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Muskoka Harvest Ale - Muskoka Brewery

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128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 2
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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Ratings: 128 | Reviews: 60 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

mtomlins, Monday at 08:51 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

JonnyBeers, Nov 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

tom10101, Nov 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Groulxsome, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of R_Kole
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

R_Kole, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of Franck
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

Franck, Oct 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Lunardr0ne, Oct 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

SVD, Oct 22, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -7.4%

Canada_Dan, Oct 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

nullbort, Oct 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

DamoTO700, Oct 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

headstash, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

lgmol, Oct 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

valianes, Oct 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

RyanPollock, Oct 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

zweird, Oct 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Luisc94, Oct 01, 2014
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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.

DenisKolkin, Sep 21, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +12%

real_human_bean, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Bf_89, Sep 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Jotora, Sep 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

woody1138, Jun 26, 2014
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3.45/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Purchased at the LCBO for $7.10 for a 750ml bottle. Served at 8deg C in a water glass.

A- Opened well. 3" of head then to a film. Nice dark golden brown color.

S- Very good. Peat and moss. Yeast. Caramel.

T- Bit of a let down. Not that good. Not impressed.

O- Ok but not great

Food Pairing

This ok ale matched with potato salad and hot sausage and rice with egg stir fry


DaveBar, Mar 29, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -42.7%

smlanglo, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of randallpink
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

served from bottle into pint glass - 2013 vintage

A - slightly hazy copper/auburn, two fingers tan head that has great retention and slowly turns into a nice rocky covering to the beer, leaves amazing amount of lacing on the glass with amazing rings all the way down, passes medium amount of light

S - heavy on the caramel malts, toffee, biscuits. earthy and piny, grassy hops off the pour which make way to some more orchard fruit type of smells as it warms, citrus, pineapple, mango

T/M - malts, bread, caramel, toast, brown sugar,fruity hops, very sweet when it hits then tongue then the bitterness quickly takes over and dominates, herbal and piny hops linger in the mouth, medium mouthfeel, lowish carbonation, creamy, sticky, slightly astringent (as the hops take over from the sweetness of the malts), spicy bitterness, slightly dry finish

o - a wonderfully crafted beer! i've had quite a few of these over the past couple months and since this was my last bottle i decided to give it a review. all i can say is i can't wait til next year to get some more! so much happening in the complexity of this beer but doesn't seem crowded. flavours seemed to be popping up with each sip. would recommend and buy again!

randallpink, Jan 02, 2014
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Muskoka Harvest Ale from Muskoka Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.