barncatmatt (2355) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2010
473ml can from the Muskoka Tasters 5 Pack purchased at the LCBO. AP light golden, just a touch deeper then straw, fluffy white head, poor retention, minimal lace, over carbonated AR some soft hop notes, touch of 2 row, mostly floral FL very clean, minimal malt body but sufficient hopping both in flavour and bitterness PA easy drinking and just interesting enough to be good OV id have a lot more respect for this brewer if they had brewed this to 4.1% and labeled it Pilsner instead of making it 4% and labeling it Pilsner Light, is shows that this craft brewer isnt targeting a craft market but rather making premium beer meant for suits as they sit in their muskoka chairs on the docks of their million dollar cottages GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2010
Aroma:Fruity and butter scotch...
Appearance:Clear gold,light head...
Flavor:good hops,fruity and butter scotch..... probstblueribbon (4088) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2010
473 mL can from LCBO, served cold in a Scotch Irish taster glass. VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2010
App.: Clear light golden with a frail white head.
Aroma: Fruity, slightly perfumy malts, cereal/grain, decent for the ABV.
Palate: Medium body and effervescence.
Flav.: Similar to the nose with kinda weirdly fruity/perfumed malts, hints of slightly soapy hops that are also a little green and peppery; dry with some bitterness and a slightly mineral malt finish.
Not bad, I guess.
473 ml can - pours gold, deeper hued than I was expecting for a light pilsner. Thick head breaks apart and becomes a weak bubbly surface film, an unfortunate aspect I’ve found in all Muskoka’s beers. Aroma sweet malt and a surprising amount of hops - nothing insane, but pretty good for the ABV and style. Flavour is pretty nice, actually - cereally, grainy malts up front that give way to a medium hop bitterness at the back of the throat. Nothing earth-shattering, but better than expected, and it certainly will be a nice lawnmower/fishing beer. I’ll get this again, fresh, throughout the warmer days. pootzboy (1805) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2010 473ml can. fresh
... pours a pale gold clear lager in the flute with a billowy 4 finger puffy white cap. fair retention and lacing.
Aroma dominated by cereals, some light mustiness, sulphides from lager yeast. Clean smell.
Moderate-light mouth feel, biscuity-bready malts up front, light hop balance clean bready finish where bittering hopping appears at the very end to add a bitter snap. Clean, malty, crisp when cold, no off tastes or smells.
A fair lager but not very representative of the Pilsner genre...it hasn’t the floral Saaz aroma nor the light crisp herbal Saaz finish you expect from a pilsner...All I got was a boiler plate light lager with slightly over-boiled northern gold or nugget hops in it....it could have been called light lager and no one would notice. Light beers are not my choice anyway. I may drink this over a Bud or Coors but only if it’s offered free, don’t think I’d ever have occasion to buy this stuff.
Sammy (12769) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2010
Can from the brewery. A foamer, opening spritzed wide on my desk. The aroma consists of some cheese, some hops, and some sardine. Very light body with rising carbonation bubbles, and 2 inches or more of head. A tad below medium mouthfeel. Taste is sardine oil, moderate bitterness, drinkable really. Above average carbonation. A modest astringent aftertaste, but satisfying following a workout.