Ontbeertaster (2257) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First thing, muskoka is doing an amazing job on their seasonals and this one is no different, they need work on the all year round beers but the seasonals are quite something. This beer, tastes very good, it pours a golden yellow haze and it taste quite sweet and bananas, and wheaty notes you would expect from a wheat beer, Overall I really like this one, recommend a taste
Earlier Rating: 10/9/2010 Total Score: 3.6
For a Wheat beer, this is possibly one of the best I have had, its got a lite flavour of the yeast compared to others. I would drink this again
thb (653) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big time banana aroma right off the bat - donít need to be a connoisseur to pick out that one. Appearance is a bit off for a hefeweiss for me - head is understated and more bubbly that pillowy. As others have mentioned, this one tastes incredibly fresh. Bright, crisp aromas. Big time fruitiness (banana-centric again). Some underbaked bread sneaks in at the finish. Refreshing, tasty - happy to have it all summer long.
Earlier Rating: 10/16/2010 Total Score: 3.1
Not the nicest looking wheat beer Iíve seen - mildly murky ruddy yellow with bubbly head that disappears in a flash. Itís got a nice mix of aromas - banana, clove, coriander, bread. Bit of balancing sourness and even a little spiciness. Yeast is there but not as assertive as I would have liked. Excessively carbonated.
FlashParker (85) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Innisfil, Ontario, Canada.
An excellent, fresh sample from the LCBO (finally something that hasnít been sitting on the shelf!). Great pour - very hazy, huge head. Great start. Orange + citrus punch on the nose. A lot of banana, cloves and wheat on the palate. Very interesting finish as it gets quite bitter then smooths out. Very light mouth feel. Fantastic beer for the summer.
JoeMcPhee (8167) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep amber orange pour. The nose is laden with banana. Sweet with lots of apricot flavour as well. Comes across sweet and a little bit oxidized. Light clove but it comes across more Belgian than German. Sticky palate and a lingering honeyish sweetness. Meh - canít say I enjoy this one at all.
TheJester (1687) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL swing-top. (A poor format for a weisse, in this reviewerís humble opinion.) Hazy bronze with a small, white head. Very yeasty aroma - lotsa banana. Flavour is similar - almost banana popsicle. A little spice and bitterness at the end. No hint of the metallic tinge you sometimes find in a weisse. Nice body, but not particularly dry. An improvement, in every way but the bottle.
Earlier Rating: 5/21/2007 Total Score: 3.5
341 mL bottle. Hazy gold with medium white head. (Reduces, but doesnít disappear.) Aroma of malt, citrus and wheat yeast spice. Heavily carbonated. Taste is surprisingly good: pepper, cloves, banana, citrus. Some sweetness near the end. Iíll get this one again.
robinvboyer (2817) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Zesty citrus nose, lots of yeast. Quite a malty body, very very similar to tgeir regular weisse, just a little more citrus. Very refreshing and incredibly drinkable. Great warm weather beer.
Earlier Rating: 11/9/2007 Total Score: 2.9
slightly cloudy, faint aroma of cloves, and bubblegum. There are some nice banana esters, but overall a wattery hefe.
garthicus (2567) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big resealable bottle. Appearance: golden orange, small white head. Aroma: lots of yeast, lemon rind, malt, hay, some spiciness. Flavour: Lots of saison type yeast, malty, good amount of fruit and herbs. Long herbal finish. Very nice. Well worth $5.95
Earlier Rating: 12/29/2009 Total Score: 3.6
Can. Purchased in Huntsville, not far from the brewery. Appearance: Cloudy amber with a small white head. Aroma: yeast with lemon & a small amount of vanilla. Certainly smells like a Hefe. Flavour: delightful tangy lemon, lots of yeast and hops, good long lemon & vanilla finish. I think itís underrated here, itís certainly a fine tasting hefe.
Sammy (8023) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unfiltered dirty yellow haze,and that is appealing. four inches of head. This is wheat, this is the style. Orange citrus, much bannana, some cloves, much funky yeast in the finish. Carbonation is right there and builds up, becoming harsh, slightly taking away from enjoyment and the mouthfeel is lighter that I would expect. Much spider lacing down the glass. Good until August 2011, this is a couple days into the LCBO and taste very fresh. Very drinkable, I
Earlier Rating: 11/14/2006 Total Score: 3.1
On-tap at West 50 Pourhouse. Lots of lace, some wheat aroma, perhaps the glass was cleaned in antiseptic, though only a few daysí old. Above average carbonation. Drinkable and not bad, though too sweet and carboard fruitiness,but mediocre for the style.
MrManning (1982) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Re-rate. 750 ml bottle format. Pours a deep and muddy orange/brown. Topped with a huge froth of beige foam that dies down to a thin ring. Nose is huge on cloves and banana, lots of yeast, perfume, bubblegum, floral spices. This hefe-weisse delivers big Bavarian flavours. Lots of banana and yeast, bubblegum, some orange, cloves and other assorted spices. Creamy, well balanced.This is medium bodied and full on flavour, quite refreshing. A major step up. Excellent.
Earlier Rating: 4/1/2007 Total Score: 3.9
Re-rate. 500 ml canned format. Pours a deep and muddy orange/brown. Topped with a huge froth of beige foam that dies down to a thin ring. Nose is huge on cloves and banana, lots of yeast, perfume, bubblegum, floral spices. This hefe delivers big Bavarian flavours. Lots of banana and yeast, bubblegum, some orange, cloves and other assorted spices. Creamy, well balanced.This is medium bodied and full on flavour, quite refreshing. A major step up. Excellent.
JesseM (1135) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL swing top from the lIckbow. Pours a hazy gold with small white head. Smells a lot like a weiss, with wheat, corriander, doughy malts, etc. Flavour is remarkably similar! Nice balance with the bubblegum and yeasty doughy, citrus bite. Claims be the ítaste of cottage countryí, and, speaking as someone who has swam down that river that flows through Bracebridge, this is truly a beer that tastes like cottage country. Anyone whoís ever meaninglessly chewed on the corner of a muskoka chair (and really, who amongst us hasnít) can also attest to the validity of beer that tastes like an arbitrarily determined unique geographic region. Slight sweet tinge to the end of it which I donít get with a lot of wheat beers. Pleasant. It may or may not just be their regular weiss repackaged, so this rating may or may not be redundant, which I may or may not care about. But anyways, I digress...spritzy mouth-feel. Good thing they mark the vintage date on the bottle as I will be aging hords of this stuff. I like the Muskoka Cottage Brewery.
Earlier Rating: 5/28/2009 Total Score: 3.8
473mL can from the LCBO, just in, as fresh as can be. Pours a nice cloudy light gold with a small white head (small for a Hefe). The aroma is awesome, perfect Hefe profile, almost reminds me of Denisonís. Sweet malts, hay, banana, clove, bubblegum, yeast, etc. Awesome. Flavour is equally awesome, very sweet the whole way through, malt body dominating subtle hops. Very big on the fruity esters and sweet, sweet malts, with a touch of dryness from the yeast, and rounding itself almost watery on the palate. Very nice, what a semi-rare treat. I feel like Hefeweizen is an ignored style in the OCB, though maybe thatís just because we get so many awesome imported versions as well as the domestic dominance in quality of Denisonís. Still, this is a very nice beer and I plan on buying plenty more to support it. Solid format too, Iíve never had a Hefe from a can before.