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RATINGS: 1428   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (2073) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 21, 2005
Dark brown with reddish edges. White head. Aroma is mild and sweet nutty. smooth mouthfeel. Rich malty flavor. A nice brown. This would be a great session beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2006 12 oz. bottle and 14.5 oz. alumabottle. Deep brown color with nice lacey head. Roasted malt comes through in the aroma and follows through in the flavor. A delicious brown ale. I wish Big Sky sold this stuff in the Northeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2005
Deep chestnut brown in color with a small, wispy tan head. Aroma is very much chestnuts, caramel and some chocolate. Flavor confirms nutty and chocolatey suspicions. Toasted malts protrude, like roasting over a campfire. Sequence of roasted, caramel and chocolate malts make up the most predominant taste elements. Hazelnut aftertaste. Decent brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 14, 2005
In the bottle. This is clearly the best beer made by Big Sky. Standard brown with an off-white head. Strong chocolate aroma. Good roasted scent. Malty caramel toasted flavor. Very nice balance of flavors. I typically have nothing good to say about this style of beer, but I really liked this brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAY 13, 2005
Pours a dark brown, small off white head. Aroma is licorice, roasted malt, and some cream/sweet notes. Flavor is sweet, malty, and roasted. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pete (6) - USA - MAY 5, 2005 does not count
Moose Drool is a wonderful brown ale, it is absolutely no wonder it is the best selling beer in Montana. The look is very dark and solid looking, yet the beer is lighter in flavor than the looks would tell you. It has a sweetness too it, yet not ’sweet’ a slight chocolatey taste. Pitcher after Pitcher of it goes down smooth and never gets bitter. I only wish it was available in more areas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2005
12 oz bottle/can. Light brown color with small, sticky head that laces nicely. Nutty and malty aroma. Taste is roasted malt and caramel but not too sweet. My new favorite canned beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rentalman (103) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2005
Bottle - Pours opaque brown with a tan head. Smells like they did not cheap out in the malt department also a bit of roastiness. Flavor is toasted malt with a hint of mocha. A bit of bitterness for ballance. Pretty good but I bet this was more interesting when the brewery started out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2005
Pours reddish-brown with an average off-white head. Malty and woody (oak?) aroma that carries through slightly to the flavor. Some nutty, roasty flavors. Not bad, but I didn’t think this one was anything special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 10, 2005
Poured a clear medium brown color. Aroma was very malty. It even had a smell of just opened bag of malt extract. Flavor also very malty with that malted powder taste. Like the stuff my wife puts in malteds for me. MMM...malteds. Touch of bitterness at the end. Light to medium body.

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