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Moose Drool Brown Ale | Big Sky Brewing Company

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3.7/5
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2,753 Ratings
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:
#29,197
Reviews:
914
Ratings:
2,753
pDev:
13.24%
Bros Score:
3.57
 
 
Wants:
129
Gots:
499
Trade:
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,753 |  Reviews: 914
Photo of Irishace9
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alphagnome
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
Deep, dark brown color that barely lets any light leak through. Topped by an off-white head that quickly recedes to a thin layer.

Aroma:
A roasted chocolate fragrance is the dominant aroma followed by a subtle nuttiness.

Taste:
Nutty. Mostly nutty. A bit of bitter cocoa thrown in for good measure to give it a mildly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel:
Nice and light. I like beers like this that trick the mind - it looks heavy, but it's not! Light-bodied and lightly carbonated.

Overall:
A simple, but thoroughly enjoyable brown ale. Easy to drink and easy to session.

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Photo of dukeandduke
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

4/5/15 (Bottle) - Dark brown pour, thick generous tan head, minimal carbonation. Roast malt aroma with a hint of caramel. Very smooth and pleasant beer to drink, nice roasted malt taste, not very high ABV but nice kick. Very good offering.

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Photo of roddwolff
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Once served in a tumbler glass. Look: Opaque black color and red hues, thin foamy head, brown and very bright, acceptable lacing; Smell: Roasted malt with chocolate and prune; Taste: Roasted malt, roasted coffee and chocolate, lightly spicy hops; Mouthfeel: Subtly dry, high bitterness, medium body and high carbonation; Drinkability: Just good, taken on 25 january 2010, day when Salvador CabaƱas was attacked, come on chavagol, you still have many goals to score and tournaments to win.

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Photo of pnelting
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ratten46
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of speter
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear brown with minimal head that left virtually no lacing.

S: Roast malt with a hint of brown sugar.

T: Fairly sweet from start through the finish. Good, but rather uncomplicated. Considering the cult status of this beer, I had expected a bit more.

M: Medium body with medium carbonation.

D: A very drinkable brown ale in the Northern English style.

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Photo of lemmy187
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ckeegan04
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into pilsner glass.

A - Nice dark brown color with an excellent three finger head. The head slowly dissipated and the beer had excellent lacing.

S - Rather weak aroma of toasted malts.

T - Toasted malt taste that was not too strong. Also had a stronger hop flavor than I was expecting given that there wwas no sign of hops in the aroma.

M/D - Good carbonation and very smooth. Not my favorite brown, but still a good beer.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bhwk
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CodyMiller
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yancey82
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of South2NW
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dsimenson
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThisLadyLovesBeer
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This ale is a beautiful dark caramel brown, but the head doesn't last very long after pouring, and I wish it were a bit creamier. The taste is lovely, light on the hops and spices but a robust "ale" flavor. The smell suffers as it lacks hops and spices to be very aromatic, but if one suffers over another, the taste better be there for me. Mouthfeel is nice and hearty, and leaves a crispness on the tongue -- not at all bitter to my tastebuds.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a twelve ounce bottle into a snifter.

Beautiful creamy, frothy oatmeal-colored head. Brown and amber body with good clarity against light. 4.5

Heavy caramel aroma with a touch of coffee. Light floral hops. 4

Toasted caramel, bread heavy, floral hops, sweet caramel finish. Good mix of flavors, but nothing too explosive. 3.5

Body is lighter than I'd like, but there's a nice creamy mouthfeel. A sprinkling of hop bitterness on the finish dries this out a bit. Touches of sweetness at times, but it's not cloying in the least. 3.5

This brew is very much like a number of English brews I'm familiar with. It seems pretty true to style in that sense. It makes for a good beer, but certainly one of subtleties and light flavor and aroma. 3.5

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Photo of MrKennedy
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from Beermasons. Poured into a dimpled handle Kent Old Brown glass.

Big fluffy tan head of foam sits atop the true brown coloured ale. Streaky lacing as the foam falls, still the retention (albeit off a big base) was good.

Smells of nutty malt, caramel and a touch of toffee. Not uber-intense, but enough to keep you interested.

Taste has a mix of nutty malt and caramel with the malt proving the stronger in the end. Not too sweet however.

Full finish, medium body, no booze. Seems to tick all the boxes pretty well in this regard. Doesn't have a real super-sweet kick at the end which is good.

As far as brown ales go, this is pretty good. What it does it does well. Nicely balanced ale that seems to get it pretty right. Enjoyable and worth drinking.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a deep, clear, amber, with 3 foamy fingers of light mocha colored head. This shrinks down pretty readily into a thin creamy looking retention that leaves some nice looking thickish patchy lacing back. The aroma is roasty and nutty in the nose, with some gentle spiciness and a bit of green citrus and floral hops to it. Pretty decent for the style.

The taste is light roasted malts that slathers the palate, along with a flush of bready sweetness. Earthy hops gives the profile a citric and spicy bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a moderate sharpness to the carbonation, which gives this a fairly crisp and easy feel in the mouth.

Nothing groundbreaking here but this is just a solid Brown Ale with quality flavors and a good sessionable feel about it. Portability in cans is a plus!

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Photo of k47k
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DwnTwnBwn
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a mahogany color into a pint glass with a two finger head. Head stays around. Not too much lacing. Almost clear.

S- Lacks a bit here. Its a bit of Caramel sweet malt.

T- Tastes good. It has quite a bit of caramel malt to is. Sweet bread. A touch or hops up front finished with a darker malt finish.

M- Medium bodied, just enough carbonation.

O- Overall is pretty good.

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Photo of emerge077
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Sebastian for this one.

Into a tulip glass, there's a copious level of foam, pretty lacing all around. Retention is also good.
Deep russet tone with a glint of scarlet in the light.

Rich and malty, a touch fruity from the ale yeast. Toasty, bready some cocoa, and raw maltiness.

Toasted malt, graham cracker, fresh baked bread, warm malty blanket. Simple and by the books, but tasty with zero flaws. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Very light sweetness, clean with some malt complexity.

Got any hop phobic/allergic friends? Recommend this beer.
Very easy to drink, a good introductory craft beer.

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Photo of TexIndy
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shipped back from Denver. Poured from a 12oz bottle with no obvious dating system (some laser stuff on neck but didn't look like a date) into a pint glass. Was dark brown and slightly mahogany in color. Had a 2+ finger head that was light beige in color. It settled into a thin foam with good lacing. The smell was malty with some sweetness but generally weak as I tend to find in the style. The taste is good and solid. It won't knock you off your feet but has that can't stop drinking it quality. This would make a great session beer. Overall, I really like it and could drink several at a time. If available here it would be in my session beer rotation. Recommend. (4, RR, T, Y)

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Photo of aknalley
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Moose Drool Brown Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 2,753 ratings
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