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

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85
very good
125 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
125
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
12.2%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
19
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0
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Ratings: 125 |  Reviews: 22
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1.75/5  rDev -53.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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2.95/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.05/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Gold with a thin skim head. Didn't arrive with much foam at all so I blame the bartender/server, not the beer.

Aroma is sweet malt with a little swampy hop. Missing the peppery Saaz I was hoping for.

Smoother than I though it would be (I was expecting more crispness) but it works well just the same. Slightly spice add zest to an otherwise inoffensive malt character.

A nice beer to wash down Chocorua, Middle Sister and First Sister summits.

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3.13/5  rDev -17%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JAFoley
3.14/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A - Clear pale boxy with bubbly white head. Not much retention or lacing.

S - Fruity grapefruit and orange rind. Nice malts

T - More fruity citrus hops, cherry with light doughy malts

M - Light body with moderate/high carbonation. Thin and a bit watery.

O - This was ok. The thin body with high carbonation isn't my thing. I'd prefer finer and less carbonation and more malt presence. Definitely drinkable but fairly underwhelming.

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3.23/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.26/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.28/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this mid-October, told it was distinct from their Golden Dog Pilsner. It was a pretty, clear yellow, with a small head and some lacing. It had a fresh grass aroma, as well as a little grain. Taste was a little underwhelming. A little sweet, a little malt, a little hops. Still, a refreshing beer for a guy who'd been in a car for a while.

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3.34/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I'm a pilsner:lager guy and really wanted to like this. Picked up a few (and a bunch of other local stuff) on a recent jaunt to. NH.

Bottom line: it's just too sweet. Yeah, most American craft P/Ls are over-hopped; this is the first I've had that's perhaps over-malted. P/Ls demand balance -- the upfront sweetness carries thru to the aftertaste cloying the experience. Bummer.

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3.41/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at the Moat Mountain pub on October 9, 2012.

It pours a kind of olive-yellow with a thin, fizzy white head that dissolves fast. It looks like it should.

The aroma is rather in-distinctive with an emphasis on grains and a somewhat clean, crisp hop note mixed in.

The body fell into the light to medium range with a smooth, creamy texture.

The taste was similarly grainy like the nose but it tasted fresh. The low hop bitterness balanced things out pretty good at the end. Overall, typical for the style.

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3.49/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap in a sample glass.

Appearance: Yellowish gold color with a thin white head.

Smell: Sweet smelling malts, corn and hops.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Light bodied and very smooth. Tasted sweeter with a bitter sweet aftertaste.

Overall: Decent brew, it was refreshing, but nothing special.

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Moat Czech Pilsner from Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
3.77 out of 5 based on 125 ratings.
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