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Moosehead Lager - Moosehead Breweries Ltd.

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BA SCORE
71
okay

1,113 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,113
Reviews: 460
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 22.04%
Wants: 19
Gots: 68 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-26-2001)
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Reviews by bcpriess:
Photo of bcpriess
3.8/5  rDev +25%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A pleasant, inexpensive surprise. For its price this is a very good lager. My first impression was of a lighter German style beer, maybe edging toward Reinheitsgebot varieties. I assume it competes with Rolling Rock, and for my money, has a bit more character and flavor per $. Overall, I think it is a crisp, refreshing brew, and I would wholeheartedly recommend it as a beer to go with a weeknight dinner.

bcpriess, Jan 06, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
1.83/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance – Light yellow and very clear with some active carbonation. The head came up nicely but did a James Brown on me and was gone in a flash.

Smell – This one smelled like a farting skunk that ate rice for dinner.

Taste – This was horrid. The rice is subtle and is mixed with a pukish Sweet-N-Low sugary substance.

Mouthfeel – I kind of like the mouthfeel to this one. The carbonation isn’t bad, and it goes down smoother than most.

Drinkability – I can’t believe that I used to like this beer.

RoyalT, Feb 06, 2004
Photo of cam477
2/5  rDev -34.2%

cam477, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of Turbo
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Turbo, May 19, 2013
Photo of tectactoe
2.25/5  rDev -26%

tectactoe, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of t2grogan
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of tbryan5
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

tbryan5, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of Dmann
2.53/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer was ok but something about it did not really agree with me. It poured your standard macro lager color with a bit of a white frothy head that faded quick but left decent lace on my glass. The smell was overly sweet with malt and grain. The flavor was way too sweet and had little to no bitterness to balance it out. The grain flavors snuck in as well but the overly sweet flavor dominated too much. Not recommended at all.

Dmann, Jul 08, 2004
Photo of SuomiHobbit
2.25/5  rDev -26%

SuomiHobbit, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of coffee84
3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

coffee84, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of BeerDreadz
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12onz reclyced green bottle

Appearance : Yellow straw color with a small head.

Smell : Grainy and malted,very nice.

Taste: Hops are very present in this beer,grainy ,some bitterness but not in bad way.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability : Very nice to drink,this beer reminds why you like beer

BeerDreadz, Sep 01, 2007
Photo of csmartin6
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

csmartin6, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of sponberg
3.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The "poor" smell is for the semi-occasional skunky bottle. Otherwise, a very drinkable golden brew with a decently clean finish. Good lawnmower beer. And I've yet to find a beer that, in all seriousness, causes people to belch as much as Moosehead. Is it the carbonation? I have no idea.

sponberg, Feb 14, 2002
Photo of Jpinoniemi
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Jpinoniemi, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of H8B8
3/5  rDev -1.3%

H8B8, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of TimoP
3/5  rDev -1.3%

TimoP, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of Doomcifer
2.05/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very pale, straw-like color with lots of bubbles rising to the surface. Minimal head. Not a heck of a lot of aroma...some faint grains, and a weird, almost skunky smell. Taste is also not very impressive or even shows much flavors except some light grains and adjunct flavors. Finishes with an off flavor. Lots of carbonation, very prickly, crisp. Grab something else if it's available.

Doomcifer, Nov 28, 2008
Photo of iemailjack
3/5  rDev -1.3%

iemailjack, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.48/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz green bottle with no freshness date. Blurb about the brewery and a bit of history on the back label.

Appearance: Shaded yellowish straw hue, tiny bubbled carbonation that forms a thin blanketing white lace.

Smell: Fresh milled grain and the sweetness of a malted barley mash as well as clean boiled hops come to mind, pretty much what an American lager should smell like.

Taste: Crisp medium carbonation with a moderate malty body and a smooth and inviting mouth feel. Malt is straight up one sided which is goes well with this beers disposition, clean on the palate … almost immaculate. Hops are sharp and to the point with their quick in and out bitterness. Fresh drying grain pulls any sweetness away from the tongue and puckers the mouth into a clean after taste of little residual.

Notes: A clean and quick to drink lager, better than its US counterpart while leaving a touch more quality without taking away from the swift drinkability of most American lagers.

Jason, Mar 23, 2002
Photo of Rifrafboy
2.88/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is THE Canadian beer in my book. It's definately a mass produced beer, but the quality shows through. It is average to above average in all respects. Pours medium yellow with a good head. The taste is malty with decent hoppiness. Has a crisp, distinct flavor. A little skunk did not deter the experience. I liked this. I wish all macros tasted this good. I have also tried this from a keg and it is excellent. OH CANADA!!!

Rifrafboy, Feb 11, 2003
Photo of merlin48
3.18/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours a pale, canary yellow body, with an attractive, white head that has minimal retention. Active carbonation is apparent.

Aroma: Euroskunk(Saaz?) hops are first to the nose. Very akin to a Heineken, but not as harsh thanks to a mild, malt presence.

Mouthfeel is dry, light bodied, and well carbonated.

Taste is dry lemongrass with an herbal bitterness. Biscuity malt adds to the dryness, and contributes some doughiness.

Not a bad pale lager. Too Euroskunky and doughy to have more than a couple.

merlin48, May 18, 2004
Photo of Jstewart6
3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Jstewart6, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of Apotheosis
4/5  rDev +31.6%

Apotheosis, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of walloon
3.95/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is probably underappreciated because it goes down so quickly.

It's wet, grassy, cannabisy, and slightly hoppy to the nose. Lots of little bubbles meet the palate and then, it starts off dry, gets citrusy, and turns flowery before it ends with spice.

Heineken and Stella Artois should taste like this should taste like this, but they don't, not in North America, anyway.

This is one of the best beers of its mass-produced type.

walloon, Jun 16, 2009
Photo of SudsSurfer
3/5  rDev -1.3%

SudsSurfer, Nov 19, 2013
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Moosehead Lager from Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
71 out of 100 based on 1,113 ratings.