Muskoka Winter Weiss - Muskoka Brewery

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Muskoka Winter WeissMuskoka Winter Weiss

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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 6.56%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: SebD on 11-28-2013

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Photo of biboergosum
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.

Photo of Mlkluther
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

355 ml bottle served cold into a pint glass.

Appearance - dark yet clear beer, nice two fingers of off white head. Good eye too a nod inviting looking.

Smell - bananas and clove come to the forefront, but there's a little bit of Christmas baking thrown in for good measure.

Taste - same as the nose with banana clove and some spices dominating. However on the back end there's definitely a healthy wheat flavor, making this a no doubt wheat beer.

Mouthfeel - smooth and slick, yet light bodied, carbonation is medium.

Overall - a very well crafted dunkelweizen, and while not a favourite of the style I certainly wouldn't turn this down if offered. A good showing again by muskoka.

Photo of TheHammer
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Poured with two fingers of head that laced fair well and boasted good rention. The body is a dark with ruby notes that has a slow a steady carbonation to it and a mild haze to it. More lacing and more murk is needed for the 5 though.

Smell: A healthy mix of toasted wheat and barley with a light hint of banana and sweeter caramel. Warming helps the banana come out a little bit more.

Taste: Starts with a caramel banana taste that turns more to the toasted caramel side as the beer goes on ending with a mild earthy note accented by a slight clove touch. It's good but it doesn't scream wow.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is bit too foamy and a while the mild caramel banana with an odd mineral note in the background. The transitioning is decent enough I suppose though. The good out weighs the bad.

Drinkability: Surprisingly hearty and medium bodied. The carbonation seems to leave me a bit belchy. That said, it does quench your thirst, but it's not a summer time drink because you are sweating beer.

Final Thoughts: If I had to use one be to summarize the beer in one word, it would be hearty. It's very much brewed for the winter, as it's heavier taste and abundant malt presence make this a Weiss that sticks to your ribs. That said, I've enjoyed other Dunkelweizen's more then this one, and very much enjoyed Muskoka's Summer Weiss quite a bit more. I still clearly recommend trying it though.

Photo of Bunman3
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer looks nice in the glass - clear, dark, with a bit of darkish head the disappears quickly. The nose leaves no mistake as to the style of this brew - plenty of clove and banana with a bit of yeast for good measure. The taste is remarkably light, with a bit of dark malt and wheat chewiness toward the end. It is remarkably dry, but manages to be quite satisfying.

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasting notes: Dark brown with a slight reddish tint, huge billowing frothy head that recalls Swiss cheese (a few large air bubbles in the matrix). Banana and burnt toffee notes. Hints of cacao and molasses. Earthy and rather bitter. Slight raisin and vanilla. Bruised apples and pears. Is that a whiff of ash? Odd. Shredded wheat note in the finish along with another mineral-like element. Finish lingers. Fairly fizzy. Clove becomes more salient on nose and palate as the beer warms. Fairly hefty body, on the high end of medium but heavy for the style. A few rough edges but oh well. All in all, a rich, flinty, fruity without being overly sweet dunkelweizen well worth one's time.

Photo of mick303
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Muskoka winter weiss
A- darkbrown with a light lacing
Smell is mildly phenolic with a dark full roast malt. Lemon and fruits.
Taste is lemony, banana, coffee,
Mouthfeel is full creaminess, nutmeg, and some pepper. moderate tingly carbonation, a little fruity phenolic tingle. A full creamy wheat body, mildly sour cherry and tangy tropical fruit mixed with a bit of early winter spices. All around pretty solid and interesting, a bit different.
3.5 3.75 4 4 3.75

Had from the bottle a year later and was quite disappointed, watery metallic feel, downgraded ratings a bit.

Muskoka Winter Weiss from Muskoka Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.