Moose Drool Brown Ale

Big Sky Brewing Co

USA

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

Rating: 7/10

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

Rating: 6/10

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