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Moosehead Light - Moosehead Breweries Ltd.

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Moosehead LightMoosehead Light

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BA SCORE
66
poor

53 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 2.68
pDev: 21.27%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moosehead Breweries Ltd. visit their website
New Brunswick, Canada

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 07-18-2003)
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TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

3.18/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Came in a green bottle, that was offered to me by my uncle. The beer poured with a half finger of head that did not retain nor lace which is not good. The beer itself is a bit more gold then most light beers though and the carbonation looks good.

Smell - It is a light beer, so the smell is somewhat subdued. I'm definitely catching a touch of dry hops with a almost wheat like smell with corn undertones. It's not bad, and it came out a bit more when warmed up. Best smell from a light beer I've had thus far. Surprisingly no skunk, but then again it is a light beer.

Taste - Well, I was expecting to taste a watered down version the Moosehead lager and that's pretty much what I got. Starts with a light corn taste and then shifts to hops and grain although the hops are clearly dominant and then ends with a watered down lemon touch. Let me make it clear, this taste would not be acceptable if this wasn't a light beer though.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation is slight excessive for this beer and there is practically no aftertaste although that should be expected from a light beer. The hop dryness however does little to balance the moist and refreshing nature of this offering being a light beer as they die down far too quickly, leaving your mouth experiencing a bit of a teeter-totter effect.

Drinkability - Well, it's refreshing and good for a hot summer day that is for sure. However this beer is another case of while it possesses traits that make it so I could drink it all night (light on stomach, refreshing, goes down smooth) it also possesses traits that make me not want to drink it all night (watered down, lack of flavor, low alcohol content). The pros outweigh the cons however, and I have to give the fact it is a light beer something of a free pass.

Final Thoughts: This beer gets away with a lot because of it's style. If it was a normal lager, I'd immediately scream swill but because it's a light beer it's decent. Once again, I expected watered down Moosehead, and I got just that. If I wanted a light beer, I'd certainly buy this over Coors, or Bud or any other light offering. That being said, it's definitely not the beer that will become the savior of a style that is fundamentally bland in nature.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2009 05:25:11 | More by TheHammer
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Moosehead Light from Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
66 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.