Moosehead Light
Moosehead Breweries Ltd.

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Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
New Brunswick, Canada
Light Lager
Ranked #104
Ranked #30,052
2.62 | pDev: 22.9%
Aug 16, 2022
Jul 19, 2003
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Reviewed by 1009 from Massachusetts

2.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
No beer has ever been more sought after. Is it Heady Topper? No. Tree house? Pliny? No, no, and no. It did, however prove to be about the most elusive beer in our collection. We have been trying to get a hold of this for the better part of 5 years. For one reason or another, the moose remained loose. We tried ordering it in through Total Wine. No dice. We tried calling the Moosehead rep at a different liquor store. Same result. This was all before the pandemic, meaning no trips to Canada for MD. Finally this summer after two years of no boarder crossing, we brought Moose Light home. It went down like nothing as the boys gathered for a weekend in Maine. The beer was fine. Regular Moose is better, without a doubt. Much more flavor, but moose light, while elusive, was a pretty standard light beer experience.
Aug 16, 2022
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

2.66/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Poured from a green 12 oz. bottle. Has a pale straw color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very mild, a touch of grains. Taste is weak, some hints of beer? Nothing offensive, just not much there at all. Feels light bodied in the mouth and overall is a below average example of this style.
Sep 13, 2020
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Rated by LocalBeerGuy from Canada (SK)

3.5/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
look 3.5 smell 3.5 taste 3.5 feel 3.5 overall 3.5
Nov 23, 2019
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Reviewed by MatthewXIX

2.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75
Light bodied, not very flavorful.
A half step above club soda.
Tastes like beer flavored carbonated water.
It's a hometown staple where I'm from so its very common and accessible so I try to be more objective when tasting this beer.
Sep 23, 2019
Rated: 2.37 by CoasterGuy from Pennsylvania

Jan 23, 2019
Rated: 4.42 by jaydeenb from Canada (NB)

Aug 23, 2018
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Rated by choll from New Jersey

3/5  rDev +14.5%
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.
Oct 27, 2017
Rated: 3.23 by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

Oct 02, 2017
Rated: 3.01 by tpeters from Maryland

Aug 06, 2017
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.37/5  rDev +28.6%
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!
Jul 31, 2017
Rated: 1.25 by fthegiants from California

May 26, 2017
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Reviewed by Stinkypuss from Pennsylvania

2.07/5  rDev -21%
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.
Jan 22, 2017
Rated: 2.97 by Electros from Canada (ON)

Jun 18, 2016
Rated: 2.88 by Squire from Mississippi

May 22, 2016
Rated: 2.73 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

May 20, 2016
Rated: 2.5 by fortyfield from Canada (ON)

Jan 27, 2016
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Reviewed by 57md from Pennsylvania

2.1/5  rDev -19.8%
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.
Jan 17, 2016
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Rated by josanguapo from Spain

2.08/5  rDev -20.6%
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
Nov 03, 2015
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

2.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
A-Pours a golden color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has lemongrass hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a lemongrass flavor
M-A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
O-A decent beer
Sep 24, 2015
Rated: 2.71 by jfreeze from Canada (NB)

Jul 18, 2015
Rated: 2.12 by BigAl18 from Minnesota

May 25, 2015
Rated: 2.43 by Cycle69 from Canada (ON)

Mar 15, 2015
Rated: 2.25 by TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON)

Feb 23, 2015
Rated: 2.49 by spycow from Illinois

Feb 07, 2015
Rated: 2.25 by zaraspook from Illinois

Dec 13, 2014
Rated: 1.3 by JayNat from Mississippi

Nov 03, 2014
Rated: 2 by booga73 from Michigan

Oct 24, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by wrightst from Maryland

Sep 16, 2014
Rated: 3 by probert from New York

Sep 10, 2014
Rated: 1.24 by slackt

Sep 02, 2014
Rated: 2.08 by anthonymac22 from New Jersey

Sep 01, 2014
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Reviewed by misternebbie from Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
nothing more than Moosehead with water added to it, bland and very little taste, they are always giving a free promos with this fare, in effort to get consumers to bite.
Aug 28, 2014
Rated: 3 by patre_tim from Thailand

Aug 20, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by polloenfuego from Canada (NB)

Aug 06, 2014
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Reviewed by PorterPro125 from Canada (NB)

2.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Serving Type: 341 mL bottle

Having Been born and raised (and currently living) in New Brunswick, I've grown quite accustomed to the taste of Moosehead Light as it would easily be the most popular Light Beer in this province.

A- The typical golden straw color of the average American Macro Lager. Nothing special here but nothing to really complain about either.

S- The scent of Moosehead Light is quite sweet. Malty cereal grains is really all I can draw from the scent. Once again, nothing particularly interesting about this perspective of the beer but then again, who cares about how a light beer smells??

T- Much like the scent, the taste is fairly sweet with notes of cereal grains (similar to Molson Canadian). Not entirely pleasing but it is quite refreshing on a hot day.

M- Medium to high carbonation. Thin and water-like; a trait that pairs well with its refreshing taste.

O- Don't let my close upbringing with this beer dissuade from the fact that this beer is a great one (speaking of Light Macro Lagers, of course). No, it doesn't hold a candle to the great craft beers in the market today but I really do appreciate Moosehead Light for what it is. If you're looking for a relatively cheap and refreshing light beer and you have the opportunity to pick it up, go ahead and do so. If you go in with the likes of bud light/ coors light in your mind, you might even be a little bit impressed ;D
Aug 06, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Darhawk from Utah

Jul 22, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by Vogt52 from Maryland

Jun 11, 2014
Rated: 2 by Travcofarms from Pennsylvania

Jun 11, 2014
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Reviewed by dcmchew from Romania

2.96/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pale yellow pour, small white head with low retention.
Smell of sweet malts, some biscuit and grassy hops, all kinda faint.
Taste of adjuncty sweet malts, somewhat lighter, some lemon zest, touch of apple and mild generic bitterness.
Light bodied, a bit fizzy, clean.
Not many bad notes, but pretty bland. Serves it's purpose nicely, easy drinkable.
May 29, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by Latarnik from New Jersey

May 26, 2014
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