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Moose Drool Brown Ale - Big Sky Brewing Company

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Moose Drool Brown AleMoose Drool Brown Ale

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1,961 Ratings

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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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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-25-2014 18:13:15 | More by phishterrrrrrr88
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5/5  rDev +34.8%

05-23-2014 19:01:23 | More by woogie359
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-24-2014 07:48:55 | More by RyanCrawford
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3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

So this thing looks awesome when you first pour it from a can into a pint glass, but slowly the head becomes nothingness over a sea of absolutely spectacular looking mahogany/orange colored beer. Its crystal clear, and has little plumes of co2 everywhere. Wish the head stuck around.

S- Almost a soda-poppy effervescence meets you, with a little nutty maltiness following suit.

T- Has a very clean and refreshing nutty malty taste just like the nose indicates but has a swing of DMS on the finish. Hmm. It was probably a warehouse storage misnomer that created that, because I've had this on draft and it was much better in the finish. That aside, clean beer and I won't knock it for DMS since it probably wasn't the brewery's fault.

M-Very light, crisp and highly carbonated.

D-I'd say this is an all around good beer minus the head and DMS. The mouthfeel could have been a little more firm, but at the same time this beer is only 5.1%abv. Oh well. Cheers, Big Sky!

Serving type: can

12-02-2010 03:06:01 | More by slayer3604
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3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'd like to start this review with the fact that I do like the name of the beer!

I got the opportunity to get this on tap, and the beer was presented to me with a deep brown hue with very slight foaming head. I could smell some nutty aroma with a hint of roast, but it's not overpowering at all. If anything, it may be a bit weak.

It had a slight roasted nutty flavor as I sipped, but it's nothing surprising. I found this beer to be easy to drink and to chug! It appears to be on slightly thin side as you drink it with weak carbonation. I can't remember if that's the standard for brown ales or not, so that's something I'll have to test out with other Brown ales.

As for the overall quality, I think ti was a decent beer, and not something that will turn people off. I don't know if any of you wanted brown ales to have a bit more roasted characteristic in the flavor profile.

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2011 22:01:17 | More by 2xHops
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-04-2012 18:33:45 | More by trstar87
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3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a reddish brown color with a large tan head that dissipates slowly. Moderate lacing.
Caramel, chocolate and toasted malt.
Similar to aroma, caramel and toasted malt. Hints of nuts.
Slightly syrupy with a dry finish. Fizzy carbonation.
Easy drinking. I wish it had a richer finish. This also does not hold up with food.
NOTES: BBCSD-0903-Danielle

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2009 01:16:05 | More by seanbhudson
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

10-19-2013 06:42:40 | More by jstevep00
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3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a very, very dark brown, almost black with a quarter of a finger of off-white head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and covered the top of the beer in wispy clouds.

Aroma: Very nice aroma of roasted malt and barley. Very bready, like freshly baked pumpernickel bread. Some subtle floral notes too.

Taste: Like the aroma, it’s very malty, which I like very much. There’s strong flavors of toasted bread, roasted barley, caramel sweetness, all balanced nicely with some hoppy bitterness. Excellent flavors.

Mouthfeel: Medium, with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 5.1%, there’s hardly no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: Moose Drool is a very, very enjoyable brown ale, and one that I’ll certainly be on the lookout for again.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 22:22:36 | More by Jeffreysan
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3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This six pack was purchased from the home of Big Sky Brewing and brought to me in California.

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Not much head but what there is is thick and wet with no lacing. It thinned out and covers most of the top of the beer. Very dark brown with only a little light getting through. Holding it up to the light, I see a dark brown/maroon color.

The smell is mellow. Just a faint scent of figs and dust.

As it hits my mouth, there are lots of very fine bubbles and tastes a bit bitter. It mellows quickly into a more typical brown ale flavor. Some mild malt and hops with nutmeg and a sweet woody flavor that I can't put my finger on.

I enjoy this beer and love having it on-hand. My preference is to have it on its own or with a snack food.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2008 04:48:42 | More by misterscooter
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-26-2012 17:59:12 | More by vfalstad
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

02-08-2014 03:32:08 | More by RobTheKnob
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3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I have had this beer on tap before but never reviewed this I wasn't ever too impressed with this beer on tap or Trout Slayer on tap but trout is a wheat beer so it was kinda bland. This is the first time I have had it out of the bottle and I more impressed by the beer still an easy drinking brown but it doesn't taste as watered down as it did on tap much better flavors appear. this beer is better bottle conditioned I guess. recommended I think I will try to make a home brew recipe of this

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2010 03:31:12 | More by exonthebottle
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3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown with moderate off-white head.

S: Strong on dark chocolate and coffee.

T: Lots of chocolate and dark coffee with some nuttiness and roastiness coming through.

M: Medium with medium carbonation.

O: Very good brown ale and especially good for cooler fall nights.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2011 23:04:17 | More by RunForYourBeer
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-04-2014 06:08:02 | More by samtrillo
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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

12-26-2012 02:10:33 | More by acashk
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North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-04-2013 05:12:14 | More by Oelschlager
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-27-2013 06:34:54 | More by Mole_Playing_Rough
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3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pub glass. Pours a garnet-brown with a one finger frothy beige head that thins to a filmy ring quickly. Moderation amounts of carbonation.

Smells of roasted malts, coffee, nuts, and a powdered dark chocolate. I also smell a rootbeer like sweetness.

Tastes malty sweet initially with a nice nutty flavor that progresses into a light coffee taste and finishes with a slight bitterness. The coffee element may finish a little overroasted, but it is not unpleasant.

Medium bodied beer. Mouthfeel is slightly thinner than I prefer, but very nice overall. Clean mouthfeel. Well balanced. Very easy to drink. Highly sessionable. Not very complex in flavors, but a nice tasty brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2006 22:29:07 | More by laintringulis
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New York

3.13/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear mahogany body with garnet highlights. Creamy but transient off-white head leaves sheets of lace on the glass.
Smell: Very subtle nose is mostly sweet malt. Some roasty toasty highlights and just a whiff of banana/butter.
Taste: Sweet malt to start. Thin body and smokey/nutty notes at the top. Subtle hops dry this drool to a semi-dry finish with a lingering bitter, campfire aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Surprisingly watery. Carbonation is fine and of medium volume.
Drinkability: Quite drinkable. Great name, somewhat forgettable taste.

Serving type: on-tap

02-23-2004 01:07:40 | More by DagFishHead
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3.28/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - cool name and label aside, brew poured a very dark amber color with almost no head at all

Smell - smells like chocolate

Taste - slight bitterness but nothing overpowering, thick and malty with earthy hops, slight hint of coffee, I would lean it more towards a stout than a brown ale

Mouthfeel - minor carbonation with a tinge at first, mellows out quickly to a smooth creamy feel when it hits the palate

Drinkability - better than expected, kinda had a low expectation for some reason (maybe the name), it's a drinkable beer but not one I would request or pick up again

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2008 00:10:59 | More by SaltyLime
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

10-18-2012 05:33:34 | More by Annesemj
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-15-2012 19:44:59 | More by Scotthuller
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-22-2013 03:02:02 | More by thornburyslasher
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

05-24-2012 02:59:24 | More by Jumski
Moose Drool Brown Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
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