Moose Drool Brown Ale | Big Sky Brewing Company

Moose Drool Brown AleMoose Drool Brown Ale
BA SCORE
54.7%
Liked This Beer
3.7 w/ 2,742 ratings
Moose Drool Brown AleMoose Drool Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Sky Brewing Company
Montana, United States
bigskybrew.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,690
Reviews:
913
Ratings:
2,742
Liked:
1,501
Avg:
3.7/5
pDev:
13.24%
Alströms:
3.57
 
 
Wants:
128
Gots:
495
Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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1/5  rDev -73%

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3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle to a glass.

A-Nice dark brown look to it. It had about a quarter inch light brown head.

S-Good aroma. Hints of carmel and chocolate. Some kind of fruit smell I can't quite put my finger on.

T-Good sweet taste. Hints of a brown sugar and chocolate flavor. Kind of a good bitter aftertaste, hard to explain really.

M-Fairly high carbonation and refreshingly smooth.

O-Overall I would recommend this brown ale over many others, including NewCastle, which isn't a bad beer either. I would buy this beer again. If brown ales are your thing then this is a good choice.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of mpcrump
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Dark brown with a thick head that was a light brown in color.

S: Malts, cocoa, and a light raisin smell.

T: Toasted dark malts with more raisins than chocolate I think. I think it definitely finishes dry and a hint of raisins.

M: Medium body with a slightly higher than average carbonation. Feels lighter than it looks.

O: Good stuff. Eashy to drink but complex enough to keep you thinking.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of jifigz
3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Tballz420 for the trade.

Bottle poured into a pint.

The appearance is nice and brown with a good head. The head lingers for a shore while. I didn't really pick up much of an aroma from this beer. The aroma I did get was mildly malty and sweet. I thought the taste was rather one dimensional but extremely delicious. It showcased sweet malt and nutty flavors followed by a slight hop bitterness to round things out. The mouthfeel was kind of light but at least the carbonation wasn't overly stinging.

I think this is a solid brown ale and I wish I could find it here in PA (maybe I can but I have never seen it.) Thanks again to Tballz420.

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

Poured into a standard pint glass. Light brown color. Transparent enough to see the millions of tiny carbonation bubbles that lead to a two finger, creamy brown colored head.

Smell is lightly roasted flavors of coffee and a bit of smoke. Maybe just a hint of light milk chocolate.

Taste is sweet and lightly roasted. Some coffee notes and some tart fruit come through.

Mouth is silky and the carbonation is light. Body is light and the finish fades quickly and is a bit dry.

Overall I think this is a solid Brown. This is a perfect beer to start out someone interested in trying craft beer. It is just like a light Porter and this could lead someone towards much bigger and greater brews. Note: Try making a beer batter with this beer. It is fantastic!!

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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5/5  rDev +35.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of BeersCriteria
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Poured a chestnut color with a small white head

S- Chocolate, burnt caramel/brown sugar, hazelnut

T- Overall, I really like this brown ale. It's definitely a malt bomb but there is a little hop finish to it as well. You can taste chocolate but its more like chocolate syrup, the kind that's in the plastic bottle and you squeeze into a glass of milk. It also has a slight nutty finish to it as well. It's pretty refreshing and has a light body so this would be a good beer to drink at the end of a long hot summer day.

Food Pairing- Sweet and salty candied nuts (Almonds, Cashews, Pecans).

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of soulfly1492
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Dark malts, worty, alcohol, lots of sugar. A bit of spice and mild bitterness. What is that distinct smell of a brown ale?

Appearance: Dark amber brown, high clarity can be seen when held up to light. Pours a tall medium brown head. Good lacing.

Flavor: Very worty. Lots of malt sweetness. Super smooth. Aftertaste of toffee and root beer. There's that taste again, a bit yeasty in the taste. A hint of smokiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body. NO carbonation. Very oily.

Overall: Very smooth and pleasant. Rather bold compared to the average brown ale. Very sweet malt flavor. Very drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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