Moosehead Light Lime | Moosehead Breweries Ltd.

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Moosehead Light LimeMoosehead Light Lime

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Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
New Brunswick, Canada

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-23-2009

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Photo of cam477
2/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of MJ63
2.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of biboergosum
2.55/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

341ml bottle, thanks to the rep for the sample.

This beer pours a clear, but kind of glassy, pale golden straw colour, with one fat finger of mostly fizzy dirty white head, which leaves a low ring of berm 'lace' around the glass as it quickly melts away.

It smells of semi-sweet lime cordial, faint corn grain, overripe lemon, iced tea powder, a hint of ginger, and a hard water flintiness. The taste is watered down lime-flavoured Corn Pops, with but a trickle of bland earthiness, which duly disappoints after the guarded promise of the nose.

The carbonation is quite spritzy, but it doesn't last, the body certainly light in weight, but somehow not all that thin, and consequently beginner-level smooth. It finishes off-dry, the gritty lime, uh, character, still hanging on to the anemic nondescript grain.

Not really all that offensive, especially if you aren't thinking about it, in a cognitive dissonant, just finished mowing the lawn in inhuman heat (I'm in Canada, so, anything north of 80F) kind of way. Now in a conceptual sense, there's still lots of track to lay, and well, grass to mow before this one passes muster.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.22/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Is it any surprise that upon its release Moosehead Light Lime became their best selling beer? I'm guessing not.

It reminds me right off the bat of Bud Light Lime, and its predecessor Miller Chill. This is closer to Bud Light Lime, so I'll make my comparisons there.

They look about the same. It's a good looking glass of beer, but as usual, the head retention and lacing could be a bit better.

It smells like lime. Bright and sugary lime. It's stronger than it is in Bud Light Lime. Of course the label reads "100% NATURAL LIME FLAVOR" but we all know that it takes more chemicals to extract a "natural" flavor than it does to just create an "artificial" one, so who cares? And, while we're at it, it's just lime flavor - it doesn't have the tartness that goes with real lime juice.

The flavor offers quite a bit of lime as well, mainly in the front; and the malt is very basic (of course we knew that before we even began). It's balanced with a low-level bitterness, and I'm not sure they could even make it any bitter with the lime in there - it just wouldn't work. And I think if you drink this ice cold it probably tastes a lot better.

So where does that leave us? Pretty much right where we expected we'd be. It's a light beer with lime flavoring. It's supposed to be refreshing, not complex; and it's at least balanced. It's probably great for summer sporting events and backyard BBQ's. Overall: not bad.

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Photo of Snow81
2.8/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear watery golden tint

Head: Big white frosty head that dissipates quite quickly

Smell: Grass with some skunk on the nose and a little lime

Taste: Light grass with a powerful lime

Weight: Light with medium carbonation

Finish: Light after flavors of lime

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Photo of jcubz
3/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of Damian74
2.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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2/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of tone77
3.16/5  rDev +22%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a green 12 oz. bottle. Has a very pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of sweet limes. Taste is also of limes, not very sweet, very little else going on. Feels light in the mouth and has decent drinkability. Overall this is a mediocre beer.

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Photo of Muleshark
3/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of GrandpaGeorg
3.48/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

OK, so this isn't exactly a beer lover's dream, but for that occasional deck party in the summer when you know some of your friends are expecting a Bud Light Lime (or equivalent), this is a very pleasant (and better tasting) alternative. Nice gold in the glass with the expected bubbly carbonation. Lime in the nose. Taste is, yes, lime with a touch better malt flavor than I expected. The trademark Moosehead hops bitterness is present in the end, but the expected green bottle skunk is completely absent. Thus a nice surprise all the way around. And at least I didn't have to put BLL in my cooler.

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Photo of imbibehour
2.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Thanks to Woody the man! Look at this SKINNY can man! Never heard of this, and drinking Moosehead brings back memories growing up in Canada. Let's... uh... see what this is all about.

A very pale yellow and green straw body, lots of cola rising bubbles, sits on a very white and actually creamy top, but it has no retention at all. Large bubbles dominate throughout the head, and has a very soda pop looking body.

Speaking of soda. Holy carp, this thing smells like Canada Dry ginger ale! Spritzy sweet ginger ale soda, mixed in with a little bit of Sprite lemon/lime action. I suppose it actually should smell like this but I am wondering when the beer is going to show up. Seems kind of fun,

Wow on the palate. Just... where is all this flavor on the nose gone? Strangely has some body, just barely above water, but this thing is practically TASTELESS, it doesn't even have much of a lime to it. This has a palate of watered down lime juice, flattened soda, and a boring Sarasoda non alcohol fruit cooler.

If you were to sort of do dishes, add a drop of artificial lime juice and palmolive, fill the sink up with about 5 gallons of water, then drink it, I think this is what you'd achieve. I wasn't expecting magic here, but this beer even hinted that it would even be fun and enjoyable, but it just isn't. This beer is lifeless.

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Photo of BeerDocT
3.47/5  rDev +34%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another beer from Woody. Thanks again!

-Appearance 3.0: Poured out a light golden straw color. Nice head for a light beer: at least an inch. Head stuck around in light swirls on top.

-Smell 3.5: Wow, very nice! Lots of lime peel and grain in the bouquet. No hint of the adjuncts or metal found in most American light beers.

-Taste 3.5: Cool liquid up front with a barley middle and lots of lime and barley in the finish. Aftertaste of lime peel. I am shocked and surprised, but I actually LIKE THIS. Again, no hint of adjuncts or metal in the taste.

-Mouthfeel 3.5: Better than average mouth feel especially for a light beer. Carbonation is medium and easy drinking.

-Overall 3.5: I must be losing my mind. I can't believe how much I am enjoying this PRE-FLAVORED LIGHT BEER! This beer is easy-drinking, satisfying and thirst quenching. I am going to be searching high and low to buy a case or two of this brew this summer. Surprising and recommended.

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Photo of furburger69
3.65/5  rDev +40.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nice lime beer not like a light beer much better then normal mooseheead . has a real crisp taste one of the best light beers much better then bud Lime or miller lime .

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
1.9/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a very pale yellow color, with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lime, pungent adjuncts and light malts.

T: The taste starts out with a mild breadiness from light malts and adjuncts. Then a strong but not overly sweet lime flavors comes in. There’s almost no hops presence as you would expect. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down quite easily and not filling at all since there is not much to the beer, very mild kick, it’s about what you would expect of the style, it’s poundable but there are better inexpensive light choice even if you want the lime flavor.

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Photo of mrmanning
1.78/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Thanks to the local rep for this sample at a work tasting.12 0z bottle was the sample size. A very pale and fizzy yellow. Nose of lime and adjunct, but mostly lime really. Tastes of sweet lime and grains, some grass, but again, mostly lime. Quick and fizzy finish.

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Photo of Raime
3.16/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of maddmaxstar
3.17/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Moose Light Lime.

A - Straw yellow, tad deeper yellow than most light beers. Large bubble soda-pop head starts large but dies off quick. Very little lacing.

S - Citrus-Sour Lime, Soda Water, very faint hints of hops and grains but obscured by Lime. Not much smell other than lime.

T - Sour Lime and Soda water, touch of bitterness to the mid-back of the tongue. Faint hints of cereal grains like oats present on front of tongue and corn in aftertaste. Small amount of hop bitterness detected in finish.

M - Clean and Crisp when cold. Watery, light carbonation. Goes down smooth.

D - My Favorite of the Lime beers, good for the style but the style in general is a mediocre beer. Past experience for me shows this is a fantastic beer for a hot summers day or something to relax with. I like this much better than regular Moose Light.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.23/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

In yet another instance of my utter dedication to The CANQuest (TM) I bought a case of these CANs recently, so if you trade with me expect to see one of these Slim Line CANs coming your way. Interestingly, Slim Lines may be the wave of the future, according to the Ball Corporation website. I like their look so it would not put me off to have the switch-over take place.

From the CAN: "Proudly Independent"; "Premium Light Beer With 100% Natural Lime Flavor".

The Crack & Glug produced barely a finger of bone-white head with extremely limited retention. However, I did get some lacing as a CANsolation prize, so all was not lost. Color was a pale, light-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose reminded me of squeezing a lime into a Corona, which I did at one time in my less-discerning years. It left no doubt that it was lime-infused. The mouthfeel was sparkly, very effevescent with a burst of lime flavor on the tongue. It would be more appropriate on a hot summer day, but it was still nicely refreshing.

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Photo of TheBeeraholic
1.75/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of justintcoons
1.8/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Poured into...who the hell cares...but it was a wine glass just to be funny.
Leftover from a Christmas party.

Transparent straw color with low carbonation.

Lime, lemon and grains.

The lime flavor is dominant by far. Some lemon and adjunct corny malts.

Thin and watery.

BAHAHAHA!!! WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?! This is a joke, right?

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Photo of Dodt
2.95/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from the bottle into a pint glass
appearance clear yellow with a head that goes away quickly
smell lime with a hint of malt
taste and mouth feel solid lime taste with a clean finish
out of the three lime beers i h ave had this one was a pleasant surprise its a good beer for a bbq.

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1/5  rDev -61.4%

Photo of Syl
4.55/5  rDev +75.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

With 4% ABV, this 100% natural lime flavored beer takes refreshing to a whole new level!
Compared to bud light lime and miller chill, it has the right amount of lime taste to it without being overpowering.
Good balance with a clean finish.
Great summer beer.

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Photo of oldp0rt
2.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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