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Brewed by Moosehead Brewery
Style: Pale Lager
Saint John, Canada

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1387   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A smooth clean-tasting lager that offers a good balance between malt sweetness and hop bitterness


2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
roldano (86) - - MAR 27, 2016
Espuma blanquecina que permanece como una fina corona, color amarillo muy limpio y transparente con fina burbuja que brota constantemente, en nariz no se aprecia mucho aroma, sabor potente donde se aprecia la alta gasificación y regusto corto.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Alengrin (4456) - BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2016
The most popular standard lager in Canada made by a fully Canadian-owned brewery. Green bottle, but apparently it has been stored in the dark properly, as I get no ’skunkiness’ from it at all, in spite of my expectations. Thinnish and quickly dissipating, off-white head only retaining more or less on the edges; cristal clear pale yellow golden colour with medium fizz. Aroma is weak, but cannot hide that typical cooked smell of pasteurization (though admittedly only faintly so), apart from some weird hints of burnt, sulfuric vegetables (Brussels sprouts somewhere), roasted corn, grass, straw, soggy cereals and vague iron - rather neutral, in all, as can be expected from the style, but nothing which truly puts me off. Neutral onset, bit minerally, some sourish grains but still fairly ’fresh’ and not too ’sweaty’, sweet corn but again restrainedly so, medium carbo, cereal sweetishness increasing a bit in the middle, thinnish mouthfeel but rounded and not overly metallic. The grain and corn sweetishness along with the mineral water quality from the onset are simply continued in the end, with no real finish worth mentioning; I have been trying hard to detect hop bitterness even in its most rudimentary form, but failed to do so, the result of which is that this lager fades away into oblivion as soon as you’ve swallowed it, adding nothing to the simple structure which is easily dissected from the very first sip. Boring and extremely bland, very neutral and unexciting as any mass produced standard lager, but I cannot find anything truly wrong with it. It’s just... well, boring.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Msdrbeat (445) - East Lansing, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Canned. Honestly horrible. Sweet weird after taste. Odd aroma. Will never drink or sip again.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
sevrior (12) - - MAR 14, 2016
Aroma: watered coffee, piny, snow Taste: dry bread, cereal Body: light cream Ibu: 8 Finish: dry but longer

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
thepatrickman (781) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 22, 2016
Many (too many?) bottles over many years. This is pure nostaligia in a bottle, and I’m probably pretty biased as a result. No major stylistic differences between this and any other macro lager. It’s boring. And occasionally skunky from the green glass. But it still has a skunky place in my heart.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
melush (2759) - SPAIN - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle 34,1cl / Botella 34,1cl. @ El Corte Ingles, Sevilla, España. A: Golden / Dorado. T/S: Cereal, sweet / Cereal, dulce.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
The_Osprey (5952) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2016
Can share at Kenny’s 20K, thanks to Fiona. As ’Moosehead Lager’, 5%. Clear yellow, big foamy off-white head, light lacing. Aroma is airy, sugary biscuit, rusk. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is light, watery, biscuit, thin malt. Mediocre pale lager.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (17162) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Can at Madmitch 20k tasting pale gold lasting white head. Lemon. Tastes better than it smells. Poor aroma. OK lemon flavour.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rjplumer (985) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Sweet light grain. Pale golden yellow with snow cap white head about an inch thick. Light bitterness with a hint malt sweetness. Clean finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
malvrich (235) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2016 12 oz.bottle from 12 pack. Box dated 6/28/15 so past freshness range. Pilsner glass A: Crystal clear pale yellow and bubbly. 1/2" head drops pretty quickly leaving a collar. S: A little biscuit/cracker along with noticeable grassy hop. Oddly, no detectable skunk but 12 packs are enclosed T: Crisp and lightly bitter taste but without much distinction as to exactly what I’m tasting. Mostly just mildly malty but not bad. M: Light to medium body and good fizz quite fit for knocking back the whole pack with a couple of friends. Very clean dry finish. O: Of course this is nothing special but it has a place in my heart and I still enjoy it although I almost never buy it. Glad I reacquainted myself with this old friend.


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