Moby D
Buzzards Bay Brewing

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From:
Buzzards Bay Brewing
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Altbier
Ranked #71
ABV:
5%
Score:
82
Ranked #27,353
Avg:
3.6 | pDev: 14.17%
Ratings:
94
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 25, 2020
Added:
Aug 12, 2009
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  23
SCORE
82
Good
Moby DMoby D
Notes: None
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4.36 by Maltyhead from Massachusetts on Dec 25, 2020
 
3.6 by Tcsox from Massachusetts on Aug 29, 2020
 
3.58 by lowlyone from Massachusetts on Dec 09, 2019
 
3.58 by watchman001 from Massachusetts on Jan 06, 2018
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Grackos from Florida

Doesn't taste like a pale ale.

Dec 14, 2017
 
3.98 by DougsBrother from Massachusetts on Oct 21, 2017
 
3.24 by Celtics76 from Rhode Island on Aug 27, 2017
 
2.81 by johnlatona from New Jersey on Apr 24, 2017
 
3.56 by DDrugg from Massachusetts on Mar 26, 2017
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3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by illpass78 from Maine

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
 
3.35 by BigMFDaddy from Massachusetts on Jul 14, 2016
 
3.02 by waughbrew from Massachusetts on Feb 02, 2016
 
3.46 by mdaschaf from Indiana on Dec 18, 2015
 
3.21 by rjm0715 from Massachusetts on Nov 26, 2015
 
3.74 by WillieThreebiers from Arizona on Oct 11, 2015
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3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

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
 
3.47 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts on Sep 19, 2015
 
3.25 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas on Aug 13, 2015
 
3.6 by morebeergood from Massachusetts on Aug 10, 2015
 
3.68 by Pip_Count_167 from Maine on Jul 06, 2015
 
3.64 by TripelMark from North Carolina on Feb 22, 2015
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3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by superspak from North Carolina

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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3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ZebraCakez from Massachusetts

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
 
3.96 by Patlee3324 from Massachusetts on Nov 15, 2014
 
3.5 by PEIhop from Massachusetts on Nov 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
by ThomasMetal75 from Massachusetts

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
 
4.25 by jsouza from Massachusetts on Sep 20, 2014
 
3.5 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania on Sep 12, 2014
 
4.2 by Deip on Aug 28, 2014
 
3.8 by KingdomBobcat from Vermont on Aug 25, 2014
 
3.75 by natescape from Massachusetts on Aug 22, 2014
 
4.16 by Jemes21 from New Jersey on Aug 14, 2014
 
5 by Ograd001 from Connecticut on Aug 11, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by gcamparone from Rhode Island

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
 
3.75 by Huffs from New York on Jun 24, 2014
 
3.5 by wrightst from Maryland on Jun 22, 2014
 
3 by AnneReed from Rhode Island on Jun 21, 2014
 
3 by invisiblepat from Ohio on Jun 18, 2014
 
3.75 by Element1290 from Rhode Island on Jun 08, 2014
Moby D from Buzzards Bay Brewing
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 94 ratings