Moose Drool Brown Ale | Big Sky Brewing Company

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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Ratings: 2,742 |  Reviews: 913
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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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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of CTBeerPope
3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
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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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.42/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

With English roots and aspirations, the historic flavors of norther brown ale is alive and well in this highly drinkable, nutty, and chocolaty ale of character and charm, despite it's unappealing name.

As most brown ales do, Moose Drool pours with a medium chestnut brown hue with great clarity and ruby highlight shining through. Well capped with an off white foam topping, the froth retains well for most the session with light lacing left behind on the glass. It's the standard look for the typical brown ale, yet more fortified in appearance than Newcastle.

Moderately aromatic with light toast, chocolate, and nuts. The mild char of grain comes through with a toffeeish sweet scent and nutty grain husk. Background malt offers a light starchy scent of malted milk.

Semi-rich flavors of toast, nuts, and chocolate evenly swing from aromas to flavor while the grain aroma persists with the nutty taste of husk, starch, and toffee. The light balance from hops offer the mild and bitter spice of pine, grass, and damp sod that closes the beer with a snappy crispness despite it's richer taste early on.

Medium bodied, the lighter carbonation and semi-rich malts push against the tongue with a light coat of sweetness on the front of the tongue and mild astringency in the throat. Woody dryness from grain and hops assist the mildly warm alcohol to close the beer with a surprisingly clean taste and texture.

Enjoyable enough, the brown ale doesn't do anything to provide a thumbprint or signature than makes it distinguishable from a lot of other well made but timid brown ales. Unfortunately is kinda forgettable.

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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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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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3.41/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle served in a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear brown color with dark cherry hues around the edges. A two finger, off-white head forms on the pour and recedes slowly to a thick and bubble cap and collar. Sticky webs of lace are left across the glass.

S: The nose comprises of light chocolate, pale and oat malts and a touch of caramel sweetness.

T: Pale malts with a little lager-like quality to it. Light unsweetened chocolate with a little brown sugar sweetness. A little caramel and a smidgen of hoppy green.

M: Medium to light bodied. Nice carbonation with a smooth finish. The taste leaves a little quick, but it's very drinkable.

O: Very solid, mass produced brown ale. Big Sky has the recipe down and they shouldn't change it. Could drink a few in one sitting.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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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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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Moose Drool Brown Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
Beer rating: 54.7% out of 100 with 2,742 ratings
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