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Moose Drool Brown Ale - Big Sky Brewing Company

Moose Drool Brown AleMoose Drool Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,843 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1843
Reviews: 813
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.21%


Brewed by:
Big Sky Brewing Company visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-16-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,843 | Reviews: 813 | Show All Ratings:
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Dave_in_GR

Michigan

3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance is a dark brown with a reddish tinge to it. Head is tan, with good retention.

Smell is not very strong, mostly dark malts.

Taste starts very sweet due to the malts, with lots of chocolate flavor, but is balanced nicely by a hoppy finish that adds a hint of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a bit creamy, with subtle carbonation.

Overall one of my favorite browns, sweet without being cloying, and very refreshing. Great example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 20:15:41 | More by Dave_in_GR
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Kramerwtmf

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-23-2014 14:51:50 | More by Kramerwtmf
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phartman133

Michigan

3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very dark beer with about a once inch head when poured into a glass. This is a great heavy beer that you can enjoy in many places across the United States. It doesn't have the typical "dark beer" taste that you would expect. The only thing is that it is hard to find!

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2014 14:47:20 | More by phartman133
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king75

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-21-2014 02:25:39 | More by king75
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a_gert

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

04-19-2014 22:24:40 | More by a_gert
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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-19-2014 00:55:54 | More by mpenning13
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Beestin

Iowa

3/5  rDev -19.1%

04-13-2014 18:52:01 | More by Beestin
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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -19.1%

04-13-2014 17:22:34 | More by PickwickHopz
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jzlyo

Iowa

3/5  rDev -19.1%

04-12-2014 21:48:54 | More by jzlyo
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Arizona

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-12-2014 16:14:14 | More by kerry4porters
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Hsraiders9688

Arizona

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-12-2014 05:02:29 | More by Hsraiders9688
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Bis4beer70

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-08-2014 15:28:17 | More by Bis4beer70
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jlmathis

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-04-2014 06:49:11 | More by jlmathis
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Davideo

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-04-2014 05:20:24 | More by Davideo
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zestd

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-03-2014 09:57:16 | More by zestd
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Brenden1

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-01-2014 05:47:45 | More by Brenden1
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fitius5150

Oregon

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-31-2014 00:46:51 | More by fitius5150
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Matthew607

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-30-2014 02:34:57 | More by Matthew607
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Auraan

Arizona

3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice rich brown with a one finger tan head. It looks quite nice and inviting. Scents of bready malt, caramel, brown sugar and slight alcohol. A very sweet aroma for a brown ale, high in the sugary aromas but still with a nice hit of bready malt. The alcohol was surprising, but overall not a bad aroma profile. Flavor begins with caramel, toffee and brown sugar flavors that carry throughout. In the middle undertones of nuttiness and toasted malt appear which are nice, but not as apparent as they should be in a brown ale. The finish is sweet, but with a more overt presence of the nutty and toasted flavors as well. Aftertaste is nutty and toasted malt. A very sweet flavor profile for a brown ale, quite malty but not as bready, nutty and toasty as I like. Still not bad. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and stick with moderate carbonation. It's a good feel that compliments the malty nature of the flavor profile quite well. Pretty good. Overall this is a good American Brown Ale. It's got a nice bready, malty nose and a sweet, malty flavor profile and mouthfeel that works in the flavor's favor. I just wish there was a touch more toasted malt and nut-like flavors, but otherwise it's a solid brown.

Serving type: on-tap

03-29-2014 06:16:54 | More by Auraan
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dbyoung

Louisiana

4.36/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delightfully malty, and delicious. have enjoyed it on tap and from the can. Of course, the tap is better, but the can is available in my home! Clean and crisp tasting. Pours nicely into glass, serves well. enjoy saying that I am drinking moose drool, but more importantly I enjoy the taste

Serving type: can

03-28-2014 21:45:09 | More by dbyoung
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Labeorphile

Texas

3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a plastic cup (all they had at the Central Market cafe). Color is dark amber with a nice amber note in the light. Fluffy head that quickly disappears, but good small bubble support.

Enjoyed the toasted nuts and the chocolate with caramel as others have mentioned. A good mix for a brown ale.

Chocolate and nuts in the flavor are really good. The mouth is a little thin, but not as badly as some failed brown ales. This was a refreshing, enjoyable beer that I will definitely grab in the future.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 21:41:19 | More by Labeorphile
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Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-28-2014 20:51:13 | More by ApplePi
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Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-27-2014 02:50:02 | More by CiderGoggles
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theteleman

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-25-2014 02:50:36 | More by theteleman
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hochief

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Moose Drool Brown Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,843 ratings.