Moose Drool Brown Ale | Big Sky Brewing Company

BA SCORE
84
good
2,736 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good
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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
Ratings:
2,736
Reviews:
912
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
13.24%
 
 
Wants:
127
Gots:
494
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,736 |  Reviews: 912
Photo of andrewh995
3.41/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is incredibly balanced but I wish that they would up the intensity in the flavor. Hops, caramel, malt, sugar, chocolate, mild coffee. Great beer, I can see why it has such a cult following.

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Photo of SGR1220
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of S-Taylor
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of n2pux
3.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of jhartley
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tjb14
3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of evergreen_machine
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jspencermorris
2.93/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

L: The color is a very deep and opaque brown. The head is relatively smooth and thin.

S: There is a faint odor of chocolate malt.

T: Initial over-carbonation quickly recedes to caramel notes, with very pleasant bitter-chocolately aftertaste. The sweet/bitter balance of the aftertaste is good.

F: Very smooth with a long-lasting carbonation.

O: Solid for a brown ale.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.01/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of joer40
3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Gemini6
3.86/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davidvols
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Smooth beer, no hop taste whatsoever, looks like a stout, but drinks like a brown ale. Not usually a brown ale fan, but this has a nice coffee taste without the bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.13/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Brown pour, light in terms of thickness and viscosity, this is a brown ale, not a porter for sure, 1/2 off white head. Caramel smells, grain.

Mild Newcastle like kind of beer, no hops, super restrained bitterness, a watery, mildly sugary mouth feel. Pretty much my least favorite beer from Big Sky (wait, they make that awful "kriek").

I dunno, something like this typifies my reluctance with brown ales most of the time. Restrained and meh.

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Photo of NIEric
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of PMarcy78
3.21/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Schlitz74
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is an average American Brown ale, it pours a darker brown color and leaves a little bit of lacing in the pint glass. This is not great or bad.

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Photo of Dromines78
3.47/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Treyliff
3.57/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a tulip

A- pours deep brown in color with a small creamy off-white head that reduces to a thin film on top

S- smells of caramel and chocolate malt, brown bread, toasted nuts, underlying earthy hops

T- sweet and malty up front with notes of caramel & chocolate, nutty brown bread, earthy/herbal hops, sweet finish with a longer of caramel/chocolate

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel and finish

O- solid straight-forward brown ale

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Photo of mistahmojoryan
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dakin
3.2/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Look: Typical brown ale with a slight reddish hue. Head that dissipates quickly. Nice color.

Smell: Malts, nuts, caramel, typical brown ale smell. Good though.

Taste: Malty and light, not bad at all but definitely a little bland.

Feel: Very light, slight bitterness in the mouth.

Overall: Decent cheap brown ale but nothing special. 5/10.

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Photo of D1noB
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A crisp malted toasty front that fades perfectly into a tangy bitterness that lingers.

Taste Rating in Words: You're up to bat, full count, the feeling of the bat hitting the ball the vibrations in the bat, the adrenaline pumps through your body, and the ball sails toward the fence.

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jvgoor3786
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Moose Drool Brown Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
3.7 out of 5 based on 2,736 ratings.
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