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Moose Drool Brown Ale - Big Sky Brewing Company

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2,244 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,244
Reviews: 839
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 88
Gots: 210 | 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:
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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12-oz bottle into nonic pub glass

A - 4 fingers of medium tan head over a transparent body of deep ruby brown; very little visible carbonation, ok lace and head retention

S - sweet and malty; chocolate, touch of caramel sweetness, roasted qualities, touch of hop bitterness

T - roasted malts, chocolate, slight lactic flavor, spice and bitterness from the hops, balanced finish

M - light/medium body, light/medium carbonation, smooth

O - Great taste, but lighter than expected.

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3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance is a dark brown with a reddish tinge to it. Head is tan, with good retention.

Smell is not very strong, mostly dark malts.

Taste starts very sweet due to the malts, with lots of chocolate flavor, but is balanced nicely by a hoppy finish that adds a hint of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a bit creamy, with subtle carbonation.

Overall one of my favorite browns, sweet without being cloying, and very refreshing. Great example of the style.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasty and well made. Rich and creamy chocolate, coffee, caramel and orange peel well balanced all over it. The mouth feel is very smooth with some mild carbonation. Goes down easily and satisfyingly, completed by the funny name and label. Delicious. It's a keeper for me.

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3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Chocolate brown, like a good strong cup of coffee. Plenty of foam and very good lacing.

Smell: Roasted malts and chocolate.

Taste: Chocolate and coffee with a hunt of nutty flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, very creamy. A cocoa aftertaste lingers briefly on the tongue.

The Verdict: Good stuff. Brown ales aren't my favorite style, but there's not much to complain about in this Montana beer with the very creative name. This is a solid brew that goes down smooth.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear dark amber, small white head, no lace.

S - Roasty malt is the biggest smell I get from this one.

T - Standard brown ale... Malty, niche back hops.

M - Light to medium, fair carb, good balance.

D - Brown ales are not my favorite, but this one is pretty well made.

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Moose Drool Brown Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,244 ratings.