Moosehead Lager
Moosehead Breweries Ltd.

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Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
New Brunswick, Canada
American Lager
Ranked #315
Ranked #28,825
3.09 | pDev: 21.68%
Nov 11, 2023
Jul 26, 2001
Sold throughout Canada, The United States, and in select countries around the world, our flagship Moosehead Lager is often regarded as Canada’s premium lager. This golden, refreshing lager offers a fine balance between malt sweetness and hop bitterness. Brewed with 100% Canadian two-row pale malt and Moosehead’s own lager yeast, Moosehead Lager is cool-fermented and cold-aged to impart its award-winning flavour.
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Rated: 3.02 by smithj4 from New York

Nov 11, 2023
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Rated by LeinenkugelDrinker

3.57/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A good beer. Refreshing, crisp, a little malty. Great if you want something poundable.
Nov 09, 2023
Rated: 3 by BrisLoganite from Australia

Oct 15, 2023
Rated: 3.25 by Dethark from England

Oct 09, 2023
Rated: 2.73 by TreyJ88

Oct 06, 2023
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Rated by pkalix from California

3.1/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
skunky old childhood favorite....
Sep 10, 2023
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Reviewed by BillyNoonan from Ireland

3.02/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Deciding to rate this one on relative merits. It's a decent looking lager, pours clear straw gold with decent carbonation. Slightly dank on nose, funnily enough. Full enough feel and lagerish yeast and malts. Not overly sweet which is definitely a positive. Grand old brew for an easy night.
Sep 10, 2023
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Reviewed by mikeinportc from New York

2.42/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25
This was the premium beer of my college days, when we felt like splurging, or were up north in Almost-Canada (northern NY) , and other options were depressing. I suspect it will seem less special now, but I haven't had this in at least 30 years, so have no idea. Let's find out........... ;)

Clear gold with moderate white head.

Smell is....well...skunky. Not sure if that is due to age [I have no idea of it's age], or if that's its normal state. After the head dies down, so does the skunkiness. There is some sweet roasted grain, a bit of floral and honey aromas, and the barest hint of spiciness...all on top of a lightly-skunky base. Basically light & inoffensive, overall.

Taste is sweet , & corny, with a little noble hop spiciness at finish. Light lingering bitterness.

Feel is light, and smooth , with a brief flash of watery-ness in the middle, though overall, not watery. The latter third, & post swallow are somewhat drying, which is the saving grace of this beer, preventing it from being too sweet.

Overall, not something I'd want to have more than once in a great while, but tolerable enough for the occasional revisit for the nostalgia value. ; )
Sep 10, 2023
Rated: 4 by Zachboyd3334 from Indiana

Jul 28, 2023
Rated: 3.15 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Jul 21, 2023
Rated: 3.41 by yung

Jul 06, 2023
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Reviewed by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

3.44/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a 12 ounce can. Crystal clear straw yellow with a thick white cap, decent lacing. Aroma is corn, biscuit and earthy hops. Flavor is sweet up front, corn and grass (not the smokable grass). Feel is light bodied and well carbonated. Overall, a decent enough beer given its category.
Jul 03, 2023
Rated: 3.28 by Rainintheface from Florida

Jun 19, 2023
Rated: 2.75 by bundy462 from Texas

Jun 17, 2023
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Reviewed by Death_Adder from South Carolina

4/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Tastes like a Heikenen at a discount price, and with an awesome moose head logo on the bottle. It is Canada’s oldest independent brewer, so it’s not being run by some big evil corporation, yet. If you were to see this side by side at the store next to Heineken, I’d recommend picking up this one. It would be best enjoyed with some poutine and while watching some old Bret “The Hitman” Hart matches.

Style: Canadian Lager | Tap/Can/Bottle: Bottle | Abv: 5% | Rating: 4
May 24, 2023
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Reviewed by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

3.23/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Semi-clear light golden hue with a snow white head. It has a mild bready flavor, some grassy hops, and a bit of skunkiness, but it is easy and light drinking. It is thirst quenching.
May 23, 2023
Rated: 3.16 by Pro_Magnon from Texas

May 20, 2023
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

2.72/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
It has been a while since I have had this beer. Bought it to take to a hockey playoff watch party. It was good with the pizza.

Pretty standard. Clear yellow. Corny, crisp smell. Not much taste but refreshing. Thin. Probably not so will put in regular rotation, but it was fun with the game!
May 09, 2023
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Rated by 4_am_brewmeister from Indiana

5/5  rDev +61.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Moosehead Lager ... my favorite beer since 1980. I should receives shares of stock from Moosehead Breweries LTD. — 4am brews.
Apr 29, 2023
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