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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.
Note: ABV went down to 5.1%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2004
Bottle at Fameous Dave's in Minnetonka. Bottle pours a dark brown, almost black with a fizzy head that dissipates like a soft drink. The aroma is roasty. The flavor is roasty and somewhat Porter like, with a nice lingering sweetness. Overall, not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2004
Dark brown, aroma of nut and malt, sweet rich roasted malty flavor, slight hops in the finish. Nice tan head on this one. Nicely done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2004
Just like a typical Amber Ale, only darker. An aside here, but there's a prof at Univ Oregon Law who gives out Moosehead beers in class as prizes for knowing trivia questions. He's very well liked and every year for the past 20 or so years, the previous year's students have a roast in his honor. They storm the classroom and take over the class. The next two hours are filled with skits about specific cases from the class, songs, and retrospectives on the professors life. Cases of Moosehead are brought in and are given to the students and professor. There's a "secret" word (the subject of the class) and whenever that word is said (oh, about 150 times during the two hours), that professor has to drink. Well, since we're in the PNW with so many truly great beers around, Moosehead is hard to come by within a week or two of that event, so someone brought Moose Drool for their part of the beer donation. Anyway, that's where I first had this beer two years ago. Where was I? Oh yeah, a beer review... Pours a dark brown with a decent head and minimal lacing. Smells and tastes like a typical brown ale; rather malty without being as sweet as a typical amber, offset with just enough hops. Nothing special, nothing great. Mouthfeel and drinkability are, likewise, average. Decent beer that will always hold a dear spot in my heart. But if you didn't have that class, you'll find this to be mediocre. Not bad at all, just not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2004
Light chestnut color with an intially large dark cream colored head. The head evaporates to a big bubbled cover and only a few specks of lace. Light dry nut and caramel aroma. Some silage/grass undertones as well that seem to fade. Initial malt sweetness with a touch of mocha. Light, but smooth in mouthfeel. Finish seem dry, bland and dark malt bitter. Easy enough to drink just leaves me wanting more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
supermikeyb (43) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2004
Okay, so I've been getting request for this one for years. I finally got a 6pack from family. Pours with a nice rich brwon hue, tan head. Roasted malt, nutty, sweet nose. Flavors mirror the nose, but its a little thin in the mouth. I have to say I'm dissapointed...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2004
Dark brown color. Decent dirty beige head. Nutty, roasted malt aroma. Sweet roasted malt flavor with some nuttiness. Low bitterness. Thin body, but not for style. More roasty than most browns, kind of like a porter lite. Very easy drinking. This brewer makes beers that seem to go down quickly and finish quickly. Suits me fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5266) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2004
Dark brown, tan head. Grainy, malty aroma, with subtle notes of chocolate. Rich malty sweet flavors up front, peppery, dry crisp hops in the finish. Nice, especially for a brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Deep brown in color with a brownish-white head. Roasty, nutty, slightly hoppy aroma. This is a well-hopped brown ale. Hint of nuttines in the taste, good chocolate malts. Above average brown ale with good hops and complexity for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMerritt (1843) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2004
Dark brown in color, decent head. Caramely in aroma and flavor. Moderately bitter flavor and finish. Actually pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2004
Color is a bit darker than what I had anticapted, a lingering head tan in color. Chocolate malts stand out in the aroma and are present in the taste, but caramel malts tend to dominate. Mouthfeel is nice with a heavier body. I am curious as to the yeast (1056 or other as the attenuation is a little higher) Hops are present, but blend into the glass nicely (tettanger or EKG???)

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