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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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.38/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a conical pint glass.

The beer is a deep mahogany with a faint tint of ruby through the light. A mocha colored head recedes to a bubbly film with nice solid rings of lacing staying around for a while.

The aroma is buttery up front, with a nice biscuit backbone. Faint roasted malts and floral notes swirl around in there as well.

The taste is buttery sweet up front like the smell, but followed by a mellow nutty body. Also, some woody notes persist. A nice bright, almost spicy finish.

The mouthfeel is crisp, clean, and medium to light.

Overall, one of my favorite brown ales. Well easy to session.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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5/5  rDev +35.1%

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2/5  rDev -45.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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

A: Nice clear brown
S: Smells a little off... like tree bark or so.
T: Tastes a lot like a porter. Malty and roasty.
Mouthfeel: Smooth. No lingering flavors
Overall a slightly above average beer. There's nothing bitter about it and it reminds me of a porter.

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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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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A brown ale. Not a lot of head, the color is a whitish tan. There is a sharpness of flavor in the first sip, it then smooths out. The hops are powerful, I would guess multiple kinds. This is a medium-light body. I taste the cocoa, which then leads me to a smokey finish. The taste is too complex to think about, there must be a lot of ingredients in this brew. It keeps me thinking.
3.9 rating for me.

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.05/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a thin translucent blown with slim head that left minimal lacing behind.

S - Smokey malt with a strong nose of chocolate and coffe note.

T - Some better coffe and chocolate notes are overpowering upfront. There is a bit of carmel malts and come hops that give a very subtle bitterness. Coffe and chocolate overpower.

M - Hard to cal this a lighter beer, but hard to call it medium bodied. Thought it almost seemed watered down although the taste was not watery.

O - Not my favorite style, but I thought it was a bit too overpwoered but the chocolate and coffee.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz brown bottle to pint glass.

A - The beer pours a deep dark brown with a nice 1/5 finger of off-white head. Good retention and decent lacing.

S - The aroma is that of biscuits, roast, and nuts.

T/M -The beer starts with a mild bitterness and rather dry. The middle of the beer brings out more of the malt character: nuts, biscuit, and roast found in the nose. The beer finishes with a slight chocolate malt flavor and mild bitterness. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

D - Above average.

Overall, this is a pretty decent beer. I am not sure I'd buy a six pack of it but its nice.

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 02-17-2011 14:55:55

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Moose Drool Brown Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
3.7 out of 5 based on 2,713 ratings.
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