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Moosehead Lager - Moosehead Breweries Ltd.

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1,185 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,185
Reviews: 483
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 21.71%
Wants: 23
Gots: 142 | 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

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 1,185 | Reviews: 483
Photo of Urk1127
3.65/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Drank from the bottle. Taste is comparable to that of a euro lager like Heineken but better.

Photo of akdo
3.03/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Once poured in a glass, the beer is initially a pale yellow. In the blink of an eye, the beer's colour turns to something between yellow and gold.

As a whole, I felt that this beer was made with the minimum requirements in the brewing textbook. It is just an ordinary beer made with hops and lightened with malt. What you should expect is a beer whose taste is between the bitterness of the best American Pale Lager and a passable one.

Moreover, the beer's taste doesn't have any tweaks. As a result of that, the Moosehead is a decent beer that doesn't stand out. Try it once and pair it with a corn.

Photo of Stazzy
3.19/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

At least it isn't Bud or Bud Lite. It is my default if there selection at the store is not very good or I am going to have a few.

Photo of el_michoacano
4.14/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Its a very refreshing summer beer

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.

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Moosehead Lager from Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
71 out of 100 based on 1,185 ratings.