Moose Drool Brown Ale - Big Sky Brewing Company
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Reviews by kkipple:
4.13/5 rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
My good northern buddy Dr. Merz slung some of these my way after a trip down south. Much thanks!
Moose Drool in a can! Hooray! No freshness date though. Dumped into a little Belgian goblet.
A. Attractive rich walnut-red. Goodly foamy tan head that fades after a few minutes, leaving no lace.
S. Quite well put together - semi-roasted malts, cocoa and light sweetness play well with moderate bittering hops, a mild woodyness, and hints of bark (licorice?). Grainy and clean, not overpowering. I would change very little.
T. Quite tasty - what an American brown ale should be, IMO. Not too over the top; Moose Drool comes in at 5.1% and maintains a very nice even drinkability - no silly bold flavored 6.5% stuff here. Semi sweet, clean and crisp with all the flavors promised by the nose. Dry cocoa, very mild fruitiness (dates), malt depth, and a rustic, toasty quality abound. Hops are in check and the finish is dry.
M / O. Mouthfeel is great, medium with a filling softness from the carbonation. Dry, 30 second finish. Very easy to drink... but that's the point. Some might call this "thin", but it's really just more subtle than the young, Dog Fish Head crew will be expecting.
Moose Drool is an exceptional American Brown ale that hews towards the English / session side of things much more than most. I find that extremely refreshing. Plus, it comes in cans! The ultimate warm weather camping beer? Could be.
Surprised this is not rated higher, really.
Serving type: can
09-22-2011 22:29:11 | More by kkipple
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3.34/5 rDev -10%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Definitely close to a brown ale but could almost be something else. While the color is very dark, it has some amber hues to it. Very malty yet still noticeably hoppy. The chocolate and malty notes are very obvious but seem to be distracted by the Willamette hops which cause a somewhat watery mouthfeel. The smell is very malty but again dispersed by the hops which are not expected by a brown ale.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 02:23:36 | More by JoshGura
Moose Drool Brown Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
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