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Muskoka Spring Oddity

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Brewed by Muskoka Brewery
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Bracebridge, Canada

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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Each year the tempered thaw of Muskoka winter gives rise to new and strange creations. Legends date back to the 1800’s when lumberjacks and fur traders took to the woods and ecnountered the mysterious culture and wildlife in the unknown Northern region. Today, we echo our ancestors’ quest and have unearthed this season’s most distinct offerings. The culmination of these ingredients rests in the LEGENDARY MUSKOKA SPRING ODDITY brew.

We invite you to Release The Legend.

Ingredients: Pure Muskoka Water, Heather Tips, Juniper Berries, Sweet Orange Peel Shavings, North American Malts, Noble Hops, Belgian Yeast and Belgian Candi Sugar.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (3054) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle - Malty stone fruit. Hazy orange with a thin white head. Stone fruit, boozy sweetness and a long finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gerbeer (1686) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
750 ml bottle. Vintage 2013, labelled Legendary Muskoka Oddity. Pours a bright amber with moderate head and lots of carbonation. Aromas of candied fruit, orange peel, and resin/esters. Similar sweet flavors with a buttery finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PriorL (1643) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle at RBSG 2014. Thx to everyone for sharing today’s bottles! APPEARANCE:clear blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: chemical, bad. TASTE: chemical, bad

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThirstyBird (1484) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2014
Pours a hazy brilliant gold color with white ring. The smell is wort, citrus. The taste is fruit, sweet malt, caramel. The body is medium and sticky with mild carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (1199) - BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle @ RBBSG, 2014. Thanks travlr! Orange colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Spicy with soft malty notes. Sweet, light hoppy aftertaste. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Karol (601) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 6, 2014
Vintage 2013 bottle bought at the LCBO in toronto/Canada. Jarred pears aroma no doubt! Amazing. Color is hazy orange golden. Taste is like a fruity Duvell. Very close to a standard Belgian ale or tripple. Overall a very very good beer!

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
77ships (3592) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
750 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBSG III. Thanks to travlr! Cool label. Golden, white head. Doesn’t smell okay to me, lactic, this yeasty, sour, citrus, soap. Tastes of thick old chunky yeast, plaster, lactic, spoiled yoghurt, artificial citrus. Thick yeast, this doesn’t feel alright to me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
Corked bottle from Steamworks Liquor Store, Vancouver, as Muskoka Oddity
vintage 2013, bb 30 Sept 2014

Hazy blond color with medium sized compact head. Belgian aroma, lightly spicy and fruity, some esters, very light soap. Dynamic mouthfeel, lean and with very moderate sweetness; nice malt flavor, with delicate fruit and spice presence, no dominating traits; correct bitterness.
Has a few merits: clean, great balance, harmony and not showing too much the spices.
Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
samzim (156) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2014
Vintage 2013. Scent of yeast, malt, spice, and hops. Cloudy golden colour. Flavours of malt, yeast, gin, honey, and spices, with a slight sweetness on the front and a mild bitterness throughout. Medium in body and carbonation. Quite tasty; can’t wait till next year’s incarnation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Randy4Beer (131) - - MAY 17, 2014
Pours a light amber, with a very thin, one finger white head. Aromas of citrus, banana and a slight mustiness underlying it all. Tastes of citrus, and a some bitterness on the swallow. If you know "the Belgium Taste" this one is spitting it out big time. Overall, this is a strange beer that seems like an ok beer, but somehow manages to convince you that it is a superior beer. And it is.


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