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

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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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 1800ís 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 ancestorsí quest and have unearthed this seasonís 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hateball16 (105) - - MAR 10, 2013
Pours orange golden and slightly opaque, nice carbonation produces a rocky white head with some lacing. Complex bouquet of aromas including citrus fruits, aniseed, licorice, black pepper, horse blankets and hay. The palate pretty much follows the nose, very complex and you can really tell the belgian yeasts went to work on this one. Finish is moderately dry and quick, with some warm booziness lingering. I might pick up one to cellar for a couple of years.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
tompete (213) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2013
A bit underwhelming. Very light sweet yeasty aromatics aroma. Light flavor of spices, no strong yeast notes. Medium body - nice for this style. Average to moderate bitterness for the style but no real hop flavors. Slightly bitter finish with a hint of alcohol. I was expecting more yeast character for a "Belgian" style. They put spices in for what they couldnít do with the yeast.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cinctus (166) - - MAR 3, 2013
Aroma of forest fruits. Similar flavour, vrry fruity, mild hops, quite sweet. Pours hazy golden with a thin head. Tasty and aromatic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quevillon (2511) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2013
Drank on tap (12 oz) under the name Legendary Oddity, at Brothers Beer Bistro (Ottawa) on February 26, 2013. Honey golden, little head. Citrus hoppy aroma, notes of spicy and sweet herbs. Hoppy taste sweet but dry, spicy notes of wheat, aftertaste of crushed grain. It is very well done, I think this is my favorite Ontario brewery!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Canmoore (260) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2013
I finally got around to trying this beer! Bottle from the LCBO, this beer poured a pale cloudy blonde with a minimal head. The aroma was complex and laced with notes of Apricot, Trappist yeast, zest, dough, herbs, spices, and the smell of fresh cut grass. The taste was even better, with a distinctive Belgian palate but infused with some very inter nesting notes. Including Orange peel, biscuit, fresh flower petals, yeast, spice, herbal, and a mild bitterness with a very dry finish. This reminds me of a Champagne, but much better. A bit boozy, and a dry warm bitter-sweet aftertaste. This beer was well worth the wait!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
terrybail (619) - London, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2013
750ml bottle shared with steve Candy sugar yeasty aroma Light hazy yellow fizzy white head A little on the watery side or belgian strong but pretty good

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeRochon (23) - - FEB 14, 2013
Aromas of wheat, cereal, lemon, stone fruit, yeasty dough, wild flower honey and floral notes. A cross of wheat beer and Belgian ale....boozy finish with a creamy palate, light hop presence. An interesting beer but not something I would necessarily seek out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Digital_Aura (227) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours like a champagne. Fizzy, quickly dissipating head and no lace. Yellow gold (Lovibond 7) colour. Aroma is of Trappist yeast (like Chimay) and orange peels. Definitely a Belgian style. Tastes are complex and clamorous, though not out of balance - just complicated. Sweet and hoppy and bitter and malty and alcoholic. Carbonation is low to moderate. I expected more satisfaction from this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RyanE (145) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2013
Yellow brown with lacing that clings to the glass. Grassiness, some apricot and banana on the nose. Wheat and dried fruit flavor. Medium body with oily finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neongolden (415) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2013
(750mL bottle from LCBO) Pours a clear gold with a mid-sized frothy white head that left lace. Aroma of honey, pale malt, pale pit fruit, some orange and herbs. Flavour starts fairly dry and crackery with a bit of yeast, and then sweetens up with candy sugar, orange oil, white wine and a big helping of herbs, grassy but also a bit coniferous and spicy. Finish is quite dry, alcohol, minty vegetation and faint pepper. Palate is fairly thin for the style with reasonably soft carbonation and alcohol not very hidden for the style. A lot going on here, this is a very interesting pale Belgian strong, but I donít find it the most drinkable either.


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