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Moose Drool Brown Ale - Big Sky Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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1,960 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,960
Reviews: 820
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 72
Gots: 101 | FT: 1
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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kkipple

South Carolina

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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Moose Drool Brown Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
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