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
Ratings:
207
Reviews:
81
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
13.45%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
62
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Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very decent tropical-esqued cream ale with an English toffee like malt and creaminess. Not any hops that stand out, and the first thing I thought of was a Kilkenny, which someone wrote in their review previous to.mine which I thought was really cool.

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Photo of Bm1
3.4/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PorterPro125
4.4/5  rDev +28.7%
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 Jaisell
3.69/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stanley23
3.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nate_pacino
4.59/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of slow3v
5/5  rDev +46.2%
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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Photo of headlessparrot
3.55/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stignacious
3.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a bright amber color out of the bottle. Head retention is decent, but little lacing. A little hoppy for a cream ale, but a nice malt profile and an (almost) lactose-like sweetness add to the depth of character.

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Photo of f3el
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of captainhampton
3.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cjohns73
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FRANKIE65
3.27/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.66/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

473 ml can served cool into a pint glass. purchased from LCBO for $2.90. Re-reviewing this cream ale.

Appearance - Bright coppery colored beer with a finger and a half of rocky ivory head which doesn't linger that long but leaves some beautiful lacing markings down the side of the glass. Very clear with a plethora of active bubbles.

Smell - Grainy with some floral and leafy aromas, it's apparent that there's a healthy hop bill in the beer.A mention of lemon thrown in for added pleasure.

Taste - Starts malty with some butterscotch and a kiss of molasses before the creaminess takes over with caramel and a heavy grain flavor. Some leafy hops come through in the finish. Moderate bitterness to close

Mouthfeel - Smooth and well carbonated, maybe a bit on the gassy side. Moderately dry finish for a cream ale.

Overall - A damn solid cream ale with good flavor profiles and a good balance between malts, hops and too much of a creamy texture. Enjoyable and even better than I remembered. Worth a shot and probably not a half bad gateway beer fo those new to craft.

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Photo of Ultrarunner100
2.84/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Tyler_V2
3.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluntedboywonder
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 4ster
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yergermeister
3.73/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Electros
3.67/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bunman3
3.52/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

There is nothing wrong with this beer in any way, shape or form. It looks great - I'm not sure what a cream ale should look like, but this one is appealing in a tulip glass. The flavour is, well, creamy. It reminds me of Kilkenny - easy on the palate, with a bit of grainy malt and the faintest hop notes. This is a quaffable brew that would match up nicely with a Steak and Kidney pie!

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Photo of Logan12321
3.92/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very smooth, bronze/dark golden color in glass. Pours nicely, with a nice layer of head the sticks around for a little bit of time 30-40seconds. Didn't have any big tastes that would jump out or really grab your attention. Bit of a hops taste at the end of the sip but nothing else.

Enjoyable to drink, would buy again or try on tap.

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Photo of Mlkluther
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Average. It is creamy and smooth. A little hop in the finish.

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Photo of mick303
3.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a nonic pint. Colour is an orangey copper with slight head and some whispy lacing.

S - grainy, some rather dry orange pith, cornbread, some light citrus and floral aromas.

T - has a balanced start with grainy husky malts, then more cornbread character and some creaminess developing, gentle grapefruity citrus. Has a bit of a growing sharp bitterness, earthy and sharp. With a fairly crisp finish, some of the lactic character hanging on and then some lingering malt.

M - moderate body, decent creaminess to feel but also with an acidic bitterness. Carbonation is moderate for a sessionable ale.

Overall, its not a bad session ale but nothing I would say to be outstanding, the aroma is muted and the body is mostly grainy with a slight creaminess, thankfully not overbearing, and a bit of a sharpness, so it remains quite drinkable, approachable but not too interesting.

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Photo of Adamthornton13
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Muskoka Cream Ale from Muskoka Brewery
3.42 out of 5 based on 207 ratings.
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