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Muskoka Craft Lager - Muskoka Brewery

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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 12.54%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: Bestuurder on 02-12-2007)
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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.

CalgaryFMC, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

rumble19, Jul 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

AndrewC, Jun 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

Koopdad, Jun 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Jotora, May 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Slongie, May 29, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

CRObighit2, May 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

duimie, May 24, 2014
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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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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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2/5  rDev -41.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Watershed, Jul 11, 2013
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3.24/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

355ml bottle poured into a Stella Artois chalice. ABV 4.8%.

A - Poured a clear gold with a thin head. Head vanishes to nothing. No lacing.

S - Grains and some hay. Overall pretty light.

T - Light sweetness, mild hop bitterness, slight metallic note in the finish.

M - Medium carbonation, medium body, crisp finish.

O - Just above average but nothing memorable.

decimator, Jul 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Bf_89, Jul 05, 2013
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Muskoka Craft Lager from Muskoka Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.