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Moose Drool Brown Ale - Big Sky Brewing Company

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2,111 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,111
Reviews: 826
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 83
Gots: 158 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Big Sky Brewing Company visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.10% 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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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

marshrat63, Dec 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

sneekee22, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

salinasa, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of jifigz
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Tballz420 for the trade.

Bottle poured into a pint.

The appearance is nice and brown with a good head. The head lingers for a shore while. I didn't really pick up much of an aroma from this beer. The aroma I did get was mildly malty and sweet. I thought the taste was rather one dimensional but extremely delicious. It showcased sweet malt and nutty flavors followed by a slight hop bitterness to round things out. The mouthfeel was kind of light but at least the carbonation wasn't overly stinging.

I think this is a solid brown ale and I wish I could find it here in PA (maybe I can but I have never seen it.) Thanks again to Tballz420.

jifigz, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of azdback
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass. Light brown color. Transparent enough to see the millions of tiny carbonation bubbles that lead to a two finger, creamy brown colored head.

Smell is lightly roasted flavors of coffee and a bit of smoke. Maybe just a hint of light milk chocolate.

Taste is sweet and lightly roasted. Some coffee notes and some tart fruit come through.

Mouth is silky and the carbonation is light. Body is light and the finish fades quickly and is a bit dry.

Overall I think this is a solid Brown. This is a perfect beer to start out someone interested in trying craft beer. It is just like a light Porter and this could lead someone towards much bigger and greater brews. Note: Try making a beer batter with this beer. It is fantastic!!

azdback, Dec 18, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Sinewave, Dec 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +35.1%

TimCasby, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

dankrutgers, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

fizzyted, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of BeersCriteria
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Poured a chestnut color with a small white head

S- Chocolate, burnt caramel/brown sugar, hazelnut

T- Overall, I really like this brown ale. It's definitely a malt bomb but there is a little hop finish to it as well. You can taste chocolate but its more like chocolate syrup, the kind that's in the plastic bottle and you squeeze into a glass of milk. It also has a slight nutty finish to it as well. It's pretty refreshing and has a light body so this would be a good beer to drink at the end of a long hot summer day.

Food Pairing- Sweet and salty candied nuts (Almonds, Cashews, Pecans).

BeersCriteria, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

r3o, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

phattman073, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

birchholz, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of soulfly1492
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Dark malts, worty, alcohol, lots of sugar. A bit of spice and mild bitterness. What is that distinct smell of a brown ale?

Appearance: Dark amber brown, high clarity can be seen when held up to light. Pours a tall medium brown head. Good lacing.

Flavor: Very worty. Lots of malt sweetness. Super smooth. Aftertaste of toffee and root beer. There's that taste again, a bit yeasty in the taste. A hint of smokiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body. NO carbonation. Very oily.

Overall: Very smooth and pleasant. Rather bold compared to the average brown ale. Very sweet malt flavor. Very drinkable.

soulfly1492, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

nu2world, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Unchi, Dec 07, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

jheezee, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

fergster75, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

jeff1973, Dec 07, 2011
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2/5  rDev -45.9%

TrickkyGangsta, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

twelveinches, Dec 05, 2011
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2/5  rDev -45.9%

Shumj, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

mrunseen, Dec 05, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

leinie13, Dec 04, 2011
Moose Drool Brown Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,111 ratings.