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Brewed by Muskoka Brewery
Style: Pale Lager
Bracebridge, Canada

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Like the region itís from, our all-malt Muskoka Craft Lager is a getaway from the average. Thatís because itís carefully aged and handcrafted to be uniquely flavourful, yet remarkably easy-drinking. Made from North American hops and malt, and winner of Canadian Lager of the Year, this delicately balanced thirst quencher is the refreshing departure youíve been waiting for


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
robinvboyer (3264) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2007
6 pack from my local LCBO. Slightly malty nose, not much hops. Slight evegetal flavour and aroma. All in all for a buck a beer, itís one of the better ones iíve had. For a basic barebones boring lager, its decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
matt7215 (2231) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
UPDATED: APR 28, 2012 341 ml bottle. pours golden with a small white head. aromas are of sweet pale malt and nobel hop. flavours are an awesome blend of the aromas. this is the best discount lager available in ontario. a fantastic effort from this cottage brewer/////the current canned version isnt nearly as good as the old buck a beer bottles.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomthompson89 (1905) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2007
golden color, grassy grainy nose good dry crisp mouth feel some biscuty maltyness, no real hops to talk about

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pootzboy (1597) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2008 Bottle fresh from the brewery. Pour puts a clear deep golden lager in the glass with a decent 2 finger frothy white cap, Bready malts and woody Nobel hops in the aroma...light whiff of sulphery lager yeast. Sturdy malt spine, firm body, bready-woody character. Nice chew of fresh bready malts in the front..nobels show to balance, decent middle with some sweetness, citrus, herbals tones tapering out to the thick finish which is slightly malt accented. Fresh and bready tasting with just enough hopping to keep the sweetness at bay...the quintessential crafted all-malt lager..a deal at less than a buck a bottle and when fresh.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gpnterojd (176) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2009 These seem to be disappearing quickly off the shelves now at beer stores around here. Perhaps the fact that it is slightly cheaper than $1 a bottle (making it the cheapest beer in the store) is to blame. However, this beer is surprising in how much better it is than other Ontario buck-a-beers (or other generic macros). This lager dares to offend the Canadian drinking public by introducing a smidgeon of bitterness into its taste. When looking for a cheap beer, this is one that will convince you that what youíre drinking is indeed a beer. In a pinch, this is the best value low-cost beer Iíve tried (in Canada). Iíll probably keep these in my mini-fridge at university.

Update: I believe it is time for a re-rate. Whatever it is (could it be a little aging?), this batch of Muskoka I have now significantly outweighs my previous rating. Sweet malts, a little alcohol and a tiny bit of hops are in the aroma. The flavour is great -- malts are somewhere in between fruity and caramel, and hops blanket and surround the malts. Smooth. One of the better lagers Iíve had.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Diablo9845 (62) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2007
Wasnít expecting ANYTHING out of this beer, after all, minus deposit it works out to less than a buck a beer! Nice golden colour, better than the typical. Not much head, if any with a slightly hoppy aroma. Light on the palate and easy to drink, but fairly bland in flavour. Good for the money for sure!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RaphaelN (195) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2006
This is the best cheap beer I have ever had! For a buck a beer, I was not expecting such a dramatic improvement over the regular similarly priced cheap swills. For all you macro and cheap beer drinkers, look no further. This is indeed the holy grail of a buck a beer. Highly recommend if youíre at a bad bar with no other option except local macros, or if getting drunk is your goal of the night. It was for the party I brought it for. Everyone was amazed that it was so much better than regular buck a beers. But naturally, I wouldnít buy it if I had better options.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lowg (148) - Scarborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2006
I was surprised to see a 24-pack of this in the value section section at The Beer Store at a buck-a-beer, not sure if it was a mistake but I picked up 24 of these with no problem. Pours more golden than the average pale lager with a slightly better taste and a clean finish with a tiny touch of hops at the end. Its easily the best buck-a-beer out there, no point in buying anything else if youíre looking for something in that price range.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2006
Bottle- Thanks D for the bottle- Pours into the glass, a pale golden body with a spritzy white fizz that dies quick. Minute lace is also here. Aroma is mainly sweet grains, with no real hops presence. Grass/hay are also present. Not too descript, but no offense taken. Flavours are sweet grassy grain, with a touch of suragy malt and corn water. Ok flavour. FInishes with no real attitude, and little quality, but does not upset to score under 3 for palate. Just ok.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
threesheets (11) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2005
I canít believe people are rating this beer that low. It isnít Steelback. My lager was well within the style guidelines and finished quite clean. I give it thumbs up!


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