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Muskoka Brewery

Muskoka Brewery
"Cream Ale"

Category: Cream Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Muskoka Brewery
"Cream Ale"

Category: Cream Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5%
Clear deep amber color. Bright, hoppy aromas and flavors of buttered toast and honeyed herbs and citrus with a soft, bright, fizzy, dryish light-to-medium body and a polished, brisk finish with notes of honeyed nuts and lemon pepper finish. A sold, nicely hopped cream ale.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Hoppy, malty & crisp & light
Aroma Aroma: buttered toast and honeyed herbs and citrus
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of honeyed nuts and lemon pepper
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Hamburger Casserole, Grilled Salmon, Havarti
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sold, nicely hopped cream ale.

The Producer

Muskoka Brewery

The Producer
1964 Muskoka Beach Road
Bracebridge, ON P1L1V4
Canada
1 905-407-6140

Cream Ale

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Cream ales are pale in color and range from 4-5.5% in alcohol. These beers are generally more carbonated and hopped than light lagers. Cream ale is a North American specialty that is somewhat of a hybrid in style. Despite the name, many brewers use both ale and lager yeasts for fermentation. This style is fermented similar to ales at warm temperatures, but then lagered at colder temperatures. The resulting brew has the unchallenging, crisp characteristics of a light pale lager, but is endowed with a hint of the aromatic complexities that ales provide. Noteworthy examples of this style include: New Glarus Spotted Cow, Reuben’s Brews Cream Ale, Little Kings Cream Ale and Granville Island Kitsilano Maple Cream Ale.