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Reviews for 2016

June 2016 - New Release Beer

June 2016 - New Release Beer
This month's Beer feature is New Release Beer

New Release Beer Reviews

Great Leap Brewing "Honey Ma" Gold Ale
93 points
Brilliant golden amber color. Bright, fruity, spicy aromas and flavors of pepper jelly on rye toast, spice cake, and corn pudding with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, complex, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of pepper bread toast, mixed peppercorns, and radish finish. A delightfully appetizing and savory ale with delicate peppery spiciness that is meshed perfectly.
Muskoka Brewery "Mad Tom" IPA
93 points
Clear golden amber color. Bright, green, hoppy musty aromas and flavors of fresh oregano and herbs, salty pretzel bread, honeyed roasted citrus, and hint of cannabis with a soft, vibrant, fizzy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, stimulating, medium-long finish with nuances of bitter greens, grilled pepper, and grapefruit peel finish. A nice snappy, herbal, citrusy IPA in the classic west coast style.
Muskoka Brewery "Winter Beard" Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout
89 points
Opaque brown black color. Lively, roasted aromas and flavors of coffee, nuts, and cocoa with an even, soft, effervescent, off-dry medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-long finish that shows accents of chocolate cherry bon bons finish. A very tasty chocolatey stout.
Muskoka Brewery Craft Lager
88 points
Bright gold color. Bright, toasty aromas and flavors of egg croissant and salty roasted corn with a lean, crisp, bubbly, dryish light body and a smooth, interesting, snappy finish revealing accents of lettuce and sprouts and lemon pepper finish. A clean, crisp lager with a malty core.
Muskoka Brewery "Cream Ale"
87 points
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.
Muskoka Brewery "Detour" Pale Ale
87 points
Clear gold color. Tropical aromas and flavors of mango papaya custard, cannabis, and caramelized onion with a lean, bright, fizzy, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-long finish conveying shades of buttered toast and orange pepper finish. A nice aromatic, easy drinking pale ale.
Muskoka Brewery "Twice as Mad Tom" Double IPA
86 points
Golden amber color. Delicate, buttery, fruity herbal hoppy aromas and flavors of citrus custard tart, lemon herb muffin, and dried mango with a lean, vibrant, fizzy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, amusing, cheery finish with suggestions of catsup, roasted corn, pie pilling, and pepper finish. More like a hoppy, easy-drinking barleywine.
Muskoka Brewery Kirbys Kolsch
80 points
Pale bright old gold color. Lively, herbal, fruity aromas and flavors of lemon herb muffin, dark pretzel bread, hint of peach fuzz, and sweaty flesh with a soft, fizzy, dryish medium body and a sleek, medium-long finish conveying notes of buttery roasted corn, pepper, rapini, and grilled grapefruit finish. A hoppy kolsch with a big wave of bitterness.