Moosehead Lager | Moosehead Breweries Ltd.

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Moosehead LagerMoosehead Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
New Brunswick, Canada
moosehead.ca

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-26-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,359
Reviews:
498
Avg:
3.06
pDev:
21.9%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
285
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Vylo
4.13/5  rDev +35%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fthegiants
1.9/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
2/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of VonZipper
2.86/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of IBUBrew
2.69/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JLaw55
2/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of BeerTest
2/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of hreardonjr
2.55/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Somebody messed up a good beer. Something has changed with this beer over the years or my tastebuds are out of whack.

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Acat114
3.55/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nds76
5/5  rDev +63.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Moosehead Lager is one of my go to beers. The taste is pretty good and has some decent carbonation...which I like. I would just like to mention that this beer is highly prone to skunking as it comes in a green bottle. If cans of this were available in the states I would buy that instead.

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Photo of Bralis
2.61/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Another very average lager from big Canadian breweries. Nothing spacial.
Probably better, than LaBatt, the same level, like Molson Canadian.

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Photo of brewnme
4.2/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tmcarter23
3.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Libeertarian
2.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

From notes taken 01/17/17:

Very clear straw pale gold, capped in mostly uniform just barely off-white frothy foam of decent retention. Grass, grain, slight rind and lemon, a little honey on the nose. These all dissipate quite a bit and a ready, almost yeasty quality comes forth. Grass, light bread, nearly cracker, and subdued honey and citric flavors to taste. Light-bodied, spritzy at first but approaches creamy by finish.

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Photo of ANiklaus
3.02/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of HoppyBastard
2.28/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, there is no "best by" date that I can find.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear light yellow color with less than one-finger, white head that quickly dissipated until a thin, broken layer of small bubbles remained, there is moderate lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

SMELL: skunky bread and honey.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet honey and a skunky hop profile that was unpleasant.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: I drank this in my youth before micro brews existed and it was a treat just because it was something different, thankfully beer making has evolved and good beers are in abundance now so I will never have to buy this again.

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Photo of LooseMoose1978
3/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of FireScourge
2.63/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jera1350
2.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Schlitz74
3/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a basic lager color, to me smells like a Euro lager, leaves slight lacing on the glass, better than most lagers but nothing special. I give points for not selling to the big boys.

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Photo of Darrin_Smith
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bmjivi221
3/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Williamakemp
1.35/5  rDev -55.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

I don't find this beer to be a particularly good lager. It has been around for awhile and that is about all you can say about it.

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Moosehead Lager from Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
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