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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-26-2001

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3.49/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 Oz. Bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours a clear yet dull honey color. Virtually no head, a few stray splotches of foam float on top. Bottle label fits its style well- very 'classic' and 'Canadian' feel to it.

S: Skunky at first smell- malty and grassy upon further inspection. Not unpleasant by any means, however.

T: Malt hits the taste buds first, followed by grassy notes and then some watered-down 'after flavors'

M: Strong carbonation when it first hits your mouth, then dies down quickly. Smooth and thin, goes down easy.

O: In my opinion, vastly superior to its main Canadian competitors. Great beer if you need something to go the distance with on a long winter night of hockey watching and hot tubbing. Simple, yet hard to get sick of.

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

Pours a fizzy straw yellow, light haze, quick plume of head, gone quickly. Scent is pale with a hint of lightly sweet malt. Taste again is light and pale with some splashes of clean malt and fresh grain... the best thing this brew has going for it is no off notes. Light bodied, bubbly, clean and crisp. A decent alternative to the BMCs of the world.

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2.53/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Poured into an straight beer glass]

B: [12 FL OZ] Can't say that anything fancies my eyes. Labels lack information such as abv.

A: Yellow body with a decent carbonated head, and adequate lacing.

S: Skunky, grassy malt, and grainy.

T: Skunky presence, grass malt with a sweet hint, and slight lemon citrus.

M: Crisp/sharp, light bodied, low alcohol presence, and medium carbonation.

O: Not the worst lager, but it's meh... I'm not a fan of the skunk that follows into the mouth. I don't have much to say, but it's not something to yearn for.

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3.85/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear gold with a puffy white head. Looks like a standard lager, but does not appear to be as light and thin as many macros.

S: Subtle aromas of grassy, lemony hops, straw, and mineral water are present on the nose. Very sterile and clinical. Smells like a macro lager without that corn adjunct scent.

T: Opens crisp and mildly hoppy with notes of biscuits, grass, straw, lemon, and minerals. The finish is clipped and gently hoppy with a combination of lemon and grass flavors. Simple, but appealing.

M: Light-to-medium bodied, but closer to the former than the latter overall. Crisp and dry with active carbonation.

O: I generally don't care for beers of this style, but I do have a big soft spot for Moosehead. It's cheap, readily available, and consistently solid. It won't blow you away, but honestly are you expecting it to? Quite good for what it is.

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3.13/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz Bottle

Appearance – Clear yellow colour with an above average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some pretty decent lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, bread, light hops, corn

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste bread mixed light hops and malts. There is a corn syrup sweetness as well. The beer finishes with a grainy slightly sweet aftertaste.

Overall – I think I prefer this beer out of the bottle. I've had it out of a can recently and it seemed to have a little more taste from the bottle. Probably just my imagination. Anyways, at the end of the day this is still just another drinkable but forgettable lager.

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3.88/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear straw color into an American shaker with a half finger of head that hangs around a surprisingly long time.

S: A lot of wheat and pale malt balanced by a lemon bitterness.

T: just about the same as the nose. Pale malt and wheat make the big, sweet, upfront taste in this beer. There is a lemon grass flavor that balance the beer out.

MF: Light, crisp, great effervescence and refreshing.

O: a good pale lager, one of the better ones, but not world changing.

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3.85/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not A+ material, but very respectable for its price. It's very easy going down and very crisp and refreshing. Does not leave a strong after taste or skunky flavour. I'm happy I tried this beer and I'll be buying it again! The lack of bite after swallowing it is the part that I enjoy the most!

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2.96/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a pale gold with 1/2" of head with decent retention. There's noticeable carbonation bubbles quickly rising to the top. Smells musty and skunky like a euro pale lager. Taste is grainy and malty with a mild hop character. A little lager yeast and alcohol are noticeable but only faintly. Mouthfeel is light and crisp.

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Moosehead Lager from Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
3.06 out of 5 based on 1,381 ratings.
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