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Muskoka Harvest Ale

Postby matt7215 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:16 pm

tried this last night and was very impressed. the malt body was extremely fresh and the hopping balanced it out perfectly.

a great beer for the season and easily the best beer ive had from Muskoka.

im curious if Gary has tried this and if so how he thinks it compares to the October beers of the past. it certainly has a "barley wine light" feel to it.
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Re: Muskoka Harvest Ale

Postby Muskokan » Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:40 pm

matt7215 wrote:im curious if Gary has tried this and if so how he thinks it compares to the October beers of the past. it certainly has a "barley wine light" feel to it.


Thanks Matt...glad you enjoyed. I know I've been drinking my fair share if it lately. the 100% Ontario barley and the Ontario hops used in the dry hopping gives it a really nice flavour.

Looking at numbers this morning, if the LCBO doesn't re-order this, we'll be out in 3 weeks.

I'll get a response from Gary from you and will post.

Cheers,

Mike
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Re: Muskoka Harvest Ale

Postby JesseMcG » Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:20 pm

matt7215 wrote:tried this last night and was very impressed. the malt body was extremely fresh and the hopping balanced it out perfectly.

a great beer for the season and easily the best beer ive had from Muskoka.

im curious if Gary has tried this and if so how he thinks it compares to the October beers of the past. it certainly has a "barley wine light" feel to it.


I tried it last night on tap at one of the Duke pubs downtown... I really enjoyed it as well. Was pleasantly surprised to see it. I picked up a couple of bottles to put on the table at Thanksgiving.
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Postby Cass » Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:19 pm

Feature posted on Harvest Ale, with the news of their next seasonal:

http://www.bartowel.com/?p=1278
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Postby northyorksammy » Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:32 pm

is this newsworthy?
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Postby bufordsbest » Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:47 am

really enjoyed this beer when i picked up a bottle the other night. will pickup more for sure.
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Postby SteelbackGuy » Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:09 am

northyorksammy wrote:is this newsworthy?



Sure it is.
Anytime a brewery is taking big steps to up its game, I think they deserve some publicity.
Plus, Cass runs the site, so he could post what he had for breakfast in the news section and it would be newsworthy. :P :P
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Postby Gedge » Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:12 am

Cass wrote:Feature posted on Harvest Ale, with the news of their next seasonal:

http://www.bartowel.com/?p=1278


Double-chocolate cranberry stout. That does sound interesting.
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Postby chris_schryer » Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:48 am

Just did a review of it, and it is really really good. Nice malt sweetness and killer dry-hopped aromas and flavours. Great balance, great body. Just go buy it. Buy lots, you'll want more.
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Postby matt7215 » Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:28 pm

Gedge wrote:
Cass wrote:Feature posted on Harvest Ale, with the news of their next seasonal:

http://www.bartowel.com/?p=1278


Double-chocolate cranberry stout. That does sound interesting.


i dont know why we cant get an 8% stout on our shelves before a double-chocolate cranberry version but im still looking forward to this brew.

thankfully i still have Grand River and Wellington close by so i can still stock up on "normal" stout for regular winter drinking
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Postby icemachine » Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:31 pm

matt7215 wrote:
Gedge wrote:
Cass wrote:Feature posted on Harvest Ale, with the news of their next seasonal:

http://www.bartowel.com/?p=1278


Double-chocolate cranberry stout. That does sound interesting.


i dont know why we cant get an 8% stout on our shelves before a double-chocolate cranberry version but im still looking forward to this brew.

thankfully i still have Grand River and Wellington close by so i can still stock up on "normal" stout for regular winter drinking


Last years John By was over 8% IIRC
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Postby matt7215 » Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:32 pm

icemachine wrote:
matt7215 wrote:
Gedge wrote:
Cass wrote:Feature posted on Harvest Ale, with the news of their next seasonal:

http://www.bartowel.com/?p=1278


Double-chocolate cranberry stout. That does sound interesting.


i dont know why we cant get an 8% stout on our shelves before a double-chocolate cranberry version but im still looking forward to this brew.

thankfully i still have Grand River and Wellington close by so i can still stock up on "normal" stout for regular winter drinking


Last years John By was over 8% IIRC


every bottle i had was infected :(
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Postby icemachine » Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:33 pm

matt7215 wrote:
icemachine wrote:
matt7215 wrote:
Gedge wrote:
Cass wrote:Feature posted on Harvest Ale, with the news of their next seasonal:

http://www.bartowel.com/?p=1278


Double-chocolate cranberry stout. That does sound interesting.


i dont know why we cant get an 8% stout on our shelves before a double-chocolate cranberry version but im still looking forward to this brew.

thankfully i still have Grand River and Wellington close by so i can still stock up on "normal" stout for regular winter drinking


Last years John By was over 8% IIRC


every bottle i had was infected :(


I've got a couple left I think, haven't had one in a month or more though
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Postby matt7215 » Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:38 pm

icemachine wrote:
I've got a couple left I think, haven't had one in a month or more though


i had a 2008 6.7% version this summer that was sublime but i was 0/4 in '09.

i do love john by when its on so hopefully it comes back strong in 2010

also BBCS greatly decreased the need to gamble on the Scotch Irish
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Postby Milos » Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:45 pm

we will be tapping Harvest Ale most likely early next week for London area fans to try.
So many beers and so little time!!

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