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Moose Drool Brown Ale - Big Sky Brewing Company

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Moose Drool Brown AleMoose Drool Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
84
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2,362 Ratings
THE BROS
81
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Ratings: 2,362
Reviews: 870
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 103
Gots: 291 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Big Sky Brewing Company visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-16-2001

It's chocolate brown in color with a creamy texture. A malty beer with just enough hop presence to keep it from being too sweet. The aroma mostly comes from the malt with a hint of spice added by the hops. Moose Drool is brewed with pale, caramel, chocolate, and whole black malts; and Kent Goldings, Liberty, and Willamette hops.
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Ratings: 2,362 | Reviews: 870
Photo of Skitzopathic
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Saw it at a liquor store and decided to try it. Haven't tried many brown ales yet (hoping to change that) so I dont have a good base line, but I was pleasantly surprised with this beer.

Appearance - dark amber "roasted" colour, smallish head.

Smell - roasty with a slight hint of nutty smoke.

Taste - roasted and malty flavours

Feel - pleasant, balanced.

Overall - compared to the few other brown ales I have had, this is definitely one of the better ones.

Photo of jeranbrews
3.32/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Nice oaky brown hue. Smallish manila white head. Clarity was high.

S - Not overly hoppy which is nice. Like an old fence post with just a tiny hint of smoke.

T - Thick malty flavors. Tiny aftertaste of hops but not overpowering.

M - Pleasant well bodied. Not too watery or astringent or bubbly. Good balance.

O - A great representation of the style. Not overly reliant on hops like many American Brown Ales. This beer could hold it's own against some of it's older English siblings and cousins.

Photo of E-McFarden
3.04/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brown in color with lagery Scents and nutty undertones. Obvious nutty tones With biscuity base malts. Alcohol is subtle and presents a wet mouthfeel. Session beer to me

Photo of dukeandduke
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

4/5/15 (Bottle) - Dark brown pour, thick generous tan head, minimal carbonation. Roast malt aroma with a hint of caramel. Very smooth and pleasant beer to drink, nice roasted malt taste, not very high ABV but nice kick. Very good offering.

Photo of RenzoD
3.37/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Maybe I'm just not really into Brown ales but every time I have this beer I like it a little less. Super bubbly and large head. Dark brown color. Very malty. Very very roasty. Almost a burnt ash-tray kind of finish. Has a pretty smooth mouthfeel. It is pretty drinkable but not totally impressive.

Photo of BubblyTime
4.16/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Absolutely delicious on tap, better than average canned.
It drinks like soft chocolate.

Photo of JSBuckeye
3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Definitely good for a round or two!

Photo of Gully1
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very smooth and easy drinker. Not much hop to this brown but good malty caramel flavor. Great mouth feel and never to much carbonation out of the bottles

Photo of Bali_hi
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Keg of moose drool drank.

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, dark reddish-brown with a medium-tan head.
The aroma is full of toffee and biscuit.
Nice tasting beer. Big toffee, cracker and biscuit notes up front with a nice bittering finish and even a hint of dark fruit.
Mouthfeel is medium and smooth.
A very decent brown ale.

Photo of 31Sam13
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really miss this stuff from my days out in Big Sky country...

Photo of Wadzilla
4.4/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A tasty English Brown. Would definitely recommend it. Slight smokiness that really makes it shine.

Photo of chadski
2.85/5  rDev -23%
look: 1.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Very weak pour with little head and no lacing. Decently sweet, malty aroma, Flavor has a respectable balance between toasty malts and hoppy bitterness.

Photo of Suds
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Ultra dark brown beer with a nice tan head....large bubbled. The smell is malty, some roasty notes, and no real fruit. Taste has a melanoid flavor..lots of converted sugars and roasty flavors. Some malt. Bitter balance, but the hops ar not a real factor in the taste. Full in body. Mall idly good.

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours light brown with a small head.
Nose shows sweet bready malt along with toasty and nutty notes.
Similar flavours, sweet bready malt, some light toasty characters.

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Brown, dark, with a rusty shade, slightly opaque but mostly transparent. Short tan head, quick to fade to a thin cap. Minor lacing.

S - Malt, mild roasted notes suggest caramel and wheat toast.

T - Follows the nose, but adds a mid-point of spice and earthy hop elements. The close is still sweet, but only mildly so.

M - Brisk, with just a touch of drying on the end.

O - A decent, but not exceptional, beer. Tastes good, drinks well. Just not the most robust or nuanced brown I've enjoyed.

Photo of Dean53
4.93/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great taste, right up there with Black Butte Porter. Not too heavy, good for multiple draws!

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.06/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a nice brown with a slight red tint. One finger creamy head.
S- malty, aggressive carmel smell, much like my favorite octofests. Sweet.
T- tasty. Great balance with mostly Carmel malty taste with very light chocolate taste. A nearly undetectable hop finish. Vanilla notes detectable.
F- good enough to drink several of these.
O- I was kind of disappointed. Not a very complexed beer, however I haven't had many good browns.

Photo of Lance_M
4.68/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Smooth brown ale the way a brown ale should be.

Photo of BIA_BrewMasta
2.82/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Easy drinking beer. A little on the lighter side but a very nice finish. Very disappointed with the smell. Did not really engage the senses.

Photo of arvidkoval
2.72/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Root beer color, earthy, malty sweet smell. Sweet cola flavor. Watery mouthfeel. An inoffensive intro to brown ales, or craft beer. It's okay.

Photo of SEGANDESTROY
4.52/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great brown ale. Good beer to have, if you plan on drinking more than a few

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear brown-red, light tan soapy head with sticky lace, pretty full.

S: Roasted malt, nutty toffee, mild smoke.

T: Same as nose, with addition of hop resins and bitterness.

M: Watered-down. very little texture.

O: Unoffensive everyman beer.

Photo of ffshore545
2/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Very bland not much flav

Photo of Bunman3
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I've enjoyed Moose Drool in several incarnations, in several settings from Yellowstone to Whitefish to my basement. This sampling is out of a can ($6 for a sixer) picked up on our way home from Montana. Moose Drool pours nicely - a burst of tawny head that gradually disappears. It is a rich ruby color (I think - I am color blind after all). The nose is chocolate and caramel, the taste full of chocolate and happiness. This beer is creamy, smooth and generally delicious.

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Moose Drool Brown Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,362 ratings.