Muskoka Brewery

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Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #75
Ranked #24,150
3.84 | pDev: 10.68%
Muskoka Brewery
Ontario, Canada
Very Good
Notes: Seasonally brewed and available in limited quantities, Muskoka Summer Weiss ("vice") is crafted with visions of summer in mind. Unfiltered and naturally hazy by design, the perfect balance of wheat, barley and subtle hopping makes this an intriguingly aromatic, flavourful and sessionable summer wheat beer. To release more flavour, agitate bottle slightly before opening. Cheers to you Summer!
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KrisDLSmith from Canada (ON)

5/5  rDev +30.2%

Jun 28, 2012
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 11.5 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of fresh banana bread. Taste is of bananas, wheat, light spices, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an easy drinking and enjoyable beer.

Oct 03, 2016
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Roke87 from Canada (ON)

3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL swing top bottle, chilled and poured into a weizen glass.
best before date: August.1/2011

Appearance- Pours a hazy golden amber colour with a miniscule pinky finger worth of bubbly white head that very quickly, almost immediately dissipates into nothing, not even any ring around the glass what so ever. Very lively carbonation from the looks of it, especially when it is first poured wow, and no lacing on the glass either to speak of.

Smell- Has a very typical hefeweizen smell to it, lots of clove and spice notes immediately dominate the nose, some very nice fruity aromas also coming through very strong in this one and almost takes over, I get almost a banana smell coming through. Typical yeast aromas and a mild touch of orange peel in there as well.

Taste- The clove and spice aromas really come through more on the palate and those nice fruity smells really take a back seat on the taste department, although they are still there, you really have to almost search for them if you will. Again typical hefe tastes with the yeast in there as well, and the orange peel does come through a bit more in the tastes as well, also I am getting a weird almost metallic taste every now and again, maybe I should have cracked this one sooner?

Mouthfeel- Definitely medium bodied with ample carbonation to it, goes down somewhat smooth and crisp and finishes dry.

Overall- Not too shabby, Very impressed by Muskoka’s offerings this year thus far, they are really turning themselves slowly into one of Ontario premium craft breweries. The smells are actually very nice and a pleasant change to the usual hefeweizen’s that are out there, really like the fruity banana aromas coming from this one. Although to be honest the smells don’t really translate into the taste, and the tastes come through very lacking in my opinion although nothing too bad. I would drink this one again if I was really in the mood for a hefe, but for the price it might almost be better to just pick up a quality European hefe.

Jul 04, 2011
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oldp0rt from Canada (QC)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

Mar 15, 2012
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Stocean1 from Canada (ON)

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A = poured a piullowy two finger head - good carbonation - paychy lacing - beautiful orange wheat color - cloudy

S - bananas, wheat and orange

T - bananas, biscuits and cloves - then a little orange peel - then a lot more orange - as it opened up the orange peel became more apparent and in fact it became a little unbalanced at the end - scored it based on the first half

M - medium body and plenty of carbonation - a little dry and sour in the finish - very noce overall

O - really enjoyed the first half of this beer - upon the first sip I felt I had tasted something special however as it opened up it seemed to lose its centre and was a little unbalanced

Jun 14, 2011
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KeKeKumba from Canada (ON)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Jul 05, 2013
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Rijtjeshuis from Canada (ON)

3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in weizen glass.

Look (3.5) - pours a golden-straw color (about 3-4*SRM). Clarity is a bit more than I'd expect from a Hefe. Head is good, rising to abolut two fingers and falling to a good, thick cap that really lasts. No real lacing. Good carbonation is visible.

Smell (4) - The nose is really good for the style. Some strong wheat graininess of the front. Both the banana and the clove yeast aromatics are present, leaning a bit more to the spiciness (which I really like).

Taste (3.5) - The flavor is good as well, but just a bit too light for my liking (very similar to Mein-Grunes from Schneider-Weiss). The balance has a lot more wheat flavor than on the nose. The yeast profile could have been a little stronger and lasted a bit more into the finish. Minimal hop profile.

Feel (4) - Lighter body with higher carbonation. The high carbonation dries out the finish a bit for me, which is good given that the wheat flavor lasts a bit longer.

Very, very drinkable, with a light flavor. A good example of the style, but I'm a bigger fan of a hefe with a stronger yeast profile on the palate.

Sep 18, 2011
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MattPS from Canada (ON)

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Aug 25, 2012
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Stignacious from New York

3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Part of a surprisingly solid mix 12. Bananas and bubblegum, with wheat and bread notes; next to no head retention. The body is a little thin, but overall enjoyable. A very good hefeweizen. I'll be buying more

Jun 27, 2015
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leaddog from Canada (AB)

4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours a hazy pale straw with two fingers of bubbly frothy head.

Smell- Yeast, banana, clove, spicy aromas

Taste- Banana and clove come in nicely with the yeast and the spicy characteristic. There is a breadiness to this brew and faint grassy hops and grainy malts are present. The beer finishes wet.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Has a pleasant smoothness.

Overall- An enjoyable Hefeweizen by Muskoka. This beer stays true to the characteristics of the style. The banana and clove are not too overpowering which is good. This beer is definitely good for a hot summer Albertan day!

Aug 10, 2012
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LoveBeerNo7 from Canada (ON)

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Nov 15, 2011
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Atramentous from Canada (ON)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

Nov 23, 2011
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schnarr84 from Canada (AB)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Jul 05, 2013
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kelvarnsen from Canada (ON)

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Aug 20, 2012
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schopenhauerale from Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Sep 11, 2012
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IanSpindler from Canada (AB)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Jun 23, 2013
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BeerClubNiagara from Canada (ON)

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Jan 19, 2014
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Ivanhoes_Backpack from Canada (NB)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Sep 24, 2013
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Idrankthat from Canada (SK)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Jul 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

May 28, 2012
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Bryn from Canada (AB)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

Sep 08, 2012
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heerboth from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aug 16, 2017
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joefinnigan15 from Canada (MB)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

Aug 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Aug 13, 2012
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mick303 from Canada (ON)

4.32/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Instructed to agitate bottle before opening it. 2012 Vintage. Pours a really solid head of foam, dies down with good lacing, and a lot of carbonation here. Colour is hazy as expected, a murky medium gold.

Nice aromas of ripe wheat, refreshing fruit, bit of malt as well, distinct and inviting.

Initial taste is strong and of fruit with orange and a bit of straw-like background. Some sweetness too, but its well-balanced. Really flavourful. Enjoy it a lot.

Mouthfeel is remarkably robust, its not full bodied, but definitely got a strong presence, quite carbonated. Finishes really nicely, refreshing.

This is a quality weiss, distinct and very exciting and flavourful.

Jun 21, 2012
Summerweiss from Muskoka Brewery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 168 ratings