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
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0
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Photo of SippinSlow
2.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ikidunot
2.79/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a straw pale color out of the green bottle into my can-shaped glass. The head is impressive, 3 fingers, doesn't even recede in time for me to top it off without it spilling over. Lace left on the sides of the glass. Light hazy flecks float here and there.

Smell is slightly skunky, with grass, straw, pale barley, a slight fruity citrus aroma. The skunk overtakes the majority of it, though.

The flavor is thankfully a bit better, introducing some white bread and crusts, but still hangs quite heavily on corn and straw, wrapping up on a bitey, spicy finish.

Feel is almost non existent, just very carbonated, very light. A touch of dryness and spiciness on the finish.

Overall, this isn't half bad, I've had much worse. Maybe not quite as good as Molson, but better than LaBatt.

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Photo of Boo-urns
3.75/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.28/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, no apparent bottled on date. No abv listed on the bottle either. My first encounter with a bottle of Moosehead, given to me by my neighbor.

Poured to clear tulip-ish stemware.

A - Pours a typical gold lager body. Some streaming carbonation that feeds about a finger of frothy white head that settles as a foam. Some minor spotty lacing that falls back into the beer. Looks okay for what it is.

S - Aroma of cereal grains, some huskiness, some mustiness, lightly skunky. Not unpleasant for what it is.

T - Flavor is the same: crisp clean cereal grains, lightly fruity, apples / grapey, grassy, musty. skunky. Not unpleasant, and it will please the discerning drinker.

M - Feel is smooth crisp clean, drinkable.

Overall, a decent imported example of the style from Moosehead

Moosehead Lager -----3/5.

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Photo of SFNC
2.88/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From bottle, Pours a clear gold with a fizzy off white head. Aroma corn, grains, sweet typical lager smell. Taste grainey, corn, sweet. Not to bad very easy to crush.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
2.31/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

This is a super light beer (I can't imagine how light the ''light'' version of this is since the regular already tastes like a light beer). Skunky flavor for the minimal flavor you get.

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Photo of Studfarm69
2.93/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kamahl16
1.47/5  rDev -52%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of cunning_stunt
3.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BYingling
3.95/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aaron197
1.48/5  rDev -51.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of MaddoJay
4.23/5  rDev +38.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boblemo
2.62/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of forshamegetit
3.05/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AaronNQ
3.26/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
3.86/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Review: Bottle of Moosehead Lager: ABV: 5.0%

The flagship brand is one of the most consumed beers in Canada

Pours a really lovely clear golden yellow that produces a nice big frothy head which hangs around

Is fizzy, a lot of good carbonation,

A pretty clean lovely looking beer

Aroma: Real lager smell, hoppy, sweet and lovely, liked it, the light grains and malty aromas. Nice

Taste: Extremely smooth beer, very easy to drink, such a shame I only got the two bottles as I would have easily devoured a 6 pack of these no problem.
Very creamy on tongue
No real strong stand out flavours per say, couldn’t really taste the hops, but nice all the same
I did, though, get nice big mouthfuls of barely and malts. Very smooth finish, not a heavy beer, very refreshing, I like it.

So overall I liked it. Looks good, smells good, tastes good and very smooth, and clean and crisp. That’s all the boxes ticked, and its a beer I will pick up again. I wasn’t expecting much from a Canadian beer, so it was nice to be pleasantly surprised. Definitely a beer for a sporting occasion on a hot day, very sessionable.

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Photo of dcall384
2.3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of couchsitta
2.54/5  rDev -17%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Pedalsteel
3.59/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of todfug
3.11/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.07/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beginner2
3.05/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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