Muskoka Legendary Muskoka Oddity | Muskoka Brewery

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Muskoka Legendary Muskoka OddityMuskoka Legendary Muskoka Oddity
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Muskoka Brewery
Ontario, Canada
muskokabrewery.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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
Ratings:
123
Reviews:
45
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
9.87%
 
 
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6
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Photo of swim
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
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 +16.9%
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%
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 +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hunterjames
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bryanzk
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Simon212
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jaisell
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mousel
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
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 +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of groleau
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rukeli76
3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
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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Photo of Pmicdee
2.75/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Electros
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StomachUlcers
4.94/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Cycle69
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grogsky
3.13/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheRiot
3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerWatcher
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light amber, with a thin white head capping it off.
Lots of white fruit dominate the aromas, with green apples, white grapes and bananas all in the mix. Belgian yeast is the foundation for those aromas to dance on top of.
Crisp mouth feel, and bananas really take centre stage on the tongue. More of that Trappist yeast too.
This extra aging has produced a very mellow, yet flavourful beer. Easy drinking, but the alcohol can catch up to you if you don't pace yourself.

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Photo of Soots
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Ultrarunner100
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of R_Kole
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Franck
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Smell of orange, coriander, cloves, hint of banana and traces of alcohol.
All of these explode in mouth the to give a full-flavoured beer. Trappist yeasts give a small belgian tripel taste. Alcohol is quite present for a 8% beer.
Bitterness is long, sweet and brings a fresh citrus taste.
Very good beer overall.

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