Randy4Beer (290) - - 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 isn’t one of them. More like one of their early offerings trying to draw in the macro crowd. Would not buy again.
samzim (277) - 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.
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 Dan’s 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.
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 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.
Gpnterojd (178) - 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 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.
Strange Brew (157) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2001
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not a good steam beer.
lowg (148) - Scarborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
MarshallMac (143) - West Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2002
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Muskoka’s best beer. I love it man!
YigSvartka (142) - 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.