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Muskoka Craft Lager - Muskoka Brewery

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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Muskoka Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bestuurder on 02-12-2007

Like the region it's from, our all-malt Muskoka Craft Lager is a getaway from the average. That's because it's carefully aged and handcrafted to be uniquely flavourful, yet remarkably easy-drinking. Made from North American hops and malt, and winner of Canadian Lager of the Year, this delicately balanced thirst quencher is the refreshing departure you've been waiting for.

13 IBU
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Ratings: 79 | Reviews: 35
Photo of DaveBar
3.91/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at The Beer Store for around $2.80 for a 473ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a 2" white head that is gone within a minute. Light to medium gold color and filtered clear

S- Metallic

T- Light and airy. Nothing special though. Malt back bone is good.

M- Fairly dry and creamy.

O- Pretty good. Will not seek it out but nice refreshing break

Food Pairing

This pretty good beer went well with..... Scalloped potatoes.


Photo of DenisKolkin
3.19/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

473 ml can purchased from LCBO for $2.90 CDN. Served cold into a Sam Smith's pint glass.

Appearance - Pale golden color with lots of expressive carbonation. Two fingers or so of frothy white head and good retention. Not really any lacing stays behind on the glass.

Smell - Grainy with some sweet corn like aromas. Not artificial smelling though a nice home grown natural smell.

Taste - Clean and crisp but a bit too much sweetness for my liking. Could some more hop profile to increase the bitterness just a bit. A bit of caramel malt shines through with a corn like flavor most strongly.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated easy drinking, medium-light body.

Overall - A good but unspectacular pale lager, the sweetness is a bit too much for me but otherwise this would be a tasty unobtrusive beer that you can pound one (or six) up at the cottage on a weekend or after some maintenance around the home.

Photo of coder
3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.08/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.8/5  rDev +10.8%

Single 355 ml bottle poured into a shaker pint glass. A fairly hazy yellow-orange amber brew with a minimal spattering of white bubbles. Odd, almost no head on this. Aroma is thick and malty, honey nut corn flakes and cashews, caramel sauce, with a moderately assertive grassy/floral hop top note. Palate actually comes across like an Oktoberfest, sweet nutty malts (but not excessively sweet) that evoke a little brown sugar, light orange oil and fragrant hay, apple pomace. Full-bodied in ways that many other pale lagers are not, with carbonation on the moderate side. Malts carry through into the finish. Why does this garner a mere "okay" rating on this site? Perhaps this recipe has been improved of late, perhaps people are falling prey to some sort of anti-lager or non-IPA bias. Seriously, this is a solid brew if you like malts in the mid-range Vienna/Munich realm. Perhaps NOT truly a "pale lager" and maybe worthy of dinging for that reason, although this is an amorphous style in the first place. In any event, Muskoka continues to be my "malt-centric" Canadian craft brewery of choice and I am loathe to give Ontario this much credit.

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of CRObighit2
3.89/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

When I rate a beer, I go by my first instinct. I never seek out other reviews so as not to taint my first opinion. This is a good beer and I was surprised the rating wasn't higher on this site. Everyone has a different palate so that's alright.

A: Typical pale lager. medium carbonation and a head that stuck around for a less than a desirable amount of time.
S: Wow just fantastic. Very malty. Smells like the inside of a candy shop. Not much hops on the nose though.
T: Like the nose it is very malty. Sweet with a slight grainy taste. Aftertaste isn't great. It says on the can they brewed the beer using "North American" hops, I'm assuming that means Cascade or US Fuggle etc. I didn't taste any. This seems to be a strict malt only beer.
M: Easy drinking, very sessionable. Have a few if you want.
O: I liked it. it smells great, tastes great and has a low ABV. This will quench your thirst after an epic day on the bike.

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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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Muskoka Craft Lager from Muskoka Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.