Moose Drool Brown Ale | Big Sky Brewing Company

Moose Drool Brown AleMoose Drool Brown Ale
BA SCORE
3.7/5
2,747 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:
#28,315
Reviews:
914
Ratings:
2,747
pDev:
13.24%
Bros Score:
3.57
 
 
Wants:
129
Gots:
497
Trade:
3
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Libationguy
4.14/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark tawny in color with amber notes. The off-white head is fluffy with a moderate head retention. Even lacing in the glass.

Malt, milk chocolate, mocha, brown rice, peasant bread and a small amount of butterscotch all come together in a nice clean package.

Espresso, dark bittersweet chocolate, toffee notes and a touch of bitterness on the palate. The flavors are well integrated and develop nicely as you work your way through the glass.

Medium bodied (if I have a knock on this beer, it feels like it needs just a little more body in the mouthfeel). The palate has a wonderful balance between the richness of the malt and the gentle bitterness of the hops.

Really nicely done. The beer comes up against the malt being almost too sweet, but doesn't go over the edge as the bitterness holds everything in balance. Easy to pick this one up for another sip.

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Photo of FUwolfpacker
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of beerbtl
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of MigueLitros
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of lwillitz
3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12-oz bottle into nonic pub glass

A - 4 fingers of medium tan head over a transparent body of deep ruby brown; very little visible carbonation, ok lace and head retention

S - sweet and malty; chocolate, touch of caramel sweetness, roasted qualities, touch of hop bitterness

T - roasted malts, chocolate, slight lactic flavor, spice and bitterness from the hops, balanced finish

M - light/medium body, light/medium carbonation, smooth

O - Great taste, but lighter than expected.

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Photo of petermethot
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of cfitterer
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of bjrenquist
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Kempski
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of CowsandBeer
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of thornburyslasher
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Dave_in_GR
3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance is a dark brown with a reddish tinge to it. Head is tan, with good retention.

Smell is not very strong, mostly dark malts.

Taste starts very sweet due to the malts, with lots of chocolate flavor, but is balanced nicely by a hoppy finish that adds a hint of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a bit creamy, with subtle carbonation.

Overall one of my favorite browns, sweet without being cloying, and very refreshing. Great example of the style.

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

Tasty and well made. Rich and creamy chocolate, coffee, caramel and orange peel well balanced all over it. The mouth feel is very smooth with some mild carbonation. Goes down easily and satisfyingly, completed by the funny name and label. Delicious. It's a keeper for me.

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Photo of TheMarkE
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Chocolate brown, like a good strong cup of coffee. Plenty of foam and very good lacing.

Smell: Roasted malts and chocolate.

Taste: Chocolate and coffee with a hunt of nutty flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, very creamy. A cocoa aftertaste lingers briefly on the tongue.

The Verdict: Good stuff. Brown ales aren't my favorite style, but there's not much to complain about in this Montana beer with the very creative name. This is a solid brew that goes down smooth.

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Photo of Schlafly33
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of elektronen
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of adityashekhar
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of das_Bier
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of crazyfoMostout
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of srandycarter
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear dark amber, small white head, no lace.

S - Roasty malt is the biggest smell I get from this one.

T - Standard brown ale... Malty, niche back hops.

M - Light to medium, fair carb, good balance.

D - Brown ales are not my favorite, but this one is pretty well made.

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Photo of Boverhof3
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Morey
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Dyerseve
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of CUBeerBuff
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Moose Drool Brown Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 2,747 ratings
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