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Muskoka Winter Weiss - Muskoka Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

12 Reviews
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Reviews: 12
Hads: 54
Avg: 3.68
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 0
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
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Muskoka Brewery
Ontario, Canada | website

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen | 5.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SebD on 11-28-2013

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

355ml bottle, part of the current Muskoka winter mixed-pack. Curious as to what makes this a 'winter' version.

This beer pours a clear, dark orange brick brown colour, with one finger of puffy, loosely foamy, and somewhat bubbly beige head, which leaves some sparse streaky and dotted lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of semi-sweet roasted wheat grain, dried banana chips, a bit of bruised apple and pear, slightly phenolic yeast, day-old coffee, and a leafy, earthy bitterness. The taste is toasted caramel malt, wheat crackers, banana peel, musty yeast, applesauce, a hint of citric tartness, ethereal cafe-au-lait notes, a hint of wet char, and weak leafy, weedy hops.

The carbonation is fairly low-key in its plain, sort of fizzy manner, the body an average weight for the style, and perhaps more than a tad thin in its smoothness. It finishes off-dry, just, as the roasted wheat and malty graininess slough off most of the yeastiness, to come out of this cleaner than one might have initially expected.

An agreeable enough version of the style, though the idea of calling something 'winter', just because it is a darkened version of one of your bread and butter summer staples, seems kind of tangential at best. Anyways, if you like your dunkelweizens flavourful, but on the light side, this one's for you.

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3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at The Beer Store for just under $3.00 for a 473ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass.

A- Opens well and pours a 1" high brownish head that is gone in seconds. Very dark brown colour and unfiltered

S- Pepper!

T- Unusual metallic flavor. Not very good. Other than that very peppery (the spice pepper) and green peppers. Malty with a lot of yeast. Nice Dunkel brew.

M- Ok at best

O- Not a great blend but it is nice. Will not go seeking this out but if no better on the menu then this would be adequate and not disappointing.

Food Pairing

This not bad brew went ok with....... Oyster crackers and cured pork meats.

Enjoy

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

A nice creamy smooth subtle beer. Nose has banana, cloves, and other spices. Taste follows. Quite lovely.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Close as I've gotten to a dunkel weisse since moving away from Germany. Not my favorite style (more of a plan old Weissen guy myself, or a really hoppy Czech pils). The taste on this one is good, I find that the mouth feel is a bit off though. Seems a bit "thick". Good for a dessert beer or one to throw into the mix but can't seem myself having several of these in a row. The cream Ale is my favorite from this brewery.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
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3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
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Tallboy can from the LCBO; best before Mar 6 2016 and served well-chilled.

Pours a hazy copper-amber colour, capped off with one finger of loose, soapy, off white-coloured froth. It lacks staying power, though - fizzling out after a mere 90 seconds or so, leaving behind a thin collar and no lacing. Kinda visually unimpressive for a wheat ale... I expect at least some head retention, especially in a weizen glass. Bready, toasted wheat malts and caramel sweetness come through on the nose, in addition to ripe banana and plenty of clove spice. A little nutty too, with some indistinct dark fruit character; not too complex, but style-appropriate.

A decent dunkel; generally mellow, but with a spicy yeast kick at the end. There is a pleasant, bready toasted wheat backbone, with notes of brown sugar and treacle pushing the profile toward the saccharine side. A tad nutty, but even more noticeable are the fruity flavours of banana and date that begin to dominate by mid-sip. This builds up to a spicy, yeasty climax of clove and grassy hops, followed soon after by a drying aftertaste that effectively counteracts the brew's initial sweetness. On the lighter side of medium-bodied, with assertive carbonation that constantly prickles the palate, producing a crisp, refreshing mouthfeel. This is fulfilling, satisfying sort of beer that is perfectly suited to cold weather sessioning.

Final Grade: 3.69, a passable B grade. Muskoka's Winterweiss isn't especially memorable, but it's still a tasty German-style wheat ale that I can't find any serious flaws to complain about - other than the appearance, which is not something I consider very important anyway. It tastes as a dunkel should - with plenty of sweet, bready, toasty wheat malt, some restrained sweetness, with a superbly dry finish tacked onto the end. In summary, it's good, but nothing I'd go out of my way for. Not as good as their Summer Weiss, but worth a try.

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Muskoka Winter Weiss from Muskoka Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.