Big Sky Moose Drool Ale

Big Sky Moose Drool Ale

Rated 3.632 by BeerPals

Brewed by Big Sky Brewing Company

Missoula, MT, United States

Style:  Brown Ale

5.3% Alcohol by Volume

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Moose Drool is our Brown Ale. Far and away the best selling beer brewed in Montana, Moose Drool is chocolate brown in color with a creamy texture. Our brown ale is a malty beer with just enough hop presence to keep it from being too sweet. The aroma also mostly comes from the malt with a hint of spiciness being added by the hops. Moose Drool is brewed with pale, caramel, chocolate, and whole black malts; and Kent Goldings, Liberty, and Willamette hops. It has an original gravity of 13 degrees Plato, and is 4.2% alcohol by weight, 5.3% by volume.

ID: 1633 Last updated 3 years ago Added to database 23 years ago

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Overall Rank1612
Overall Percentile97
Style Rank19 of 1128
Style Percentile98.3
Lowest Score2.0
Highest Score4.6
Average Score3.656
Weighted Score3.632
Standard Deviation0.422

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  • TREBORIUS 308 reviews
    rated 3.2 4 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    I have to admit, I was put off somewhat by the name, after all, spit isn’t something I crave. The beer is a clear brown beer with a thin creamy off-white head. Good lacing. Aroma is bread, nutty malt, and weak coffee. Mouthfeel is average. Flavor is light caramel, nuts, yeast, and it finishes with a bitter hop kick!

  • STANG 237 reviews
    rated 2.9 9 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Aroma is licorice, molasses and medium roasted nuts and slight floral hops. Taste is extremely rich, almost chewy malts with notes similar to aroma. Appearance is an orange amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 3.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Mild American Brown, I was expecting a more robust offering. Cola colored pour with a diminishing, but lasting light tan head. Lightly toasted bread, caramel and biscuits.......that's about it. Medium to light bodied for the style, easy going. Would be good for tailgating and other forms of partying.

  • RICHSBEER 1961 reviews
    rated 3.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Pours a deep brown with good clarity when held to a light and has a nice creamy, tan head and stays intact nearly to the bottom of the glass. The taste is milk chocolate with hints of earthy hops and crystal malt. The milk chocolate notes continue into the body of this beer, but it also picks up a substantial amount of earthy hop notes to balance things out. The beer has enough carbonation to make it exceptionally creamy.

  • ICHORM 144 reviews
    rated 3.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Had this a couple times now. Pretty decent, and a well above average brown ale. Pretty smooth, creamy, and a nice malty, nutty, caramel flavour. A bit of an 'in the mood/season' beer for me, but a solid performer.

  • CHOPZ 7305 reviews
    rated 3.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    My first beer from Montana State, purchased at Total Wine on my trip to Vegas. Pours a clean deep brown colour with a beige head that sticks around and leaves dirty lace. Smells a bit different at first, but gets better with breathing. Aromas of darker breads, caramel, roasted malt and molasses. The mouthfeel is pretty smooth and almost creamy. The taste is a little lighter than expected form the rest. A mild mix of caramel, roasted and other sweet malts. The hop sometimes shows up, but seems a bit soapy. Not bad, nice name and love the picture on the label of the moose in a lake, drooling.

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 3.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Name alone was enough to intrigue me... drawn medium brown with a thin tan head and nutty aroma. Nice nutty/malty aroma, with just enough hops to temper the sweetness. Clean finish and a very nice brown ale.

  • DOGFOODMAN 373 reviews
    rated 3.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Considering the silly name and graphic on the bottle I was not expecting very much. To my surprise the brew was nicely flavored, nicely bodied and with a pleasant sweet malty flavor that gives the moose of the world the credit they richly deserve!

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 4.0 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours an opaque chocolaty brown with a thick, fairly persistent pale tan head. Strong, malty aroma has tones of yeast, toffee and caramel. Lively flavor is yeasty and malty with a toffee undertone and even a smoky hint. Texture is quite fizzy, leaving behind a strong and persistent tingle. I’m glad I found this one!

  • FLASHPRO 1175 reviews
    rated 4.0 13 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I found this last week at the Green Dragon last week in Portland so I gave it a shot. Dark mahogany color with great head and great lacing. Dark roasted caramel and nut aroma and flavor. Light body and smooth. Very nice.

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