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

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3.72/5
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130 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#26,152
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
130
pDev:
12.1%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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Ratings: 130 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of Rlhj
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pilsener glass.
The appearance was a bright yellow to copper color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that quickly slid off at a moderate pace. Slight lace ran here and there.
The aroma had a nice blend of biscuit to bready malts playing with a slight grassy to earthy spicy hoppiness coming in and around those malts.
The flavor was moderately sweet with an ample spiciness coming about to balance. The aftertaste was slightly bready with a fair spicy hoppiness about it.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied, perhaps just a touch under with a good sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt on par. Bready crisp finish with a little bit of spiciness, but not distractible.
Overall, I'd say it was a pretty good Czech pilsener that I would have again.

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Photo of nmann08
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Prost76
3.39/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of rblnr
3.34/5  rDev -10.2%
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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Photo of jbarletto
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sulldaddy
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I am sampling a cellar temp 16 oz can poured into a stemless snifter. The beer pours a bright clear slightly copper to gold color with a fizzy white head of 2 cm that fades almost immediately to nothing after the pour.
The aroma is some grainy malt a bit of bready cracker note and some grassy and spicy hops. The aroma is generally kind of sweet and malty overall, and also generally sort of mild.
The first sip reveals a crisp light body that has fine tingly carbonation. Very easy drinking brew for the physical traits.
Flavor is mild and similar to the nose with some bready and grainy malt and a bit of spicy and earthy hops. Nothing is robust but everything is well balanced and keeps this beer in the easy to drink category. Very straightforward and balanced beer. Good for the summer and easily crushable even in the 16 oz can.

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Photo of IBUBrew
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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Photo of AirBob
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SABERG
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can dated 1/25/17 into a tall cylinder.
A - Excellent clarity, gentle meandering carbonation make their way top side. A thin snow white cap resides for a bit. Cirrus style lacing clings in thin rings.
S - Pilsner malts, without the floor swept touch, clean bright hop very floral and noble. Just a hint of orange blossom and cut grass.
T - A touch sweet at the start, the malt have a nice biscuit quality, delightful helping of hop flower, a touch of Diacetyl, well within bounds, honey and warm toast.
M - Dances across the palate, correct in scale, carbonation is superb, not an off putting component anywhere.
O - A very fine Pilsner from Moat, body is quite good, the floral hops add a nice snap to the offering.
I look forward to more.
http://imgur.com/hrQiu8X

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Photo of ManapuaMan
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from a growler. Crystal clear straw-gold body. Light, pourus head of foam. Aroma of dough, cracker and faint floral and citrus notes. Taste is cracker, toast, light caramel and some spicy bitterness from the hops. Finishes crisp with a nice carbonation-pop. So drinkable.

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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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Photo of n2185
2.95/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of fitzy84
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the restaurant, served in the 8 beer sampler. The beer had a golden color with a nice aroma of hops with some citrus. Hop flavors are really balanced well in the taste department with a good mix of bread and malt. A crisp carbonation makes the mouthfeel a winner for this beer. Overall, a really good mouthfeel makes this beer really good.

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

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gr8fulbeerhead
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jj2338
3.49/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ccryder
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of frekky
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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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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