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Moby D | Buzzards Bay Brewing

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Moby DMoby D

Brewed by:
Buzzards Bay Brewing
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TheManiacalOne on 08-12-2009

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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of JD4Cali
5/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I really really liked this one (although I had it after a 1/2 marathon race so I was really thirsty)! The flavor feminded me of toasted nuts kissed with mild sweetness and was really nice to drink. It was perfect with the smoky flavors of the sandwich I ordered.

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Photo of Ograd001
5/5  rDev +39.3%

Photo of JWR3251
4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of beerbuddy11735
4.62/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle. Label is not fancy but I found the beer to be a nice Amber color and head that lasted for a while. The smell was a typical pale ale and taste was right on. This American Pale Ale went down easy and my friends were impressed with the beer. Would recommend this my friends.

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Photo of cocktailvirgin
4.32/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of palma
4.32/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a copper hazy body with small beige frothy head. Very lacy. Nice appearance.

Nose is big time malt and fruit notes. Honey. Nutty.almost brown ale like aroma. I like it a lot.

Taste is a more malt forward pale. Caramel, chestnuts, stone baked bread. Hops bitter it up enough for a good balance to keep things interesting.

I love malty pale ales and this is definately one of the better ones. Highly recommended. Nice job by this new brewery.

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Photo of jsouza
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of BarstoolBB
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Deip
4.2/5  rDev +17%

Photo of jbertsch
4.18/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber split with my wife.

A beautiful pour. Amber with a good-sized frothy white head which never completely goes away. Fair lacing.

Aroma first gives of a little citrus and grass. Nice hop notes from a simple pale ale here. Caramel malts are noticed, too.

Very pleasant flavor. Caramel malts dominate but fresh wet hops are there acting as the malt’s kid sister, giving it a little spunk. Earthy, and a little sweet. If someone gave me a glass, blindly, saying it was a marzen I would believe them. It doesn’t stray too far from oktoberfest beers, and since I’m drinking a lot of those right now, it fits right in.

Medium Mouthfeel with proper carbonation level.

Recommended for something sessionable. Lots of flavor here for a 5% APA, and $2.99 a bomber, it’s one of the best deals around these parts.

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Photo of Jemes21
4.16/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Jonny
4.15/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a pint glass

-Good looking brew. A nice cloudy orange w/good head retention.

-Smell if fruity as in Juicy Fruit gum, and a fruit that I can't seem to put my finger on at the moment.

-Taste and mouth feel is where this beer stands out in my opinion. The malt & hop balance in this beer is awesome. Clean, with just enough bitterness to keep you coming back for more.

Does very well with food.

Yes, I recommend.

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Photo of plaid75
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured soft caramel malts with a fresh herbal hop.

The taste consisted of a toasted caramel malt which was quickly balanced out by a lightly bitter grassy hop. There was a pleasant lingering herbalness detected.

The mouthfeel was toward the cleaner side of the style.

Overall a tasty and well balanced ale. As much an ESB as an APA in my opinion. Very quaffable.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a US tumbler pint glass from a 64oz. growler that was purchased at the brewery on 8/8/09, consumed on 8/9/09.

A: The beer is a coppery brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts, a good amount of hops and some citrus.

T: The taste is well-balanced with sweet flavors of caramel and citrus, a nice floral hops bitterness that isn't over-powering and a hearty malt character. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style as the brewery defines this beer as "a hybrid of a pale ale and an IPA," I believe it certainly hits that mark. Overall it's a nice beer to drink for a long time and one that I would like to see Buzzards Bay Brewing start bottling (tap only release).

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Photo of nicki1983
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of tzieser
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice deep copper color, crystal clear with a pretty thick head.

Slightly hoppy aroma with some nice bready malts too. Well balanced.

Delicious. A good note of hops (cascade) perfectly balanced by the aforementioned bready malts. Kinds like a mix between a pale ale and an ipa, as the brewer intended.

Crisp mouthfeel; great drinkability.

Awesome. Definitely THE goto session beer when its fresh. Which seems to be often. Sometimes called an "American Mild", it is extremely drinkable.

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Photo of jski
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Lawnboy33
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Balvenie
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of DougsBrother
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Patlee3324
3.96/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

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Photo of ZebraCakez
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a wellington glass.

Appearance: Straight amber, light to almost no bubbles on the body with an off-whitehead rising to maybe 1/8".

Smell: Heavy malts, lightly toasted honestly before sipping it feels sweet.

Taste: Really complex, not over powering but real good in the malt category. It is a notch sweet a little fruit hint of light but bitter apricot.

Mouth: Not such a sticking after taste but very smooth to intake.

Overall: Bought this not knowing anything about it and boy I was satisfied. It is rich and would satisfy most if not all palates. Salud!

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Photo of mikeycibelli
3.89/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Moby D from Buzzards Bay Brewing
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 91 ratings
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