Moose Drool Brown Ale - Big Sky Brewing Company
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Reviews by archyquaffer:
3.54/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Served from a 12 ounce long neck into a Shaker pint glass. No freshness date, though I doubt the beer is very old. A moderate pour produces a billowy one inch thick tan head that hangs around. The color is a dark, reddish-brown.
I smell and taste lots of dark malt sweetness, with a definite nuttiness and hints of chocolate and maybe some banana. The hops are unnoticeable in the aroma, but lend just enough earthy bitterness to balance out the malt. The hops are most apparent in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is slightly creamy, and seems to coat the inside of the mouth and throat.
I've been drinking this for a long time, and had to get past the name, because I honestly don't find it all that appealing or evocative (good thing!). Overall, I would say this is a pretty decent beer for the style and is also pretty cheap. Hop heads won't like it, but I think the underplayed hop profile fits the style better.
Serving type: bottle
04-30-2013 02:13:32 | More by archyquaffer
More User Reviews:
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
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
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
Moose Drool Brown Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,841 ratings.