Moby D | Buzzards Bay Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Buzzards Bay Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
buzzardsbrew.com

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TheManiacalOne on 08-12-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
88
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
14.36%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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Photo of mikeycibelli
3.89/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnlatona
2.81/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of DDrugg
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of illpass78
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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Photo of BigMFDaddy
3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of waughbrew
3.02/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of mdaschaf
3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rjm0715
3.21/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
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 Bogdawg
3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of morebeergood
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pip_Count_167
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of TripelMark
3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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Photo of ZebraCakez
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
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 Patlee3324
3.96/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of PEIhop
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of ThomasMetal75
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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!

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Photo of jsouza
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Barleycorn
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of cocktailvirgin
4.32/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of Deip
4.2/5  rDev +16%

Photo of KingdomBobcat
3.8/5  rDev +5%

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Moby D from Buzzards Bay Brewing
3.62 out of 5 based on 88 ratings.
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