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Brewed by Muskoka Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
Bracebridge, Canada

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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Muskoka Harvest Ale was our breweryís pioneering venture into seasonal beers. Now in itís fourth year, our Harvest Ale symbolizes the end of the growing season and the process of gathering mature crops from the fields Dry hopped and brewed using the finest ingredients we can find, this ale has a subtle grassy character reminiscent of the freshly cut harvest. Itís our way of celebrating another prosperous growing season. And weíre proud to share it with you.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerlfry (32) - - OCT 17, 2011
Pours dark with moderate head. Smells strongly of hops and has some bitterness. Little mouthfeel. Short finish with little to no bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tessic (840) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2011
This ale poured a beautiful amber colour with a medium, bright white head. Aromaís include hopps, hops and more hopps. Citrus, grass and pine most prodominate.A little malt/caramel and spice too. First sip was mildly carbonated with an attack of bitter hops to the tongue. Flavours of spruce and citrus very powerful. finish is bitter with a sharp spruce flavour lasting on the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - OCT 16, 2011
Pours reddish brown with a thick white head. aroma is floral and hopy, smells great. Nice robust hop flavour with deep sweet malt flavours. this is an excellent brew. If I could find it on tap it could be my new standard. Drinkable and full of flavour. This is a great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWS9 (473) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2011
Bottle. A straight-forward, well-balanced pale ale, with sufficient hops and malts. Nice amber pour with decent white head too. A really solid, drinkable ale. No surprises here, but thatís not always necessary.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6641) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2013 RE-RATE: first glass off the keg tapped at Brothers BeerBistro, Ottawa. Even better than last year. More assertive hop character, deeper, richer malts. Beautiful. (Original rating = 3.6) Big swing-top bottle shared with Parksy, Davey, and Jeff. Handsome orange-amber body with a bubbly white crown that retains well and leaves drippy lace. Aroma is rich with earthy leafy hops and underlying toasty malts. Fresh hoppy palate, citrus peel and tea leaves, nuances of spice and earth. Very tasty, more English in character than American.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2011
On tap at Pub Italia, Ottawa. Familiar with this seasonal ale from the bottle. Pours a deep brown colour, not quite opaque but itís colour does belie itís hoppy nature. fresh malty aroma, some grassy notes and perhaps some citrus in there. Nice balanced flavour between the hops and malts. Definitely one iíd pick up again when i see it. Itís a big bottle for 6.4%

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
courez (11) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2011
Purchased at the LCBO. Refreshing ale with a lovely, citrusy bitterness up front. Pours a beautiful copper colour. A very good ale to drink in fall weather.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2011
Pours a clear bright pumpkin orange with a thin but lasting head and some lacing. Aroma is sweet light malt with a slight sour hop funk. Hop bite right from the get go, then the flavour rounds out to slightly watery caramel malt. Very present alcohol - peppery finish. Crisp body with ample but not overstated carbonation. Quaffable, but slightly sweet and boozy without being thick. Good all-round.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2011
The pour is a bright coppery auburn with a finger of yellow tinted head and no carbonation. Beautiful thick lines of frothy lacing. THe aroma is fresh and grassy with a huge dry hop and light malty toasted caramel and overall sweetness. The middle is sweet and fruity with a beautiful grapefruit and sweet caramely malts. A huge resinous and dry finish with a prolonged hop bitterness. A good amount of grapferuit acidity and light herbal pine. The mouthfeel is a little to lacking in body with no carbonation. Overall, a beautiful fresh hop brew with a taste more akin to an IPA then an APA.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (1056) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2011
750mL bottle from the LCBO. Pours clear copper colour. Aroma is beautiful - citrusy C-hops. Taste is very hoppy - grassy and citrusy. Medium bitterness hits you up front, with little bitterness in the aftertaste. Another nice seasonal brew from a great brewery.


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