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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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2,350 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,350
Reviews: 866
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 99
Gots: 279 | FT: 3
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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-16-2001

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.
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Ratings: 2,350 | Reviews: 866
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4.07/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a mug, it had a 1 finger tan head, which quickly dissipated.
The smell was of roasted malts, coffee, and caramel.
It was medium bodied, with light carbonation.
The taste was of coffee, caramel, with a very light hop after taste.
Very easy drinking.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.82/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a pint and drank at 45F.

A - Pretty standard brown ale looks. Burgundy-mahogany body, not alot of carbonation or head forming.

S - Nice combo of NW hops and light malt, even fools me into thinking I smell a little blueberry in there. A nice one.

T - Its a touch sharper than alot of brown ales I enjoy, so a nice change of pace. But theres still a nice bready/biscuity flavor there, I find it really enjoyable.

M - Decent, too watery to rate it any higher.

O - Darn good regional beer, maybe a bit biased since its in one of my favorite styles.

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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.

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3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a plastic cup (all they had at the Central Market cafe). Color is dark amber with a nice amber note in the light. Fluffy head that quickly disappears, but good small bubble support.

Enjoyed the toasted nuts and the chocolate with caramel as others have mentioned. A good mix for a brown ale.

Chocolate and nuts in the flavor are really good. The mouth is a little thin, but not as badly as some failed brown ales. This was a refreshing, enjoyable beer that I will definitely grab in the future.

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4.07/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I first had this at FO1 in Santa Monica, and was impressed then as much as I continue to be now when indulging from out of the bottle.

Pours a decently-sized head, kind of a grayish brown, atop a body mixed with brown and amber. Very cool.

Aromas of nuttiness, some almonds, and sweet bread. A little bit of that beer-y, metallic smell but overall it may be slightly burnt malts.

Flavors of the aforementioned nuttiness, breadiness, and maltiness, with an overall balance that is quite pleasant for a brown. I can imagine how well this would pair with some slightly spicy chili or a hamburger.

Mouthfeel is thin but cleanses the palate well from the carbonation.

Overall, Moose Drool is quite the solid brown that maintains all the right elements. I have no idea why this is a B from both the Alstrom Brothers and from BA reviewers in general.

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3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Mahogany in color with a tan head that disappears quick.

Caramel and chocolate malts with a touch of spice and smoke.

Caramel malts and smoke flavors are the most prominent, with a touch of citric hops and some spiciness. There's a hint of a medicinal flavor in there, but nothing too bad.

Medium bodied with a fair amount of carbonation, but certainly not overpowering.

If not for the slight medicinal off taste, this might have stood a chance of becoming a staple in my fridge. As is, I certainly won't turn one down, as they go down smooth and easy.

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3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured this from a 12oz can to a standard pint glass. It left a 1/2 to 1 finger tan head. The color of this beer is great, looks like mahogany or dark ruby. Lacing is excellent.

The aroma is anormously nutting at first smell. Once past that i do get some bakers chocolate, a little brown sugar and some slightly dry and pungent hops.

The taste is suprisingly hoppy despite what the aroma led me to believe. Hops up front and in the middle but as the hops fall away, rich nutty, chocolatey and brown sugar-like flavors are revealed that seem to coat the mouth. Bitterness is minimal but not absent.

Mouthfeel is light. I might go as far to say, slightly watery. Carbonation is light-medium.

Drinkability is high because of the light body. After a few sips, the hops took over and the malt fell more and more to the background, For a brown ale, that isn't what i'm looking for. A decent beer none-the-less.

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Moose Drool Brown Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
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