Moosehead Lager - Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
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3.25/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
A pale straw color with white lace, poured from a green bottle. This beer is a bit of a Canadian cult classic but I am only trying it now ... Happened to be a few kicking around at last night's house party and it was early enough in the evening to actually focus on the characteristics and produce an acceptable review. Aroma was fairly fresh sweet grains, some fruity citrus esters, maybe a hint of herbal hops. More pleasant than expected considering the green bottle. I did not get much skunk, presumably thanks to this example being fairly fresh and properly handled. Palate was a bit interesting. There was too much fizz, way too much, but there was also quite a bit of lemon zest, a little peach, a whiff of floral vanilla. A lot of esters for a lager and these added something to the pedestrian sweetish lager malt backbone. Hops are buried deep, not really tasting them at all. Finish was sweetish but reasonably clean. Few obvious faults although things were a tad medicinal and this combined with the aforementioned lemon notes made me think of cold medicine like Neo-Citran or something of that ilk. Still, surprisingly unskunky and with some fresh sweet character than would make me sample again, particularly if the other options are the adjunct lager standards that usually appear at parties (looking at you, Lucky Lager).
Serving type: bottle
11-01-2013 23:02:40 | More by CalgaryFMC
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3.16/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
A light gold body with slowly rising carbonation bubbles and and decent, lasting white head; globs of foam sticking to the glass. Smells of old grass clippings. Light grain flavor with a corresponding level of hop bitterness for balance; slight metallic aftertaste. Light bodied; crisp, clean and dry.
An old favorite from my young man days. The beer is still pretty drinkable if unexciting. It borders on blandness but manages to deliver a modicum of flavor. Nope, it wouldn't be my first choice for a light lager beer, but depending on other options, Moosehead is still a fair consideration.
Serving type: bottle
06-17-2014 00:25:37 | More by beergoot
Moosehead Lager from Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
71 out of 100 based on 990 ratings.