Moose Drool Brown Ale | Big Sky Brewing Company

Moose Drool Brown AleMoose Drool Brown Ale
2,747 Ratings
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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2.96/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - pours a clean auburn color. Good head retention with a light lace.

T - Has a light caramel flavor to it. Malty with a light hoppy finish.

M - The mouth feel is a medium bodied with light carbonation.

O - Fairly decent session beer. A beer that could have a few of. The beer is kind of light and could use more flavor.

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3.82/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. capped bottle (No Date) into a pint glass.

A moderate pour yields a 1-finger cream-colored head that quickly recedes after about a minute to a thin, clumpy dusting and thin foam ring. The body is a translucent mahogany with traces of copper brown around the edges and a strong amount of energetic carbonation bubbles. Some light lacing can be noticed throughout consumption.

The nose is good and malty. Notes of milk chocolate, fresh-brewed coffee, caramel, and roasted nuts give this beer a sweet, earthy quality that is very welcoming.

Just like the nose, the first sip delivers a complex and enjoyable sweet malt profile with notes of milk chocolate, coffee, and caramel. As the beer is swallowed, a little hop bitterness comes through and blends nicely with the evolving malt flavors. A slightly dry coffee aftertaste lasts between sips beckoning the drinker to reach for the glass again and again.

Medium bodied with good carbonation, this beer would be great on a lazy summer evening or fall day. The body seems slightly light at first but is noticeably heavy during the swallow. The carbonation is only slightly fizzy when the beer is held in the mouth but really pops during the swallow. This combination between the body and carbonation makes this beer very drinkable while not adversely affecting the flavor.

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

A: Pours a crisp clean pepsi color with a great tan cap of foam 1/2 inch thick with foam sticking to walls of glass.

S: Nutty aroma with heavy notes of caramel and malts.

T: Caramel, toffee, malty backbone with a light hop flavor in the end of taste.

M: Mouthfeel is a medium bodied full flavored smooth ale.

O: Overall a very drinkable and pleasant beer with much flavor and aromas to be enjoyed over and over again.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a wine glass. No date.

Appearance - Dark brown/black body. Two finger tan head with moderate retention and good stick.

Smell - Coffee. Kind of smokey. Chocolatey.

Taste - Roasty. Metallic. Balanced, but also sort of bland.

Mouthfeel - Very watery. Astringent.

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3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep, clear brown with a thick tan head leaving much lacing. Smell was sweet, nutty, and roasted, with emphasis on the latter. The smell was complex and delicious, but I felt those 'roasted' notes came through overbearingly in the taste. It bordered on a burnt flavor, which I found less than ideal. Wasn't too heavy, so points for mouthfeel and drinkability.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wow, very full aroma for a brown ale. Strong notes of cocoa and roasted malt come out in abundance. As another reviewer stated, it does remind me of Black Butte Porter a bit. That's a compliment.

Taste isn't quite as bold, but it's still very solid. A nice, middle of the road roasted malt profile is in the forefront....some cocoa and perhaps a hint of coffee. A little nuttiness as well. Small hoppiness on the finish that helps close the beer out on a pretty good note.

Pretty solid brown ale...tasty and easy to drink. Nothing exciting, but this style rarely is.

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Moose Drool Brown Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 2,747 ratings
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