Moose Drool Brown Ale | Big Sky Brewing Company

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Moose Drool Brown AleMoose Drool Brown Ale
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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 12 ounce long neck into a Shaker pint glass. No freshness date, though I doubt the beer is very old. A moderate pour produces a billowy one inch thick tan head that hangs around. The color is a dark, reddish-brown.

I smell and taste lots of dark malt sweetness, with a definite nuttiness and hints of chocolate and maybe some banana. The hops are unnoticeable in the aroma, but lend just enough earthy bitterness to balance out the malt. The hops are most apparent in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is slightly creamy, and seems to coat the inside of the mouth and throat.

I've been drinking this for a long time, and had to get past the name, because I honestly don't find it all that appealing or evocative (good thing!). Overall, I would say this is a pretty decent beer for the style and is also pretty cheap. Hop heads won't like it, but I think the underplayed hop profile fits the style better.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a deep amber/brown color and topped with nearly three inches of frothy tan head.

S - Milk chocolate with hints of dark roasted chocolate and sweet toffee.

T - The taste is chocolaty with a slightly bittersweet coffee finish and plenty of roasted malt.

M - Perfect balance of creamy texture that leaves mouth coated with slight roasted-bitterness.

O - This is a perfect beer...ideal to enjoy a few in one sitting.

Serving type: Bottle

It's just as good on tap. This beer is a great go-to beer...flavorful enough for the darker/roasty beer fan but not too strong for the lighter beer drinker. This is simply a perfect beer! Kudos to Big Sky Brewing Company.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - This beer pours a dark rust color with amber highlights. It is topped with three inches of creamy, tan head.

S - I smell some dark chocolate and milk chocolate. All kinds of roasty goodness.

T - The taste has a some cocoa flavor. I get a milk chocolate thing going, too. It has a slightly bitter coffee finish.

M - Pretty full for a brown ale

O - This is a real solid brown ale.

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Moose Drool Brown Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 2,757 ratings
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