Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Moose Drool Brown Ale | Big Sky Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Moose Drool Brown AleMoose Drool Brown Ale
BA SCORE
3.7/5
Good
2,752 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:
#29,190
Reviews:
914
Ratings:
2,752
pDev:
13.24%
Bros Score:
3.57
 
 
Wants:
129
Gots:
499
Trade:
3
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,752 |  Reviews: 914
Photo of Blackop555
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours brown. Foamy, short off white head that fades fast.

Smells toasted malts, earthy, light caramel and chocolate hints.

Tastes Caramel, toasted malts and light earthy nuttiness followed by light chocolate and earthy bitterness. Finish is dry with a light coffee linger. Medium body and creamy medium carbonation.

 317 characters

Photo of justinm4bama
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thoglund
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kingjohnh
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.38/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. can

Pours clear ruby red amber with a light khaki colored foam head. Smells like toasted bready malt, dark fruity molasses, cocoa, chocolate, vanilla, marshmallow, smores, caramel, dark toffee, brown sugar, orange marmalade, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like toasted bready malt, caramel, buttery toffee, charred brown sugar, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruity molasses, orange marmalade, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy and slick with moderate smooth carbonation. Overall a really nice brown ale.

 554 characters

Photo of Gene-Colorado
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of q33jeff
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

**
2011
Old Notes.
Bottle from SS.

**

38 characters

Photo of Btheis13
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bkruse
3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Photo of G_Shoe
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

A small sample poured to review color, otherwise, the beer was consumed from the bottle, as is constumary on trips with my dad.

Pours a medium brown color with a small sized off-white colored head.

Aroma is of toffee, toasted malt, oats, and caramel.

Taste is of brown sugar, molasses, roasted nuts, grain, and a ton of oats. A bit of citrusy hops cuts through the richness.

Overall, this is a solid brown ale. No offensive flavors and a variety of sweet grain character. As is true to the style, nothing unique to write home about, but good in its own regard. It pairs well with a road trip. It gets 80/100.

 613 characters

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.14/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The appearance has a dark brown colored body with a full foamy white two finger head that slowly dies to a cap, a lot of foamy ringy spider web lacing appears. The smell has a nice malty chocolate-ness up front with a substantial amount of assorted nutty flavorings back it up. Some coffee notes come in as the beer warms. The taste takes those smells and flavors it with a bit of maltiness. The palate is about a medium with nothing harsh on the tongue. There is a dry aftertaste. Overall, I’m really impressed with this one and would definitely have it again.

 563 characters

Photo of dcscientist
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Yep, it's a brown ale. Pretty standard stuff here, nothing too interesting, but not bad. I'm not a huge brown guy, because most of them are pretty boring, but this one is nice and drinkable.

 192 characters

Photo of poisoneddwarf
3.17/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle. Excellent deep brown hue. Nice toasty biscuit flavor. Watery aftertaste. Decent brown ale.

104 characters

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of user785335
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerguy04
4.21/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looks like root beer when poured. Smell and taste is nutty chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium. Overall a good brown ale, when you can't decide if you want something heavy or light.

 176 characters

Photo of abeeronthebeach
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of red_5_sooner
2.65/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bshefftz
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tinfang
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Botulizard
3.18/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 18dgbd
4.6/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is a pretty good as beer to change things up from trying IPA's and stouts. Solid, drinkable, well balanced, and underrated.

128 characters

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

Photo of ntanner83
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Moose Drool Brown Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 2,752 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.