Review: Muskoka Cream Ale
Tonight's review comes from Muskoka Brewery, one of my favourite breweries, though their Twitter presence has been lacking lately. Tonight's beer is their Cream Ale, which is part of their Muskoka Survival Taster Pack. I've had it before a few years ago, so likely it hasn't changed much since then.
Appearance: Pours a bright golden-straw ale with a bit of an amber hue. Decent amount of carbonation, a decent amount of snow white head that's settling pretty quickly, this looks like a slightly amber-like beer.
Aroma: Caramel malt sweetnesss, bit of citrus, some straw, and a light peppery hoppiness, pretty decent for a run of the mill-looking cream ale.
Taste: Certainly does have a certain creaminess to it, has a bit of what reminds me of the vanilla ice cream my dad would get from the store in Pipestone. A bit of a caramel sweetness from the malts, slightly bitter but not really that hoppy, not bad for a Cream Ale.
Overall Thoughts: The taster pack costs $30 BEFORE tax so buyer beware.. it's not worth that price at all. The cream ale is pretty decent for a micro-macro take on cream ales, creamier than a Sleeman Cream, nice sweet caramel aroma/flavour, easy drinkability, but the price tag is just too too much for a case that's 1/2 consisting of lagers/cream ales. 5.0% ABV.