Muskoka Craft Lager | Muskoka Brewery

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Muskoka Craft LagerMuskoka Craft Lager

Brewed by:
Muskoka Brewery
Ontario, Canada

Style: American Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Like the region it's from, our all-malt Muskoka Craft Lager is a getaway from the average. That's because it's carefully aged and handcrafted to be uniquely flavourful, yet remarkably easy-drinking. Made from North American hops and malt, and winner of Canadian Lager of the Year, this delicately balanced thirst quencher is the refreshing departure you've been waiting for.

13 IBU

Added by Bestuurder on 02-12-2007

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Reviews by evil_liver:
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of BGDrock
2.97/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasted relaxing and watching a flick

Appearance: pale straw; chill haze; head quickly fades to nothing

Aroma: very mild, somewhat lemony and a bit tart

Taste & Mouthfeel: touch of sweetness and something of a bitter kick at the end; there is a very mild buttery texture and taste; hint of lemon; metallic; medium-light carbonation and body

Overall: a very average lager, tasting just like one of the mass produced variety

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Photo of MJ63
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of biboergosum
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at my hotel in Toronto - how very agreeably convenient.

This beer appears a clear pale golden hue, with two fingers of creamy, but at the same time, thinly foamy, white head, which leaves a ring of soapy lace around the glass as it hastily recedes.

It smells of biscuity sweet cereal grain, a bit of orchard apple fruitiness, and light musty, grassy hops. The taste is more crackery cereal grain, soft caramel apple, and earthy, weedy hops.

The carbonation is a tad on the high side, the body fairly creamy, with a rounded smoothness. It finishes demi-sec, a bit too grainy on the children's breakfast repast side of things.

Not a bad micro lager - refreshing, flavourful, but one is enough after the failure of the hops to make a dent in my palate.

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Photo of mintjellie
3.06/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

We've all seen pale lagers before. This one looks the part. Maybe a little deeper in colour than most, but still golden. The finger of head disappears real quick, without so much as a speck of lace left in it's wake. It smells faintly of grain and noble hops. It tastes of sweet malt with a mild hint of grass. Very mild bitterness in the finish. It's really too sweet to call it crisp. It's a bit fizzy, but not overly so when compared to other beers of this style. It's light in body, but not watery. It's simple and inoffensive, something that would go over well in a big group of people.

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Photo of Sammy
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can from LCBO. A serviceable lager, more for a warm day. Light yellow with a large dissapearing white head. Neutral aroma. A tad below average mouthfeel. A mild bitterness, just keeping the sweetness at bay. Decently balanced, presuming a minimal use of ingredients. Drying finish. This style is close to what the macrobrewers produce.

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Photo of tdm168
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I bought a sample pack of the whilst in Hamilton for my son's hockey tournament. The beer poured a clear golden with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent is faint biscuit. The taste is nicely balanced and easy to drink. There was a nice bread base. The Mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid lager.

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Photo of PBelardi
4.5/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LanceH
3.03/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of davidward
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a nice, smooth pale lager that uses the malt to tame down the hops. Goes down nice.

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Juiposa
3.19/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DaveBar
3.91/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at The Beer Store for around $2.80 for a 473ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a 2" white head that is gone within a minute. Light to medium gold color and filtered clear

S- Metallic

T- Light and airy. Nothing special though. Malt back bone is good.

M- Fairly dry and creamy.

O- Pretty good. Will not seek it out but nice refreshing break

Food Pairing

This pretty good beer went well with..... Scalloped potatoes.


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Photo of StormAles
3.34/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can: Poured a light bright golden color lager with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of crisp light hops and lightly floral malt is quite enjoyable. Taste is also a nice enough balanced mix between some lightly sweet malt with floral notes and light dry crisp hops. Easily quaffable with no brewing flaws. A bit more hops would have been great but still very good overall. This brewer is really improving and providing easily drinkable beers.

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Photo of ThinkAgain
3.33/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillAndSarah
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of Hoagie
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of CurtisD
3.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of headlessparrot
3.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spinrsx
3.05/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500ml Can

Appearance - Clear Gold/yellow colour with a large size fizzy white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there isn’t much lacing. The head lasted for 3 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains/bread, corn, hops

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation. I can taste bread/grains mixed with light hops and corn. There is also a bit of a honey and apple sweetness. The beer finishes with a grainy and sweet aftertaste.

Overall – Well its pretty much just a basic lager with a little bit of a honey sweetness. The sweetness adds a nice flavour to the beer, but it gets tiresome after a while. I wouldn’t buy this beer again.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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Muskoka Craft Lager from Muskoka Brewery
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 126 ratings