One of the many beers that you just GOTTA buy for the name. Sure, it's no Summer Hummer, or Handjob Hefeweizen (OK, I made that one up, but wouldn't that be an awesome name for a beer?), but it's still damn cool. Neat label too. A big ol' moose, in a lake, and he's either drooling something fierce, or he just ralphed up all the water he drank. Now, I know what you're thinking, good name, good label, gotta suck right? Nope. As far as brown ales go, it's pretty damn good. Nice and malty, light on the hops, with a sweet background. What's not to like (unless you're a hophead of course)? Take my advice, if you're wishing to escape the gravity of the Budweiser black hole, start with brown ales, and especially this one.
Reviewed: December 18, 2005
Good news: It doesn't taste like Moose Drool. That is to say, it tastes like a brown ale, and I'll just assume that there is no great conspiracy to add the drool of moose to all brown ales. Bad news: it tastes like a brown ale. Which isn't such bad news if you like brown ales. This seemed to be a little hoppier than most (then again, my memory has been going downhill the last few years, so take anything I say with a grain of salt), but it had a nice flavor. It complimented my paint job nicely. Not to say you need to paint to have a good experience with this, that's just how I enjoyed it.
Reviewed: February 16, 2008