Muskoka Harvest Ale | Muskoka Brewery

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Muskoka Harvest AleMuskoka Harvest Ale

Brewed by:
Muskoka Brewery
Ontario, Canada

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Muskoka Harvest Ale was our brewery’s pioneering venture into our limited run series of beers. Now in its fourth year, our Harvest Ale marks the end of the growing season and the process of gathering mature crops from the fields.

Dry hopped and brewed using a selection of premium local ingredients, this ale has a rich malt backbone and a subtle grassy character reminiscent of the freshly cut harvest. It’s our way of celebrating another prosperous growing season. And we’re proud to share it with you.

Added by Viggo on 10-14-2009

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Ratings: 174 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of Jshugart
5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Delicious hoppy beer another amazing Muskoka brew

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Photo of COLe35
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Muskoka Brewery "Harvest Ale"
11.5 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "ENJOY BEFORE DEC 31 2017"
$1.83 @ Cherry Hill Wine, Liquor & Beer, Cherry Hill, NJ

Look: Hazy deep gold body with a bit of an orange-ish sheen beneath a full head of frothy white foam. Excellent head retention and very good lacing.
Smell: Sweetish golden malt with a touch of grassy hops.
Taste: As the aroma suggests, sweetish, grainy malt is threaded through with grassy hops and a light touch of citrusy fruitiness, and balanced by a solid bitterness. Dry finish as some residual malt quickly fades and gives way to grassy and lightly citrusy hops.
Feel: Medium bodied and gently crisp.
Overall: Fairly basic but bigger and stronger, and in this case, more bitter. Well brewed.

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Photo of Mysticmage
3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a tulip glass. For an unfiltered pour only slightly cloudy. Decent collar that held up well throughout. Wheaty, grass but not as strong a nose as I prefer. Fairly bitter like an IPA which worked well for me. Decent feel throughout. A good fall brew which can be enjoyed into Christmas no doubt. giving it a Wizard’s wand up.

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Photo of patre_tim
2.89/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Golden hazy and highly carbonated, its topped with 2 fingers of white head.

Smells slightly fruity, almost of pumpkins, and a hint of cardboard, and pine.

Tastes like a heavy hitter, like a Euro strong lager with a big sweetness, alcohol, linen, and fruitiness. Tastes a little like an Octoberfest beer, then there's big grapefruit pith, dull bitterness, and urine as well.

Thick and syrupy body, with moderately low carbonation.

BBD of Dec 15th, 2017, I'm drinking this on Nov 27th, 2017, but it tastes to me far past its prime. Incongruent, almost gross flavour combinations, an off balanced feel, and a less than enticing smell, sorry guys, did I just pick up a bad one from Bala's 'The Beer Store'? Don't think I can finish this, and for me that's extremely rare.

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Photo of ZachT
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bixby1971
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eberesford
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2017 - offering, this seasonal beer apparently changes slightly year on yeaePours slightly hazy straw colour with a 2cm head that settles into a 3-4mm head that leaves good lacing. Aroma: some sulpher when first opened although this dissipates quickly - grassy, herbal, nutty, raisins. Flavour: dried pale fruit, nutty, quite chewy, a signifficant bitterness that almost turns to the metalic. I am not tasting the grapefruit some have detected in other years, more English style hopping. Longish palate - an interesting, but not outstanding harvest ale.

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Photo of davidward
5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the best harvest ale I've had. It has a wonderful, complex, floral texture with a hoppy earthiness that goes down real good on a warm, humid Muskoka summer day.

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Photo of StormAles
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikr
3.2/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CaptDavyJones
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boo-urns
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oberon
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Best before 12/4/16.Pours into a nonic a brilliant bronze color with a thinner but sticky light beige head atop.Aromas are lighter than expected,light piney hops and some caramel toffee.Flavors of buttery caramel malts intertwined with a good shot of resinous hops,a little alcohol sweetness is present in the back end.Quite a balanced brew a little old school with the big use of cascades,a big malt profile.A solid fall offering here.

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Photo of Act25
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Why so good? Borders on Stone Bastard, but easier, and more every day. Awesome brew. Could be my beer all winter.

A) Pours clear reddish amber with fine bubbles and tiny particles, nice one finger DENSE & CREAMY tan head retains well and laces manifold thick rings.

S) Abundance of herbal, leafy hops with melon, cedar, wood, grass.

T) Follows smell but AMPLE, and adds the nutty caramel and earthy notes that amplify the cedar and grassy long flavors.

F) Feels thick with good weight and matched carbonation, leaves a sticky but long finish that is pleasant kiss.

O) One of the best. Try 24.

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Photo of EdgarGerik
3.27/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rukeli76
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a nice fall beer. Lots of resinous hop aromas and flavours with a solid malt backbone. The beer nerd in me would like some more information about hop varietals and sourcing, etc., plus maybe a little bit of experimentation from year to year.

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Photo of ikidunot
3.66/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of D-HopSupreme
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep red body with a fair amount of soapy, off-white head. The aroma is fairly floral with citrus rind and caramel around the edge. The taste hits the palate with a fairly neutral malt sweetness at the front of the tongue, with piney hops and bitterness encompassing the ends with citrus and toasty malt on the finish. For 7%, it still feels very smooth, though the carbonation is a bit overpowering here. Overall it's yet another great offering from Muskoka! These guys do not disappoint!

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Photo of nater919
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fortyfield
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of plowe70
4.58/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Simon212
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlairDoucette
4.69/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Serving type: 341ml bottle. Enjoy before DEC 04.

Appearance: not bad lacing, a nice looking amber almond colour. with an orange tint.

Smell: Pine and grassy smelling, with a hint of grapefruit tainted hops. Glorious hints of brown sugar and caramel.

Taste: Nice and sweet upfront with a very rich whole hearted caramel back bone, really good mouth feel. hops piney and grassy on the finish. medium to full body.

Overall: its an interesting beer with a very upfront taste. For someone perhaps that prefers lighter more crisp beers with less of a heavy finish on the hops (bitter), I wouldnt recommend this beer. The malt is very nice and well balanced. Price wise I'd like to mention atleast where I purchased this it was alittle pricey but I really like the idea of ''handcrafted with no preservatives''. It's a strong beer at 7.0 percent, & if you can take a nice strong ale with alot of character then i do recommend this and thank you for reading.

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