Moby D
Buzzards Bay Brewing

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From:
Buzzards Bay Brewing
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Altbier
ABV:
5%
Score:
82
Avg:
3.6 | pDev: 14.17%
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
64
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 25, 2020
Added:
Aug 12, 2009
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  23
SCORE
82
Good
Moby DMoby D
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Rated: 4.36 by Maltyhead from Massachusetts

Dec 25, 2020
 
Rated: 3.6 by Tcsox from Massachusetts

Aug 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.58 by lowlyone from Massachusetts

Dec 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.58 by watchman001 from Massachusetts

Jan 06, 2018
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Rated by Grackos from Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Doesn't taste like a pale ale.
Dec 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.98 by DougsBrother from Massachusetts

Oct 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3.24 by Celtics76 from Rhode Island

Aug 27, 2017
 
Rated: 2.81 by johnlatona from New Jersey

Apr 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.56 by DDrugg from Massachusetts

Mar 26, 2017
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Reviewed by illpass78 from Maine

3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pint on draft at Freestones in New Bedford.

Appearance: Kind of a dark, rusty gold with a big foamy white head.

Aroma: Surprisingly floral. Herbal. Good malt backbone with some sweetness.

Taste: Follows nose. Good floral/malty mix.

Mouthfeel: Easy but fulfilling.

Overall: Nice interpretation of the style. Flavorful enough to be interesting.
Mar 11, 2017
 
Rated: 3.35 by BigMFDaddy from Massachusetts

Jul 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.02 by waughbrew from Massachusetts

Feb 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.46 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Dec 18, 2015
 
Rated: 3.21 by rjm0715 from Massachusetts

Nov 26, 2015
 
Rated: 3.74 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Oct 11, 2015
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Reviewed by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look is orange with gold highlights and a nice thick head.

Aroma is malty, slightly smoky? Like a slightly too dark toast.

Taste is wonderfully malty and thick like a good Octoberfest.

It doesn't have a great rating, but I could see myself drinking a lot of this beer.
Oct 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3.47 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Sep 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas

Aug 13, 2015
 
Rated: 3.6 by morebeergood from Massachusetts

Aug 10, 2015
 
Rated: 3.68 by Pip_Count_167 from Maine

Jul 06, 2015
 
Rated: 3.64 by TripelMark from North Carolina

Feb 22, 2015
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Got in a BIF from ZebraCakez. 22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, bottled in 11/2014. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of toast, biscuit, nuttiness, light caramel, light pear/apple, herbal, floral, grass, light pine, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of bready malt, earthy hops, and light-moderate yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of toast, biscuit, nuttiness, light caramel, light pear/apple, herbal, floral, grass, light pine, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Light amount herbal/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of toast, biscuit, nuttiness, light caramel, floral, grass, light pine, light pear/apple, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of bready malt, earthy hops, and light yeast ester flavors; with a good bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a very good altbier style. All around good robustness and balance of bready malt, earthy hops, and light yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. This is hoppy for an altbier, but the flavors were very much what I expected for the style. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Feb 07, 2015
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Reviewed by ZebraCakez from Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked this up at the brewery, which is located roughly ten miles from my home.

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a light colored two finger head that dissipates quickly.

S: The aroma is floral and hoppy, very pleasant.

T: Malt and caramel add to the already hoppy and floral notes this beer displays. A very well balanced taste, but it falls off slightly as the beer begins to warm up.

F: It's light and well carbonated, presents itself well.

O: This is a very well balanced beer, getting through the bomber solo is almost too easy. More proof that local is the way to go.
Jan 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3.96 by Patlee3324 from Massachusetts

Nov 15, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by PEIhop from Massachusetts

Nov 14, 2014
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Reviewed by ThomasMetal75 from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
A- Copper colored. It is slightly hazy. Has a bright white 2 finger head. It dies to some good looking lacing. When the glass is swirled around, the head reforms with no problem whatsoever.

S- It's very reminiscent to a Newcastle, but with some added hoppy character as well. Hops are on the floral side. It's got a nice caramel malty quality to it. It's also lightly bready smelling from the yeast, like brown bread crust.

T- It's very similar to what Newcastle would taste like with a hoppier profile. It has a prominently caramel malt taste. I am picking up the light bready, almost biscuty, yeasty flavor as well. The hops are on the floral side. The hop profile almost gives the beer a pale ale-eque quality. It's not quite has hop forward as that, but it's got that thing going on. The finish has a coffee like note to it. You start to taste the coffee note when you exhale out your mouth after swallowing the beer. When this beer warms up, there is a orange type citrus note as well.

M- Mouthfeel is medium. It's very crisp and refreshing. It's does have a good clean water feeling in the mouth. It's not sticky sweet at all. Finish is dry.

Overall this is a great offering from Buzzards Bay Brewing. I like that it isn't one of their more hop forward, less malty, beers. It does have a great caramel malty taste, and it is very clean and easy drinking. Bring this beer to your next fall gathering and pair it with some sausages!
Oct 26, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by jsouza from Massachusetts

Sep 20, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania

Sep 12, 2014
 
Rated: 4.2 by Deip

Aug 28, 2014
 
Rated: 3.8 by KingdomBobcat from Vermont

Aug 25, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by natescape from Massachusetts

Aug 22, 2014
 
Rated: 4.16 by Jemes21 from New Jersey

Aug 14, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by Ograd001 from Connecticut

Aug 11, 2014
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Reviewed by gcamparone from Rhode Island

3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a snifter. Purchased at the brewery

A- pours a hazy amber body with a big frothy off white head that reduces slowly to leave thick lacing. Very nice looking

S- very nutty, with some toffee and bready ness.

T- huge nutty notes, followed by some diacetyl butter scotch flavors. The follow through has toffee and biscuity notes. Finish slightly bitter

M- medium mouthfeel and carbonation

Decent overall .. Worth the small price tag
Jul 29, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Huffs from New York

Jun 24, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by wrightst from Maryland

Jun 22, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by AnneReed from Rhode Island

Jun 21, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by invisiblepat from Ohio

Jun 18, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Element1290 from Rhode Island

Jun 08, 2014
Moby D from Buzzards Bay Brewing
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 94 ratings