Moosehead Pale Ale

Moosehead Pale Ale

Rated 2.744 by BeerPals

Brewed by Moosehead Breweries Limited

Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

Style:  Blonde Ale

5% Alcohol by Volume

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The beer that built the brewery. Moosehead Pale Ale was our first beer good enough to be called Moosehead. ‘Moose Red’ as it’s referred to in the Maritimes has a loyal following who appreciate its remarkably smooth, European-influenced taste.

ID: 141 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 21 years ago

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Overall Rank46099
Overall Percentile5.2
Style Rank1323 of 1394
Style Percentile5.1
Lowest Score1.5
Highest Score3.9
Average Score2.685
Weighted Score2.744
Standard Deviation0.663

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MCGEE 2 reviews
rated 3.9 17 years ago

Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

Moosehead Pale Ale is a beer that is one of the worlds best kept secrets. For any beer lover out there, especially those who like ales, it is a must taste. The flavour is very unique. You should give it a shot. Have a jar on me.

  • CYRENAICA 2213 reviews
    rated 2.7 3 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    473ml can
    5.0% Abv
    Canned On: October 3, 2018
    LCBO # 255 (Milton, Ontario, Canada – Main / Bronte)
    November 20, 2018
    The beer pours a very clear medium gold colour with ahuge white head that falls quickly, and very little effervescence. The aroma is stale grains, weak grass, cardboard, and some musty hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is grainy and acidic. There is a weak hop bite in the finish, but not enough to make this a ‘good beer’.

  • PAULCARDOM 549 reviews
    rated 1.5 4 years ago

    Aroma: 3 | Appearance: 3 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 3

    Seriously, be honest with me….this is just Moosehead Lager under a different label. I know it is. It looks like the lager, smells like the lager, and tastes like the lager. Ergo, it must be the lager.

  • PALEALERIDER 2314 reviews
    rated 2.8 4 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Tallboy from LCBO. Pours a huge foamy bubbly white head that stays for a while. Leaves behind some thick patchy lacing. Lively carbonation. Has a clear golden appearance. Aromas are very grainy, some faint hints of grass and wheat. Flavours aren't much different from aroma but does have much more grassy notes and even a bit herbal. Some wheaty hints. Fairly smooth and somewhat oily mouthfeel. Not bad but nothing special either, a pretty weak pale ale.

  • CHOPZ 5913 reviews
    rated 2.2 7 years ago

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

    Been holding on a while to rate this one, as I could only find it in 24-pack. Now, found this 12. I remember liking this one better than all other Moosehead... back in the day. Looks like a typical macro-ale with a mild golden colour, a white frothy-foam head, average retention and some decent creamy-foam lace. Seems like they changed the recipe since I enjoyed this one. Lots of corn. In the aftertaste. Lingering. From the bottle, it is almost better as in a glass, the hop is like rusty water (chemical junk). Not much aromas. Yeah... not the ale I remember. Will never buy again.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 2.1 9 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 4

    Clear yellow with white foam head, lacing to glass. Quite carbonating. Aroma is quite weak, malty. Taste is bittersweet, more towards the sweet. Aftertaste is tickling on tongue, like I stated carbonated. (Cleveland 201210)

  • SIGMUND 4541 reviews
    rated 2.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    341 ml bottle, from Voldby Købmandsgård, Denmark. ABV is 5%. Crystal clear pale yellow colour, large white head. Boring aroma, like an industrial pale lager: a little "dusty" malts, boiled vegetables and a weak hint of grassy hop. The flavour is much like a "premium" industrial lager, with some fruity and malty notes, and very modest hops in the finish. Not undrinkable, but pretty far from anything a decent brewery with some self respect would call a "pale ale".

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 2.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Bottled (from bierzwerg.de). Pale honeyish golden colour with a small foamy white head. Aroma is bready malts, some slight nectar and honeyish notes as well as some grass and mild herbal notes. Flavour is bready and sweet malts and some slight honeyish and citrusfruity notes. Actually scaringly close to many British golden ales.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 2.0 14 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 2 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 4

    When I had this beer the first time, I was told that it was a Molson Export/Labatt 50 clone. It wasn't. Each time I've had it since then, I chuckle a little to myself and then chug the stuff. Pale gold liquid with a fluffy white head. The aroma is grainy malt with a hint of hops, nothing too complex. The flavour is highly carbonated, very thin, and grassy.

  • BEERHAWK 351 reviews
    rated 3.5 16 years ago

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

    Not a bad pale ale, with alot of body and some aftertaste. Would not stock up to imported lagers but beets any imported swill except for the microbrews hands down.

  • BIEGAMAN 551 reviews
    rated 2.7 16 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Another mislabelled pale ale, unless we only count colour. Very limited in all categories, nil aroma, weak mouthfeel and flavour not all too tasty. I would have it if someone offered it, but its another horrbile example in contrast to some fine English pale ales or even Belgian blondes. Somewhere along the way this one failed. Decent enough as something to keep in the fridge I suppose.

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