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Moat Czech Pilsner | Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.

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

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A European-style pilsner. Dry hopping produces a bouquet of aromas from the addition of traditional noble hops. This beer has a bigger malt profile than the average American Pilsner. It has medium hop bitterness and a clean floral finish.

Added by lordofthewiens on 10-18-2006

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

Photo of Bean89
5/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Honestly one of, if not, the best pilsners I've ever had!

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4.76/5  rDev +28%

Photo of Vylo
4.65/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brunop
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of heerboth
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.39/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on-tap at Lilee's Public House during dinner.

Pours into a pint glass, a golden yellow color with a good size white head, fades at a slow rate and left bits of lacing on the glass, bubbles continuously rising up from the bottom through the entire drink.

Smell has a decent hop aroma, bit grassy, with a sweet malt backing, bit of citrus creeps into the nose.

Taste is very clean and crisp, a very easy drinker to be sure and perfect for a hot summer day (it was easily in the 90's the other day), a good mix of sweet malt and citrusy hops with neither overpowering the other, finishes slightly dry.

Probably one of the better Pils I've had in a long while, Moat did it right.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thank you Moat for making a mire true-to-style Czech Pils. The dry hop effect is minimal with the classic noble hop. 16 oz. Can

Pure, clear gold color. Mild carbonation but vety crispy, lively feel. A classic medium sized white cap sits and spreads out fast.

The aromatic qualities are very good, classic buttery malt, herbal hops with hay and wheat effect, tangy and sweet nose. The classic malt and Noble hop aroma'blend together perfectly. Awesome aroma.

The first gulp has you saying: "classic Czech pils". Very European approach with perhaps a bolder, more delicious malt than usual. The Noble hops....dry hopped, gives a classic and true taste but Full of flavor, not really bigger or bolder, just more flavor. The balance is practically perfect. All those lovely pilsner flavor's are in Full effect: buttery but crispy malt, dense herbal and earthy hops with dry hay and wheat of summertime is the vibe it gives off. Sour and funky pils yeast....all together; this might be one of the very best American versions of the European classic Czech Pils.

I usually complain about American pilsners being much too hoppy but still trying to be traditional. Moat Mountain has finally created a European pils that might be better than most European versions of this style, and somehow keep it perfectly to style. The aroma and flavor is just awesome.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of illpass78
4.19/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear straw with heavy carbonation and a big white head that has decent retention.

Smell: Nice aromas for a lager - hops, biscuit, some floral notes, a tiny bit of lemon.

Taste: Taste follows the nose. Lots of nice biscuity malts. Very refreshing and clean. Some nice hop bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel: It's pleasant on the palate - mouthfeel is just right for a lager.

Overall: Good stuff from this Granite State brewer. Have a few of these and you'll be on a Live Free Or Die kick for sure. It's very appealing and reasonably complex as pilsners go - nice flavors, good depth, perfect presentation. I'll definite have more Moat offerings after trying this one.

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Photo of cnwillis31
4.19/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of plaid75
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

The smell featured a potent musty noble hop.

The taste was upfront spicy and musty noble hop with a balancing grainy malt.

The moutfeel was of average fullness with a sharp, dry finish.

Overall a very tasty and highly drinkable pils. Well done.

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Photo of Bendurgin
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Grabbed a growler at the brewpub yesterday after an intense hike up Mount Washington. Pours a slightly hazy golden straw color with a finger of white head.

Big grassy hop aroma here with a nice toasty malt aroma in the background. A little bit of lemon rounds this out. The taste is a kind of biscuity. A nice hop bitterness to the finish here.

The feel is nice and light with good carbonation. Overall an enjoyable pilsner. Glad a got the growler!

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4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mdaschaf
4.01/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Flatbread Pizza Company in Portsmouth NH.

A: Clear golden yellow. One finger, chunky head. Nice lacing.

S: Nice little hop aroma, very grassy.

T: Similar to the nose, some hops upfront and then some earth/spiciness afterwards. Has a slight malt kick on the backend.

M/D: Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Easy to drink, went extremely well with the pizza I was eating. Very fresh and crisp.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Moat Czech Pilsner from Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 130 ratings
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