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Muskoka Harvest Ale - Muskoka Brewery

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88
very good

133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Muskoka Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Muskoka Harvest Ale was our brewery’s pioneering venture into our limited run series of beers. Now in its fourth year, our Harvest Ale marks the end of the growing season and the process of gathering mature crops from the fields.

Dry hopped and brewed using a selection of premium local ingredients, this ale has a rich malt backbone and a subtle grassy character reminiscent of the freshly cut harvest. It’s our way of celebrating another prosperous growing season. And we’re proud to share it with you.

(Beer added by: Viggo on 10-14-2009)
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 ml corked bottle that took quite a bit of work to decork. Excellent head retention and lacing over a burnished caramel colored ale.

A- earthy dry hop notes, caramel malt, some rustic malty sweetness, baking spice, some drier citrus notes. Robust and complex.

T- some rich malt notes, dextrinous and rich English malts, more dry lemon and grapefruit and also earthy spice. Hops really play a nice role with a thorough earthy character. Dry caramel, mango, drying hay and apple, full and rich fruity character that compliments the malt character. Smooth bitterness throughout growing toward the finish.

M- quite robust and also a well balanced harvest ale, quite an assertive hop bitterness over the malts, very drinkable with a warming satisfying character.

All around this is a highly satisfying and balanced treat. Rich earthy and ripe fruity hops compliment a well balanced caramel malt character that remains really tasty. Good complexity.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.2/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Very malted at nose. Tofee ans treacle.
In mouth, it's sweet, round, dense. Sugars give their place to hops who give a great bitter taste with aromas of cantaloupe and grapefruit.
Long bitterness

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.64/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 ml corked and caged bottle purchased frame the LCBO for just under $10. Served fairly cold into a pint glass.

Appearance - slightly hazy beer, amber and copper in color. A finger and a bit of head with a nice half finger of retention. Sparse lacing and a few visible bubbles.

Smell - a fine blended bouquet of flowers, some citrusy fruit, some caramel and butterscotch.

Taste - something akin to flower petals melded, with some bitter citrusy fruit, maybe a touch of grapefruit and passion fruit, with a hint of lemon, culminating in a fine slightly bitter finish. Balanced caramel malts throughout. A harvest like characteristic to the whole beer.

Mouthfeel - smooth slightly prickly mouthfeel, with a fair level of carbonation but seems soft and voluptuous in the mouth. Moderately juicy finish. Great feel.

Overall - a great beer that blurs the line between American pale ale and American India pale ale, as it has elements of both. Very delicious and a repeat purchase even given the hefty price tag.

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4.4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Muskoka Harvest Ale from Muskoka Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.