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Muskoka Cream Ale - Muskoka Brewery

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Muskoka Cream AleMuskoka Cream Ale

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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 3
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Muskoka Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
First brewed in1996, our flagship Muskoka Cream Ale has since become a signature beer of the Muskoka region. Unmistakable with its rich amber colour and inviting floral tones, this laid-back English pub-style ale is smooth and easy-going. With a Cascade hoppiness and fuller body of flavour, this gold-medal winning Canadian Cream Ale is the quintessential taste of cottage country. Raise a glass.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: Shiloh on 01-12-2003)
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Photo of moniz
4.33/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this right from the source, as my in-laws have a cottage in the Bracebridge area.

I found it to be a very drinkable, smooth, cream ale. There are very few "heavy" beers I enjoy, that don't feel "heavy" drinking them such as Rickards Red, and now this beer is one of them. This one will be in my fridge as one of my go to regular drinking beers.

moniz, Aug 24, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

WillAndSarah, Jul 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Hoagie, Dec 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

ucsbmullet, Jun 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Koopdad, Jun 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

the_james, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of korguy123
4.23/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into pint as I bbq some burgers.

A- Clear copper pour with a two finger soapy, snow white head. Lacing is wonderful.

S- Sweet biscuit, cookies and fruit with a touch of bubblegum. Slight earthy hops.

T- Nice malt, sweet caramel, cookies and bubblegum.

M- Light to medium bodied, good carbonation.

O- I am just in love with this. I inhaled a six pack in almost one sitting. I just love this, it's sonething I could drink forever. Easy drinking and flavorful.

korguy123, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of liamt07
4.1/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Can from the Beer Store, 473ml into a pint glass. Best before Aug 1, 2011.

Pours copper, with a fluffy and soapy offwhite head that quickly settles to a thin collar, thin film and some medium sized bubbles. Nose has a bit of toasty malts, bready with grain notes, light caramel which contributes to a greater general sweetness and some moderate hop notes. Taste kicks off with some sweet caramel right with some bready qualities, which thin out into some grain notes and a mild bitterness. Some mild metallic flavours which fade while the pint warms. Light-medium mouthfeel and easily drinkable. A fairly solid cream ale, and certainly a cottage option.

Revisited July 17, 2011 - can from the LCBO after the Muskoka's rebranding. Best before December 1, 2011. Cool can!

More citrus notes along with the aforementioned breadiness through and through with this beer. Incredibly drinkable, medium light weight on the palate. This has got to be a new recipie, outstanding for a cream ale. Top tier within the cream ale style category.

liamt07, May 24, 2011
Photo of patre_tim
4.05/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Deep golden orange, verging on amber, light haze, almost no carbonation, two fingers of yellowish creamy head.

S: Apple candy, apple jam, light dried fruit quality like apricots, a little floral, big malty flavours, some dough.

T: Right on with the nose, apple butter, dried apricots, light fruitiness, a little floral. Tea like, not the same dough as on the nose, more of a light toasted quality. Ends with a little bitterness and dried apricot fruitiness.

M: Medium body, little carbonation, dry black tea like dryness.

O: Very appealing well balanced brew. Yes, it reminds me of cottage country, though I’ve never had a beer in cottage country though I grew up going to Muskoka in the summer. Delicious brew, fruity, dry, different from mainstream brews, full of flavor.

patre_tim, May 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

basementbrewer, Jan 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

DericPR, Mar 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Hoppy_McGee, Jan 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Rlombardi75, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

MattPS, Mar 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

DerekM, Jul 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

hopsolutely, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

epicd3, Dec 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

hunterjames, Apr 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

KrisDLSmith, Jul 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Molson2000, Sep 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

bigox420, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

ksolomon, Aug 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

schnarr84, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of my go-to easy drinking beers. Finally got around to reviewing it. Poured in to tulip glass.

A - Medium orange colour with yellow and ruby glow around the edges. Half a finger of white head formed and quickly receded to a ring around the edges of the glass.

S - Sweet caramel malts with a touch of toffee balanced by a floral hop aroma.

T - Follows the nose. Floral and earthy hops with a crisp bitterness balanced by a sweet caramel malt backbone. Very easy drinking while still having good flavour. Not getting the cascade hops at all (as advertised on the label).

M - Light to medium body with a slight chew. Moderate carbonation.

O - A very enjoyable easy drinking session beer.

TheSevenDuffs, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of ecoastman
3.83/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drinkability - I am pleasantly surprised and will definitely be coming back to this beer. I may make this a staple for my every day "local" drinking beer if the price is right.

Appearance - Hazy pale copper pours with a thick head that recedes to a medium layer that is replenished by good carbonation.

Smell - Mild, sweet and clean with some floral and bread aromas.

Taste - mild grainy maltiness, a little buttery toffee diactyl and balanced with some decent hop flavours. A very good session beer with enough hop flavour to make it interesting. Better than some of the others I've tried from this brewery.

Mouthfeel - smooth, lightly creamy and refreshingly watery. Higher carbonation as expected for a cream ale.

ecoastman, Sep 08, 2009
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Muskoka Cream Ale from Muskoka Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.