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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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2,294 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,294
Reviews: 850
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 93
Gots: 242 | FT: 2
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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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Bockrules
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured from the bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a deep brown with perfect clarity when held to a light.A few small bubbles meander to the dense, creamy, two-finger tan head. Head stays intact nearly to the bottom of the glass. Leaves behind nice big splotches of lacing on the bottom half of the glass.

S - Milk chocolate with hints of earthy hops and crystal malt. Unfortunately, this is not as strong in the glass.

T - A bit of milk chocolate upfront. Milk chocolate notes continue into the body of this beer, but it also picks up a substantial amount of earthy hop notes to balance things out. Pang of earthy hop flavor as the beer passes over the back of the tongue gives way to a slightly nutty chocolate finish.

M - Medium bodied and enough carbonation to make it exceptionally creamy. Well done.

Although I picked this up in Yellowstone last summer, it can actually be purchased at our local grocery here in New Mexico. This is an excellent brown ale all around with enough hops to back up the delicious chocolate malt notes. Simple and satisfying, this I would certainly pick this up again as an easy drinking session beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to my wife for bringing this one back from a business trip to the west coast.

A: Pours a medium brown to dark garnet red in color with some very light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall creamy beige head that reduces to some extremely thin patches and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate lacing is observed.

S: A very mild aroma to this beer, light smells of caramel and nuts.

T: Flavors of caramel as well as some darker malts with a slight amount of nuttiness.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate to significant amounts of carbonation.

O: Extremely easy to drink and very sessionable - I could easily see myself knocking a few of these back in a single session.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of gopens44
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This dark fellow really brings a nice cream colored foamy head to the party. Just a bit of lacing remains with the fizzy film that can't hide a nearly opaque brown ale. Nice bit sweet maltiness on the nose that compliments the taste of sweet yet bitter roasted malts. The hop presence only peeks in with the bitterness and perhaps a shot of earthiness. Finish is largely absent of much aftertaste, as the only real lingering impression is similar to toasted marshmallow. Very easy drinking and uncomplicated this is.

Photo of bigfnjoe
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Hennepin tulip

A- pours dark brown, nearly black, with a one finger white head. Nice contrast between the darkness of the beer with the lightness of the head

S- nice aromas of cola and chocolate

T- a lot of chocolate flavor

M- pretty thin actually, disappointing

O- really good brown ale, which it was distributed around here

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

pretty average brown ale here. pours a semitransparent weak coffee color with a minimal cream head. smells like sweet chocolate and caramel malt, even a touch of brown sugar. flavor is sweet and roasty, but lacking much of the complexity that i have come to appreciate in this style. feel is a bit watered down, and the sweetness hangs around in the mouth long after the swallow. overall a decent beer, but nothing special. sessionable but standard.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of VncentLIFE
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

JD really pulled out everything tonight. Wel except that Dreadnaught. pour is a light brown with a small tight white head. Smell is nice and sweet. It smells balanced and drinkable. About what I want in a brown.

The taste is so good. Theres a nice balance that is lost in the big beers of the day. Its got this smooth characteristic that I associate with Diacteyl, but the buttery flavor is absent. Light roasty characteristic.

Basically, smooth, slightly sweet, and insanely drinkable.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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5/5  rDev +35.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Moose Drool Brown Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,294 ratings.