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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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Ratings: 130 |  Reviews: 23
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 westcoastbeerlvr
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of smcolw
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Typical head which leaves a couple of spots on the glass after each sip. Pale gold color. Clear.

The smell starts off as cream, slightly soured.

Clean pale malt with a touch of berry to the swallow. This is under hopped for an American version of this style--more true to the Czech offerings. Highly carbonated with a moderate base.

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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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Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the source 8/25/2012.
Comes to the table a light golden straw color without much of a head by the time the waitress sets the glass down. Smells of floral and spicy hops with a fair amount of bready pilsner malt to back it up. There's a hint of lemony tartness that while faint just seems out of place in the aroma. The flavor is bready and sweet pilsner malt that gets blasted with spicy hops. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet spicy mouthfeel. Nice pilsner not the best I've ever had but definitely quaffable.

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Photo of InspectorBob
3.28/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 GarthDanielson
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a bright, golden-orange coloring with a filmy, sparse, white coating on the surface. The nose is light, with some toasty grain characteristics, and not much else. Clean. The flavors are buttered toast, with a tangy, floral highlight. The aftertaste is clean, with a touch of hops to bitter and clean. Slightly bitter, drying finish. Clean and tasty.

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3.88/5  rDev +4.3%

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 puboflyons
3.41/5  rDev -8.3%
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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Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of petermethot
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Kelp
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of rjp217
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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

Photo of DrJay
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Dizzy242
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
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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Photo of MDDMD
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rderedin
3.13/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Satchboogie
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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

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