Moat Bone Shaker Brown | Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
88
very good
172 Ratings
Moat Bone Shaker BrownMoat Bone Shaker Brown
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An English-style brown ale. This beer has a biscuit-like smoothness with a rich, malt body and medium hop bitterness.

Added by BillyBrew on 10-06-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
172
Reviews:
38
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
12.66%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
28
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 172 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tekstr1der
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Nearly clear brown or with a lasting beige skim. Aroma is malty, slightly nutty with faint hints of cooked sugar. Flavor is similar, surprised it's not marketed as a nut brown. Lots of hazelnut, filbert. A little watery and finished a tad astringent, but quite enjoyable all around.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Outstanding brown enjoyed over the course of a weekend from a 64oz growler. Poured a clear brown with a light frothy head that lingers for a few minutes. Aroma of roasted malt, toasted nuts, burnt toast, light roast coffee grounds. Taste brings the coffee up front followed by a nice caramel/toffee combo, roasted malt, toasted brown bread. Finishes crisp with a light bitterness. Very drinkable - clean, crisp and tasty.

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Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of morebeergood
3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of n2185
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mwt
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fitzy84
3.69/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at the restaurant and served in the 8 beer sampler. The beer had a slightly murky, dark amber appearance with a nutty malt aroma for its smell. The taste of the beer had a good mixture of being bittersweet from a mixture of nuts and breads, but there was some sweet malt too. The mouthfeel was also balanced between a creamy texture and good carbonation. Overall, I found this one to be not too bad across its characteristics.

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Photo of tempest
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Toasty biscuit and caramel aroma. Light, easy drinking body, quite appealing for fans of malty beers looking for an easy-drinking ale. Mild earth hop character. A fun subtle beer. I'd crack open another can.

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Photo of emptyglassagain
2.79/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BFCarr
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cbutova
3.52/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Tallboy into a small pint glass with a pale brown body and a light nutty tan, frothy cap. The two finger head dies slowly to a medium ring and plentiful webs of lace remain.

S- Toasted grains and a medium level of sweetness. The browned grains drop hints of toasted nuts, caramel and sweets. Slight bread and pale fruits from the yeast. A touch of spiced raisin.

T- A fairly laidback overall brown ale that is much more towards the caramelized side than roasty. Opens up with toast, nuttiness, a hint of raisin and caramel sweets that lead to hints of leather, bread, earthy hops and light coffee. On the English end of the spectrum.

MF- Very light body and comes off as somewhat thin. Texture is lacking but overall it is slick and frothy.

A lighter brown ale that reminds me of some English versions with a nice balance between nutty malts and smooth yeast.

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Photo of gr8fulbeerhead
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Exeggutor
3.46/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of strengthdoc
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Im4jojo
4.8/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured with a two finger head that disintegrates into nice lacey traces. Smells and tastes nutty, almost toasty. A bit of a bitter taste left on the edges of the tongue. Looks smokey amber.
Love this brewery.

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Photo of Kgoldsbe
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On cask at Coat of Arms in Portsmouth. This is a very tasty brown.. Roasted flavor toaty mellow finish. Great beer!

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

Photo of tigg924
3.3/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours clear, light brown in color, with 1/4 inch head. Taste is nut, light tea, and cracker. Solid, slightly above average brown ale. Would not pass this one up, but I prefer other Moat beers more.

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Photo of Dbrag
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Matthowland
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NH1911
4.48/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of steve8robin
3.04/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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Moat Bone Shaker Brown from Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
3.95 out of 5 based on 172 ratings.
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