Review: Muskoka Craft Lager

Review: Muskoka Craft Lager by Cody La Bière
Part of the Muskoka Discovery Series mix pack by Muskoka Brewery, Craft Lager is their take on the most popular style of beer in Canada, but instead of cheapening out on the ingredients like the big breweries, they only use the best ingredients and take their time to brew the beer.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden straw yellow, Decent amount of white foamy head. Good amount of carbonation, looks like your standard Canadian lager, but not as clear.

Aroma: A bit of a surprise here, the first thing I noticed was a lightly hopped aroma. Generally most lagers have grains take centre stage in the aroma department, but I was impressed that you can actually SMELL the hops in this batch. Lightly citrusy, grassy, some malt, lagery.

Taste: Tastes like just like any other lager, but with better ingredients. It's not bad, but it's not great either. It's a very drinkable lager with a definite hop presence to the palate, some grassy notes from the barley, and a slightly metallic aftertaste.

Overall Thoughts: Very easy drinkability and doesn't have that corn urine taste to it, some hop presence, but considering the Muskoka Discovery Series mixer costs $30 before tax for 12 355ml bottles, I won't be rushing out to buy this again, this isn't a case I'll ever spend that much on again.. well if the case contained only Mad Tom and 2x Mad Tom.. then MAYBE, but overall this is a pretty lacklustre sampler pack for the price.

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