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Muskoka Legendary Muskoka Oddity - Muskoka Brewery

Muskoka Legendary Muskoka OddityMuskoka Legendary Muskoka Oddity

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85
very good

84 Ratings
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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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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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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!

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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.

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Muskoka Legendary Muskoka Oddity from Muskoka Brewery
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