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Muskoka Pilsner Light

Formerly brewed at Muskoka Brewery
Style: Pilsener
Bracebridge, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 2.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spab (3292) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2010
On tap at Highway 61. Pours a clear yellow gold with medium-sized white head. Aroma of sweet bready malt and light grass. Flavour is sweet bready malts with a bit of light fruit and grass. Mild bitterness in finish. The "light" might make one worry but there’s enough to this to make it drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Papillon (399) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2010
473 mL Can. Straw body with a fast-settling rocky white head. Aroma of grassy hops and grains with hints of banana and skunk. Light malts with very noticeable hops make up the flavor, bitter aftertaste and a skunky finish. I’m not that impressed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
markas101 (2271) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2010
473 can, Mulmur, ON, Canada. Light golden colour, sweet corn and grain aroma. Very carbonated, some bitterness and a strange off taste of rice or something.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomthompson89 (1976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2010
Not a beer thats changing the world but a beer that is a great summer session. some decent hops on the nose, and malt sweetness. mouth feel is nice and pretty close for style. flavor could use a touch more hops for my liking but still nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2010
Can from LCBO Waterloo. Light yellow, lots of bubbles, good sized white head that fades fairly quickly. Some soft saaz hops in aroma, lots of bread. Taste - pretty flavourful for a :light" beer. Sharp saaz hops up front, really nice medium foamy, tingly body, soft light malt finish, hops linger after as well. I’m impressed, there’s a ton of light pilsners in this province but this may be the only one that’s actually a pils (they do not even need the word light on it, but I imagine it helps sell it and set it apart, especially in craft beer terms). A nice surprise and one that will be a staple for me this summer, along with their wheat (the best Hefe in the LCBO right now). I love Grand River for flavourful lower alcohol beers as well, but this one came in a full $0.50/can(bottle) cheaper, and that adds up over the summer as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2010
473 ml can from LCBO. Pours light golden in colour, decent white head. Little lacing. Faint pilsner malt aroma, and nice amount of hop. A pretty good light pilsner. Not sure why this is only 4%, but probably great for beach/cottage etc.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2010
Sampled at Cowbell May 25, 2010 (from bottles, I think). Hazy bubbly gold, average white head. Pleasant dry floral aroma, mild grainy sweetness, but clean (6+). Taste is simple - a hint of apple sweetness, dry and floral-bitter, very well balanced (no alcohol of course) - what Coors probably should taste like (sorry JoeT). Average body - surprising in a "light" beer, quite lively and crisp, with a perceptible bitterness that doesn’t fade immediately - they do themselves an injustice by calling this a "light" beer - just a Pils, thank you very much. I will look for a six of this for a weekend balcony session where I want some maintenance beers between hop/ABV monsters - recommended, if fresh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2010
473mL can from the LCBO. Right off the bat I’ll say my opinion seems to differ greatly from my peers regarding this beer. It’s delicious. The aroma has some nice doughy bready malt quality which I love, not much hops but perhaps a subtle hint. Flavour is great, same awesome malt body with a minor bitter bite in the finish. I can see why the Pilsener claim may be taken with suspicion by some, as this is a very malt-driven beer, but, and call me crazy if you will, this actually really reminds me of Pilsner Urquell. I wonder if they were taking inspiration from that beer and thus decided to call this a Pils. The creamy sweet malt characteristics especially seem to me like an homage to Urquell. This beer is very enjoyable and has been released at the perfect time what with the temperature in Ontario sky-rocketing. Are there too many bland micro lagers in Ontario? Yes. Does that mean this beer is without any merits? No.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2010
I like the idea behind it, but the end result is a very tame beer marketed towards rich people and their silly cottages in Muskoka. Sparkling golden pour, simple grassy nose has hay, faint floral hops, biscuit. Tastes "uncomplicated". Grassy hops with sweet cookie dough malts, some floral notes towards the end. Clean, mildly hoppy finish. Well made, just too damn plain. Not a bad beer, but I’d take any of thier beers over this one if given the chance. Bottom line.....fuck rich people, fuck their cottages, and fuck their lame ass tastes, fuck their pollution of our clean waters with their fancy bass boats and sea doos. Brew me something with flavour and I’ll buy it again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DerWeg (1582) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2010
You know, I just like this brewer, making as they do such ’everyman’ beers yet with quality. THIS is an odd choice! Pours a generous thick white cap over a pretty darn pale body which has water-clear highlights. Aroma is frankly a bit mealy with some wet canvas sneaker getting in there. Lemon fights through, and a little grass. Taste is bright grassy noble hop plus a moderate presence of lager bite and an off-medium body feel, nothing offensive. The taste of noble hop plays on in a kind of Tettnanger AKA slightly metalliic and strident hop bitterness display. I have nothing agaist this beer, but the slight leanness does not serve the hop profile, it needs more "guts" & malt & alcohol to make it work.

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