caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Randy4Beer (362) - - OCT 5, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light straw colour. Thin white head that rapidly dissipates.
Aromas of salt and vinegar chips, and the merest hint of wet cardboard.
Palate is thin, and light bodied. Tastes are light vanilla biscuits, and weak green apples sourness.
Overall, I love the Muskoka heavy hitters, but this isnít one of them. More like one of their early offerings trying to draw in the macro crowd. Would not buy again.
samzim (338) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Scent of oak, honey, and roasted malt. Clear straw colour. Flavour of honey, malt, and biscuit. Medium body with mild carbonation. A pretty solid lager.
fredthecat (314) - CANADA - SEP 6, 2009
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
fullers (268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
YigSvartka (219) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Translucent golden hue, served cool, no head. Nearly imperceptible aroma consisting of honey and yeast. Taste is much better. Still extremely smooth and refreshing akin to any other pale lager, but a pleasantly sweet aftertaste remains that surpasses the vile finish with most macro lagers. A wee bit of bitterness makes it more complex as well. Would have preferred this ice cold though.
Elkas (213) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2010
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
RaphaelN (195) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Raistlin (181) - London, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really liked it. Smooth pour with white head that unfortunately disappears almost immaculately. However, that is where the disappointment ends. It has golden colour with a bit of hue to it. . Nearly imperceptible aroma consisting of honey and yeast. Just a crisp after taste with just small amount of bitterness in it.
Gpnterojd (179) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.