Moose Drool Brown Ale | Big Sky Brewing Company

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3.7/5
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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:
#29,370
Reviews:
925
Ratings:
2,804
pDev:
13.24%
 
 
Wants:
132
Gots:
528
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Photo of digitalflood
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BoatKris37
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bonns42
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 5 oz taster, then drank the rest from the can.
Look: Deep red-brown color that was crystal clear, and a thick light brown head that sticks around forever. Leaves awesome lacing in the glass.
Smell: Coffee grounds and dark chocolate, and some quality dirt (not meant to sound bad, maybe it just smells like the outdoors)
Taste: Surprisingly light for a brown ale, a chocolate sweetness and chocolate bitterness on the finish. Really delicious, just needs a bit more power to it.
Mouthfeel: Pretty light overall
Overall: great beer, really enjoyed this one, and I don't particularly care for brown ales. The aroma was great, it was like they canned Montana and released it into the room. Flavor could be more intense, but it was really good all the same.

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Photo of AllOfTheCats
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of antonyliu
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

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Look
Pours a reddish-brown color with some light coming through, like a Coke; Had a 3 finger foamy light head

Smell
Vanilla bean, maple, nutty, toasty, oatmeal

Taste
coffee, caramel, toasty malt, yeasty

Mouthfeel
Fizzy, medium bodied mouthfeel, but felt thin

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A very drinkable, flavorful, brown ale with the right characteristics. Finished a little malty and thin for me. I think it’s better than Newcastle. Would get again but not a “special” beer.

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Photo of Lesiergreshman
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WDWAoT
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of annp1022
4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ceddd99
3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My first impression of this beer is that it's good but not great. I would drink it again but I would not go out of my way to get it.

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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

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Moose Drool Brown Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 2,804 ratings