Moat Mountain Oktoberfest Lager
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   ABV: -
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
viverlee (18) - - FEB 24, 2013

It smells like breakfast, just not like any you’ve ever had. Wheaties in shallow pool of subdued grape juice, finished Tyler Florence style with a drizzle of hazelnut oil.

Yes, it is unusual to be drinking this style so early in the year. So yes, it is a holdover from the Fall. And yes, there is a good reason. A reason so good it deserves more time than I have at the moment, so no, I won’t be explaining it just yet.

But let’s do talk about the beer. I opine regularly (some would say too regularly and others would say “opine, more like whine you fucking baby”) about balance, and my perceived perception that some beer or another doesn’t have it. That’s not an issue here. It’s delicate, just sweet, lightly spiced and almost chewy. What’s most prominent is the breadiness, generic on its own but for the Disaronno like touch.

I like all these things as much as the next man. The dilemma of course is that I want to sip, yet feel compelled to gulp. And that’s not really how I want to enjoy my beer. A bit more heft – weight balance rather than flavor balance – would make this something really special.

Beeradvocate Rating: 86*

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Hayward Abbey Rating: 88

*Based on 25 ratings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfontana (505) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 12, 2016
Can pour into tulip glass from Epsom Circle Market. Aroma is mild bread, dough, German yeast/hops. Appearance is clear copper color with finger-width off white head with fair retention and trace lacing, trace sparkle. Taste is lightly sweet with German yeast tart and bitter. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with thin texture, soft carbonation, dry finish. Overall, mild all around and more yeast/bitter dominated than malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tekstr1der (340) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Pours deep gold-amber color - very pretty, with no head. Smells bready with some esters. Taste is slightly astringent, not very sweet for the style, and a little alcohol comes through. Not great for a brewery with much better efforts, and low value for the high price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hampale (71) - Jaffrey, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Nice to see this Oktoberfest in a 16 oz. can for the first time. I’m a big fan of Oktoberfests so have sampled a lot of them this fall. I’d rate this as one of the best. Considering this product and the Czech Style Pilsner, Moat Mountain has been a real winner with its Lagers

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tstamba (671) - Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2013
At the brewpub. Dark gold, not much aroma, smooth balanced profile... Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (5319) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Pours orange-tinged amber into a Sam glass. Pancake head with mediur retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Caramel, hay and bread aromas. Slightly off-setting chemical aroma. Medium bodied with sweet caramel upfront and a slightly acidic bitter roasted nut finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
puboflyons (2912) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 6, 2012
From the 22 fl.oz. bottle. 2012 edition. It pours a fairly transparent copper-amber color with a small head that simmers down eventually. The aroma is bready and malty but low in the hop character. The body is medium and smooth. The taste begins sweet and malty with a low bitterness at the end. It really isn’t extraordinary but it is a very true-to-style, drinkable Okoberfest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (5777) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 30, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Labeled as Oktoberfest (don’t know what this name is??) Mugs shows semi- transparent amber color with respectable head retention. Nose has mostly malt with a touch of German hops. Body has a nice malty backbone with a light hop, crisp bitterness and a light, wheaty flavor. Not much carbonation, but not totally flat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimhilt (2541) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Pours a two finger off-white head that fades quickly leaving some lace. Crystal clear amber color. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Nutmeg and bready nose and flavor is light malty sweetness, bready. Aftertaste has some bitterness. $8.99 for a 22oz bottle from Glen Beverage Glen, NH. ABV is 6.0%.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Deep amber in color with a small off-white head.Aroma is an amazing blendof caramel and rich bready toasted malt. Flavor is balanced with toasted malt coming through, good full body.A very good Okt/Mar, wish i could have some more.

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