Muskoka Summer Weiss | Muskoka Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Muskoka Brewery
Ontario, Canada
muskokabrewery.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!

Added by liamt07 on 03-25-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
160
Reviews:
54
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
10.57%
 
 
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

amber, hazy with a nice tow inch head at the top. Head faded to reveal a thin film, with no side glass lace. Nice visible carbonation from the bottom.

S - Lots of wheat and yeast, light with a touch of banana. Good balance, nice aroma.great wheat, earthy yeast like flavor, light with just a touch of fruit, banana and pear mostly. Not watered down, flavor has a nice pop. Light enough to just slide down, good carbonation kept it from feeling too thin, not slick, crisp and clean finish.

Superb, I could drink this all day long, the flavor and feel combine to make a perfect summer taste, great hot weather drinker.

Overall this was a damn fine hefe.

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Photo of bryehn
4.44/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer formerly known as Hefe Weizen rebranded and packaged as a spring/summer seasonal in a 750 mL snap-top bottle.

Pours a nice and hazy amber-orange peel colour with a medium-sized, tight head that falls to a collar after a few minutes.

About a week after being delivered to stores, the beer smells extraordinarily fresh and bright. Citrus dominates the aroma and is accompanied by a fatty, buttery banana-like smell, coriander spiciness and honey sweetness.

The taste is just as fresh as the smell. Sweet, toasty and bready malts and citrus followed by a good dry bite. Outstanding.

The beer is very crisp, with a prickly carbonation on the tongue and a smooth, creamy and slightly syrupy aftertaste.

This is an excellent beer that I'll buy until it disappears until next year. It's far better and less sweet/syrupy than the canned variety we used to get from Muskoka.

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4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Would love to try this again on a hot summer day with an ice cube, very refreshing!

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4.37/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.36/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mick303
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

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Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks like Muskoka heard Ontarians cry out in frustration with the recent snow storm and decided to offer them a taste of summer a little early this year. 750mL swingtop bottle from the LCBO, sealed with an "Enjoy before August 1st, 2011" label.

Poured into a weizen glass. Dark tawny golden in colour, slightly opaque. Leaves a thick head which recedes quicky after a carbonation burnoff.

Nose is lovely - pale malts, light hoppage, banana, orange peel, bubblegum - the latter being especially noticeable. Smells like summer to me.

This is a sweet, slightly malty hefe (or pale wheat, it's hard to tell) that is incredibly tasty. I can see myself drinking this all summer. The usual hefe notes are subtle, but certainly pleasant.

Thicker for a hefe, carbonation is initially aggressive but settles down after a few moments, providing a late kick to the tongue with each sip.

I'll have to stand this one up to their regualar hefe to really figure out the differences between them. I think the malt character is more pronounced, and theres a bit of floral hops as well. Regardless, this is a very flavorful and enjoyable wheat beer, something I will certainly get more of when patio-drinking season begins. At just a hair over 5 bucks a bottle, this is quite reasonable. I really like what Muskoka has been doing with its seasonals, and this is certainly no exception. Pick a few up for the warm weather!

Pics and review here: http://mattsbeerden.blogspot.com/2011/03/muskoka-summer-weiss-early-f-you-to-old.html

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Photo of TheHammer
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Awfully clear for a hefe as it produces a very light apricot skin orange. The carbonation is stead and ta finger of head stay around for a while.

Smell: Pretty much what I would expect from a Hefe, Banana and clove, although this one seems to have a bit more spiciness and almost a nutmeg note to it.

Taste: Starts with a mild wheat bread with a touch of banana that builds up with more citrus and apple notes that gets punctuated by a nice clove kick with a bitter note that just barely goes overboard.

Mouthfeel: Smoother then expected, superb transistioning and excellent carbonation although it leaves a little bit of a dry filmy aftertaste though, but the positives outweigh the negatives by far.

Drinkability: Yeah, this didn't last very long as the only thing the held back the beer was clove kick, which really isn't much to nitpick about. Refreshing, and I should also note it also fared quite well cold before warming.

Final Thoughts: I enjoyed the beer quite thoroughly, although I really don't know if I'd rank this one as better then their retired Hefe recipe. I mean, this one is certainly more balanced but the other one was a Banana explosion. We'll let the chips lie where they may on this one but you really should give this beer a shot.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wordemupg
4.23/5  rDev +9%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml swinging pop top poured into tulip May16,2011

A cloudy golden orange that's cloudy enough that I can't see the bubbles, they do however spawn a fast falling two finger bone white head that leaves zero lace

S banana, dry cereal, lemon and some yeasty spice and some very faint soap

T some bubblegum comes out and there's just a little more earthy spice then I could smell, somehow everything mingles just right and this is what I think the stereotypical Hefe should taste like, the bananas just a little bruised compared to the smell but I always liked my banana just a little overripe anyways

M light and fluffy due to a decent amount of carbonation, lingering flavors stick to my lips well after the liquids in my tummy

O When I visualize a Hefe I think of a big ass, hard to fit into my over sized glass, top hat of foam that just lasts forever, this was not that beer. Other then the look of this one everything else was exactly what I look for in this style

Another kick ass Hefe from Central Canada, that's right Ontario your not Eastern Canada from where I sit in Alberta. (got in a fight today with a dude from Ontario who didn't believe me that there's more Provinces East of Ontario then West of it) And when I say "Another" I suppose I'm referring to Denison's and that's the only other I can think of. Thanks liamt07 for sending me this hidden gem and knocking yet another want off my list

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4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - beer pours a cloudy ale colour, very lively head. there is some good carbonation levels as well. the head is a white, light in volume and very active. lot of air pockets. there is some minimal lacing.

Smell - one of my favourite smells, banana! there is a good banana smell to this beer along with some orange hints. maybe there is a slight hint of citrus as well.

Taste - very smooth, amazing tasting beer. the bitterness is faint but present, there isnt much aftertaste. i can pick up the banana combined with a citrus hint.

Mouthfeel - some added carbonation, although not much. maintains a light feel and is very smooth.

Overall - I think this is one of muskoka's top beers, one of the best releases. I will buy more and keep on hand, look forward to many more beers from muskoka!

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4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SebD
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice cloudy yellow/golden colour to it. It has a nice white head that dies down quite fast and has minimal lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of spices, oranges, citrusy fruit and yeast.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a very nice orange burst with some banana, citrusy fruit and a bit of bready malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance of flavours.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavours and aromas. Props to Muskoka Brewery for this great summer beer.

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Muskoka Summer Weiss from Muskoka Brewery
3.88 out of 5 based on 160 ratings.
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