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
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
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