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:
1,368
Reviews:
499
Avg:
3.06
pDev:
21.9%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
290
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,368 |  Reviews: 499
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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Photo of ksquare
3.75/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I like skunky beer. It's almost like Stella or Heineken. The only negative thing I havery to say is the aftertaste isn't fabulous. But overall a great brew!

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Photo of Dewsby
2.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MaltTeaseFalcon
3.53/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Noooddle
2.87/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BcCraft710
3.36/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of machineglen
3.62/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

served this from a bottle, poured into a tulip glasslook: straw yellow brilliantly clear, lackluster head that doesn't stay long, some lacing. smell:. not much going on, a little bit of biscuit, and some cheesy hop aroma which dissipates quickly. Taste is above average for a macro lager, I enjoy it more than your typical BMC swill, well balanced, hint of adjunct grains, bit of hop flavour, might even be a grade above warrior hops. This is a refreshing beer with a bit more flavour than BMC. mouthfeel is typical macro lager, thin and fizzy. Overall, is it as good as a craft beer,.. nope. is it better than bud lite... yep. This is my goto lager, it is a good balance of quality vs price, and a IPA or stout doesn't taste right after mowing the lawn

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Photo of Edie
1/5  rDev -67.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of SteveJeremy
2.11/5  rDev -31%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.8/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bright pale straw color with moderate activity. Slightly frothy and foamy white 3 finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, with good amounts of legs. Flavors of sweet grains, corn syrup, barley, lemon, light caramel, floral spices. Cereal feel, slightly syrupy, lots of sugars with mild sharpness. Slick medium body with prickly carbonation. Light finish, the malts are heavily sugary on the tongue, with lingering soft leafy spices and a hint of skunk from probable noble spices. Feels a bit adjunct, but way less than most macro brands. Missing some sharpness but it's more of a tender sugary lager that doesn't have strong bitterness. The freshness is pretty good and although the flavors are a bit faint, they are not off and unpleasant. Overall average quality craft, good drinkability for a macro lager.

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Photo of SaintRef
3.02/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kraut6363
3/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.82/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

When you get a pour that looks like a light beer but isn't marketed as such. . .

Light feint yellow pour, super thin. Mild skunk aroma, could be all in my head as it comes in a green bottle.

Lots of carbonation, prickly noble hops paired with it, very light body. Some bitterness. Nothing offensive, just tastes like a mix of AAL and Euro Skunk lager. Price is high for what you get, being that it is SNPA level pricing.

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Photo of wexmary
4.25/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I am not a lager fan. I am into craft beer, double IPAs, barletwine ales, the other side of the beer spectrum. I will drink lagers away from home. Moosehead a Singha are my two favorites. It is tart with a lot of sub-flavors, almost unheard-of in a lager. Just a very well-made lager.

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Photo of VbolieuV
3.54/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty standard looking for a lager but whit a nice golden color. Lots of carbonation small head.

Not a bad smell, lots of cereals and a little bit of caramel.

Crisp and refreshing taste, lots of cereals in the mouth. Pretty smooth too.

Overall it's a pretty decent lager for what it is.

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Photo of Rand_Schoeb
4.07/5  rDev +33%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The classic skunky smelling beer, but it tastes just fine.

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Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.62/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden body with a decent bit of creamy head that quickly dissipates. The scent is fairly week, but is mainly sweet and cereal based. The taste is fairly crisp with light cereal and some basic bittering hops accenting the palate. Clean, crisp, simple - but it's the kind of simple that works well.

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Moosehead Lager from Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
3.06 out of 5 based on 1,368 ratings.
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