Moose Drool Brown Ale | Big Sky Brewing Company

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Moose Drool Brown AleMoose Drool Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Sky Brewing Company
Montana, United States
bigskybrew.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
It's chocolate brown in color with a creamy texture. A malty beer with just enough hop presence to keep it from being too sweet. The aroma mostly comes from the malt with a hint of spice added by the hops. Moose Drool is brewed with pale, caramel, chocolate, and whole black malts; and Kent Goldings, Liberty, and Willamette hops.

Added by kbub6f on 12-16-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,999
Reviews:
923
Ratings:
2,795
pDev:
13.24%
 
 
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131
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Photo of droomyster
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I fell for this beer during a trip to Montana in 2005 and just discovered it on draft at the Mucky Duck in San Francisco. This beer fits comfortably into a group of non-boat-rocking browns that neither impresses with quirkiness nor offends, but is solidly made with toasty malts and a woody, earthy hop quality that is well-balanced and equally drinkable on its own or with tavern food.

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Photo of Walnut
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hogwor
3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not much going on here. Decent malt at the beginning then it become flat at the end. It does leave an ok aftertaste. Just an average beer.

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Photo of smcolw
3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good lacing from a modest head. Brown color but light shines through easily. Clear.

A better Brown Ale because the malt is flavorful with lots of semisweet chocolate. Good body and lower carbonation. Nice lingering darker crystal malts in the aftertaste.

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Photo of JohnWesolowski
4.17/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

One of the best brown ales that I've had. Flavor is subtle; it doesn't try to do a lot. I'd recommend it to anyone who doesn't like a lot of hop flavor. Being from Connecticut, I needed a Pacific NW trip to finally try this beer.

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Photo of goblue30
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Elicoleman
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rileford
4.43/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mpenske
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DangerDawg
4.24/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vetbidder
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Been drinking this stuff on visits to Missoula for many years. It’s a slightly bitter and slightly chocolate beer that has a decent flavor and crispness to it. A bit thicker in feel, this one is a classic out here. Not the most complex but this was one of the first “craft” brews that I latched onto in the 90’s.

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Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sexmortus
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nick_perry
2.76/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Brown color, thin white head. Malt backbone. Not a ton of flavor complexity. Creamy texture. Dry finish.

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Photo of _BrewMeister
1.86/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had a bit of a sour (like buttermilk sour) aftertaste. Not something I'd purchase again.

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Photo of Sellen
3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rymish
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of peritectoid
3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JayQue
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good brown ale. Pours a dense brown color with a medium size off white head. Decent retention and thin bands of lacing on the glass. Slightly sweet malty aroma with a little chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is about the same but with a little mild hoppiness that balances out the sweetness. Mouth feel is a bit light with mile sweetness balanced by a little hoppiness. I don't often order Brown Ale but this one is OK.

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Photo of Chilmer
2/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of BeerPirate
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sparx1100
3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GregSemenza
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JonBoy23
4.45/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of heerboth
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Moose Drool Brown Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 2,795 ratings