Muskoka Cream Ale | Muskoka Brewery

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BEER INFO

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:
#40,809
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
214
pDev:
12.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of slow3v
5/5  rDev +43.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow, I was really surprised by this one. I could drink it all day! One of the best cream ale's I've had.

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4.59/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PorterPro125
4.4/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type: 473 mL Can

A- Pours a Deep Amber colour topped by a thick, creamy white head. Lots of lacing coats the glass.

S- Malty with light floral hops and a hint of citrus. The hoppiness is the most striking trait.

T- Sweet maltiness (toffee) turns into a creamy grain flavour. The Malt/grain characteristics are highlighted by floral/leafy hops.

M- Creamy Medium Body with moderate carbonation.

O- Incredibly sessionable Ale with beautiful floral hop characteristics.

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Photo of moniz
4.3/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this right from the source, as my in-laws have a cottage in the Bracebridge area.

I found it to be a very drinkable, smooth, cream ale. There are very few "heavy" beers I enjoy, that don't feel "heavy" drinking them such as Rickards Red, and now this beer is one of them. This one will be in my fridge as one of my go to regular drinking beers.

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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

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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4.2/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into pint as I bbq some burgers.

A- Clear copper pour with a two finger soapy, snow white head. Lacing is wonderful.

S- Sweet biscuit, cookies and fruit with a touch of bubblegum. Slight earthy hops.

T- Nice malt, sweet caramel, cookies and bubblegum.

M- Light to medium bodied, good carbonation.

O- I am just in love with this. I inhaled a six pack in almost one sitting. I just love this, it's sonething I could drink forever. Easy drinking and flavorful.

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Photo of liamt07
4.1/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Can from the Beer Store, 473ml into a pint glass. Best before Aug 1, 2011.

Pours copper, with a fluffy and soapy offwhite head that quickly settles to a thin collar, thin film and some medium sized bubbles. Nose has a bit of toasty malts, bready with grain notes, light caramel which contributes to a greater general sweetness and some moderate hop notes. Taste kicks off with some sweet caramel right with some bready qualities, which thin out into some grain notes and a mild bitterness. Some mild metallic flavours which fade while the pint warms. Light-medium mouthfeel and easily drinkable. A fairly solid cream ale, and certainly a cottage option.

Revisited July 17, 2011 - can from the LCBO after the Muskoka's rebranding. Best before December 1, 2011. Cool can!

More citrus notes along with the aforementioned breadiness through and through with this beer. Incredibly drinkable, medium light weight on the palate. This has got to be a new recipie, outstanding for a cream ale. Top tier within the cream ale style category.

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

Photo of rickfos
4.06/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of patre_tim
4.05/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Deep golden orange, verging on amber, light haze, almost no carbonation, two fingers of yellowish creamy head.

S: Apple candy, apple jam, light dried fruit quality like apricots, a little floral, big malty flavours, some dough.

T: Right on with the nose, apple butter, dried apricots, light fruitiness, a little floral. Tea like, not the same dough as on the nose, more of a light toasted quality. Ends with a little bitterness and dried apricot fruitiness.

M: Medium body, little carbonation, dry black tea like dryness.

O: Very appealing well balanced brew. Yes, it reminds me of cottage country, though I’ve never had a beer in cottage country though I grew up going to Muskoka in the summer. Delicious brew, fruity, dry, different from mainstream brews, full of flavor.

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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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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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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Muskoka Cream Ale from Muskoka Brewery
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 214 ratings
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