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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3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best by 9/18/12.

Pours a clear super dark crimson brown with a 1 inch foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, vanilla bean, and some nutty aromas. Taste is of toasted malt, toasted nuts, and vanilla bean on the finish. There is a mild roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel but it's a bit thin body wise. Overall, this is a good brown ale with some nice flavors but I just wish the body was beefed up a bit.

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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4.74/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed at Baker Street Pub and Grill in Tulsa, OK on tap.

I've had this in bottle before and thought it was so-so, but this is something else all together.

Fantastic toasty rich aroma. Deep dark brown with a light tan head that lingers (lots of Belgian lace). No haziness.

Flavor is a revelation of all beer can be. Rich and toasty. Dry but with some residual sweetness. I can pick up molasses, brown sugar, dark chocolate and pumpernickel. Nice rich aftertaste. Sweet yet dry (yes, I know that is contradictory). Just a little bit of hop bite at first with more as it warms up.

Mouthfeel is crisp with a high amount of carbonation. I think I would like it just a tad bit smoother, but the crispness is nice for a change.

Overall, this is an amazingly good dark brown ale.

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3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Have enjoyed this many times on trips to Montana, but never stopped to review
A - a clear deep mahogany, two fingers of creamy tan head retained nicely
S - some molasses and bready malt, a significant adjunct like smell, and some brown sugar
T - brown sugar and light coffee, light leafy hops, and a slight metallic
M - medium body and nicely creamy, smooth and finishes sweet and just a little bitter
O - not an outstanding brown ale, but a solid offering worthy of a regular pint at the pub or a 6 pack now and again

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Pours an almost black dark brown color with a half inch of head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is chocolatey and earthy. Taste is alot like the smell. Chocolate and earthiness with maybe hints of citrus hops. Caramel. Orange maybe. Has a good amount of flavor considering the style. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but its to be expected. Hints of coffee at the end. This would be a great Autumn beer. Overall, one of the best Brown Ales I have had.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.42/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Foamy, off-white, two-finger head pours from the bottle. Thin black/brown brew pours with nice clarity. Mild lacing.

Nutty, lightly roasty, and smoked malts.

Very nutty taste. Awesome light smokey/roasted malts. Very light chocolately with some nice lactic notes. Tons of caramel A bit too heavy on the carbonation. A bit of a thin body, but it fits the style.

Highly recommended, very sessionable. Smooth milky and delicious! Rate beer to style, people! This is a top notch Brown!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle to Avery Pint glass

Pours dark brown with ruby highlights. One finger cappucino colored head dissipates rather quickly. Nice lacing.

Aroma is chocolate malt along with some nuttiness. Very slight hint of dark fruit and very slight hint of citrus.

The chocolate malt makes itself known first and foremost accompanied by a little caramel. Can definitely taste some dark fruit(plum,fig,raisin). Some citrus hop flavor rests on the palate.

Mouthfeel is average. Not completely thin. Carbonation is a bit subdued.

Overall for an american brown ale this is slightly above average. This would be good on a nice fall night. As the beer opened up the citrus flavor definitely made itself known which made the beer above average for me.

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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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