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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-26-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,447
Reviews:
508
Ratings:
1,400
pDev:
22.04%
Bros Score:
3.45
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
302
Trade:
0
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Photo of feuematt
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Gold colored beer of your typical macro. I am a fan of macros and this to me is a good beer. A little more flavorful than most macros. I buy six packs of this often.

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

Photo of Hackattack
3.75/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

In my humble opinion this is the best of the Canadian imports!

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Photo of StormAles
2.49/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ferz
3.68/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Since it's being labeled as "American Adjunct Lager " then I have to say it's a pretty damn impressive beer for this particular style if we are going to judge it in this category.

It seems to be old school beer with a lot of older folks raving about it that they used to drink it in the 80's or 90's or something. I've had it ice cold and was pleasantly surprised. It went down smooth, clean and refreshing. It wasn't skunked or anything like that. And I'd take it over any other big brews any day. Am I going to buy it myself? Probably not because I can get a better German brew for the same price. But is it bad? No, not at all, it's pretty damn good. I just don't care much for making it my 'go-to' because I have my favorites already. But I will gladly get it on draft if I can and I won't pass on it. It is a good beer.

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Photo of Nace4
3.35/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MichaelGennings
3.89/5  rDev +28%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Moosehead Lager from Moosehead Brewery in Saint John, New Brunswick. 473ml can. 5% alc.

Thick soapy white head. The beer is a light golden colour with lots of bubbles.

The aroma is grain and hops. And it's very light.

The taste is barley malt, hops, and white bread.

Mouthfeel is watery with mild carbonation.

The body is light and the finish is crisp.

This was my go to beer in the mid-1990s. But the price kept creeping up and so I moved on to other beers.

At any rate, for the style, this is well done and refreshing.

And I'll always be fond of the moose label!

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

Photo of Fettpopps
2/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of BellinghamBiker
2.82/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of zacnock
1.78/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Vetbidder
3.22/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Yikes. Scent of cabbage adjunct yikes. Taste was actually not too bad. Fairly bready with not too much else happening. Maybe a slight zing to the end with some hops. Well carbonated.

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Photo of breakingbland
3.31/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A fairly so-so beer.

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Photo of poisoneddwarf
1.07/5  rDev -64.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

12 oz bottle. Skunky and horrible.

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Photo of jbehlar
2.69/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Raziel313
3.09/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Vylo
4.13/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fthegiants
1.9/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
2/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of VonZipper
2.86/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of IBUBrew
2.69/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JLaw55
2/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of BeerTest
2/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of hreardonjr
2.55/5  rDev -16.1%
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 -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Moosehead Lager from Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.04 out of 5 with 1,400 ratings
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