DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. After the other bad bottles I had from this place, I had some concern, but this one was not skunked or otherwise ruined. Pours a very pale straw color under a thin but persistent head with a nice stream of bubbles. Advertised sweetness seems to come from corn, though. There is a slightly fruity ale taste, but otherwise it seems little different from an American Standard. This was not on tap when I visited, so I took a bottle home, and at least this one is closer to the way the other tap beers tasted.
BVery (6971) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Tap at Northwoods in Eau Claire, WI on Nov. 18, 2011. Pale yellow pour with a small white head. Watery and grainy. Not good.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2010
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled. Light straw yellow with a white topper that fades away rapidly into a thin layer. Aroma is sweet and grainy with mild lemon and corn. Body is thin and highly carbonated. Malt, metal and corn make up the bulk of the flavors and it finishes metallic and off. I pretty much knew what I was getting into this one.
greenhorn1 (822) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 21, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pint. When I asked the waitress how the Muskie was, she said it tasted like Miller. I new then it wasnít going to be that great. Light gold, high carbonation, no head. Aroma was a bit musky. Flavor and body was very light, but a little hint of citrus. It went down like water, so not bad on a very hot and humid day in Wisconsin.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 4, 2009
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Iím not sure what to say about this beer. I know how i feel about it. But i donít think im that far off when i saw it tasted like someone just threw a handful of grain in some water and kegged it. Thatís really the best way for me to describe it. tasteless in every aspect.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at the brewpub. Light yellow pour with a thin white head. Very light flavor and aroma, not much to speak of, but it wasnít poorly made,just not alot of anything there, slight hop bite in the end, have to search for it though.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2008
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle. Aroma of sweet corn, dust, green apples starting to go bad. Pours clear bright yellow with a bright white head. Mouth filling carbonation with an off putting lemon zest tartness followed by some wet cardboard and pale lager flavors. Thin on the tongue with an oppressive amount of carbonation.
ChainGangGuy (4422) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 11, 2007
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Appearance: Pours a cloudy, pale gold body with a small white head.
Smell: Odd, distressing aroma of rotten lemons and perhaps corn.
Taste: An equally odd, but even more distressing flavor of abandoned citrus fruits and musty corn. Good grief.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: The muskie or "ugly pike" is an appropriate mascot for this beer.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2007
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Name: Mouthy Muskie Ale
Date: September 08, 2007
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: hazy gold, wispy white head
Aroma: light sweet grain aroma with a musty character
Flavor: tart lemony malt flavor, light bitterness
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 5/20
Score: * /4
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle from brewpub: Pours a transparent golden bronze with a thin, wispy-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly sweet, pale grainy malt and a hint of metallic notes and noble hops. Body starts thin and watery with a strange raspberry seed tartness and fizzy carbonation toward candy-like tart finish. Very weird, but if you called it a raspberry ale, Iíd probably have rated it higher.
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Picked up single 12-oz bottle from brewpub. Pours a light golden straw brew with a thin off white film and a light white ring. Aroma of sweet popcorn, some flowery hops, and a touch of apple. Taste is highly carbonated, some sweetness on the tongue and a corn flake taste finish. Finish is watery and too clean. One of their better ultra-llight brews.