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Brewed by Muskoka Brewery
Style: Pale Lager
Bracebridge, Canada

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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71   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


1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fredthecat (313) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
samzim (303) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fullers (268) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
YigSvartka (182) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 12, 2014
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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gpnterojd (178) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Raistlin (167) - London, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
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.

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.

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.


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