Moose Drool Brown Ale | Big Sky Brewing Company

BA SCORE
84
good
2,721 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good
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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
Ratings:
2,721
Reviews:
909
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
13.24%
 
 
Wants:
127
Gots:
490
For Trade:
4
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Photo of Btheis13
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bkruse
3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Photo of G_Shoe
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

A small sample poured to review color, otherwise, the beer was consumed from the bottle, as is constumary on trips with my dad.

Pours a medium brown color with a small sized off-white colored head.

Aroma is of toffee, toasted malt, oats, and caramel.

Taste is of brown sugar, molasses, roasted nuts, grain, and a ton of oats. A bit of citrusy hops cuts through the richness.

Overall, this is a solid brown ale. No offensive flavors and a variety of sweet grain character. As is true to the style, nothing unique to write home about, but good in its own regard. It pairs well with a road trip. It gets 80/100.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.14/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The appearance has a dark brown colored body with a full foamy white two finger head that slowly dies to a cap, a lot of foamy ringy spider web lacing appears. The smell has a nice malty chocolate-ness up front with a substantial amount of assorted nutty flavorings back it up. Some coffee notes come in as the beer warms. The taste takes those smells and flavors it with a bit of maltiness. The palate is about a medium with nothing harsh on the tongue. There is a dry aftertaste. Overall, I’m really impressed with this one and would definitely have it again.

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

Yep, it's a brown ale. Pretty standard stuff here, nothing too interesting, but not bad. I'm not a huge brown guy, because most of them are pretty boring, but this one is nice and drinkable.

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Photo of poisoneddwarf
3.17/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle. Excellent deep brown hue. Nice toasty biscuit flavor. Watery aftertaste. Decent brown ale.

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Photo of rsuarez1982
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of user785335
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerguy04
4.21/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looks like root beer when poured. Smell and taste is nutty chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium. Overall a good brown ale, when you can't decide if you want something heavy or light.

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Photo of abeeronthebeach
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of red_5_sooner
2.65/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bshefftz
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tinfang
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Botulizard
3.18/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 18dgbd
4.6/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is a pretty good as beer to change things up from trying IPA's and stouts. Solid, drinkable, well balanced, and underrated.

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

Photo of ntanner83
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of porters4life
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of joe-traveler
4.24/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Strigiform_Witness
4.16/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jacobkaskel
4.09/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look: Deep brown, pretty opaque. When held up to light had beautiful dark red color

Smell: Initial smell is of hops, which eventually gives way to sweet chocolate and butterscotch

Taste: Nice and malty, faint touch of hop bitterness which eventually gives way to faint chocolate notes on the exhale.

Feel: Initially drank it pretty cold, had a very thin water-like consistency. As it warmed, it became more creamy and lingered on the palate for much longer.

Overall very drinkable beer, would pair well with some brisket.

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

Tap poured into glass at the the yard house

Brown, cola like liquid with a thin ring around the edge

Aroma of faint roast malts , whiff of chocolate and coffee

Roast malt taste with coffee and chocolate

Thin body

Nice beer

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Photo of BeerMeBruh
4.53/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpaceBeagle
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Moose Drool Brown Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
3.7 out of 5 based on 2,721 ratings.
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