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

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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
koppertone (43) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
A flavored ale. One of the best ones I had last summer. Brewed in Ontario and not what I was expecting from the region. Has a ton of great flavor, what I notice most are the juniper berries. Fairly light for an ale. Good head. Loved it, one of my personal favorites.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
beer_pong (1) - - APR 25, 2012 does not count
Excellent new beer! One of my new favourites. I have tried many new beers over the last 2 years because Iím tired of the same old large brewery tastes. It is hard to find craft beers that have great aroma and taste. Spring Oddity has accomplished both along with a nice appearance.

4.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Helsdon (52) - Toronto, CANADA - AUG 29, 2013
Easily one of my favourite beers. 2013 vintage bottle, via LCBO, in a tulip. Warm blond/coppery colour. White head that flattens out rather quickly. The palate is a full creamy mouthfeel, with moderate carbonation. Taste is a slightly sweet, light cream, with breadiness, and a moderate citrus. An excellent beer.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JesseM (1136) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2012
750mL swing-top from my likbo. Pours a very lively gold with a large white foamy head. The aroma bursts out of the glass, and is very impressive. The Belgian candi sugar really stands out nicely, along with minty hops, pale malts, and a subtle hint of juniper. Some sharp dryness as well that is a little perfume-y, Iím actually really into the aroma of this one, itís fantastic. Flavour does not disappoint, with lots of the same sharp characters. The hops definitely have a presence, but over-all itís the sweeter aspects which really shine. The malts have a sort of richness to them that compliments the mild spice character well. Feels medium on the palate, not a big beer but certainly not light. Not much in terms of booze, and the after taste is fruity like a good Strong Belgian Blonde. Muskoka really pulled this one off well, and itís a fine addition to the Ontario seasonal beer scene. I think this one really needs to be consumed closer to room temp in order to allow the best aspects of it to flourish.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
toffsbury (114) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2012
Aroma is mild but nice.. Floral and yeast. Itís a crystal clear almost cidery color, little bubbles forming a small head. Taste is amazing. Complex combinations of sweet and bitter, flowers and spice and caramelized sugar, a bit of a burn from the alcohol and some pepperiness from the yeast. Definitely an oddity, but definitely very good. Bottle shared by kevinsenn.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HipHopOpotamus (214) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
I really enjoyed this beer. Purchased at LCBO, I recommend to give it a try

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matt7215 (2111) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2012
750ml bottle from the LCBO. pale clear golden with a white head. warm fermented belgian yeast eating candied sugar with juniper, nose. fermented candy sugar bleeding into lean pilsner malt with juniper berry and hop bitterness in the finish. really nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinsenn (981) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2012
Wow, Muskoka just stepped up its game! 750mL bottle from the LCBO. Pours crystal clear yellow, with a thin head. Great Belgian-spice aroma with some floral notes. Unique floral flavour, with a funky burning spiciness near the end. A slightly funky, sour, dry, bitter finish. Medium-bodied with good carbonation. Terrific stuff; Muskoka has quickly become one of the best breweries in Ontario.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Canmoore (203) - 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!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (921) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2013
Pours a cloudy orangey/amber with a big white head that settles quickly to a small covering. Aroma is perfumy, phenols, fruity(like pears and oranges) esters, spicy, Belgian yeast and light alcohol. Flavour is much of the same: fruity esters, spicy, light alcohol balanced partially by malty sweetness, medium bitterness mixed with phenols from the Belgian yeast. Weíll done brew, fits the style and is quite enjoyable.


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