet my tastebuds this year. Made the vacationing to North Conway that much sweeter. Great on tap and in the bottle.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
2.96/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap in a sample glass.

Appearance: dark amber color with a white head.

Smell: I actually could not smell a lot with this beer, light hints of malts and hops, very light.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Medium bodied and smooth. Raosted malts is really all I could taste.

Overall: Typical Oktoberfest beer, nothing really special about this one. Mostly because I could not smell anything on this one.

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Photo of dexterk1
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of puboflyons
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From the 22 fl.oz. bottle. 2012 edition. Sampled on October 6, 2012.

The pour is amber copper in color with ;pretty clean to look at with a small head that settles down after a moment or two.

The aroma smells like it should with a solid malty character up front and some breadiness too. The hop character is nearly invisible.

The body is around medium but on the smoother side

The taste starts out malty sweet with some bitterness sneaking up on the back end but ot overwhelmingly.

All in all Moat Mountain has succeeded in brewing a typical Oktoberfest Marzen but that's about it. It is likable and drinkable but it is not anything that stands out.

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Photo of nebula1999
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of ScaryEd
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of plaid75
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

The smell featured a light caramel malt and an herbal hop.

The taste was likewise upfront malty with some caramel and smoke notes. A spicy hop rounded out the flavor.

The mouthfeel was of average fullness for the style.

Overall a tasty and brewery fresh marzen.

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Photo of tekstr1der
3.01/5  rDev -21%
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 Matthowland
4.39/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of illpass78
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
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 donkeyrunner
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Moat Mountain actually brews this year round which I think is awesome. Lively orange with a small white head. Retention is pretty weak though not necessarily shameful for the style.

Smells of bready malt with a tinge of marmalade sweetness. Taste is similiar bready malt with orange marmalade sweet but highlight of this beer is in the spicey, hop hinted swallow. Carbonation is right on.

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Photo of ppoitras
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Screw-top growler received as a gift from my friend Scott's dad. Thanks for the opportunity, Mr. Nims!

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/4" tan head over the clear burnished copper brew. Head recedes at a reasonable pace, with slow-falling lace. Aroma is sweet and nutty. Taste follows the nose, with a bit of fruitiness in the middle, and a moderately hoppy close. Mouthfeel is very smooth, and drinkability is quite good as well. Flavor could come together a bit better, but still a nice representative of the style.

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Photo of Bicyclette
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of sethmeister
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Moat Mountain.

Appearance was a clear dark amber with a thin white film of a head.

Scent was mildly toasty, grassy and herbal.

Taste was toasty, bready, malty, nutty. Well balanced, not to sweet. Slight herbal hop note and bitterness. Somewhat bitter finish.

Mouth was a clean and crisp medium.

Very drinkable.

Nice solid marzen.

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Photo of CSeavey64
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of jdhilt
3.11/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a two finger off-white head that fades quickly leaving some lace. Crystal clear amber color. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Nutmeg and bready nose and flavor is light malty sweetness, bready. Aftertaste has some bitterness. $8.99 for a 22oz bottle from Glen Beverage Glen, NH.

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

Poured on-tap at La Festa in Dover, NH, and served in a pint glass. The beer pours a light orange-brown coloring, and hazy. A nice, creamy, foamy, dense white head sits atop the brew. Thick and lacing while you drink. Caramel and nut sweet nose, with a light background spicing. The beer's flavor is toastier than most Marzens, with caramel and nut sweet shining through. Spices of nutmeg and all-spice tage the end of the palate. Dark, syrupy sweet aftertaste, with a rich, almost cloying finish. Spice helps to cut the sweetness, but still a rich brew. Very tasty.

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Photo of mklisz
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of creepinjeeper
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
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 jski
5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of ejimhof
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BFCarr
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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