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Muskoka Kristallweizen - Muskoka Brewery

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Muskoka KristallweizenMuskoka Kristallweizen

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15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 18.52%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Muskoka Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Kristalweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: joemcgrath27 on 08-12-2012)
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

355ml bottle, from The Muskoka Survival Pack mixed case for summer '12, filling in the 'Rough Cut Series' slot.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium yellow straw colour, with one skinny finger of fizzy off-white head, which leaves little in the way of lace around the glass as it quickly bleeds away.

It smells of semi-sweet, wheaty grain, some mild ripe banana, and a bit of sugary alcohol amongst very placid, understated earthy hops. The taste is strong, fairly sweet wheat malt, more banana chip fruitiness, a subtle drying yeasty edge, and mildly leafy, earthy hops.

The carbonation is moderate, and well supportive, the body a hefty medium weight, and mostly smooth, a soft clinginess rustling my palate. It finishes quite off-dry, the fruit and wheat sweetness flirting with saccharine overtones.

They're not kidding when they describe this as a brightened version of a their Summer Weiss offering. I haven't tried that one yet, but if this is the filtered, somewhat dumbed-down version, well, that bodes well for all of it. In short, this is what Grasshopper should aspire towards, even if it does seem a fair bit short of 'crystal' clear, and could use a little more crispness, in order to take the edge off of that session-threatening sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2012 23:44:48 | More by biboergosum
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle poured into pint glass 20/9/12

A straw yellow with a very slight haze and just a few little chunks floating around, lots of bubbles feeding a short lived finger of foam that falls quickly and leaves just a few little patches of lace. A few thick streams of bubbles manage to create a thin film and keep it after the head falls

S a little unripe banana peel and spice mix well with lemon, cereals and just a little faint chewing gum

T a big step back from the nose, its a little sour and much of the nose has just vanished, just sour lemon and soggy cereals, almost odd how different the flavor is compared to the nose

M a little thin and its a little foamy, slight tingle and sour grains on the finish

O the smell carries this one but not far enough, OK beer but with the flavor being average I'm not all that excited

meh, I preferred the unfiltered version by a long shot, drinkable but the sour notes don't make me want to go looking for it

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2012 05:28:55 | More by wordemupg
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

09-24-2013 00:22:43 | More by Molson2000
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

02-13-2013 12:45:02 | More by DaPan
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a mixer dozen i was surprised to see on Alberta shelves, states this is part of Muskoka's "Rough Cut Series"
A - clear shiny golden, thumb of white head fizzled to a thin covering
S - mellow but present banana and phenols, grainy and light metallic
T - much like the nose, the banana yeasty flavour is more mellow than a hefe, grainy malt and leafy hops provide the back up, tasty for sure
M - light a well carbonated, crisp and clean with just a touch of dry on a refreshing finish
O - this has the yeast flavours of a hefe that I am always a fan of, but a little more balanced and very clean and easy drinking, I would session the crap out of this if it were available in 6 or 12's, well done and worth buying the mixer pack for

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 03:46:31 | More by joemcgrath27
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Passing good just for being a little off the beaten track. Not in the same league as European stuff, though.

Ho-hum looking. Short white head disappears nearly instantly so whats left could pass as a tall glass of apple juice. Interesting nose, spice, banana, clove, so it represents as tasty. Same flavours present, but a lot of bite from the carbonation distracts quite a bit, emphasizes a touch of sourness in the brew.

Not bad as an intro to the style for the timid.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 02:31:02 | More by TerryW
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

08-25-2012 19:45:38 | More by thehyperduck
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

10-30-2012 02:13:27 | More by RedAleMan
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a clear pale straw gold with a half finger width of bubbly white head.

Smell - Yeast, cloves, bananas (faint), spices, citrus.

Taste - Yeast, cloves and spices are most predominant, followed by light banana and citrus.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - For my first Kristalweizen, Muskoka does an excellent job on portraying the key flavours. This being a filtered version of their Summer Weiss, there are excellent spice and clove flavours. Could definitely be sessionable. Glad I picked up their Survival Pack.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2012 03:27:34 | More by leaddog
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -57.3%

03-24-2013 02:41:55 | More by valianes
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artemh

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

08-15-2012 09:47:16 | More by artemh
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Vyronian

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +35.3%

11-16-2012 13:32:40 | More by Vyronian
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Hoagie

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +14%

12-30-2013 13:50:34 | More by Hoagie
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mjacquard

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

02-18-2013 00:01:47 | More by mjacquard
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yabud

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

06-11-2013 20:28:16 | More by yabud
Muskoka Kristallweizen from Muskoka Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.