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Moosehead Light | Moosehead Breweries Ltd.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
New Brunswick, Canada
moosehead.ca

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 07-18-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,272
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
83
pDev:
22.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of choll
3/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Just a solid light Canadian beer. Very refreshing. Better than Molson Canadian Light. Good job Moosehead.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
3.23/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tpeters
3.01/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.37/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Moosehead Breweries Ltd. "Moosehead Light"
12 fl. oz. green glass bottle, production coded but without freshness dating

Notes via stream of consciousness: Not surprisingly, Moosehead Light tastes a lot like Moosehead, it's just not as rich, nor as hoppy. I'll assume that they're just adding water to lighten it, but it could be more complicated than that. I doubt there's any high-gravity brewing going on that produces more than just one beer though, it's too clean and balanced for that. It's very well made, and the balance that you find in the regular Moosehead remains intact; it's just a little lighter and more refreshing. Of course I still prefer the standard Moosehead, but if I have to have a light beer this is one of my "go-to" lights. So let me run through its good points and bad points as compared to the regular. #1, the appearance is not as good. The clear straw-gold body is nice but the head retention and lacing are lacking. #2, the nose is lacking. The beautiful combination of sweetish grainy malt and herbal and floral hops found in the original just isn't there. It's still OK for a light beer, but not nearly as full or bright. #3, just like the aroma, the flavor is watered down (most likely literally). There's some grainy malt which is nice, and some lightly floral and softly herbal hops, but it's not completely satisfying. Again, as a light beer it works, and the cleanliness and balance are impeccable. #4, the finish is good. It remains dry but with some malt and hop character remaining, which is rare for light beers as they usually just disappear from the palate. #5, the body suffers a little bit but not by too much, and the carbonation is gently crisp. It's not too watery. Conclusion: it's at the very least refreshing, I think everyone will give it that, but it's also fairly satisfying - it's like you're drinking a real beer and not some hop-less and almost malt-less carbonated-water. Two thumbs up as far as light beers go!

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1.25/5  rDev -51.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Stinkypuss
2.07/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Clear yellowish liquid in a green bottle. Aroma of corn, rice, husk and a bit of skunky hops. The flavor has crisp adjunct flavor and a small mineral and skunky hop presence. Light bodied, carbonated well. Subpar beer.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.84/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Bright pale straw color with dense pearly activity. Foamy and slightly frothy white 2 finger head, lasting around 5 minutes, with decent lacing. Flavors of sweet grains, soft corn and barley, lemon, syrup, caramel, and floral spices. Biscuity feel, a bit bready, with lots of sugars and low sharpness. Slick medium body with prickly carbonation. Light finish of soft salivating sugary malts, mildly syrupy, with lingering soft leafy and grassy hops. No adjunct feel. Good drinkability for a light, while overly accessible. Well refreshing but slightly metallic. Impressive one from Moosehead. Overall below average quality.

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Photo of Electros
2.97/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Squire123
2.88/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tdm168
2.73/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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2.5/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of 57md
2.1/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Pours the color if ginger ale. Pretty much a watered-down version of the standard Moosehead lager. The skunkiness in the lager is lessened but so is the general flavor.

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2.08/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

From Club del Gourmet of El Corte Ingles. In Ikea's pilsner glass. Watchig Worst Week 1x05. Another industrial lager, and worst than the typical one

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2/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.71/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

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2.12/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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Moosehead Light from Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
Beer rating: 2.58 out of 5 with 83 ratings
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