Hell Yes! | Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Spring

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Added by Brad007 on 06-01-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
47
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
15.86%
 
 
Wants:
1
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16
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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 10
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of n2185
3.89/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smakawhat
3.08/5  rDev -12.7%

Poured from the can into a tall Libbey style pilsner glass.

Big golden brass and crystal clear body, with good rising carbonation, somewhat cola sized, but mostly fine and pin head. Fluffy white bleach head of three fingers, but quickly falls in a soapy collar.

A big off putting aroma. Mild burnt grain, almost smoked with a bit of gaseous aroma, and literally smells like animal waste. This actually does not smell very pleasant at all, it's kind of nasty and almost sewer gas quality. Only some light pils dough like malt in the background seems to save it a bit, but this is pretty poor.

Mild dough malts, and a bit of honey like sweetness on first sip. That aroma though just will not go away. Pleasing classic herbal finish, with a mild carbonation, and slightly playful. Stinky aroma waffs through this like crazy and does not make it more pleasant unfortunately.

Overall, there's something worth digesting here, but the aroma is so off putting and doesn't even smell like a common beer fault that it just boggles my mind how the heck this happened. Really not enjoyable. I have never had an aroma on a beer so poor that it just destroys every other experience of the beer for me, but alas, there it is. There you have it.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of IBUBrew
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of illpass78
3.72/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tallboy poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear, bright straw with a two-finger head that is gone pretty quickly. Heavy carbonation.

Smell: There's a wee bit of malty funk in the nose that isn't so much unpleasant as it is unexpected. Otherwise smells of grass, bread, some earth, and a tiny bit of hops.

Taste: This beer has an appealing clean, malty taste with a nice grassy finish. Tastes like a slightly more malty pilsner.

Mouthfeel: Depth is spot on. Great body for a summer-type beer.

Overall: Nice take on a German lager from these N.H. brewdogs, who also do a mean Czech pilsner that I like a little bit more than this.

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3.89/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of cbutova
3.67/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Pours from the tallboy can into a giant snifter with a mostly clarified pale golden body. A fizzy head rises up over one finger high but falls down pretty fast to a small ring. A few small sheets of lacing form.

S- Starts off with a pale malty sweetness and a crackery quality. This leads into a touch of herbal hops and slight pale cidery fruits from the yeast. Mostly clean besides those fruits.

T- Cleans up somewhat compared to the nose and becomes a very mild, crisp experience that one might expect from this style. The cidery fruitiness mostly fades away allowing buttery sweet malts and herbal, spicy hops to shine. Lacks the lagery funk that lesser examples contain, clean sailing in the end.

MF- Light bodied approaching medium overall thickness with a puffy, foamy consistency. A moderate level of carbonation and a clean herbal, lightly bitter finish.

The aroma had me a bit concerned but after a few big gulps Moat has delivered a crisp, clean Helles that hits the spot in a hot apartment just before the beginning of July.

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.4/5  rDev -3.7%

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1/5  rDev -71.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Rubin90
4.14/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Maxwell
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a clean, crisp yellow, like dehydrated piss. A big, billowy head of eggshell white bubbles forms above the glass and mellows to a finger’s width above the glass. In body, the beer is crystal clear and translucent, giving a full image of the other side of the glass. On the nose, the beer smells of crisp, butter cracker malt, slight cider, and smooth spicy hops that tickle in the background. On the tongue, the beer tastes bready sweet, with a light bitterness that gently fights, but does not overcome the sweetness of the beer. Very faint acidity can be sensed on the sides of the tongue. In flavor, the beer begins as crisp crackers that plunge into dry cider notes that slowly work in crushed black pepper spice, light woodiness, and a faint hint of lemon juice. The finish is a brief crescendo of all the present flavors, while the aftertaste is of softly linger black pepper. In the mouth, the beer is light bodied with a mellow, fluffy carbonation, yet a crisp, smooth mouthfeel. Overall, this is a simple, delicate helles lager that drinks nicely and can be easily sessioned for hours. As the style goes, it’s a beautiful little beer, though it is a tad bland for what I am currently craving. A good drinking beer.

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can from Londonderry
Pours a crystal clear light golden color with a smallish white head that despite vigorous coaxing doesn't last very long. Aromas of light sweet bready malt with hints of fruit and melanoidin. The flavor is crisp sweet bready maltiness with hints of spice and fruit. Light caramelized sugars round this one out. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. Not a bad Americanized version, I could drink these.

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Photo of Psereiko
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Ive had a lot of helles in Germany. This is not a good substitute. Tastes like slightly strong version of bud. Yuck.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.16/5  rDev +17.8%

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Hell Yes! from Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
3.53 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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