Muskoka Cream Ale | Muskoka Brewery

Muskoka Cream AleMuskoka Cream Ale
BA SCORE
3.49/5
213 Ratings
Muskoka Cream AleMuskoka Cream Ale
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:
#40,084
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
213
pDev:
12.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
64
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 213 |  Reviews: 81
Photo of JPNesker
1.54/5  rDev -55.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured from one of the new Fangled repurposed/recycled cans -- bare tin with a glossy sticker overtop methinks.

Overall -- Far too hoppy for the style.

I'm pretty sure the can itself caused lots of off notes including, if you can believe it, plastic and glue. Repugnant.

Disappointed to say the least.

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Photo of EdgarGerik
1.71/5  rDev -51%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Shiloh
1.87/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Not impressive with no redeeming qualities and these are its good points....this sample is about to meet the drain in my sink....
OK.....colour is a deep golden and it does have a slight glass cling....however modest.....sorry, this stuff is terrible, maybe I got a bad one!!!!!!

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Photo of ThinkAgain
2/5  rDev -42.7%

Photo of bobsy
2.14/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

Bottle from the LCBO. This beer did not live up to my hopes. Both the pour and the aroma reminded me of a lager - its a golden colour with a very minimal white head, while the aroma is a subdued mix of sweet malts and grass. The taste, too be frank, is extremely disappointing. All I can taste is malt and grain, with the creaminess only coming through in the aftertaste. A nice texture on the palate, but a beer needs a lot more than that. My wife tasted it and agreed, saying well at least its better than a blue or canadian. Unfortunately, that’s all I can say about a beer I really wanted to like.

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Photo of maclean25
2.62/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

My wife picked me up a 6-pack of bottles while in Ottawa. I've never had anything from this brewery before.

It pours with a foamy, slightly orange-beige head and has a clear (but slightly hazy) golden body. The aroma has a light fruit salad, mostly pears, quality from the Cascade hops. The taste is heavy on the hops also. It has a smoky and old wood flavour. Moderate-to-low carbonation and moderate body.

Overall, I'm not to impressed but then again Cream Ales are not my favourite. I find it overly hopped and not much flavour beyond that. Also, too bad my first Ontario microbrew was basically a west coast ale.

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Photo of RedBeerchetta
2.69/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

In search of a truly good Canadian beer, I was delighted to see a sign for this beer as I was passing through the Muskokas. The search goes on. The color was promising, a nice dark copper, but the promise wasn't kept. This ins't an awful drink, there's just nothing worth noting about it. Not much of a smell, no distinct taste, just another boring Canadian beer, eh?

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Photo of Cheesedogg
2.7/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had on tap during a fishing trip to Lake Simcoe.

Draft had a good amount of head and it was a nice amber color. Could smell a little bit of the cream, but it was the tatse where the cream came through. First beer from Muskoka Brewery and the establishment did not have much on tap. I rate this as a pretty average beer. Nothing is standing out to me oday, had the beer a coule of days ago. Good to add a new beer to my list.

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Photo of Viggo
2.71/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ml can, from the LCBO.

Pours a clear dark amber, some orange highlights, pretty thick and lightly fizzy off white head forms, quickly settles itself down to a thin layer, some lace spots stick to the glass. Smell is very malty, some caramel/honey sweetness, grains, bread, bit of biscuit, light citrus, a light garbage/vomity aroma, some fruity sweetness, otherwise pretty bland. Taste is similar, malty and grainy at first, quite sweet, biscuit, honey, some grassiness, light fruit, again pretty bland, dry toasty finish. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation, moderately drinkable but nothing anyone should get excited about.

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Photo of juliendesrochers
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of ryan32
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of Ultrarunner100
2.84/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Sammy
2.85/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An average beer, but likely reformulated since these early reviews. Smell originally malty and fruity, then plain after warming up to room temperature. Short lived head. Creamy and malty, with a spot of fruit. OK with dinner at the end of a summer day.

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Photo of EatsTacos
2.86/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

A: A pretty aggressive pour produced a two finger head that disappeared pretty quick. The color is a golden copper.

S: Some citrusy fruit is apparent. Light hops can be detected.

T: Some caramel and buttered biscuit maltiness. Slightly grainy. Some raw sugar sweetness. Nothing to get excited about

M: Crisp and refreshing beer with a sharp carbonation.

D: Highly drinkable, and pretty bland.

Notes: For what this beer costs, its pretty disappointing in terms of character. Very refreshing, simple beer.

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

355 ml bottle.
Pours golden with a fingers worth of light foamy cream head. Nose is pale malts and a bit of creamsicle. Taste is similiar; lager esque with the pale malt and grassyness. Little bit of creamsicle flavour I'm the middle. Body is light to medium. Dry in the middle.
Overall, not a bad revisit but nothing outstanding. This brewery shines with their newer Mad Tom ipa and the seasonal releases. This beer was one of the original lineup mediorce beers they produced before stepping up the craft experiments recently.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a yellowish ale with a nice smooth head with average retention. Creamy palate with nice floral malt and low hops presence. Body is slightly above average. Overall, this is above your run of the mills Ontario easy drinking beer but it isn’t a great beer either.

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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Muskoka Cream Ale from Muskoka Brewery
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 213 ratings
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