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Monday, June 18, 2012

Review 65: Big Sky Moose Drool

Review 65
Big Sky Moose Drool: 5.1% abv

If you're well versed in classic craft style American beers, you've probably heard of this one. It's a brown ale made in Montana, and it's quite popular in several other States as well. It fits the profile of a brown ale, and we were interested to try it out. So here's what we that about it. 

On the nose, we picked up some blended notes of caramel, honey, light hops, lemon, pine wood, apple, maple, pineapple, raison, and anise. The nose is fairly complex and pleasing, but the beer doesn't get horribly better from here. The taste holds sweet flavor, containing apple, caramel, lemon anise and barley. With a lot of thought, we couldn't find much more to the flavor. 

It's not horribly powerful, and not really complex, but refreshing and enjoyable all the same. The finish is where things really go wrong. We couldn't really call the finish short, because it didn't really have one. From what we could gather, there was a slight bit of bitterness and a very slight amount of nutmeg, coupled with apple. With how refreshing this beer was, we would have liked to see more of a finish to couple the taste. You'll probably enjoy this beer, but it's not really thought provoking in any way. 

Score: 7.5/10

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