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Moosehead Cracked Canoe - Moosehead Breweries Ltd.

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BA SCORE
65
poor

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 2.59
pDev: 32.43%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moosehead Breweries Ltd. visit their website
New Brunswick, Canada

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bobsy on 05-26-2009)
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Photo of Mholyome
4.75/5  rDev +83.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cracked Canoe is a 3.5% ABV refreshing beverage with all of the taste of a 5% lager, but only 90 calories and less of the alcohol content. I enjoyed the CC I had at lunch the other day, because I was able to come back to work clear headed. I think the packaging is very tasteful, and the beer was easy to drink, and had the full flavour I like in a lager beer.

Mholyome, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of Skizem
4.5/5  rDev +73.7%

Skizem, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of MasterOfArgos39
4.25/5  rDev +64.1%

MasterOfArgos39, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of Syl
4.13/5  rDev +59.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cracked Canoe is a premium light lager that has a crisp, clean finish. It's light color and taste make it easy to drink. I sometimes add a lime to it and love drinking it on the boat in the summer time.

Give it a try if you like light tasting beer / low cal.

Syl, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of robinson1056
3.95/5  rDev +52.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

For what this beer is; being low in alcohol and calories; it has a surprisingly amount of good flavour. This must be due to the fact that the beer is slow-brewed. I would drink this beer over any other light beer as it has more flavour and you can casually drink a few of these and still be drinking something with some flavour.

robinson1056, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of wolf6656
3.75/5  rDev +44.8%

Probably the better of the light beer alternatives.
Very light, very refreshing. Great summer patio beer, as long as the object is refreshment, over flavour and buzz.
At 3.5, it has more alcohol than Molson Canadian 67, but also much more flavour.
This is a "going to a barbecue, gonna take a couple of beers" beer, dependimg on the weight of the user..
3 of these = the alcohol in 2 standard beers. Its like "cheater beer". Less alcohol (3.5%)than most light beers(4%), but without the brutal pasty flavour of things like Bud Light, Coors Light, or things like that. More refreshing than those mass market lights.
This is not a food pairing beer, or a special occasion beer, but it makes a dandy daily beer.

wolf6656, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of pieman25
3.65/5  rDev +40.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this in a bottle a couple weeks ago, after carrying fourty twelve packs of them for a local arts establishment, I got it for free, but it costs about $12 for a 6-pack.

Appearance - it comes in a green bottle, black label with simple white imagery. In terms of packaging it seems very trendy and well-marketed, well-done but not my thing. It pours a very pale yellow colour, with a pure white head, reminiscent of vernor's, but even paler in colour. Not a beer I like, but it fits the style, so it gets a 3.

Smell - rather plain, not any bread-like smell like some other lagers I've had, but instead has some corny smell to it. also had very little yeasty smell to it. This also fits the style, so while not good it still gets a 3.

Taste - not much to it, there was some bitterness at the end, and I think some minimal "citrus", or maybe "green apple" like sweet taste to it before that - I think I was just thinking of it because the bottle was green. It finished very cleanly and kinda left me wanting more. This stuff was pretty watery and bland, buyt again that's the style, flavour is bad for light beer I guess, so it gets a 4 because it's exactly like it's light brethren.

Mouthfeel - a lot like perrier or tonic water or club soda, just water with some fizzy carbonation in it. Again, not very good, but it suits the style pretty darn well, so it gets a 4.

Drinkability - In line with my own tastes, it's only drinkable in the sense that it's so bland and watery it doesn't go down with any fuss. In short, if you or your girlfriend don't like tasting beer, but want to be social, buy this stuff. If you're looking for something that can be described as more than "beeresque", don't go near this stuff.

pieman25, Oct 20, 2010
Photo of LoveBeerNo7
3.5/5  rDev +35.1%

LoveBeerNo7, May 04, 2014
Photo of mtc23
3.25/5  rDev +25.5%

mtc23, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of TheHammer
3.2/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Fairly standard lager gold, not as light as I'd expect it to be. Good carbonation in the body and it produced a finger of head that didn't lace and barely retained.

Smell: Average and if it weren't a light beer it would be scored lower. Straw like malt, a touch of earthy hops that comes off a bit mossy because of a slight undertone of skunk. Not bad, nothing great and stronger then most light beers.

Taste: Pretty much standard macro lager taste. Hay like malt with a touch of corn, that turns into a slight touch of earthy hops. Once again, not bad for a light beer, but nothing to write home about and it may come off as watery to some.

Mouthfeel: Well the carbonation is done well that the transitioning is smooth, but it does cloy a little bit too much. I'd give it 3.25 if I could, but it falls on the lower end of the scale, mainly because of my earlier generosity.

Drinkability: This beer fairs very well as a guzzler, and it's really designed for hot summer days. No issues getting it down, no issues with gas or bloating and refreshing in extreme.

Final Thoughts: Well, this one fared far better then I thought it would, and I did enjoy it more the Moosehead Light, mainly because it seems simpler and not just a watered down version of Moosehead. Still, there are many better beers out there, so save your money on this one.

TheHammer, Nov 09, 2010
Photo of SandS
3/5  rDev +15.8%

SandS, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of RyanPollock
3/5  rDev +15.8%

Received a free can in a case of regular moosehead from a friend. The beer is bland, watery, and seriously light. Refreshing in the same way as a glass of water. This beer is good at quenching your thirst and not much more. There is some flavour to to beer and a slight taste of grain but overall water or nothing is the main taste that comes through. Not a terrible attempt but definitely not what i look for in a beer. Still a much better attempt at ultra light beer compared to Sleeman Clear or Molson 67. If you are looking for a light beer with solid taste skip out on Cracked Canoe and try Muskoka Detour or Amsterdamn 416 instead.

RyanPollock, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of bigox420
3/5  rDev +15.8%

bigox420, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of DLS168
3/5  rDev +15.8%

DLS168, May 04, 2013
Photo of YamagamiTravis
3/5  rDev +15.8%

YamagamiTravis, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of marty21
2.78/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a clear golden yellow with a finger worth of bright white fizzy head. Settles to a ring around the glass and left a little bit of lacing.

S: Grainy and a faint smell of cooked veggies. Typical macro beer smell.

T: Pretty light taste but for the most part it’s just grainy.

M: Light to medium carbonation with a light body.

O: If you’re looking for a beer with a little less calories and lower alc. Then look here. Otherwise there isn’t a whole lot of reasons to drink this.

marty21, Aug 01, 2011
Photo of safaricook
2.75/5  rDev +6.2%

safaricook, Jun 15, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +6.2%

DenisKolkin, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of mcss
2.75/5  rDev +6.2%

mcss, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of Wordslinger
2.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Wordslinger, May 05, 2012
Photo of Bf_89
2.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Bf_89, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
2.58/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Poured very pale yellow with a thin layer of white head.

S - Almost no nose. A very subdued bready sweetness is evident and not much else.

T. Slight bready malt taste. Watery. Very slight hop presense in background.

M - Light body. Moderate carbonation.

O - Not a great beer, for for 3.5% ABV, could have been a lot worse.

TheSevenDuffs, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of TimeLincoln
2.5/5  rDev -3.5%

TimeLincoln, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of MidwestBA
2.5/5  rDev -3.5%

MidwestBA, May 25, 2013
Photo of pootz
2.5/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: pours a pale gold lager with a small fast disappearing cap, weak lacing.

Weak nose: light cereals, grain husk mustiness little else.

Weak, not mild, but weak character, watery mouth feel, flavor is weak as well, barely detectable cereals but hops are indefinable, fast clean watery finish.

Perhaps it was unfair throwing this one into a tasting with large beers and fresh micro fare but I don't think I'm interested enough in this lame offering to give it another try.

pootz, Jun 11, 2010
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Moosehead Cracked Canoe from Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
65 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.