Brewed by Muskoka Brewery
Style: Pale Lager
Bracebridge, Canada


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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69/5   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Like the region it’s from, our all-malt Muskoka Craft Lager is a getaway from the average. That’s because it’s 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 you’ve been waiting for

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomthompson89 (1964) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pootzboy (1671) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gpnterojd (179) - 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 you’re drinking is indeed a beer. In a pinch, this is the best value low-cost beer I’ve tried (in Canada). I’ll 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 I’ve had.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Diablo9845 (62) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2007
Wasn’t 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!

   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 you’re 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 wouldn’t buy it if I had better options.

   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 you’re looking for something in that price range.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
threesheets (11) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2005
I can’t believe people are rating this beer that low. It isn’t Steelback. My lager was well within the style guidelines and finished quite clean. I give it thumbs up!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2005
Light golden lager with collapsing white head. Grassy aroma with chalky perfumy notes. Crisp malts with sweet finish, and german styles hops in mid mouth. Again, chalky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2004
12.26.04 341ml bottle thanks to Secret Santa. A surprise in the mix, for sure. This beer is pale and golden like the beer in commercials, little visible eff. Aroma is pleasantly grainy, light, herbal. Flavor is quite bland but with a clean grassy-dry finish; somewhat salty. In a local pub, you could do worse. Cheers, Santa!

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