Moose Drool Brown Ale | Big Sky Brewing Company

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Moose Drool Brown AleMoose Drool Brown Ale

Brewed by:
Big Sky Brewing Company
Montana, United States

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

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3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of KoG
3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A bit darker in color than most Browns I've sampled. A decent amount of head that fades and doesn't really leave any lacing.

Smell is not too exciting... malty with a bit of hops.

Taste is pretty much all malt with a slightly sweet essence.

Not a bad brown ale by any means and is quite palatable.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.13/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Had this on-tap at the Silver Dollar in Madison while waiting to play shuffleboard. It looked good, dark brown with a creamy, tan head. I've had this in the bottle before, but not lately, and was surprised by how spiced it smelled, almost like a witbier. As opposed to disaster that was the Angelic Nut Brown, which I had earlier that night, this departure from the typical brown style was subtle and appreciated. Flavor had a nice sweet/bitter balance, with some really good chocolate hints that kicked in as it warmed. Pleasant to drink, thick and coating. Very solid brown.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle out of a Big Sky sampler with best before date of 7.15.2009 printed on the neck of the bottle. Label cleverly contains a moose. This is my first time trying samples from this brewery.

A- Pours a mahogany color with some visibility through the fluid. After an aggressive pour there is a very thick head with lots of carbonation.

S- Smells of sweet malts and little bitterness. Also hints of nuts and citrus. Aroma is not overwhelming.

T- Taste is very mild and smooth. Lots of sweet malts and also breads and oats.

M- Medium to light bodied

D- Very good brown ale with a high drinkability.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Moose Drool Brown Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
3.7 out of 5 based on 2,731 ratings.
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