Legendary Oddity | Muskoka Brewery

Legendary OddityLegendary Oddity
BA SCORE
3.83/5
129 Ratings
Legendary OddityLegendary Oddity
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Muskoka Brewery
Ontario, Canada
muskokabrewery.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Muskoka Legendary Muskoka Oddity

Each year the tempered thaw of Muskoka winter gives rise to new and strange creations. Legends date back to the 1800's when lumberjacks and fur traders took to the woods and encountered the mysterious culture and wildlife in the unknown Northern region. Today, we echo our ancestors' quest and have unearthed this season's most distinct offerings. The culmination of these ingredients rests in the LEGENDARY MUSKOKA ODDITY brew.

We invite you to Release The Legend.

Added by bryehn on 04-19-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,112
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
129
pDev:
10.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
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Photo of DreamDeath
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of km02600
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StormAles
4.66/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AcidJosh
4.47/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jshugart
3.06/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a fan of herbed beer, although I think the idea is really cool. Glad to have tried it but will stick to the regular stuff

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Photo of PorterPro125
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type: 473 mL Can

L- Pours a hazy burnt orange colour topped by a 1/4 finger white head. Poor rentention. Light lacing.

S- Very appropriately, the aroma of this beer is floral, almost botanical/medicinal with a Belgian touch; orange and coriander.

T- Initial taste is very reminiscent of a Witbier: Orange and coriander up front; what follows really distinguishes from other beers I've had. The finish is very botanical (like a gin) with juniper and heather very prominent. Very interesting indeed.

F- Medium body and low carbonation. Not sure what I expected here, as I've had very few herbed/spiced brews, but the combo seems to work well with the flavours here.

O- I should say up front that I'm really not a fan of "herbed/spiced" beers, but I did enjoy this one. Lots of interesting flavours and aromas, but not necessarily a beer that I would want to drink more than one of in a sitting. All in all a good beer that I'll probably pick up again in the future.

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Photo of swim
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Semitransparent pale gold yellow. Just slightly hazy with a light covering of head.

S: Faint with a little bit of a peculiar funkiness. Perfumey and floral, there is also some indiscernible fruity yeast.

T: A nice full rounded flavour, a good amount of punch but not overbearing and certainly not too bitter. Slightly sweet with a warming balance of perfumey hops, toasty malt, and peppery alcohol/yeast.

F: Medium light carbonation, I'd prefer more. Very smooth and drinkable, just a touch drying.

O: Great beer with an interesting taste and certainly some interesting unusual ingredients but I'm not completely convinced that it's the one that I've been looking for. This brewery seems to put out some great beers though.

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Photo of MichaelGennings
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Legendary Oddity. Unfiltered. Belgian Style Strong Ale. Muskoka Brewery. 473ml can. 7.1% alc.

Ingredients: Water, juniper berries, Heather tips, sweet and bitter orange peels, malted barley, yeast.

Golden colour. White head. Lots of ascending bubbles.

Fruity notes: I pick up banana and indiscernible fruit. White bread.

Taste: Banana, fruit, white bread, malted barley.

The body is medium and the finish is kind of wet.

I think this is a very nice tasting beer. I continue to be impressed by the offerings from this brewery.

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Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a medium golden, hazy body with about a quarter inch of white soapy head that quickly fades. The nose brings on light yeastiness, as well as some herbal peppery tones, anise, and a distinct touch of juniper. The flavour is noticeably medicine-like to start, as it branches out into citrus rind and juniper berries, leading into a bitter, though refreshing finish. Very smooth and crisp for the higher alcohol, showing a well-thought out balance of ingredients and not just another mish-mash of strange sounding ingredients. Thumbs up again, Muskoka.

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Photo of jcubz
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hunterjames
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bryanzk
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Simon212
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jaisell
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mousel
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LanceH
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bf_89
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of groleau
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rukeli76
3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2016 version. This now comes in a 473ml can, which could make ageing more difficult.

Amber colour. Effervescent.

The herbal aroma is dominant. I'm surprised to be getting lots of the advertised heather tips and juniper berries. (I don't think I knew what heather tips smelled like until now.) Some banana, ripe stone fruit, and black pepper yeast esters too.

This tastes like a classic Belgian pale ale with its fruity yeast esters and sweet malt, but the wild herbal and orange peel additions makes it really unique and interesting.

There's the kind of zippy effervescence on the tongue you'd expect from a Belgian ale. The finish is long and boozy and there's a strange, lingering herbal aftertaste that I'm not too fond of.

I'm glad I tried this original and well-executed Belgian-style ale, but it's so heavy and the flavour so eccentric that it's an only-one, only-once-a-year kind of beer.

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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Electros
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StomachUlcers
4.94/5  rDev +29%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Cycle69
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grogsky
3.13/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Legendary Oddity from Muskoka Brewery
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 129 ratings
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