omhper (25561) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2002
Dark brown. Mildly aromatic, softly malty.
Pretty nice, but not overly complex. howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2004 A Miller Lite drinker told me this tasted more like 'Moose Pee', so I figured it must be good. Not too bad, a little ordinary. dts2599 (21) - USA - AUG 29, 2002
Bit of a roasted flavor. Not too many hops. Good brown color, no red like some other brown ales. THis is a darker brown ale, similar to a porter. badgerben (5282) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2002
An ok brown ale, but too heavily carbonated for my beer tastes.............. hayden1215 (319) - Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2003
Dark brown is color with an ample beige head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of caramel. Flavor is roasted malt. Finish is smooth.
JK (6252) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2003
Tap. dark brown. no head. Reminded me of a new castle with more flavor. Somewhat thin. 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.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2004
Bottle. Yeah its a brown ale, so it was never going to be anything mind blowing, but this faired OK. Nutty caramel and chocolate, cookie-ish malts. Nice light palate, yet enough flavour to keep you interested, i would have been happy neough to drink this for night, but there was too many other beers (really good beers) to try. This wasn’t bad. Drinker101 (54) - East Ridge, Tennessee, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Nice brownish color with a light lacing. Aroma is nice. Flavor iis sweet and is not overpowering which is nice and pleasing. bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt and bread. Flavor of roasted malt and nuts.