Moose Drool Brown Ale | Big Sky Brewing Company

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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:
#32,501
Reviews:
918
Ratings:
2,785
pDev:
13.24%
Bros Score:
3.57
 
 
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Ratings: 2,785 |  Reviews: 918
Photo of garymuchow
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I found this an interesting beer to try in part because someone is promoting it significantly ( I can find it at virtually any beer store I frequent regularly). Anyway, light and pleasant malt aroma, with a slight hop background that strengthens the longer it sits. Looks like a brown in color and big full head that lingers nicely. Not a strong flavor but the hops are evident in taste and the dry finish. Malt noted in sweetness and slight richness. Medium to thin mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Not a bad example of style, just not a favorite style for me. Certainly better than the name suggests.

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Photo of gordavidson
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- A clear brown/amber liquid with a thin, splotchy off-white head. About right for the style.

S- Apples & pears, caramel, grains, and maybe just a bit of toast.

T- Caramel, milk chocolate, and grains. Sweeter and roastier than the aroma lead me to believe. Not too shabby.

M- A bit of a carbonation bite, but I would prefer this to being undercarbonated.

D- Well balanced and enjoyable. Not an all-star beer, but it makes for easy drinking.

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Photo of darktronica
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of tavernjef
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Good color of brown with brick red highlights, head was standing awhile sort of thick. Nice roasted malt aroma with some dried grainyness. Taste is good, balance of hops and roasted malt flavors but a little to tangy and leaves a hint of cocoa. Felt of medium body but something was missing from this brown. I expect a good smooth feel to a brown with nut like flavors, but this had to much hop and tang for this style. Thats just me I guess. Finishes dry with a hop bite and some wood flavors like a toothpick. Its drinkable, sure, but I've had better, but if offered a Moose Drool... I wouldn't turn it down. Slightly above average.

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Photo of BEER88
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of intensify
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark Ice Tea colored body with a creamy small head. Retention was horrible but left a decent umbrella of lacing, and a thin milky layer of head.

S- Roasted nuts; Walnuts, peanuts and pecans. Caramel and brown sugar. Has a lot of darker, warming flavours.

T & M - Follows closely behind the smell, with a kick of caramel in the backbone. Also, dried plums make their entrance after the beer warms up and adds a nice finish. The smooth, creamy feel makes it easy to drink and may even be my next desert. Medium bodied with a minimul presence of carbonation.
Overall its nice ABA. Not many can brew this and give it a balanced taste, but Moose Drool is decent, to say the least.

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Photo of barczar
3.7/5  rDev 0%

Toasted, nutty malt, with caramel and light floral hops form the aroma. There's a hint of chocolate and an almost smoky character. Flavor is herbal, smoky, nutty, with a hint of fruity specialty malt character and cola. The finish is dry and a touch bitter. A fairly even heel brew without any stand-out characteristics. The smoky notes are unexpected.

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Photo of Coon_Hopster
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VncentLIFE
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

JD really pulled out everything tonight. Wel except that Dreadnaught. pour is a light brown with a small tight white head. Smell is nice and sweet. It smells balanced and drinkable. About what I want in a brown.

The taste is so good. Theres a nice balance that is lost in the big beers of the day. Its got this smooth characteristic that I associate with Diacteyl, but the buttery flavor is absent. Light roasty characteristic.

Basically, smooth, slightly sweet, and insanely drinkable.

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Photo of Omnium
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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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 Cabañas 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

Moose Drool Brown Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 2,785 ratings