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Moosehead Lager - Moosehead Breweries Ltd.

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Moosehead LagerMoosehead Lager

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1,045 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,045
Reviews: 455
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 21.71%
Wants: 17
Gots: 41 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

09-22-2013 00:25:58 | More by yuenglingade
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1.83/5  rDev -39.8%

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.

02-06-2004 02:42:51 | More by RoyalT
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Newfoundland (Canada)

2/5  rDev -34.2%

08-26-2013 01:30:24 | More by cam477
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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

05-19-2013 22:35:37 | More by Turbo
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2.25/5  rDev -26%

09-09-2012 20:14:28 | More by tectactoe
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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

01-12-2013 13:50:23 | More by tbryan5
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2.53/5  rDev -16.8%

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.

07-08-2004 10:45:49 | More by Dmann
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2.25/5  rDev -26%

07-28-2013 15:07:10 | More by SuomiHobbit
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

07-08-2014 17:44:44 | More by coffee84
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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

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

09-01-2007 06:08:24 | More by BeerDreadz
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

07-03-2012 11:51:09 | More by csmartin6
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New York

3.38/5  rDev +11.2%

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.

02-14-2002 00:49:59 | More by sponberg
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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

04-18-2014 20:39:38 | More by Jpinoniemi
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -1.3%

04-04-2013 13:32:39 | More by H8B8
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

11-25-2011 22:08:57 | More by TimoP
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Rhode Island

2.05/5  rDev -32.6%

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.

11-28-2008 04:14:17 | More by Doomcifer
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

01-08-2013 04:04:38 | More by iemailjack
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3.48/5  rDev +14.5%

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.

03-23-2002 05:57:25 | More by Jason
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2.88/5  rDev -5.3%

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!!!

02-11-2003 16:43:13 | More by Rifrafboy
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3.18/5  rDev +4.6%

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.

05-18-2004 10:17:58 | More by merlin48
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3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

12-31-2013 07:07:44 | More by Jstewart6
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4/5  rDev +31.6%

10-20-2013 02:47:49 | More by Apotheosis
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3.95/5  rDev +29.9%

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.

06-16-2009 01:00:57 | More by walloon
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

11-19-2013 20:31:17 | More by SudsSurfer
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2.31/5  rDev -24%

Served on tap in a pint glass.

Appearance: Golden yellow with a thin white head. No lacing on the glass.

Smell: Mild hops, maybe some sugars or corn.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light bodied. Taste of mild hops, corn, and malts.

Overall: Glad to have tried it. Probably will not buy this one again, nothing special.

04-27-2014 01:19:17 | More by Cavanaghty
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Moosehead Lager from Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
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