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Moosehead Light Lime - Moosehead Breweries Ltd.

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Moosehead Light LimeMoosehead Light Lime

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BA SCORE
66
poor

45 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 45
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 2.6
pDev: 33.85%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moosehead Breweries Ltd. visit their website
New Brunswick, Canada

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-23-2009)
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jhartley

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -61.5%

11-27-2011 12:36:20 | More by jhartley
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Skizem

New Brunswick (Canada)

1/5  rDev -61.5%

12-23-2011 22:42:16 | More by Skizem
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jwhancher

Pennsylvania

1.1/5  rDev -57.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

A friend gave me a can of this last summer. I've been a little scared to give it a try, but for some reason, I decided to now. Poured it into a Bud Light pint glass. Fitting, huh?

A: Looks really thin. Light gold in color. It does have a nice head on it after a vigorous pour.

S: Smells like a bottle of lemon-lime seltzer. No kidding. I drink seltzer quite a lot, and if you asked me to do a triangle test with this beer and a glass of seltzer I don't think I could tell the difference by aroma alone. This simply doesn't smell like a beer. Moosehead must be going after Corona's market share with this one.

T: Tastes like an extremely light beer that they spiked with lime flavoring to mask any and all beer characteristics. Strange, eh? Are you buying this because it's a beer, or because of the "beach-like" feeling because it reminds you of drinking a Corona on hot summer day (without actually having to add a lime).

M: For as good a head as this one head, it actually tastes flat. Super light feel... but really, what else can you expect? The can lists this one having only 112 calories. They must be going after women trying to watch their weight, naive college kids, or meatheads who try to drink but still try to stay in shape (you know, the guy at the gym just bursting with muscles that goes out with his friends and sticks to diet drinks & light beer the whole night).

O: I'm completely disgusted with this beer. I knew it would be bad and my expectations were certainly met. Sure, I'm being hard on this beer, but really - what is it trying to be? This one fails for me on so, so many fronts. I'm also wondering what the real meaning of "100% natural lime flavor" actual means. If this was actual lime they added, then why do they need to add the "flavor" part?

Serving type: can

02-29-2012 21:45:58 | More by jwhancher
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lauries444

New Jersey

1.25/5  rDev -51.9%

05-19-2012 21:43:35 | More by lauries444
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sanitarium16

New Jersey

1.25/5  rDev -51.9%

08-01-2012 02:08:45 | More by sanitarium16
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -32.7%

06-15-2013 18:01:27 | More by TheBeeraholic
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -32.7%

03-15-2012 15:19:58 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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mrmanning

Ontario (Canada)

1.8/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Thanks to the local rep for this sample at a work tasting.12 0z bottle was the sample size. A very pale and fizzy yellow. Nose of lime and adjunct, but mostly lime really. Tastes of sweet lime and grains, some grass, but again, mostly lime. Quick and fizzy finish.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2009 14:03:03 | More by mrmanning
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

1.8/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Poured into...who the hell cares...but it was a wine glass just to be funny.
Leftover from a Christmas party.

Appearance
Transparent straw color with low carbonation.

Nose
Lime, lemon and grains.

Taste
The lime flavor is dominant by far. Some lemon and adjunct corny malts.

Mouthfeel
Thin and watery.

Overall
BAHAHAHA!!! WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?! This is a joke, right?

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 02:45:49 | More by justintcoons
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

1.93/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a very pale yellow color, with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lime, pungent adjuncts and light malts.

T: The taste starts out with a mild breadiness from light malts and adjuncts. Then a strong but not overly sweet lime flavors comes in. There’s almost no hops presence as you would expect. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down quite easily and not filling at all since there is not much to the beer, very mild kick, it’s about what you would expect of the style, it’s poundable but there are better inexpensive light choice even if you want the lime flavor.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2011 00:33:20 | More by TheManiacalOne
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

2/5  rDev -23.1%

08-26-2013 01:31:29 | More by cam477
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -23.1%

06-11-2014 11:10:22 | More by Travcofarms
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

2/5  rDev -23.1%

10-10-2013 22:36:22 | More by ZachT
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smakawhat

Maryland

2.15/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Thanks to Woody the man! Look at this SKINNY can man! Never heard of this, and drinking Moosehead brings back memories growing up in Canada. Let's... uh... see what this is all about.

A very pale yellow and green straw body, lots of cola rising bubbles, sits on a very white and actually creamy top, but it has no retention at all. Large bubbles dominate throughout the head, and has a very soda pop looking body.

Speaking of soda. Holy carp, this thing smells like Canada Dry ginger ale! Spritzy sweet ginger ale soda, mixed in with a little bit of Sprite lemon/lime action. I suppose it actually should smell like this but I am wondering when the beer is going to show up. Seems kind of fun,

Wow on the palate. Just... where is all this flavor on the nose gone? Strangely has some body, just barely above water, but this thing is practically TASTELESS, it doesn't even have much of a lime to it. This has a palate of watered down lime juice, flattened soda, and a boring Sarasoda non alcohol fruit cooler.

If you were to sort of do dishes, add a drop of artificial lime juice and palmolive, fill the sink up with about 5 gallons of water, then drink it, I think this is what you'd achieve. I wasn't expecting magic here, but this beer even hinted that it would even be fun and enjoyable, but it just isn't. This beer is lifeless.

Serving type: can

02-04-2012 19:04:41 | More by smakawhat
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

2.15/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured sitffly into a beerglass where the clear and straw yellow brew got a small fizzy white head that stayed for moment and leaves a bit of lacing... Surprisingly nice! As for the rest of the beer, it is all about lime. This is not my thing. Aroma is dominated by lime, the body feels thick for a light beer but tastes primarily of lime. Mouthfeel is crisp, but not my type of beer to drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2010 02:36:56 | More by kjyost
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -13.5%

12-08-2012 15:29:01 | More by Damian74Shensky
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -13.5%

03-15-2012 13:29:20 | More by oldp0rt
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -13.5%

08-08-2012 02:47:59 | More by rolltide8425
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aqualung23

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -13.5%

12-24-2013 21:16:57 | More by aqualung23
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Latarnik

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -3.8%

05-27-2014 20:42:50 | More by Latarnik
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

2.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

341ml bottle, thanks to the rep for the sample.

This beer pours a clear, but kind of glassy, pale golden straw colour, with one fat finger of mostly fizzy dirty white head, which leaves a low ring of berm 'lace' around the glass as it quickly melts away.

It smells of semi-sweet lime cordial, faint corn grain, overripe lemon, iced tea powder, a hint of ginger, and a hard water flintiness. The taste is watered down lime-flavoured Corn Pops, with but a trickle of bland earthiness, which duly disappoints after the guarded promise of the nose.

The carbonation is quite spritzy, but it doesn't last, the body certainly light in weight, but somehow not all that thin, and consequently beginner-level smooth. It finishes off-dry, the gritty lime, uh, character, still hanging on to the anemic nondescript grain.

Not really all that offensive, especially if you aren't thinking about it, in a cognitive dissonant, just finished mowing the lawn in inhuman heat (I'm in Canada, so, anything north of 80F) kind of way. Now in a conceptual sense, there's still lots of track to lay, and well, grass to mow before this one passes muster.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 22:35:10 | More by biboergosum
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Olek4374

Alberta (Canada)

2.63/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

It was super hot out today so I thought i'd walk down to my neighbourhood store and pick up some light beer - just wasn't in the mood for something strong. This is one of the first beers I ever had so I thought I'd get it for nostalgia's sake.

Anyway, it's your standard light lime lager. However, I think this one is better than BL Lime or Miller Chill and WAY better than Big Rock Lime. It's still a pretty sub-par beer, but when it's over 25 degrees out, you need something lighter, and this one really hits the spot. It's good a nice lime taste with a good beeriness to it as well. I dig the green bottle. Still watery as hell but I totally knew what I was getting myself into. When I compare this to other beers of the same style (light lime lagers), this one is superior to many others.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 03:04:08 | More by Olek4374
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MJ63

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +5.8%

07-04-2014 02:21:18 | More by MJ63
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Snow81

Minnesota

2.78/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear watery golden tint

Head: Big white frosty head that dissipates quite quickly

Smell: Grass with some skunk on the nose and a little lime

Taste: Light grass with a powerful lime

Weight: Light with medium carbonation

Finish: Light after flavors of lime

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2011 03:54:41 | More by Snow81
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

2.78/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

As much as I enjoy regular Moosehead I found this one to be too far from the original. The beer pours out as a typical yellow color with a thin fizzy head on it. The aromas of lager funk and citrus on the nose here. The taste is much like drinking a 7-Up but not quite as sweet. The other flavors are a little too light to notice really. The mouthfeel is like a soda. It's got a sharp bubbly tingle to it and it's as light as water. Overall I'd rather have the original Moosehead.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2011 02:22:00 | More by Knapp85
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Moosehead Light Lime from Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
66 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.