Muskoka Legendary Muskoka Oddity - Muskoka Brewery

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102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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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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Smell of orange, coriander, cloves, hint of banana and traces of alcohol.
All of these explode in mouth the to give a full-flavoured beer. Trappist yeasts give a small belgian tripel taste. Alcohol is quite present for a 8% beer.
Bitterness is long, sweet and brings a fresh citrus taste.
Very good beer overall.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Corked and caged 750. Vintage 2013.
Hazy gold with a thin cap of fine white bubbles that stuck around for quite some time. Sheets of lacing clung to the glass. Spicy, yeasty aroma with a bit of banana and citrus, grassy and herbal. Stronger bitterness than expected, herbal sweetness with citrus oil finish. Flavours of bready, yeasty malt and spice. A bit of warmth towards the end. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, fairly soft in texture. An interesting mixture of flavours and aromas.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 ml cork and cage bottle served well chilled into glassware. Purchased from LCBO for about $12 CDN. Comes in an awesome box, with the legendary oddity bird on display.

Appearance - somewhat hazy rich golden brew, with orange hues. Two frothy fingers of white head, leaving streaky lacing around the glass. Crazy amount of carbonation rises rapidly to the surface.

Smell - slightly citrusy, slightly spicy, maybe a trace of cinnamon and I also get a funky Belgian yeast smell out of this. Overall smells wild, which pretty much accurately matches the description on the bottle. Hard to put your nose on all the aromas at once as it's a complicated blend.

Taste - interesting blend of some herbal spices, floral flavours and Belgian doughy yeasts. Some fruity flavours like sweet pear and maybe peach ( although that might be the spices talking.) Slightly harsh boozy feel that could be mellowed out with some age. Kinda reminds me of a spiced Belgian tripel overall although a bit too sweet compared to those in the style.

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, smooth slightly sticky body. Slightly dry finish and high carbonation.

Overall - an interesting brew that I would certainly revisit if it came in smaller packages and was more affordable. Nonetheless certainly a beer to try if you don't mind spending the money and have a desire to try something different.

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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!

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Muskoka Legendary Muskoka Oddity from Muskoka Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.