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
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of ZEB89
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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 InspectorBob
3.51/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnnnniee
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear red orange brown color with a decent sized bubbly tan head that slowly dissipates to a ring on top. Smells like a brown ale. Lots of caramel and toffee with hints of butterscotch, chocolate, and earth. The flavor is sweet with malts, lots of brown sugar and caramel with a slight bit of spice and earth. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation ans a sweet lightly syrupy mouthfeel. This is a nice brown ale. Solid tasty simple brew.

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Photo of mklisz
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a tallboy into a tumbler pint, the beer is a clear, vibrant, chestnut coloring with a tall, frothy, dense, off-white head of about a half an inch. Aromas of chocolate, butterscotch, and maple blend together for a very sweet, inviting nose. Flavors are rich, but remain light, with a roasted hazelnut and chocolate blending that is pleasantly sweet but not overpowering. The chocolate gives a slight bitterness to keep all the sweet characteristics in check. Very decent on the palate. The aftertaste is a roasted coffee and caramel blending, almost like after drinking a caramel machiato (sp?). Smooth, clean finish with only a hint of the roasted qualities left behind. Tasty, and easy to drink.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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 plaid75
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy ruby and brown hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing

The smell featured solid coffee and toasted malt aroma.

The taste was a clean and dry coffee and cocoa flavor. Good bitterness. Pumpernickle bread sort of doughiness.

The mouthfeel was clean with good carbonation.

Overall a very drinkable ale. Nice and dry. ABV - 5.5%.

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Photo of puboflyons
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled on May 25, 2012. It pours brown with ruby red highlights from the can with a smallish, short-lasting head. This aroma is something else with rich malts, nuttiness, yeast, and maybe even a little bit of hazelnut or cinnamon. The body falls into the medium range, which seems to be the weakest part of the beer. The taste is fabulous with extraordinary malts, yeast, and a much more laid back hop character. Overall it is well balanced with a mild bitterness. As far as Brown Ales go this is actually one of the better ones.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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 Kelp
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PEIhop
5/5  rDev +26.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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 rfgetz
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A lightly reddish tinted brown color with nice cap of light khaki colored head, good retention. Scent is of roasted and toasted nuts, crusty dark bread, powered cocoa and decent earthy hop notes. Taste surprises with strong nutty notes mixed with powdered cocoa, dark grainy and crusty bread and earthy hop notes. Medium bodied, nice and hefty on palate for the style with some earthiness to it. A fantastic brown ale that does it all right.

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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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4.2/5  rDev +6.3%

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

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

This was a very nice beer. On tap, served in a mug, the beer was a reddish/brown color with a thick off-white head. A little bit of lacing. A caramel aroma primarily, also a little nut aroma. Taste followed aroma, caramel and nuts. Nice hops kick at the end. It felt good and tasted good.

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4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Found this at Walters Restaurant in Portland, Maine, this is a dark root beer brown with a decent off-white head and similar lacing. The aroma suggests an earthy malt and swampy caramel nuttiness. Very nice as brown ales go. The first mouthful introduces a medium-light bodied brew with flavors of charcoal malt and some evergreen hop that provides a little bit of a dry feel through the tingly carbonation. Some creamy milk chocolate comes out nicely. Served cold this is super refreshing and tasty. What a great surprise!

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Photo of Dizzy242
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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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