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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-26-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,227
Reviews:
510
Ratings:
1,410
pDev:
22.04%
Bros Score:
3.45
 
 
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3.32/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked GO411-12:15. Sampled on February 27, 2012. Too bad I can only get it in the green bottle in my area because it inevitably comes off as skunked. The pour is pale to golden yellow with a fizzy white head. Trying to block the skunkiness out of my mind I can get a solid malty scent on the nose and some crisp clean but vague hop esthers. The body is light to medium and average for the style. The taste also has a creamy, maltiness to it with a bitter hop bite playing tag on the end. In the 1980's this was a beer I drank quite often. Times and tastes change but it still is a halfway decent Canadian pale lager on occasion.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into Samuel Adams pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a golden hue with a white three-finger head. Minimal lacing is left on the glass.

Smell: SKUNKED! Damn green bottles...anyway, aside from skunk I can smell a hell of a lot of corn, and a tiny bit of hop smell.

Taste: Skunked again, but not as much as the smell. Very corny, and a bit of hoppyness. Watery and grassy, slight citrus tinge.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and high carbonation, easy to drink, just like an AAL.

Overall: A decent beer that really just tastes like an above average AAL. Corny and refreshing.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a 2" white soap suds head, fading pretty fast. The color is standard BMC clear straw yellow and continues post-pour with a decent amount of effervescence. It smells like grass and corn. Taste is against standard BMC but it's decent. There's not much of a finish. Yes, a thoroughly average and boring mainstream beer, but there's nothing actually wrong with it. You could substitute for any BMC.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

appearance
a little darker than your average lager. could be called a pilsner.

smell
slightly malty but not much else.

taste
slightly malty taste. nothing unpleasant.

mouthfeel
a little thicker than an average lager.

overall
this used to be my go to canadian lager. it is better than canadian, blue, and other macro canadian lagers. however, after expanding my lager horizons so to speak, Sam Adams Boston Lager is significantly better and costs only slightly more. suprisingly, Pabst Blue Ribbon is slightly better costs significantly less.

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Moosehead Lager from Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.04 out of 5 with 1,410 ratings