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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

1,844 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1844
Reviews: 814
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)
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue III:

This beer has gained cult status over the years. Decent head retention, enough to get by. Very dark chestnut color with a glowing clarity when brought up to the light. Hint of plum and apple fruitiness in the nose with aromas of faint peppery, minty herbal hop and nutty breadiness. Sharp carbonation up front with a creamy, smooth mouthfeel and a moderate body. Brown bread, toasted husk and nutty throughout. Breadiness goes far and keeps the flavor going for a good while. Ghost bicarbonate flavor. Oily hop lends a substantial amount of flavor with a mild bitterness. Touch of apple skin, raisin, brown sugar and carob in the semi-dry finish.

A solid Brown Ale to be had here, very drinkable. Without a doubt it's a good pick when it comes to Brown Ales.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2009 02:27:07 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. brown long neck with no freshness date to be found.

Appearance: Tight sticky webby lacing on the glass, the head stays two fingers deep for a while. Dark mahogany hue lets some light through showing a reddish glow on the edges.

Smell: Clean and sweet steely and toasted malt aroma.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Very smooth and well textured with a moderate carbonation. At first there is a hit of toasted grain, then the chocolate tones creep in and lay a blanket of cocoa on the palate. Mildly astringent twang in the back, hops do a balancing act with the sweetness. Finishes a little dry.

Notes: A nice solid brown ale, very non-obtrusive just easy to drink. Went well with the mild cheddar I had with it.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2003 13:16:36 | More by Jason
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wingman14

Ohio

3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown with red highlights and a frothy chocolate head that fades fast. Smell is malty, chocolate, sweet, and a hint of smoke. Big malt flavor comes through and stays throughout the sip. A nice smoky aftertaste that lingers with different sweet notes hitting throughout. A almost heavy mouthfeel, mostly smooth, lots of carbonation. Overall a nice beer, almost stout like. Easy to drink and a good combination of flavors make this a quality beer. Worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 20:48:04 | More by wingman14
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Auraan

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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

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03-28-2014 21:45:09 | More by dbyoung
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Moose Drool Brown Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,844 ratings.