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Brewed by Muskoka Brewery
Style: Pale Lager
Bracebridge, Canada

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RATINGS: 93   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


2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
OntBeerDrinker (418) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2012
Craft lager & different looking can. 2 finger head & golden with bubbleís. The proper looking lager pour. Smell is faint of something good or bad not sure. taste is the hops that give it cirtus taste cus I taste grapefruit,lemon & lime. Heavy bodied. There is maltyness in the texture of the beer but hops mask alot of it. Itís hoppy & flavourfull with a lager side no hoppy ale. Kinda odd. Not the worst thing but not all that great AS well. One can is enough. cheerís!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daniel0017 (380) - Yukon, CANADA - NOV 9, 2012
Pours a golden yellow with small carbonation, no head. Subdued corn, toasty malts, grassy hops and aluminum nose. Flavor is lightly sweet and bitter. light body with a slick texture and soft carbonation and a nice lasting finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2002
Re-rate: originally wasnít impressed with the aroma or taste, accidentally bought it again, this batch not too bad except somewhat weak taste. Dunno, maybe first pack was off.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papillon (366) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2010
355 mL Can. Light gold body with a foamy-bubbly white head that settles to a ring leaving lots of spotty lace. Aroma of grains, yeast, hay, a hint of honey, and floral notes. Flavor light sweet malt with a subtle accent of honey, very mild aftertaste, and a nice clean finish. A light-bodied beer, this is one of the better summer beers Iíve come across. Brownie points for it being all-malt as said on the label.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fredthecat (297) - CANADA - SEP 6, 2009
smells corny, colour is hay, tastes corny, a tiny bit of hops, balanced bitterness. um whats so special about this? its a microbrew but tastes barely a stepup from any buck a beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fullers (251) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2010
Draft Dangerous Danís Ontario Craft Beer Week Poured pale golden with large creamy white head. Pleasant aroma notes of citrus and grain. Moderate carbonation, pleasant mouthfeel. Light sweetness with small aftertaste. Somewhat bland.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Elkas (213) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2010 473ml can from the LCBO. Pours a dark yellow, with no head. A little malt in the aroma, but not much else. A bit bland and a touch on the sweet side, but a drinkable lager.

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.

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.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Strange Brew (157) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2001
Not a good steam beer.


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