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Muskoka Legendary Muskoka Oddity - Muskoka Brewery

Muskoka Legendary Muskoka OddityMuskoka Legendary Muskoka Oddity

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BA SCORE
85
very good

84 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10%


Brewed by:
Muskoka Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Each year the tempered thaw of Muskoka winter gives rise to new and strange creations. Legends date back to the 1800's when lumberjacks and fur traders took to the woods and encountered the mysterious culture and wildlife in the unknown Northern region. Today, we echo our ancestors' quest and have unearthed this season's most distinct offerings. The culmination of these ingredients rests in the LEGENDARY MUSKOKA ODDITY brew.

We invite you to Release The Legend.

(Beer added by: bryehn on 04-19-2012)
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DaveBar

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Definitely a bit odd. Spices are subtle but there. Once the first few sips go down this beer gets a bit better. Not all that much but a bit after it opens up.

2013 Version

A- Cloudy. Opens difficultly without much pop at all. Nice head on pour.... stays for a minute or two then gone

S- Definitely smell the juniper. Rather complex. Wheat.

T- Odd to say the least! Not bad, just different. Juniper hits you right away. After pour and a chance to open up this one grows on you. Cold not good- hides all the complexity. A touch of sourness. Coriander. Hint of wheat

M- Nice.

O- Pretty good overall. Immature. Worth cellaring a few to see how they mature over the years. Just way too fresh right now. Won't even try another for 2yrs.

Thx for reading!

EDIT March 9th 2014
Opened one today and what a difference! Night and day. The juniper, coriander, everything has mellowed right out now. Blended nicely!
Moving my taste up from 3.75 to 4 and overall from 3.75 to 4. Excellent trip with a year on it. Looking forward to next year!

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 21:33:48 | More by DaveBar
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cracked open a bottle of the 2012 vintage today and I'm happy to say it has stood up nicely.

Moderate white head settles to a heavy cap and gives up plenty enough lace. The beer is a hazy golden yellow. Lots of active fine carbonation. A handsome beer.

Nose is spicy all the lines of a hefeweiss bier - yeasty, spicy, cloves, fruit, soft overall. Quite appetizing.

The carbonation gives the beer a bit of bite and sparkle in contrast to the gentle nose. Initially sweet, but quickly gives way to lingering gentle bitterness. Yeast and spice, cloves, banana. A tasty beer. Well made and lots of interesting flavours.

Interesting on a number of levels, worth a try, must now dig up a sample of the 2013.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 23:39:00 | More by TerryW
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GodOfBeer

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had one hell of a time getting the cork off of this bottle. If you don't have a corkscrew then goodluck!

Pours a very nice cloudy peach with a thin white head.

The aroma is filled with yeast, cloves, apricot, spices, banana bread, lots of great stuff!! Smells like a typical hefe would.

Tastes alot like their hefe weiss, but a lot stronger and more complex. Alot of coriander and spices and very fruity and sweet.

Overall a great beer, although nothing really special or unique.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 03:06:53 | More by GodOfBeer
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CanuckRover

Ontario (Canada)

3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear gold. Snow-white head, a good finger width with good retention.

All about the yeast on the nose though you can make out a clean base with some okay floral notes.

Herbs mingle with grainy malt, grassy hops, a bold yeast, and some honey sweetness. It's all just a bit much for me. The trappist yeast and sweetness make it a difficult one to come to terms with.

It's not bad, but it's a bit tough to get through more than half a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 00:17:10 | More by CanuckRover
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours golden with a slight haze and nice moderate carbonation. Two fingers of fluffy white head on top leave pretty good lace rings and one finger of retention.

S - Lot's of orange, sweet spice and yeast, some banana is hiding in there.

T - Sweet spice, lot's of orange, banana is there too. Fairly sweet. You can tell the candi sugar is there but the adjuncts are fairly tame with just a bit of floral notes. After a while the floral and berry elements really come out, making this a really complex flavour profile.

M - Nice carbonation, medium to full body and a nice sweet and dry finish.

O/D - A pretty interesting and tasty beer. Tastes quite similar to a weizenbock. Lot's of nice depth with the adjuncts being subtle. It didn't blow me away, and even though I did enjoy it, I don't think I could finish a 750 of it.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2012 23:09:11 | More by tbeckett
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a clear yellow color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of herb and grass with nice floral touch with some spices also noticeable. Taste is a nice mix between some floral and herbal notes with a semi-sweet malt backbone with some spices with peppery notes to it. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting though maybe a tad too much of spices to drink on a regular basis.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 17:17:52 | More by Phyl21ca
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decimator

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a Leffe goblet. ABV 8%.

A - Poured a light yellow gold with a slight haze with a 2cm head. Head reduced to a long lasting thin cap. Decent lacing.

S - Sweet caramel candy, citrus, spice, hint of gin, hint of grass.

T - Sweet upfront, citrus in the middle and a spicy kick in the finish.

M - Medium carbonation, medium body, tangy, tingly, wet & dry finish.

O - Definitely has a Belgium strong pale ale vibe to it. Alcohol is well hidden.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2012 01:18:19 | More by decimator
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Liamt07 sent me this one in the CANBIF. Thanks man!

Appearance. Pours a light, hazy straw-gold with 1.5 fingers of fluffy white head.

Smell. Spicy belgian yeast, oranges and lemons, some sweet and very lightly roasted light grains.

Taste. Fruity belgian yeast and spice, some citrus and herbal bitterness. Fairly sweet.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body with medium+ carbonation.

Overall. Interesting beer with some nice spices that aren't overpowering in any way. Drinks easy.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2012 01:56:44 | More by Rutager
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emerge077

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the more memorable labels at the PRF BBQ soiree. Two pours amounting to 6 oz. or so, served in a taster glass. Thanks to The Canadian for truckin' this one from Toronto, to and Peppers/EmpireStateTroopers for hosting!

Hazed orange yellow body with visible carb trails and a thin but creamy head of white foam. Some spotty lace and ok head retention.

Belgian yeast dominates the aroma, lightly spicy, floral, and phenolic with clove and pepper notes. Flavors follow suit with some additional juniper/orange peel bitterness in the mix, finishes dry and clean. Fairly smooth and medium bodied, medium carb level, not too slick feeling. Some lingering herbal qualities that were hard to identify but pleasant. Overall a nice BPA style with some unusual ingredients in the mix. Seemed that they were overshadowed somewhat by the dominant yeast character. Nonetheless it was refreshing and I had seconds.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 13:41:34 | More by emerge077
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to liamt07 for this...oddity? Served in a wine glass at Edward's birthday bash.

A - Two fingers of white foam settle to a solid cap, thick collar, and splotches of lace. Transparent pale golden with lots of visible bubbles.

S - Juniper, zesty orange peel, Belgian candi sugar, yeasty bread, and some nebulous floral notes. A tad too saccharine for my liking, but pretty much what the bottle advertises.

T - Sweet malts, Belgian candi sugar, and a touch of bread. Thankfully the adjuncts are well-integrated and don't overpower, as is wont to happen with heather and juniper.

M - Surprisingly light in body for the listed 8%. Pleasant carbonation, with well-hidden alcohol.

D - Surprisingly drinkable for an 8% spiced beer, but not something I'd feel the need to have again. Worth checking out if you're into this sort of beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 17:23:40 | More by MasterSki
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL swing-top bottle from the LCBO, poured into a mug. Tasted June 18th and reviewed from notes. Good loud pop when I opened it.

Pours a bright, sunny golden yellow colour, slightly hazy in texture. Two fingers of dense, persistent white head sticks around well into the drink. Sweet aroma; the Belgian sugar and yeast is pretty obvious, with a light, herbal gin-like quality provided from the juniper and heather.

Definitely reminds me of various Belgian brews, but with various unusual twists. The Belgian candied sugar is very prominent, alongside pale malts and yeast. A few herbal notes, juniper, some light clove spiciness and citrus zest help cut through the sweetness. Dry aftertaste with some heat from the alcohol apparent; too much for only 8%. Medium-bodied, fairly crisp with a good bite from the carbonation. Definitely something to be sipped slowly.

Final Grade: 3.65, or a B grade on the letter scale. The Spring Oddity is an unusual creature, but to be fair, it comes as advertised. It blends elements from various styles - including tripels, BSPAs and spiced beers - into an interesting, fairly tasty whole. "Legendary" might be a bit of an exaggeration, but for a brew with such a potpourri of odd ingredients, things could have easily turned out much worse. The price tag makes this a one-and-done for me, but I wouldn't discourage others from trying it.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2012 06:16:50 | More by thehyperduck
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slitherySOB

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale golden hue, with very little head to speak of. Smells, peppery. Candied sugar. Toasted grains. Pale malts. Herbal hops and yeast dance on the nose. Taste has a bit of a bite with juniper berries. Very peppery and sweet with candied sugar. Has a floral and citrus finish. Mouthfeel is low to medium carbonation, smooth, and a bit tingly. Overall, an ugly looking beer with great flavour, aroma, and surprise.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 01:21:11 | More by slitherySOB
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - a pale clear golden, thumb of fluffy white head dissipated to random coverings and random lacing
S - an interesting aroma mix of yeasty esters, leafy and herbal, with toasted grains
T - exactly like the nose, it has the unique and pleasant flavours of several a Belgian IPA
M - light with big carbonation, has a tingly feel through the middle finishing slightly tart but smooth
O - light, big, flavourful, and easy drinking, very much like a Belgian IPA having the best of both styles and blended very well

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 03:16:49 | More by joemcgrath27
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It has a nice clear yellow/golden color to it. It has a nice white head that dies down moderately and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of Belgian Yeast, alot of spices (cloves and pepper), candied sugar with some floral and citrus notes.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a Belgian Yeast note, nice peppery spiciness with cloves, a sweetness from the candied sugar and juniper berries and some light floral and citrus as well.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas. Definitely one of the better beers Muskoka has put out. I'm loving these seasonal releases.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 19:15:43 | More by SebD
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WeedKing4

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at the LCBO. Pours a clear, darnk crystal orange. Kinda a weird taste with this one. Some spice notes, with caramal and a bready like finish with the malt backbone. The 8% is well hidden with this, but it would be hard to drink a lot of this beer in a session. Have to give them points for an interesting offering or different kind of beer. Not sure I would rush to pick it up again though.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 16:52:29 | More by WeedKing4
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a foggy pale pear with a finger width of foamy white head.

Smell - Yeast, clove/spices, orange peel, coriander.

Taste - Well balanced mix of clove/spices, citrus, coriander, and peppery juniper berries. Peppery in the finish as well.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A touch of stickiness with a dry finish.

Overall - A well-crafted brew by Muskoka. I agree with the other reviewers that this is on the cusp of being a Belgian strong pale ale. Well-balanced flavours and remarkable mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 04:18:25 | More by leaddog
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to peensteen for the hook up!

A - Pours a nice dark golden colour, two fingers of head with decent retention and no real lacing.

S - Scent is mild but boasts some nice toasted bread, butter notes, caramel, hints of citrus, peppery spice and a unique floral fruity scent.

T - The citrus rind comes through alongside some sweet fruity cloves and pepper notes. Some sweet fruit flavours come through with some sour citrus notes lingering with hints of bready caramel and buttered bread.

M - Lighter bodied ale, but not to be interpreted as thin, smooth and finishes rather dry.

O - Overall a tasty ale, super stoked to get to try it and quite complex on the flavour profile. Definitely worth a try and certainly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 22:30:46 | More by andrenaline
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml swing-top bottle. This one popped quite loudly and satisfyingly for me. And what is this I see before me - two Ontario beers in a row, whilst not in Ontario? Brave new Confederation, I guess.

This beer pours a pale, somewhat hazy golden straw colour, with two fingers of tight, foamy, almost creamy white head, which leaves some bulbous upshots of lace around the glass as things sink away.

It smells of bready, doughy pastry pale malt, sweet candy sugar, earthy, musty yeast, mild savoury spice, and fairly faint leafy, floral hops. The taste is more sweet, sugary grain, abetted by that adjunct baker's sugar, a wee bit of orange rind, some understated forest branch resin astringency, a muddled, but enjoyable nonetheless, savoury spiciness, a soft, dry yeastiness, and nicely subtle leafy, earthy hops. Not really much play from the 8 points of booze.

The carbonation is a bit frizzante, and enveloping, but soon gives way to a steadily burbling undercurrent, the body a decent medium weight, given the uncertainties of the style, and tentatively smooth amongst the rising warmth of the ABV. It finishes sweet and malty, of the pale variety, the yeast, mixed fruit, lingering spices, and forest floor essences all
providing a general medley of flavours.

A beer with a bit of an identity issue - a whole lot of Belgian Strong Pale Ale 'heritage', mixed with the backwoods of any given country - leafy, woody, piney - you get the idea. The spices (not mentioned on the label, FWIW) have little bearing, so I'm inclined to push for this to be remaindered to the New World BSPA pile (a short one, at that), to, at the very least, give the good beer-buying folks a better idea of what they're getting into.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 05:33:42 | More by biboergosum
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The lack of 'pop' from the swing top was a bit concerning, especially for a beer brewed with Duvel yeast. Fortunately, the top becomes a brume of white and pristine clarity reveals a steady downpour (well, technically, up-pour) of bubbles. Despite the cloud-like surface, what's beneath is a blindingly sunny golden.

Brewing a Belgian-style strong ale (and a spiced one at that!) is a few steps beyond what most Ontario brewers are capable of, but Muskoka definitely passes the initial test. This smells savory-spicy, with an earthy mustiness and lots of florals. Sugar combines with notes of pear and orange so as to make the bouquet wickedly vibrant and enticing.

The funny thing about using a yeast strain like Duvel's is that you could flavor the beer with just about any ingredients you liked but, chances are, the yeast will come out on top. Heather tips, juniper berries, orange peel - musty, strongly peppered orchard fruit trumps all. Too bad all those unusual ingredients are hardly tasted.

That being said, they might not be tasted outright, but they certainly are at home in a style that typically marries fruity flavors with earthy spice and floral hops. Talk about a group sharing "one vision"; it's like something out of a corporate team-building exercise. Each added ingredient enhances either the inherent zest, sweetness, or spice of the style.

A strong, golden, Belgian-style ale is both the right and the wrong style to pair with exotic ingredients. But I don't score beers theoretically, I review them based on how they actually turn out and, in actuality, this could hardly have turned out better. It's another really strong seasonal for Muskoka, who should be very proud of all their recent offerings.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2012 22:15:21 | More by biegaman
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale blonde colour, 1.5 fingers of white head, light lace patches. Smell is belgian in nature with spice and yeast being dominant, as well as some herbal notes throughout, orange and tea leaves as well as some fresh earthy scents and even a tiny bit of bubblegum in there, still very belgian in nature though. Taste is a lot like the nose in the way that this all seems like a strong belgian pale but with some herbal and spicy flavours, orange, coriander, more leafy/earthy flavours, mild sweetness, yeasty in the finish. Medium carbonation, medium body as a whole but at times felt a little thin and lacking. Pretty interesting brew, at times flavours felt a little out of place but a whole it comes together quite well.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 20:52:08 | More by peensteen
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Only Cafe. After allowing the foam to dissipated, the aroma is clear Belgian yeast and herbs. The taste is orange hop oil, orange peel, chamomile and other herbs, coriander, dill. OK drinkability. Interesting, though not something I could have for a while. Beige head on medium yellow body.Smooth mouthfeel.

Serving type: on-tap

05-13-2012 21:08:49 | More by Sammy
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a 750 ml brown flip-top bottle. Pours out a slightly hazed light honey hue, tall tight creamy white head that settles to a thin cap in time.

Pale malt and some soft yeasty twang on the nose, light spice, some floral notes, faint citrus.

Both the heather and the juniper (possibly in combination with the Belgian yeast) tend to dry things out in the flavour right from the start. Soft bready pale malt is present, sharp yet dry citrus rind contrasts it, with dried grassy, spicy hops. Difficult to tell exactly how much depth all those extra ingredients add to this ale, in the end it simply seems yeasty and dry.

Medium-bodied mouthfeel, however the texture adds a fuller element than is actually present, with a rich creamy smooth texture and effervescent carbonation.

Lots of extra ingredients in this, seems a bit like a kitchen sink type of beer although it doesn't come across that way. In the end it's more reminiscent of a dry Belgian Strong Pale Ale, and it's tough to pick up on what all those extra ingredients are actually contributing to the overall results. Enjoyable for what it is, however in hindsight I wouldn't go out of my way to seek it out. One of those beers that sounds like more than it offers.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 10:30:05 | More by IronDjinn
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Groulxsome

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle -> Tulip. I poured my first after resting about 10 minutes at room temperature out of the fridge. The second glass (of 750 ml bottle) was much warmer, having rested for about 40 minutes. The review was reviewed after the second glass to ensure similar notes throughout the tasting as it warmed.

Appearance: Thick white head, almost like beaten egg whites in consistently; lots of structure and lacing. It comes down quite a bit in the first few minutes, but still has nice retention. Clear golden color.

Aroma: I get the sweet candy sugar, some pine and floral notes (likely from the heather tips and juniper), sweetness from the malt, and slight notes of banana and clove. There is almost a note of dry orange pekoe tea, like smelling the container that tea bags are stored in. It might be called medicinal, but it's really more a sweet herbal smell. Overall it's interesting and pleasant.

Taste: It's very Belgian-abby tasting at the opening, lots of sweet sugars, banana, clove, and spicy yeast. The middle has notes of that sweet herbal and pine taste. It finishes with some dry citrus and hoppy bitterness. A little resinous and a little note of lemon. Nice assertive, but not overpowering, bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation and a little syrupy, but the carbonation really only plays for the first few seconds. I'd prefer a bit of a heaver body with more creaminess and a more complex mouthfeel (like a Belgian triple or something like La Fin Du Monde). There is a welcome alcohol warmth at the end.

Overall: This is a very interesting beer. It's really Belgian inspired and has some of the best aspects of that style: the sweetness, the warmth, and the spicy yeast. I really appreciate how they've added some more unexpected flavours, like heather tips, and complemented those with similar flavours developed through the pine-resin of the hops. I really wouldn't mind seeing those magnified more in future years and having the body rounded out slightly to be heaver. As it stands, it's a surpassingly different but amazingly different take on the Belgian style with some North American influences. I'd take it over another Belgian IPA any day.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 00:38:57 | More by Groulxsome
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BB September 14, 2012

Pours light golden with a large white head. Good retention, some lacing.

Belgian yeast and candy sugar are noticeable in the nose. Light fruit, clove, honey. Smells nice, but not much different from a typical strong Belgian golden ale. I don't get the juniper berries. Perhaps I am getting the heather but I don't know what that smells like!

Like the nose, the taste is not much different than a strong Belgian ale. Yeast, sugar, light fruit and clove are all right there. I get the juniper berries now, which I did not get in the nose, but they don't have a terribly intense effect. There is an unusual taste that I am guessing is the heather tips, which is somewhat herbal and is pretty nice. Fairly sweet.

Moderate carbonation, full bodied. Rather creamy. Alcohol is noticeable- a little more than I would expect for 8% but not enough to be unpleasant.

Overall, pretty good stuff. I would have classified this as a Belgian Strong Pale Ale, as I think that aspect of it plays a much greater role than the herbs, though there is a herbal flavour here. This beer is not as odd as it its name or ingredient list suggests, but is quite tasty.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2012 01:00:57 | More by jrenihan
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750ml pop top poured into tulip 28/4/12 thanks liamt07 for the bottle

A clear bright golden yellow with just a few bubbles but they spawn a short lived thumbs width of foam that leaves two random patches of lace

S spicy yeast and faint juniper with some booze and more spice I can't place, some citric notes from the sweet orange peel I'm guessing, smells pretty good but If they were going for odd they succeeded

T mimics the smell pretty well with some clove added and a little more booze, earthy woody notes and a little of the brewers candy

M fairly thin and there's a little heat but nothing too bad, yeasty finish and the carbonation seems to go still fairly quick

O I really liked the smell but not quite 4.5, slightly higher mark here then I would've rated even though I thought a 4 for taste was being a little generous. interesting stuff but not what I was hoping for, then again I don't know what I was hoping for

decent beer that paired well with my herb roasted potato and chicken, I don't think I'd go looking for it or trade for it again but I'm glad I tried this oddity. Of course after I had the most awesome liamt07 ship me one it gets released in Alberta, who knew? I asked for it, no fault towards liamt07 he has kicked ass for quite some time and shows no sign stopping anytime soon

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 06:11:49 | More by wordemupg
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Muskoka Legendary Muskoka Oddity from Muskoka Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.