Muskoka Cream Ale - Muskoka Brewery
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3.74/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from the bottle into an American pub glass. A dark gold brew, just grading into light bronze territory, with around two fingers of resilient beige head. Aroma was unexpected and compelling, mainly tangy English hops (!?) propped up by doughy sweet malts, accompanied by some fruity yeast esters that recall pears and light citrus rind. Taste is correspondingly fruity and reasonably sweet, with a blood-like metallic tang. This brewery yields some nice caramel malt flavors and these shine through here, along with nutty baker's yeast, unripe peach, grape candy, pear, citrus rind, and toffee brittle. The sweet malt flavors develop nicely as the beer warms up. Light bodied and creamy as the style designator would suggest, with a semi-wet finish that features more earthy/spicy hops and hints of toast. Robust flavors for a cream ale and starts to blur the boundary between this style and an amber ale. I like my session options less sweet than this but recommended nonetheless.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 16:05:18 | More by CalgaryFMC
United Kingdom (England)
3.43/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Coming in a 355ml slim brown bottle, “enjoy before” 15/06/2015, served lightly chilled in a stemmed wine glass.
A: pours a bright orangey-amber colour, coming with a negligible thin foamy head and gentle & constant carbonation.
S: sweet biscuit and barley candy-ish malts come with a faintly flowery and sweet-orangey hop aroma, as well as light prune-ish esters; a swirl gives rise to light buttery notes and some grassy hoppiness.
T: quite sharply carbonated, the entry shows plenty of sweet pale and caramel malts and lightly-sweet orangey hints of hops, but soon followed by a rather dry and mildly acidic aftertaste mixed of malts and floral hop bitterness as well as a well-attenuated mouthfeel, leaving but a light undertone of gristy malts to linger.
M&O: the mouthfeel is refreshing alright but definitely too fizzy for my taste, against a light-bodied malty theme and a well-attenuated dry-ish palate. This ale probably was filtered and reseeded with lager yeasts to undergo the long, cold lager-ing process, hence the higher attenuation level vis-à-vis the malty and slightly estery flavours. Not my cup of tea, but all in all this ale has shown some decent quality and flavour integrity.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2013 18:25:17 | More by wl0307
Muskoka Cream Ale from Muskoka Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.