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

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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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Randy4Beer (116) - - APR 19, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2014 A 750ml bottle of the 2013 vintage bought in October an cellared for 6 months. Pours a dark burnt orange. Fairly thick off-white head. Moderate lacing left behind as drunk. On the nose there are some definite grassy notes, some earthiness, and a hop presence, in the form of citrus emerging as it warms up. On the palate, earthy hops, balanced by a nice malt presence and a hint of caramel. Hints of citrus on the swallow. Overall, this is quite a complex beer, with an awful lot going on. Very hard to pigeon hole from a style perspective, and it seems to refuse categorization. Hard to ask for more from a beer drinking experience, and I will buy a couple of bottles of this, each Fall they produce it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JesseM (1145) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2010
On tap at the Griffin in Bracebridge. Really glad to have had the chance to try this as I just missed a cask of it a couple years back. Taps a nice dark copper with a medium beige head. The aroma is very enticing, solid malt base of caramel and toffee biscuit, with some really nice resiny hops underneath. Flavour is even better. Same delicious malt body all the way through, with a perfect undertone of dry hoppiness. Mild fruity component appears as it warms. Feels dry and bitter on the palate, yet sweet and slighly richer from the malts. I could drink boatloads of this stuff, I really wish it was easier to find. All the elements here work so well together, I really can’t pick up on any flaws. Awesome job Muskoka.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ncube (66) - - DEC 4, 2011
Decent head, tan, light orange in colour. Beer is an appealing orange-red colour. Aroma of caramel malts & hops. Well balanced beer with strong hop flavour and a mostly dry finish, with some lingering bitterness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BreWedge (294) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2012
On tap @ Hintonburg Public House. Pours a clear amber with a thick beige head. Aromas are grass and citrus. Taste is bright citrus fruit (pineapple?) and citrus hops. Mouthfeel is creamy with mid-range carbonation. What stands out is the lack of a long astringent finish that is typical of these uber-hoppy styles. The bitterness is cumulative however. Nice beer!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wintercoates (17) - Roswell, Alabama, USA - JUL 22, 2013
This is a nice refreshing ale. It is great ifb you like ales. Praise be to Canada and their beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skippy007 (26) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours ruby red colour with bubbly head that disapates to thin outer lacing. Aroma of citrus and grass. Flavour balances well between malty backbone and fresh citrusy hops. Fantastic beer and worth waiting till Autumn! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
Single bottle purchased from Zyn Liqour in Calgary, AB on 11/06/2011. Colour: Light brown with slightly off-white medium head. Nose: Quite nutty...walnut, pecan, brazil. Browning grass - like late summer, suttle caramel, whisp of burning embers, shortbread late. One of the finest aroma’s I have had the pleasure of nosing. Medium-light sweet, medium bitter, medium sour. Sweet and sour sauce up front then settles into a light oaky butterscotch middle. Generates more sweetness late then takes a sharp turn to roasted hop in a long and delicious finish. Outstanding stuff in my opinion.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papillon (366) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2012 750 mL Bottle. Pours a copper body with a nice white head that settles to a tenacious film leaving generous lace. Intense aroma of sweet malts, resiny hops and a hint of toffee. The flavor is definitely full bodied; intense with loads of sweet malt and crystal malt, intense resiny and peppery "grapefruit rind" hops tapering to a toffee finish. An excellent sipping beer that represents the time of year it’s suited for.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AGAquino (658) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
On tap at C’est What. Aroma of caramel, fruits and slight yeast. Quite flavourful, nice carbonation and balanced hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2013 Pours clear copper with a frothy off white head. The aroma is of caramel, sweet malt, and fresh, slightly funky hops. The taste is crisp citrus and spice up front, with a strong hop finish. Nice medium body and well balanced all around. RE-RATE 2013/09/22: On cask at the Wooly. Pours clear copper with a rocky, light tan head. The aroma is of caramel malt, fresh hops, clove and cinnamon, and light esters - perfect for fall. The lower carbonation and higher temp benefits this beer - I get more complex malt flavour, balancing out a firm but not extreme, American hop finish.


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