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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I picked up a bottle of Big Sky's Moose Drool Brown Ale last week for $1.69 at The Lager Mill. I have been meaning to try this beer for a while, but for some reason I always overlook it, so I decided to stop procrastinating and give it a try, so lets see how it goes. It had a best buy date of 05-08-12. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- I like the label on this beer, it looks pretty nice. It poured a nice lighter brown color that looked ruby red when held to the light. It had a fingers worth of light tan head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end. The color was good but the head was lacking.

S- The aroma is all about the malts, which impart a nice grainy, brown bread and malty aroma that also has a pretty strong nutty aroma to it, it also has a medium amount of sweetness. The aroma is nice, simple, and straight forward aroma that was pretty true to style and the extra nutty aroma was nice.

T- The taste is pretty similar to the aroma. It starts off with loads of malts that impart a nice malty brown bread flavor and there is a actually a some roasty flavors that show with some light chocolate flavors and a low amount of medium sweetness. After that comes a nice nutty flavor and some earthy hops that impart a lightly bitter finish with a brown bread and nutty aftertaste. This a proper tasting American Brown Ale, no complaints here.

M- Smooth, a little prickly, on the light side of being medium bodied, and a high amount of carbonation. I thought the body was nice but the carbonation was a on the high side and a little prickly.

Overall I liked this beer and I thought that it was a good American Brown Ale, it had all the flavors that you would expect from a good Brown Ale and the nuttyness added some balance to all those malts. This beer had good drinkability, I could drink a couple of these in a sitting since the flavor held my attention and it goes down really smooth. What I liked most about this beer was the aroma and flavor they were both spot on for a Brown Ale. What I liked least about this beer was the prickly carbonation and the lackluster head, if those were tweaked this would be a great beer. I could see buying this again when looking for a good brown ale, and I would like to try ordering this with a meal. If Brown Ales are your thing, then this beer is for sure worth a try. This was another good beer from Big Sky, they are really showing me that they are one solid brewery and I am interested to try more stuff from then, I wonder what some of their bigger beers are like. Good job guys, this is one proper American Brown Ale.

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Moose Drool Brown Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
3.7 out of 5 based on 2,721 ratings.
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