.a brown ale by Big Sky. I had wondered whether it might conform to the general rule, the uglier the label or its name, the greater probability that I'll like it. I did indeed like Moose although I found it considerably less assertive than the typical ale, revisiting a q which has long escaped definitive answer. How often can a brew which most of us consider bland, instead be labeled "subtle"

Thanks from our Greater Southwest Beer-Tasting Society for your attention to this trenchant conundrum