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Muskoka Winter Weiss - Muskoka Brewery

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Reviews: 9
Hads: 37
Avg: 3.68
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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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%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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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4.11/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.29/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.37/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours murky brown with tan glints at the edges. The head quickly dissipates to a small ring, leaving no lace on the glass. Wheat malt and dark malts and some clove notes in the nose. Rasin bran, cloves, and nutmeg in the first sip. Grainy notes and some chewyness in the back. Hops are very restrained throughout. The mouthfeel is a bit light but somehow treacly with low carbonation for the style. Fruity sweetness and some nutmeg in the light finish.

An OK Dunklweiss, but a bit light in the yeast flavor and malt departments. I probably won't seek this out again.

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3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

To start, it pours out a deep ruby red color with a large, beige head, that looks a lot like something you would see from a Belgian dark ale. The scent is very deep in dark fruits and light wheat aromas, but without any wild booze scent like a true Belgian dark ale would have. The taste is very bitter on the front end, with an odd, almost cocoa flavored taste. The finish is very smooth, with a fairly odd stale wheat flavor (even though this is best before January 15, 2016). Overall it is definitely a surprise to the palate, but something that isn't too harsh on it. I might buy it on occasion were it not for the fact that I can already get Chimay Bleu where I am, which I think is world's above what this beer is trying to be.

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3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Muskoka Winter Weiss from Muskoka Brewery
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