Moosehead Cracked Canoe | Moosehead Breweries Ltd.

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Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
New Brunswick, Canada

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bobsy on 05-26-2009

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Reviews by evil_liver:
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2.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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Photo of wolf6656
3.75/5  rDev +38.9%

Probably the better of the light beer alternatives.
Very light, very refreshing. Great summer patio beer, as long as the object is refreshment, over flavour and buzz.
At 3.5, it has more alcohol than Molson Canadian 67, but also much more flavour.
This is a "going to a barbecue, gonna take a couple of beers" beer, dependimg on the weight of the user..
3 of these = the alcohol in 2 standard beers. Its like "cheater beer". Less alcohol (3.5%)than most light beers(4%), but without the brutal pasty flavour of things like Bud Light, Coors Light, or things like that. More refreshing than those mass market lights.
This is not a food pairing beer, or a special occasion beer, but it makes a dandy daily beer.

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Photo of InsideLiquorMan
4.43/5  rDev +64.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The problem with the reviewing system here is that people review almost every beer as if it was meant to be a craft brew. Let's all be honest here: domestics and crafts are two completely different worlds and are to be reviewed as such. Cracked Canoe is an honest, refreshing, light beer that is amazing for quenching thirst. This is the kind of beer that belongs in the fridge for when the boys come over or popped into the cooler for game day. It's an honest brew from a reputable brewery and it does exactly what it was designed to do: cool you down and keep the calories off.

For a light beer, this is one you don't see often and it's sure to please with a crowd. Skip the snobby craft reviews and enjoy this beer.

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1.75/5  rDev -35.2%

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3/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of biboergosum
2.14/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

341ml bottle. I can't believe the marketing suits would approve any beer with 'canoe' in the name, given the old joke about this sort of thing. This brand has been cluttering up the bottom shelves of liquor stores everywhere for the past while, and is of the ilk that stops me from even considering buying any size in multiples. Ergo, selected from a downtown Indian restaurant's beer fridge, to go alongside the heat of a stellar lamb vindaloo.

This beer pours a clear, very pale straw colour, with three fingers of puffy, thinly foamy, and mostly soapy dirty white head, which leaves some random splattered and specked lace around the glass as it quickly falls away.

It smells of a very mild corn and grainy, um, 'sweetness', stale lemon, and a softly skunky, grassy, and weedy astringency. The taste is lightly sweet pale grain, a hint of creamed corn, faint weedy, cooked veggies, and is more watery-tasting than beery.

The carbonation is moderate, just enough to buoy this up beyond lethargy, the body a wan featherweight, and yet still somewhat cloying in its super-simple attempt at smoothness. It finishes just off-dry, the grainy sweetness sort of plodding on, while the various astringencies slowly disappear from the radar, one by one.

Best short description I can think of before my dinner gets cold: tainted water - nothing much else really going on here. If consuming with strongly flavoured cuisine, then at least this beer is wet, and thus 'drinkable', but hardly [Premium].

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1.95/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

A very basic beer. Pours pale yellow, with quickly disapearing head. Aroma is marginally cheesy. Light mouthfeel, not burning, but not much above water. Marginally a feather of taste above the typical macros. Managd to drink one mouthfull, and poured the rest.

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2.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
2.58/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Poured very pale yellow with a thin layer of white head.

S - Almost no nose. A very subdued bready sweetness is evident and not much else.

T. Slight bready malt taste. Watery. Very slight hop presense in background.

M - Light body. Moderate carbonation.

O - Not a great beer, for for 3.5% ABV, could have been a lot worse.

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Photo of Manutd82
3.81/5  rDev +41.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cheap and the lighter cousin of Moose head. Always easy to drink no matter what the occasion. Would be one of my go to beers if having a drink midweek or just to keep in the fridge. Usually pretty cheap in Sask ($17 for 8) light enough to drink while watching a morning premier league soccer game at the weekend. If you see it try it, not had it on tap but will look out for it.

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2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.52/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of SandS
3/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Tacticalreload
2.26/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Not bad as something different to try. It is a light beer as it says on the tin, so don't expect much

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Photo of mrmanning
1.18/5  rDev -56.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

2 oz bottle from the lcbo- A clear and light sparkling gold, with a fizzy white cap. Nose of faint grassy hops and straw, some wet paper. tastes of very faint grassy hops and slightly sweet pale malts. Overly carbonated and quick on the finish. One of the least flavourful beers I have ever had. Pass.

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2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Mousel
2.23/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Mholyome
4.73/5  rDev +75.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cracked Canoe is a 3.5% ABV refreshing beverage with all of the taste of a 5% lager, but only 90 calories and less of the alcohol content. I enjoyed the CC I had at lunch the other day, because I was able to come back to work clear headed. I think the packaging is very tasteful, and the beer was easy to drink, and had the full flavour I like in a lager beer.

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2/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of robinson1056
3.91/5  rDev +44.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

For what this beer is; being low in alcohol and calories; it has a surprisingly amount of good flavour. This must be due to the fact that the beer is slow-brewed. I would drink this beer over any other light beer as it has more flavour and you can casually drink a few of these and still be drinking something with some flavour.

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Photo of Jotora
2.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of taxandbeerguy
2.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

473ml can served cold into a pint glass. Picked this up on a whim, and probably the first time I've seen it in singles in forever. Initial rating back in 2013, finally reviewed this in October of 2017.

Appearance - super pale, near clear color. Very light golden aspect. A half finger of head is poured and dismisses to nothing inside a minute.

Smell - not much, some light grainy notes and a thin vegetative note. Nothing really off.

Taste - very thin very mild, next to no flavor, with a very very gentle grainy note at the end. Again nothing off.

Mouthfeel - thin bodied, light carbonation is appropriate.

Overall - a decent light lager with no off notes. I guess if that's your cup (of beer) then give it a shot. For most BA's, they won't even look towards a beer like this,

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Photo of Syl
4.05/5  rDev +50%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cracked Canoe is a premium light lager that has a crisp, clean finish. It's light color and taste make it easy to drink. I sometimes add a lime to it and love drinking it on the boat in the summer time.

Give it a try if you like light tasting beer / low cal.

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Moosehead Cracked Canoe from Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
Beer rating: 2.7 out of 5 with 68 ratings