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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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,671
Reviews:
928
Ratings:
2,811
pDev:
13.24%
 
 
Wants:
136
Gots:
532
Trade:
3
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 2,811 |  Reviews: 928
Photo of Phoodcritic
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mustela_Man
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beersampler6
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fairly nice, albeit safe, brown ale from a solid brewery. Pours a darker chestnut color with just a little foamy head and very scant lingering lacing. Smells mainly of malt, roasted nuttiness, some milk chocolate and vanilla. Taste follows the nose, along with some grain and caramel. Smooth thin mild mouthfeel, decent carbonation. An enjoyable beer, just not that exciting.

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Photo of z_21
3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MercInc
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mothmanscott
3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes 4/15/12: Pours dark cola brown with a 2 finger, tan variously bubbled, soapy moderately lasting head that leaves a pasty webs of lacing. Aroma is toast, roast, subdued cocoa, brown sugar with a dusting of dark fruits. Taste is toasted dark bread and caramel with hints of cocoa, dark fruits and brown sugar in a faint hop background with a peppery finish. The aftertaste is malty, lightly bitter and faintly astringent. Reminiscent of chocolate cola.

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Photo of Jhops217
4.65/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one was a supper for me. Nice body in beginning and crisp end with a mostly smooth finish which was remedied by the next swig. Not dark like Guinness but brown like a moose. It became family famous during a round of golf.

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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

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Moose Drool Brown Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 2,811 ratings