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

bottled
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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Muskoka Harvest Ale was our brewery’s pioneering venture into seasonal beers. Now in it’s 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. It’s our way of celebrating another prosperous growing season. And we’re proud to share it with you.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
yarry (527) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2011
750m bottle, 6.4% a/v Pours rich copper red/mahogony brown combo with a nice off white head. Gorgeous looking beer! The aroma is spectacular as well, spicy/grapefruit hops and a nice caramel malt background mix together very well. The taste is also spicy and citrusy, very hoppy but the malt backs it up. Not what I would expect from a "harvest ale" but still a very impressive beer. The mouthfeel is full and long lasting, and I will definitely be getting this one again soon!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2011
Apperance: Transparent brown-orange, frothy beige head, high carbonation. Aroma: Very sprucey/grassy. Hints of soy sauce, herbs, hay and cereal. Palate: medium-bodied, very dry, even drier finish. Taste: fairly sweet, not very bitter. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (2541) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 16, 2011
750ml brown swingtop. Pours clear orange colour with a large airy white head. Good patchy lacing. Spicy hops in the nose, bitter orange peels. Big malt character, slight earthy note, caramel malts, late citrus hops. Nice late bitterness, pleasant grapefruit notes and deep grassy aftertaste with lingering malt as well. Medium body and fairly active carbonation. Nice beer, and nice presentation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4042) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 16, 2011
750mL swing-top bottle poured a pale amber color with loads of off-white head with plenty of fine lacing. Aromas of earthy hops. Taste is earthy hop bitterness with some malty sweetness, but mostly bitter. A nice flavourful beer with good carbonation and a medium body with a nice mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1223) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2011
Really nice beer! Lots of hops on the front end, a great sweet-ish backing through the middle with a nice bitter finish. Beauty top to bottom.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3605) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 10, 2011
great smell of hops from the outset. Good bitter tone with a long follow through. great carbonatio level as well. quality brew. big 750 ml bottle .

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
cluxy (3) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011 does not count
Bottle bought at LCBO, Sept 6, 2011. Big, long lasting frothy head, smells of citrus, a little caramely. Beautiful amber colour. Citrusy, bitter hops on impact, a bit creamy and bubbly, bitter lingers on back of tongue. A hoppy ale for certain. Fresh and delicious.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2011
On Tap at Beer Bistro, Toronto 14/11/2010 Malty aroma. Amber red coloured hoppy a little rich on the palate and fruity with a hint of dryness in a bitter grainy rye malt finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2011
Bottle pours deep amber with a white head. Aroma shows notes of caramel, brown sugar, and some earthy hops. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of toast and some grassy hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
Amber pour with an off-white head. The aroma is lightly spicy with a nice fresh hoppiness. Fairly assertive bitterness with a nice lingering hoppiness. Fresh malt and a bit of toasted malt character as well. Quite a nice surprise.


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