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Muskoka Dark Ale - Muskoka Brewery

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Muskoka Dark AleMuskoka Dark Ale

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Reviews: 54
Hads: 99
Avg: 3.45
pDev: 12.75%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Muskoka Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 10-22-2001

You won't find an English-style brown ale quite like Muskoka Dark. Its bold colour, yet remarkably easy-going taste gives it a personality as unique as the region it's from. Subtle undertones characteristic of its Dark Munich malt ease into hints of chocolate and caramel, making this gold-medal winning ale as inviting as it is distinct. Thirsty yet?

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Photo of masterbruewer
3.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a dark amber with thick off-white head and decent lacing.

The smell is malty chocolate and coffee.

The taste is malty caramel with strands of coffee and cocoa flavor running through it.

The mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, but not too much, with an appealling slightly thick, but not overly so, blend of consistency, hard to pin down the consistancy exactly.

I found this a very drinkable brown ale and a good example of the style.

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Photo of Sammy
3.41/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A decent brew but only a passable dark. Carbonated on-tap but I wouldn't want to buy a six-pack. Bit of head. Carmel malty to make it popular in Canada. Mid-sip hint of roast malt cream chocolate, but we are not talking about a stout or porter here, more medium mouthfeel.
Had again at The Twisted Kilt 7 years later and this was a very decent dark ale, with chocolate and some nice Kent Golding Hops.

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Photo of canoehornpoint
3.19/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Highly carbonated and pours a light brown. Has a malty, slightly over-roasted nose with faint flowery hop aroma. Starts sort of bland burnt malt taste, with some flowery hop taste through the middle and finishes with an even union of maltiness evened out with bittering hops.

This was an OK beer to even out a lunch of cheese and crackers.

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

On the pour a deep incarnadine color or blood red if you prefer; the head massive and frothy in its texture which desiccates to fine beige lace that covers the glass. Sweet nut like tones appear first in the nose, followed by malt, caramel also noticed some light coffee tones, quite a “Sniffer”. Upfront sweetness that leads to a nice middling mouth feel, the finish bitingly acidic, tart with a pleasing hop spicy presence and a dry aftertaste, different I will give you that.

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Muskoka Dark Ale from Muskoka Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.