Moosehead Lager | Moosehead Breweries Ltd.

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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:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-26-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,823
Reviews:
510
Ratings:
1,416
pDev:
22.04%
Bros Score:
3.45
 
 
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Ratings: 1,416 |  Reviews: 510
Photo of Demi
2.02/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of joeywheeler
1.43/5  rDev -53%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Irayfz6
3.26/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndFilm
2.3/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of spongebob2
2.94/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of pabstsmear
2.83/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.42/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.18/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Crystal clear golden straw color, thick white head, decent lacing

S: Hay, cracker

T: Nice sweetness, followed by a slight hop bitterness, clean finish

M: Light

O: A decent beer. Much better than most light lagers but not as good as some other adjuncts that Ive had.

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Photo of CoryIanShafer
3.4/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Not a bad adjunct. i can drink these all day, very mellow, looks like fizzy urine, very yellow, smell is weak but not overpowering, grassy, bit of hops, wheaty, bready smell, pleasant, taste is mellow, tastes of rice, bread, i get a barley note, maybe some banana, overall mellow, consistent beer

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Photo of Dovers
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.74/5  rDev +55.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.92/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.6/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.34/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of OldSchoolMike
3.37/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I used to pick this one up from time to time back in the day, and was growing nostalgic. I shouldn't have. Or else, I got a bad batch, because of the green bottles that had probably been in a warehouse for months. From now on, barring the unlikelihood that I find it in cans, I'll skip it. Not awful, but not worth twice what I normally pay for beer.

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1.86/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

First beer i ever tried at age twelve. Trying it again decades later all I can focus on is the skunky taste. It reminds me of Heineken, which is notorious for its skunky flavor.

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Photo of robebo44
3.19/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.7/5  rDev +54.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.22/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I used to slug these down and it's a pretty good American style macro with some pretensions as to being "small brewery" stuff. A solid choice.

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3.85/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I'll admit, I'm going to be a little bit bias towards this review, but I'll try to be as neutral as can be.

I feel like here, in southern Ontario, Moosehead is a little bit underrated/forgotten about.

L: It's definitely that typical blonde lager we all know about.
S: Has that relatively familiar grainy/corny type scent in lagers also.
T: Has more bite and overall flavor than what its meant to compete against, which is great.
F: Not easy to shotgun at a Canadian college party as other beers, but it's still very refreshing on a warm day, which is where it shines

Overall: I certainly think it's much better than its competitors in every aspect, plus the whole story behind the brewery is worth reading. Definitely worth a try, if you put away your self-proclaimed "refined tastes".

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