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Moosehead Lager - Moosehead Breweries Ltd.

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71
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1,174 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,174
Reviews: 479
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 21.71%
Wants: 24
Gots: 134 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moosehead Breweries Ltd. visit their website
New Brunswick, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-26-2001

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Ratings: 1,174 | Reviews: 479
Photo of Tyler_V2
2.46/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not bad for a macro lager, but nothing special.

Photo of JobiWanKenob
3.94/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I found this lager to be very well done, drank straight from the bottle it was clean, crisp with nice hop and cereal hints. Not heavy whatsoever, a beer i could certainly drink all night. A great intro to Moosehead Lager, my new favorite beer! I drank 8 bottles and woke up with no headache whatsover, which tells me that clean, natural ingredients are used by the brewery. Highly recommended!

Photo of hophugger
2.74/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

rated from previous tasting notes

Photo of UPBrewer92
1.55/5  rDev -49%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I have had this once and it was the definition of a skunky beer. I can't speak for how this normally tastes, but what I had was definitely beer gone bad

Photo of dpgoblejr
2.36/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Never had it, thought I'd try it, it's a beer.

Photo of Winston3737
1.77/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

This shouldn't even be brewed.

Photo of Danielr26
1.74/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Gross canadian garbage tastes gross.

Photo of 31Sam13
4/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I don't care what anyone says, this stuff is tasty, not expensive and has a great overall taste and feel...very refreshing on a hot day...

Photo of Rabi
4.34/5  rDev +42.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A good lager with a nice crisp finish

Photo of derekgw123
2.41/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Good skunky beer. First few sips are a little much, but it tones down.

Photo of rmup18
5/5  rDev +64.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As far as basic and inexpensive North American lagers go, this as close to perfect as you will find. At $9.99 a 12-pack, this is my go to beer.

Photo of Burgz
3.7/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An easy drinking smooth lager. My go to bbq beer.

Photo of beersnewb
3.95/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Best go to beer in ontario if you're on a budget. Very drinkable and refreshing. Good balance and feel, never disappoints.

Photo of pdmoore714
2.19/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

smells awful, barest hint of foam on a clear body.

Photo of Paulieblaze
2.48/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Buy this when it is fresh, otherwise you will get some nasty beer. It's not a bad bbq beer

Photo of DHarv
3.54/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tastes exactly like you would expect from the Canadians Yuengling. Its slightly more flavorful than Labatt's or Kokanee. Good Stuff

Photo of kevinlater
2.66/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

473ml can into pils glass or something

a: super transparent pale yellow, two fingers of quickly-dissipating white head

s: grainy, skunky, grassy. skunk notes are odd, coming from the can

t: not so much skunk in the taste. grassy and grainy. somewhat prominent metallic notes. finishes with lingering malty grainy notes and a mild hop bitterness

m: light-bodied of course, with medium carbonation

o: not a terrible macro lager, but not something to go back to

Photo of NHPC
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Nothing special, but a solid beer.

Photo of Bunman3
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

This is a rock solid alternative to macro lagers. Proudly independent for as long as Canada has been a nation, Moosehead deserves a pat on the back and a Wiser's slow clap for sticking with a winning formula. This beer reminds me of Henry Weinhard's Blue Boar Ale and brings back great memories. In short, it's a nicely hopped lager that smells like a canoe cooler on a hot day. It's easy to down several of these in hurry - be forewarned!

Photo of Ag-Hag
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

I always liked Moosehead, although I haven't had one in years. Nice body, flavor balance, and finish make this a solid and easy to drink beer. Kind of sweetish finish. Clean, easy to like. Very respectable, but there are other brews more interesting these days. Definitely born of the 80's.

Photo of kevofficiel
2.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Moosehead. One of the oldest independent breweries in the world.
The look of head is pretty simple. Yellow golden color. Lots of carbonation in the glass. About 1 finger of head that leaves after you drink half of the glass.
The smell is pretty sweet. You have that Lager typical smell.
About the taste. Everything was going pretty good until the taste. I find it a bit over carbonated. You have plenty of bubble going on tongue with that watery sensation.
After you swallowed it you have that stronger after taste that doesn t match up with the beginning. Im sad that it is an American Pale Lager. I wish it could be more as an European Ale Lager. It would way more enjoyable.
So overall would I recommend it ? No, there is not enough for me to recommend it. It is not a easy drinking beer. A bit disappointed. There is something that this beer is missing. Even the Grolsch Premium Lager is much better than this one.

Photo of furburger69
3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

good stuff

Photo of misternebbie
2.96/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

look and smells better than it taste, still one of the best adjuncts coming out of Canada,
faint skunk taste with heavy corn undertones

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

this is one of my dads favorite brews, so naturally I have consumed my share of it. my issue with it is the green bottle, so when it shows up in the states, even in the northeast, it often has that green bottle skunk to it, really frustrating because this can be quite nice when its fresh. the color is clear straw colored, richer than other yellow lagers, and although the head fades fast, its tall and bone white. the nose often has a skunk on it, but shows a pale and pils malt base that's quite light, and the cleanness of patient lagering. the flavor actually has some hops to it too, a lot more than other American takes on the style. its clean drinking beer, very refreshing and has a unique malt flavor that sets it apart from its peers. the handling and packaging of it are extremely problematic, but when once in awhile a fresh sixer is found, it can be tremendously refreshing. it is occasionally proof that cheap yellow beer can be delicious. orders of magnitude better than the BMC stuff here in the states, even at its worst.

Photo of dacrza1
2.66/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

DATE REVIEWED: July 19, 2014... GLASSWARE: Warsteiner pokal... OCCASION: family visiting day completed...APPEARANCE: lively, effervescent body of pale yellow straw; thick, two-finger foamy head that creates surprisingly beautiful white lacing; wonderful cirrus clouds ring the glass... AROMA: heavy dough and biscuit; hops are slightly aromatic;, but more corny than floral; enough tin to suggest a metallic base... PALATE: medium-bodied, refreshingly swift in the aftertaste; a bit grassy and slightly beefy... TASTE: beefy, meaty malts are strong and dominate the profile; subtler flowers include metallic water hose and, to a lesser extent, honey... OVERALL: a college indulgence--just as step above the Natty Lights of the world--becomes a decent Saturday night lager; requires some attention while sipping...

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Moosehead Lager from Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
71 out of 100 based on 1,174 ratings.