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Brewed by Muskoka Brewery
Style: Cream Ale
Bracebridge, Canada

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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An all natural, pure premium ale.

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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ILduce (270) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2008
341ml bottle: Orange under a medium creamy head. Lively carbonation. Sweet nose with restrained hop character. Tastes like caramel and nuts with a faintly toasted malt backbone. Well-crafted yet still unimaginative.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
blankboy (7400) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2008
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange-amber with a small lasting white head. Super mild aroma, and I mean super mild -- cmon! Some sweetness, grain and maybe hops, its really hard to tell as its hard to smell much of anything -- Il have to come back to it. A little later I get some caramel to add to the above. Flavour has some mild toastiness, caramel malt, grain and a light bitter finish. Average bodied. Not awful considering the style (a style I do NOT care for) but I still didnt much like it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinkhole (263) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2008
Pours golden amber with a thin white head. Malted aroma. Slight bitter taste with corn sweetness and a hint of nut. Crisp finish with some bitter aftertaste. Overall a better than average beer, although not really creamy, is still worth a try.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HogTownHarry (6380) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2008
Bottle (341ml). Courtesy of GregClow. Yay, cream ale - frippin marvy. Clear deep amber pour, smallish fizzy white diminishing head (3-) - look, gotta give it props for SOMETHING. Smells like popcorn and something vaguely sweet. Tastes like a generic Canadian beer with a touch of buckwheat honey. Lightly chewy body, nice carbonation, a little sweet and roasty up front and a wee bit bitter in the tail. Pretty boring, but BTB (better than Blue).

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2916) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 21, 2007
UPDATED: APR 21, 2012 Bottle - Part of a six pack Craft brewers of Ontario Typical amber colour, zero head, slight hop & sugar aroma. A bitter sweet aroma, lots of carbonation on the palate, very bitter finish I can not taste any cream. Average stuff. Rerate: totally didnt deserve the rating I gave it in 2007. Pretty decent nose, nice hoppy Flavour balanced with a creamy finish.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bobsy (194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2007
Bottle from the LCBO. After reading a number of positive views I was open to trying a beer that I have passed by ever since I moved to Canada. Thats the good thing about ratebeer - it encourages you to be more adventurous with your tastes. Sometimes youll get burned, but sometimes youll find a winner. Unfortunately, this beer did not live up to my hopes. Both the pour and the aroma reminded me of a lager - its a golden colour with a very minimal white head, while the aroma is a subdued mix of sweet malts and grass. The taste, too be frank, is extremely disappointing. All I can taste is malt and grain, with the creaminess only coming through in the aftertaste. A nice texture on the palate, but a beer needs a lot more than that. My wife tasted it and agreed, saying well at least its better than a blue or canadian. Unfortunately, thats all I can say about a beer I really wanted to like.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yarry (528) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2007
341ml bottle from Ontario Craft Brewers pack. 5% a/v Pours a slightly deeper then gold colour with a thin white head. Aroma is unusual, grass, malts and some very mild fruit. Tastes very nice chocolaty malt with a very delicious sweet cream aftertaste. This beer surprised me quite a bit, and is MUCH better then I expected.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaPe (69) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2008 Nice hint of cream. slightly swwet -rolls down the throat.The cream flavor really gives it something. I simple and drinkable not incredibly fancy - I like it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2010 341ml bottle from my Ontario Craft Brewing mix-pack. Pours a deep golden colour with a small white head, that quickly subsides to a spotty surface-film. The aroma is sort of grassy with a fair amount of malts, sort of mixed and not overly distinctive. The flavour is pretty much all malt, with a very creamy texture, and a hint of something sweet, tastes like, strawberries? Wow, thats odd, but interesting. The mouth-feel is smooth and creamy, with just a slightly rough edge to it from the carbonation. This is actually my first real cream ale, I havent read amazing things about them, but I was still interested in the style. I think its still kind of a cool beer. Smooth and tasty easy drinking. Edit: Canned version of the past year or two is head and shoulders above the old version. Way more hops with a richer malt backbone. This is my go-to Ontario session brew.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
probstblueribbon (3785) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2007
341 ml bottle in the Ont. Craftbrewers 6-pack from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass.

App.: Just slightly hazy (??) deep golden with remnants of a white head. Aroma: Sweet malts (caramel, toffee), fruitiness (apples, peaches, apricots and cherries)light nuttiness, bread and biscuit; a little grassy hops. Palate: Medium body and soft carbonation; smooth and silky. Flav.: Vague grains, light fruitiness, a bit of grassy/peppery hops, ever-so slightly off-dry; finish is flinty with barely a hint of bitterness.

Just noticed the organic designation. They seemed to have sourced better ingredients from hippie hop and grain farmers than the fine folks at Mill Street. Still underwhelming.


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