Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Twelth Beer o' Xmas'08: Moose Drool

I don't know about you guys, but the Twelve Beers o' Xmas '08 has so far made me younger, smarter and much more attractive to women.... Wait. Hold on for a moment please..........My wife has just informed me that "This is not the case" and that I'm still asleep.

Okay, while I still may be suffering the effects the last eleven days, I think my palate may still be on track(I hope). So for the last beer, I'm gunna leave you with a treat that was denied to Utahans for far too long. So, for the Twelfth Beer o' Xmas that the Beer Lush pushed on thee. Moose Drool from Big Sky Brewing.

This is one of those beers that for years was constantly being smuggled in to the state by fans who loved it's rich flavor and kitchy name. Now It's available to y'all statewide.

Pours a clear deep brown with red highlights. The head is a firm, tan pillow two fingers in size. The nose is of fresh bread, roasted malt and caramel. The taste starts out sweet malty and a little smokey, bit of chocolate too. This dries up fairly quickly and switches to mild malt with a moderate amount of bitterness. Big chocolate flavor and fruity yeast are present in the end. Good full mouthfeel. Drinkability is easily the strong point of this beer. Moose Drool just seems to hit all the right notes, making it a damn good drinker anytime of the year. One of the easiest drink'n beers to come into the market in a while. Cheers and Happy Holidays!!!

5 comments:

Douglas said...

Nice beer. I finally saw beerfest last night! Nice.

Brian said...

Ahhhh moose drool. As a Montana native and have spent some college years there I have fond memories of this bear. Generally, throughout the state you can get it on draft. Glad to hear it has made its way. I live in Southern Utah and have not seen it yet, but pick it up in Nevada on occassion. Big Sky's other varities are certainly worth a try.

Mikey said...

Amen Brian, the Big Sky IPA is one of my favs.

Don LaVange said...

ok, I guess I need to give this one a second try. Tried it last summer and found it... moosey. But, clearly I must be crazy. Will return and report.

Mikey said...

Mmmmm....Mooosey