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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1/5  rDev -61.4%

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1/5  rDev -61.4%

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1.05/5  rDev -59.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

every review has to be at the minimum 5 words, so YUK 5 times

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Photo of jwhancher
1.11/5  rDev -57.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

A friend gave me a can of this last summer. I've been a little scared to give it a try, but for some reason, I decided to now. Poured it into a Bud Light pint glass. Fitting, huh?

A: Looks really thin. Light gold in color. It does have a nice head on it after a vigorous pour.

S: Smells like a bottle of lemon-lime seltzer. No kidding. I drink seltzer quite a lot, and if you asked me to do a triangle test with this beer and a glass of seltzer I don't think I could tell the difference by aroma alone. This simply doesn't smell like a beer. Moosehead must be going after Corona's market share with this one.

T: Tastes like an extremely light beer that they spiked with lime flavoring to mask any and all beer characteristics. Strange, eh? Are you buying this because it's a beer, or because of the "beach-like" feeling because it reminds you of drinking a Corona on hot summer day (without actually having to add a lime).

M: For as good a head as this one head, it actually tastes flat. Super light feel... but really, what else can you expect? The can lists this one having only 112 calories. They must be going after women trying to watch their weight, naive college kids, or meatheads who try to drink but still try to stay in shape (you know, the guy at the gym just bursting with muscles that goes out with his friends and sticks to diet drinks & light beer the whole night).

O: I'm completely disgusted with this beer. I knew it would be bad and my expectations were certainly met. Sure, I'm being hard on this beer, but really - what is it trying to be? This one fails for me on so, so many fronts. I'm also wondering what the real meaning of "100% natural lime flavor" actual means. If this was actual lime they added, then why do they need to add the "flavor" part?

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1.13/5  rDev -56.4%

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1.25/5  rDev -51.7%

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1.25/5  rDev -51.7%

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1.75/5  rDev -32.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -32.4%

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 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 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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2/5  rDev -22.8%

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2/5  rDev -22.8%

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2/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.13/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kjyost
2.16/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured sitffly into a beerglass where the clear and straw yellow brew got a small fizzy white head that stayed for moment and leaves a bit of lacing... Surprisingly nice! As for the rest of the beer, it is all about lime. This is not my thing. Aroma is dominated by lime, the body feels thick for a light beer but tastes primarily of lime. Mouthfeel is crisp, but not my type of beer to drink.

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2.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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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2.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -3.5%

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 Olek4374
2.65/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

It was super hot out today so I thought i'd walk down to my neighbourhood store and pick up some light beer - just wasn't in the mood for something strong. This is one of the first beers I ever had so I thought I'd get it for nostalgia's sake.

Anyway, it's your standard light lime lager. However, I think this one is better than BL Lime or Miller Chill and WAY better than Big Rock Lime. It's still a pretty sub-par beer, but when it's over 25 degrees out, you need something lighter, and this one really hits the spot. It's good a nice lime taste with a good beeriness to it as well. I dig the green bottle. Still watery as hell but I totally knew what I was getting myself into. When I compare this to other beers of the same style (light lime lagers), this one is superior to many others.

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Moosehead Light Lime from Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
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