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Muskoka Harvest Ale - Muskoka Brewery

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88
very good

107 Ratings
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-31-2013 03:28:29 | More by Shadman
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

10-06-2013 22:40:03 | More by Seantmiller
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-06-2013 02:42:48 | More by HATS4BATS
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -30%

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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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Newfoundland (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-21-2013 02:12:32 | More by cam477
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Ontario (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A slightly cloudy dark amber colour with a foamy cream-coloured head. Aroma of malt, spice and pine. Sweet and malty, with notes of pine hops, orange peel and a mild spiceyness. Highly carbonated and medium-bodied. Complexity and balanced mainly toward malts but still finishes with a nice dry hoppyness.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 16:51:18 | More by dreamchaser
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-31-2013 01:17:37 | More by yancot
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Watershed

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-11-2013 18:48:43 | More by Watershed
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KeKeKumba

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-05-2013 00:48:19 | More by KeKeKumba
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

06-11-2013 20:30:42 | More by yabud
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Manitoba (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-12-2013 19:41:51 | More by timiskin
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Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

02-27-2013 20:58:36 | More by IanSpindler
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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Simko1209

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

12-04-2012 03:16:19 | More by Simko1209
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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

(4.0) A: Clear copper coloured with a decently sized frothy beige head. Long lasting retention and good lacing.

(4.5) S: Pine, tart citrus elements, crisp apple, earthy peat, buttered bread, and toffee. What a great mix of aromas with a defined hop-like character and earthy qualities that contribute to the complexity.

(4.0) T: Similar to aroma with fresh grasses, spices, lemons, grapefruit, and a slight burnt wood taste all coming through. Complimented nicely with a robust and rich bread-like malt taste. Solid bitterness throughout with a mildly dry finish. Very good.

(3.5) M: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Slight syrup like stickyness with a mildly viscous body.

(4.0) D: Very tasty with a great hop profile and fresh earthy qualities. I still prefer this on-tap if given the choice, but nonetheless, a very good harvest ale and something to look forward to in the Fall season.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 01:36:33 | More by Digimaika2
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle from the LCBO; listed at 7.0% (2012 edition). This is one I've been looking forward to for months, and fortune seems to be on my side as it was quite easy to find this year. One of the two Muskoka seasonals I have yet to try (or review).

Pours a beautiful, transparent amber-orange colour, with nearly two fingers of billowy, puffy off-white head seated atop the liquid. It's resilient stuff, hanging around for more than a few minutes before finally wilting into a bumpy, foamy cap on the surface - and as an added courtesy, it leaves behind a delicate web of lacing on the sides of the glass. Definitely a very fine-looking pint of beer, and the aroma is nearly equally impressive - plenty of orange, grapefruit and caramel; very floral, very fruity, and very enticing to boot.

Very tasty stuff; the hops are quite prominent, but the malts remain a fixed presence, particularly at the start of the sip. Their sweet caramel and vaguely nutty notes, though, are soon overtaken by pink grapefruit, lemon citrus and floral, slightly piney hop flavours. Finishes with floral hops and earthiness lingering into the aftertaste. Medium-bodied, with a slick mouthfeel and mild carbonation, making one very smooth-drinking ale. The abv is nowhere to be seen - this is absurdly drinkable stuff, and the large bottle is appropriate for gradual consumption over a crisp fall evening.

Final Grade: 4.35, an outstanding A grade. I anticipated that this would be pretty good, but probably not worth the nearly $9.00 pricetag. Still, this is easily one of the best American-style pale ales I've ever tried. If you are looking for a sturdier, relatively balanced ale with some hop bite to it then Muskoka Harvest Ale is a perfect choice for the coming autumn and winter months. Very impressed with this stuff; like all of their seasonals the big bottle is pricy but potentially worth it, especially if you plan to share with friends.

[Update Oct. 3 2013]
I've shared two bottles of the 2013 vintage over the last few weeks, and it is just as superb as last year's. I know that they started putting their Summer Weiss in six-packs recently, and I hope that a similar treatment is on the way for this one in the near future.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2012 23:54:17 | More by thehyperduck
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -23.7%

11-06-2012 19:42:04 | More by cfalovo97
Muskoka Harvest Ale from Muskoka Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.