Moose Drool Brown Ale
Big Sky Brewing Company

Moose Drool Brown AleMoose Drool Brown Ale
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Brown Ale - American
Ranked #512
Ranked #36,670
3.72 | pDev: 13.17%
Big Sky Brewing Company
Montana, United States
Moose Drool Brown AleMoose Drool Brown Ale
Notes: 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.
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Savan from Minnesota

4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

AMAZING ALE! pours with moderate head which dissipates quickly. The beer is a deep Maroon, and the faint odor of day old coffee is present immediately along with faint molasses. Mild Taste of coffee and Nut liquor. Beer has a delightful light cream feel about it . Over all, this is the Best dang Brown ale on the market! GO get you some!

Oct 18, 2020
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tillmac62 from South Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear dark amber (cola brown) that is a dark ruby under intense light. World class head volume, lacing and retention.

Outstanding nose of malt - biscuit, caramel and a touch of char/roast.

Heavy light body that is quite smooth with a bit of oiliness in the texture. Superb carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice burst in the finish.

The flavor is good but lacks intensity. Balance is world class and complexity is good. The flavors appear as a blend and don't separate much. The heavier flavors (roast, chocolate) are the most noted and sweetness never materializes. Light herbal hop flavor and bitterness provide the middle. The finish is a slow fade of blended flavor.

Dec 18, 2015
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Impetuous from Montana

4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brown Buick brown lacing on glass solid tasty drop biscuits pheasant stew potatoes starchiness early bolt thrower levels of complexity with the fruity notes giving you James brown hey hey heys

Jun 12, 2016
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ThreeJs from North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 17, 2019
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msubulldog25 from Oregon

3.29/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on-tap (pint glass), Capt. Ankeny's, Portland, OR:

A: A good-looking dark mahogany/brown w/ garnet highlights, nice ivory head w/ clingy lace

S: Not much smell. What I get is somewhat metallic with maybe a hint of toasted malt. Wonder if it's too cold or the serving equipment is off? Regardless, low marks for smell.

T: good, well-balanced. Nice roasted malt flavors with a light bitterness. Again, a bit of a metallic twang...

M: Sharp initially but mellow finish. A little thin, with flavor clinging more to the roof of my mouth than to the tongue. Medium body but lots of carbonation.

D: Not flawed, but not the best brown ale I've enjoyed, either. Wouldn't refuse one if offered, but wouldn't seek one out. Worthy of a try...

Jun 28, 2006
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dudecandle from New York

2/5  rDev -46.2%

Feb 08, 2012
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cudmud from Illinois

3.42/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: This beer has a medium brown color with little head and weak lacing.

Smell: The major aroma from this beer is coffee, which is backstopped with brown sugar and floral components from the hops. In addition, the alcohol is evident in the nose.

Taste: Starts with sour notes and ends with a nice bitter aftertaste. Thers is also some sweet accents with the malts.

Mouthfeel: The body is thin, but the carbonation and bitterness are refreshing.

Drinkability: Very drinkable and hits the spot on a cold winter night. In all, a good beer and I'll brink more.

Jan 07, 2010
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harrylee773 from Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

Sep 22, 2013
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thegerm87 from Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Dec 22, 2012
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dmadsen from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Jul 05, 2013
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BRD14 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.5%

Feb 10, 2013
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thebeeler from Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Aug 17, 2013
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andyhurley from Washington

3/5  rDev -19.4%

Oct 05, 2014
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DavidBowles from Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.5%

Dec 14, 2014
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Mustela_Man from California

3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 18, 2019
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kgotcher from Colorado

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well what can I say, a GOOD brown ale.

Pours a nice tan head with a bit of lacings.

Aroma of malt and roasted grain.

Nice carbonated mouthfeel with great body

Goes down smooth with a bit of bitterness at the end. A great beer with depth of favor,

I have found Big Sky beers to be on the Malty side which I really like. This is no dissapointment although there is a nice hop bite at the end.

Oct 10, 2008
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Morey from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Jun 14, 2013
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gbrill from Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

May 29, 2012
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gopens44 from Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This dark fellow really brings a nice cream colored foamy head to the party. Just a bit of lacing remains with the fizzy film that can't hide a nearly opaque brown ale. Nice bit sweet maltiness on the nose that compliments the taste of sweet yet bitter roasted malts. The hop presence only peeks in with the bitterness and perhaps a shot of earthiness. Finish is largely absent of much aftertaste, as the only real lingering impression is similar to toasted marshmallow. Very easy drinking and uncomplicated this is.

Apr 05, 2012
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Necronomad from Switzerland

4/5  rDev +7.5%

Jun 20, 2014
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KevBearcat529 from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +21%

Jul 08, 2012
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ctwybeerguy from Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Jan 30, 2014
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SicemWT from Texas

4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 17, 2015
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hoptheology from South Dakota

3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can't wait to taste what moose drool tastes like. *gaffawing*

Serving Style : 12 oz bottle/serving glass for appearance

Appearance (4.25) : Shimmering cranberry red color with a tall, thick three fingered head. Gorgeous. By the end of the review the lacing has made three rings around the glass.

Smell (4) : Strong, stark, spicy black licorice. Muah! Chocolate, coffee, hazelnut. Spicy butterscotch. Ginger. This is like the king of smells right here.

Taste (3.75) : I could "drool" it out the sides of my mouth. Wonderful, full bodied hazelnut brown ale flavor that has notes of chocolate, ginger spice, Kenyan coffee, and ends with that wonderful, dreamy yet spicy black licorice flavor. Rich and malty. Oh, this beer is awesome. This is like, making me want to cry awesome. The burps taste like black licorice. Fan-freaking-tastic!

Mouthfeel (4) : Buttery smooth, gorgeous finish. The bubbles are subdued and add a subtle pop and sharpness to the licorice flavors but by far and by large it is a smooth, creamy, buttery ale. I have no complaints.

Overall : If you can't tell already, this beer is making me glow with enthusiasm. There's not much more to say other than if you haven't tried this glorious brew yet you need to ASAP. Unless you hate black licorice or brown ales all together, then you may not like it. Send it to me!

Sep 03, 2014
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bmeehan from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Moose Drool pours a nice deep shade of brown and tastes...not brown. It's got a good, rich flavor that doesn't tend to drift in either direction (bitter or sweet). It sits in the middle and has a light enough body to want to drink more than one without feeling shitty about it.

Dec 15, 2014
Moose Drool Brown Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
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