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Moose Drool Brown Ale - Big Sky Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
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1,961 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,961
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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larryarms847

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

11-11-2013 01:44:24 | More by larryarms847
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Backlash209

California

4/5  rDev +7.8%

09-09-2012 21:14:47 | More by Backlash209
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DakotaJim

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-25-2011 02:17:28 | More by DakotaJim
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TAMU99

Guam

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow,

Great Beer!

Clean, bold, meaty (yes, meaty - tastes surprisingly good) malt balanced by background but critical hops. Smoky flavor leaves a delicious aftertaste on your palette. Clean finish. Very high drinkability. You'll go through this faster than you expect and you'll go back for more. Not a high ABV, but don't plan on driving later (you'll have had more than you thought)

This beer is fantastic. I'll be buying more and recommending this one often.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2007 07:06:48 | More by TAMU99
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birchholz

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-11-2011 03:23:09 | More by birchholz
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johnson3000

California

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-15-2013 23:07:44 | More by johnson3000
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Jredner

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very sweet malty aroma is breadier than many Browns and almost touches on the Malt aroma of a Malta pop. Brown with amber hues and a quickly diminishing tan head. Big chocolate/caramel/malt powder punch in the fore. Some fruity apple notes in the middle and a mildly dry nutty finish. I just had the Deschutes Brown Ale and along with this one it gives me hope that there are still very good Brown Ales being made today.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2006 02:41:50 | More by Jredner
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fivetime

Idaho

4/5  rDev +7.8%

01-22-2013 00:51:24 | More by fivetime
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HoneyLamb

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.8%

01-15-2012 02:57:42 | More by HoneyLamb
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troyvar

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.8%

09-25-2013 00:07:41 | More by troyvar
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rogerthegill

Oregon

4/5  rDev +7.8%

01-26-2012 18:04:57 | More by rogerthegill
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Highstplz

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7.8%

08-10-2013 20:46:41 | More by Highstplz
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AZYescas

Arizona

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-01-2013 00:44:45 | More by AZYescas
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Cujo65

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

11-06-2013 19:36:42 | More by Cujo65
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz picked up at the Boise Coop for about $1.50.. shared with a work buddy.. mine from a small weizen glass.

big 2" lite tan head... color is brown ... with deep ruby highlites...

Aroma is "brown" .. caramel.. toasted.. and chocolate malts and a suprising "English" hop nose.. I actually was expecting American hops even though, I've had this beer probably more than a hundred times over the years .. every way from bottle, keg, bar draft, to cask.. just suprising in the respect that I've never taken the time to appreciate the nose.

subdued fruitiness accentuates the complexity ... and more brown malts and the grassy/spicy hop tail end with a lingering lite caramel chocolate finish... better than remembered. Body is more like an American Brown.. medium with nice carbonation that isn't overbearing... all around a very drinkable brew.

I am going to make this my baseline brown ale from this point forward; I've enjoyed it too many times to count, and Moose Drool is one of my goto beers when I can't decide on anything else... Big Sky makes some very good beers.. Love their bottled brews and am a huge fan of the stuff that they only sell at the brewery.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2007 07:46:18 | More by JohnGalt1
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enelson

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-21-2012 16:57:25 | More by enelson
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kynap55

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.8%

02-20-2012 00:19:15 | More by kynap55
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mattsmith413

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-19-2014 18:50:27 | More by mattsmith413
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danolson312

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-04-2012 23:12:02 | More by danolson312
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Vlaminck

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-30-2012 16:55:14 | More by Vlaminck
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-11-2014 04:48:15 | More by CraigTravor
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eclaycamp

Kansas

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drool pours a dark ruby-tinged brownish amber, with a gigantic, long lasting, creamy tan head. My first thoughts when smelling the beer is of dark chocolate, almost like bittersweet chocolate. Chocolate gives way to some hints of raisin and plum. Taste is surprisingly fruity, chased by delicious notes of toffee malt sweetness. Chocolate from the nose fails to really stand out, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Light hop bitterness finishes. Medium body and decent carbonation, maybe a little bit on the high side. Over all this is a pretty solid example of the amber style, and at 5.3% ABV, it's also pretty close to being sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 15:10:55 | More by eclaycamp
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e911mann


4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-09-2012 19:47:33 | More by e911mann
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Another6Pack

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.8%

11-26-2011 14:24:19 | More by Another6Pack
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JCQ

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

This beer carried an exceptional brown color when poured. It was a light almost autumn brown. The color was a good reflection of toasted brown malts.

A nutty, darker that expected, roast rose and introduced the beer. A warm syrupy sweetness followed by a finishing nutmeg helped to and intrigued the nostrils.

Initially a roasted caramunich met the tongue producing a sweetness of dried fruit. This flavor was almost immediately followed nutty molasses with a light bitterness from the hops that created a slight memory of freshly baked bread.

This beer did not hold its carbonation and the head almost disappeared immediately after it was poured.

It had a balanced dryness that created an interesting balance to the sweetness of the malt. This balance gives it great drinkability.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2010 10:37:28 | More by JCQ
Moose Drool Brown Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,961 ratings.