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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Photo of shoeinc
4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - dark, and clear (not cloudy). good lace, nice head

S - sweet, pleasant

T - dark malts and nutty, slightly bitter aftertaste

M - crisp and full bodied

O - a must try, if you like heavy beers you will like this one. with a name like moose drool, whats not to like

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of philbe311
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Two fingers worth of rich tan colored fluffy head... The color is a medium caramel brown... Brisk carbonation throughout... Warm and inviting...

S - Semi sweet throughout... Toffee... Caramel... Brown sugar... Some roasted barley... Warm and inviting...

T - Caramel... Toffee... Some dark malts shine through... A bit nutty... Some faint buttery notes as well...

M - Medium boded... A bit dense... Ultra smooth... Sleek... Light carbonation dances on the tongue... A bit of lushness...

D - This is a very nice high quality American Brown Ale... An excellent representation of the style... Lots of good things going on in all facets... Highly sessionable and impressively quaffable... If I had access to this on a regular basis, this would be a solid go-to standby in my beer fridge on a rather regular basis...

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of beergoot
3.82/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours out a rich, ruby-red color, extremely good clarity. Nice head of foam, initially, then it reduces down to a relatively thin layer which leaves good rings of foam lace down the glass.

Aroma is rich with cocoa and vanilla. There is a mellow undertone of roasted malts and a light tinge of earthy and woody hops.

Nicely done nut and dark malt taste characteristics. There is a slight husk astringency. Light yet lingering bitterness on the tongue at the finish.

Slightly buttery and rich light-to-medium body. Smooth and clean with a tinge of malt sweetness softening things.

All in all, a pretty good brown ale. Rich enough in character, mellow enough in its drinkability to lend itself easily to knocking back several in a sitting.

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3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

looks ok,the smell is sorta wierd the tast fair and thats about it .

This is not that great ,just average .

Not that much as a brown ale ,maybe its too cold .
Coolest thing about this beer is there bottle caps,
they have crazy sayings,Dont get caught chained up on all fours .

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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.35/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the best Brown Ale that I have ever had. Had it in St Louis, and was told it doesn't cross the MS River.

Pours a rich dark brown color with a decent amount of foam, tastes great, and is a very drinkable beer. Please come to Georgia As Soon As Possible.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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2.88/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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2/5  rDev -45.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of StoutHunter
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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