Moosehead Lager | Moosehead Breweries Ltd.

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Moosehead LagerMoosehead Lager

Brewed by:
Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
New Brunswick, Canada

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-26-2001

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Photo of vondutch
5/5  rDev +64.5%

Photo of RichsStomach
2.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A clean clear looking beer. Can have a skunky odour but this seems to be common with beer in green colour bottles. It is the type of beer that tastes better the colder it is and the warmer you are. No lingering tastes.

Overall this is a clean beer that is not filling with some taste.

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Photo of Thullin187
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
2.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - pours a decent straw/golden. A snow white finger of fizz, fading but slowly due to quite a feed of bubbles from below. Lots of Swiss cheese lacing on the glass as this one goes down.

Aroma - an initial blast of skunk on opening and pouring. After some setup, some malt comes through but the skunk hangs around as well.

Taste - much better than I feared. A decent malt base, no skunk. Grain, some husk. A light bite of lemon, some balancing hops. Clean finish, a small alcohol edge. Fairly tasty and dynamic for the style.

Mouthfeel - very crisp, thinnish, tis the pale lager way.

Drinkability - a pleasant surprise, though it'd be way more sessionable out of a can.

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Photo of avisong
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of ktuc
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of MattPS
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of GustavusAmicus
4.25/5  rDev +39.8%

Photo of RWiley
4.25/5  rDev +39.8%

Photo of IPABrewski
1.5/5  rDev -50.7%

Photo of smartassboiler
2/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of macrosmatic
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Bito401
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of shelby415
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of DirtyPenny
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of BigAlofOrion
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of bilbo2012
4.25/5  rDev +39.8%

Photo of adjunctjonez
4.32/5  rDev +42.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Moosehead lager is my favorite canadian beer and one of my top lager choices. I consider it to be an adjunct since I believe corn is used in the recipe but not sure. Moosehead's bottling means 6 packs are prone to skunkiness, therefore stick with 12 packs. It is brewed only 150 miles away so it always seems fresh and enjoyable here. Appearance is golden with limited head that fades away. The smell is hoppy with floral overtones, some malt/grain. The taste has a very nice blend of distinct hop bite and crisp lager flavor. Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing, very drinkable. Mooshead seems to be the only canadian brewer that still tastes like I remember from 20 years ago.

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Photo of jak
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
1.75/5  rDev -42.4%

Photo of zoso1967
1.5/5  rDev -50.7%

Photo of szmnnl99
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of wages
3.76/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

appearance - 4.5/5 - Pours with a moderate head that slowly fades away. The color is a light yellow (basic grain color). There are lots of bubbles pooling from the bottom up.

smell - 3.5/5 - Smells like dough.

taste - 3.5/5 - Starts out with a moderate bitter hop bite that lets just a little bready flavor through on the end. The hops linger but not too long.

mouthfeel - 4.5/5 - Good carbonation level makes the hop bite effervescent. Feels refreshing.

overall - 4/5 - I had little expectations for this beer, but was surprised to find it somewhat refreshing and while not my style, certainly workable.

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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of rah1734bones
2/5  rDev -34.2%

Moosehead Lager from Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
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