Muskoka Cream Ale | Muskoka Brewery

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Brewed by:
Muskoka Brewery
Ontario, Canada
muskokabrewery.com

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
First brewed in1996, our flagship Muskoka Cream Ale has since become a signature beer of the Muskoka region. Unmistakable with its rich amber colour and inviting floral tones, this laid-back English pub-style ale is smooth and easy-going. With a Cascade hoppiness and fuller body of flavour, this gold-medal winning Canadian Cream Ale is the quintessential taste of cottage country. Raise a glass.

20 IBU

Added by Shiloh on 01-12-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,547
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
220
pDev:
12.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of achepil
2.74/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ewpass
3.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy amber with a strong head. Malty nose with a hint of citrus from the Cascade hops. Firm malt body with a refreshing crispness. Nice!

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Photo of Corson
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.54/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

a solid beer, more flavorful and robustly grain driven than i am used to in the style, but i like the beer pretty well, and its a nice contrast to the watered down and sweeter pale lagers of ontario. a lighter copper color to it in the stemmed 20 ounce glass with brewery branding, not sure ive seen this shape and size combination before, but nevertheless it holds an inch of white head and has good relative clarity. bronze dipped looking. aroma and flavor are lighter english malts, crisping crackery yeast, and some balancing hop bitterness thats still mild, but bold compared to a lot of its local peers. there is some real body here, and i can taste and appreciate the grain without much residual sweetness, which i reckon is the best feature. its not as light and crushable as i like cream ale to be, less refreshing in that way, but its got a lot of flavor and its still smooth and poundable, just not really a cream ale as i know them to be, too malty for that. good carbonation here, cleaner finish, and a rather versatile beer, anything greasy can be washed right down with this. i heard good things about the muskoka ipa too, but i never got the chance to try it on my visit. hopefully next time!

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Photo of Jshugart
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It's a cream ale!

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Photo of a_mcqueen89
3.93/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bixby1971
3.64/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nullbort
3.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of heerboth
3.28/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KelvinC
3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ConnorG
3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Simon212
3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of davidward
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not quite the flagship brew for Muskoka as it used to be but still very good. A classic of the style.

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Photo of StormAles
3.13/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Muskoka Brewery "Cream Ale"
11.5 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "ENJOY BEFORE MAY 09 2017" and sampled on MARCH 24 2017
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Look: Although it's unfiltered it's still a fairly clear deep copper beneath a short head of off-white. Limited head retention and average lacing.

Smell: Malty with some caramel and a light waft of hops.

Taste: As the aroma suggests with a bit more floral and grassy hops. The caramel is not overdone, and it's not too malty, but still very full of flavor. Nicely balanced by a stiff bitterness that leads to a dry finish.

Feel: Medium bodied and crisp. Zesty on the tongue, and then smooth once it's warmed a bit.

Overall: A solid offering. It's basic but good, and sometimes that's all a beer needs to be. Highly drinkable. A good beer to relax with at the end of the day as the sun sets.

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Photo of moodenba
3.72/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Refrigerated can of Muskoka Cream Ale poured into a glass February, 2017.

Good amber color with a white head that falls slowly. Only a very slight haze is evidence of the unfiltered character. Very little aroma (but the beer was poured cold). The brewery describes this as British style, but it is actually a light amber ale like many North American brews of the late 20th century (Labatts 50, Molson Export, Genesee Cream Ale).

Flavor is mild, with a balanced malty, hoppy character. The flavor accompanied by a full mouth feel. I think this is a good example of a very enjoyable ale that is not heavy or high in alcohol.

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Photo of ZachT
3.61/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of boszormeny
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.07/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
3.66/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I bought a sample pack 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 non-descript. The taste is nicely balanced and easy to drink there is a slight floral hop presence that makes this beer interesting. Overall it's a good beer and worth a try.

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Photo of MikeGa
4.21/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The best from this brewery IMO. Muskoka's beers are all tasty but IMO they all have the same hop profile. The cream ale has the best balance because the slightly sweet malt balances the dry hops. Their detour beer is the most interesting in that it leaves a very dry mouth feel and somehow gives the dryness to the noise too almost like the scent of wasabi. The cream ale balances it out though and makes it more refreshing.

That said the thinkness of the cream ale makes it only good for a couple pints, after that it becomes too much as it leaves a flippy feel in the mouth. I find a lot of beers that way though so when in doubt go to a place with a large tap selection and make your way around it :)

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Photo of binno
3.87/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Max8787
3.92/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Above my expectation. Great cream ale. Maybe a little more hoppy than your average cream ale but it's for the best

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Photo of TeachChefs
3.13/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ackeeper
3.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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Muskoka Cream Ale from Muskoka Brewery
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 220 ratings