Moosehead Lager - Moosehead Breweries Ltd.

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BA SCORE
71
okay

1,198 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 1,198
Reviews: 487
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 21.71%
Wants: 23
Gots: 157 | 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: 1,198 | Reviews: 487
Photo of A_Hajduk
2.23/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Good taste. Nice color. Not a molsons though

Photo of alec24
4.42/5  rDev +45.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer has a very nice smooth refreshing taste. It ends with a nice carbonated zing. I really like this beer, its nice to have on a hot summer day. This will be one of my go to beers this summer.

Photo of uvachief
3.53/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Call me crazy but I still like this beer. Maybe because we use to splurge once in a while in college and buy a 12 pack of it. Always liked it. Really thought this was top shelf stuff 20+ years ago :). Was at an amusement park for a wine and food festival. They had it on tap so I had to get one. Still as enjoyable as I remember. It was also 96 degrees and humid as hades. Went down really quick and easy.

Photo of PorterPro125
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Cheap, refreshing lager. Great summer beer

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

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Moosehead Lager from Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
71 out of 100 based on 1,198 ratings.