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:
3.94/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance-dark brown w/ slightly amber hue and very thin head.
Aroma- Malty sweetness, brown sugar, and caramel.
Taste- First sip is surprising with some citrus hop flavor that helps to lighten up the strong caramel malt. Citrus fades quickly and malt dominates with slight roast flavor and caramel/chocolate sweetness. Sweet, but not overly sweet.
Feel- Slightly sticky from the malt, but overall clean and very drinkable. Medium bodied, slightly thin.
Overall- Very well balanced brown ale with great malt flavor and interesting hop presence. Very drinkable and worth repurchasing for sure. Also perfect when paired with BBQ.
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 00:40:16 | More by CTbrew32
3.69/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from 12 oz bottle into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a clear caramel brown with 1/4 inch light tan head with decent retention.
S: Sweet caramel malt and nutty.
T: Sweet caramel malt, toffee, nutty, and hints of raisin.
M: Smooth and oily feel. Light-medium body. Sweet with a mildly dry finish. Pleasant mouthfeel.
D: Not complex and won't knock your socks off. A solid session beer. Could definitely enjoy a few of these with friends.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2014 03:32:18 | More by mwilbur
Moose Drool Brown Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
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