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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
65
poor

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 2.57
pDev: 35.02%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-23-2009)
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Photo of Knapp85
2.78/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

Photo of biboergosum
2.55/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.2/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Is it any surprise that upon its release Moosehead Light Lime became their best selling beer? I'm guessing not.

It reminds me right off the bat of Bud Light Lime, and its predecessor Miller Chill. This is closer to Bud Light Lime, so I'll make my comparisons there.

They look about the same. It's a good looking glass of beer, but as usual, the head retention and lacing could be a bit better.

It smells like lime. Bright and sugary lime. It's stronger than it is in Bud Light Lime. Of course the label reads "100% NATURAL LIME FLAVOR" but we all know that it takes more chemicals to extract a "natural" flavor than it does to just create an "artificial" one, so who cares? And, while we're at it, it's just lime flavor - it doesn't have the tartness that goes with real lime juice.

The flavor offers quite a bit of lime as well, mainly in the front; and the malt is very basic (of course we knew that before we even began). It's balanced with a low-level bitterness, and I'm not sure they could even make it any bitter with the lime in there - it just wouldn't work. And I think if you drink this ice cold it probably tastes a lot better.

So where does that leave us? Pretty much right where we expected we'd be. It's a light beer with lime flavoring. It's supposed to be refreshing, not complex; and it's at least balanced. It's probably great for summer sporting events and backyard BBQ's. Overall: not bad.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
1.93/5  rDev -24.9%
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.

Photo of oriolesfan4
3/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of woodychandler
3.2/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

In yet another instance of my utter dedication to The CANQuest (TM) I bought a case of these CANs recently, so if you trade with me expect to see one of these Slim Line CANs coming your way. Interestingly, Slim Lines may be the wave of the future, according to the Ball Corporation website. I like their look so it would not put me off to have the switch-over take place.

From the CAN: "Proudly Independent"; "Premium Light Beer With 100% Natural Lime Flavor".

The Crack & Glug produced barely a finger of bone-white head with extremely limited retention. However, I did get some lacing as a CANsolation prize, so all was not lost. Color was a pale, light-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose reminded me of squeezing a lime into a Corona, which I did at one time in my less-discerning years. It left no doubt that it was lime-infused. The mouthfeel was sparkly, very effevescent with a burst of lime flavor on the tongue. It would be more appropriate on a hot summer day, but it was still nicely refreshing.

Photo of smakawhat
2.15/5  rDev -16.3%
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.

Photo of Latarnik
2.5/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of rolltide8425
2.25/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of tone77
3.15/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a green 12 oz. bottle. Has a very pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of sweet limes. Taste is also of limes, not very sweet, very little else going on. Feels light in the mouth and has decent drinkability. Overall this is a mediocre beer.

Photo of oldp0rt
2.25/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of justintcoons
1.8/5  rDev -30%
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?

Photo of Damian74Shensky
2.25/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of allergictomacros
2.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear straw with a wispy white head. Nose is lime and an odd not-quite-skunk that clears out to a lemon-lime soda. Somewhat dry, liminess with a bit of bread and hint of mineral water. Overall, very light flavour that's reminiscent of those vitamin waters, but with some fizz.

Photo of vette2006c5r
2.98/5  rDev +16%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a bright straw color; not much head. The smell was a bit skunkey. The taste is of course light, but more flavorfull then other light beers, and the lime flavors mix well, and help bring out the lager like flavors. Easy to drink, but the weak flavors quickly leave the palete. Overall a subpar beer, but as for as light beers go this is a much better one.

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
1.75/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of kjyost
2.15/5  rDev -16.3%
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.

Photo of ZachT
2/5  rDev -22.2%

Photo of Nerudamann
3/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a Pilsener glass.

Look - pale straw color, clear, with about half a finger's worth of off-white foam that dissipates quickly. Good carbonation.

Smell - Not surprisingly a very strong lime aroma. Beyond that nothing else is discernible.

Taste and Mouthfeel - Again, a very strong lime flavor and not much else. Basically and adjunct lager type of taste but not really tasted due to the high dose of lime. Texture is also not surprisingly more watery..although not the most watery that I've tried.

Drinkability - easy to drink, but not at all complex or interesting.

Photo of Vogt52
3/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of mrmanning
1.8/5  rDev -30%
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.

Photo of misternebbie
1.36/5  rDev -47.1%

Photo of cam477
2/5  rDev -22.2%

Photo of TheBeeraholic
1.75/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of jwhancher
1.1/5  rDev -57.2%
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?

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Moosehead Light Lime from Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
65 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.