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Muskoka Harvest Ale 2012

Postby The Great Gatsby » Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:23 pm

I think this version is better than the last two years. A much brighter, cleaner and more citrusy/floral hop profile than previous years. Finish is also much cleaner. I think the bitterness is balanced a bit better than previous versions as well; more bready sweetness on the finish.

Really nice. Worth trying even if you weren't gaga over the earlier vintages.
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Re: Muskoka Harvest Ale 2012

Postby Belgian » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:00 pm

The Great Gatsby wrote: gaga over the earlier vintages.
A popular Muskoka word! Are you the guy keeping verticals of Summer Weisse "Vintages" for a future 'the way beer dies' tasting? ;)

All goofing aside this Harvest Ale is really good on tap, looking forward to this harvest's Harvest.
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Re: Muskoka Harvest Ale 2012

Postby The Great Gatsby » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:56 pm

[/quote] A popular Muskoka word! Are you the guy keeping verticals of Summer Weisse "Vintages" for a future 'the way beer dies' tasting? ;) [/quote]

No. But I guess my last post was "written in an obsolete vernacular" ;)
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Postby Stroonze » Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:44 pm

Bahahhahahahah!
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Re: Muskoka Harvest Ale 2012

Postby Belgian » Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:48 am

The Great Gatsby wrote:I guess my last post was "written in an obsolete vernacular" ;)

Naw, it's just funny the Summer Weiss has the 'vintage' boldly on the front label. I imagine some guy with thousands of cases in his cellar, expecting a big return on the investment.
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Re: Muskoka Harvest Ale 2012

Postby JeffPorter » Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:50 am

Was going to post something similar last night its really quite good and punched up this year...though I struggled to finish th bottle.
The Great Gatsby wrote:I think this version is better than the last two years. A much brighter, cleaner and more citrusy/floral hop profile than previous years. Finish is also much cleaner. I think the bitterness is balanced a bit better than previous versions as well; more bready sweetness on the finish.

Really nice. Worth trying even if you weren't gaga over the earlier vintages.
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Postby The Mick » Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:17 pm

Grabbed a pint of this the other day at Bros Beer Bistro and I while it was good, I preferred last years a bit more.

Maybe I was such a fan of last years that I'm remembering it to be better than it was, but for me last years was great. This years is still good, just not as good as 2011
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Postby A » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:44 pm

Getting a keg of this in a couple days - can't wait!
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Postby Belgian » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:06 pm

Still working on yesterday's bottle! Good hit of attractive fruit in the aroma and taste, citrus, some great cereal tones, and a bitter-citrusy hop thing going on that I like. Some honeyish malts. Sure it ain't Sierra Nevada Harvest or a Stone Anniversary, but it is a giant leap for brew-kind.
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Postby Matty D » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:42 pm

I was surprised by this one last year, and enjoyed it again this year. I have no idea how you guys can compare year on year taste. I knew what to expect this year so I wasn't surprised by it but it is a very nice ale plus the more swing top 750's I can score the better.
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Postby NRman » Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:56 pm

Here comes the 2013 Harvest Ale.
I remember when this was released in 2010 and how good it was and how much it upped the game at Muskoka.
Amazing it's been only 3 years. Ontario beer has come a long way!

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Guess what we bottled yesterday and today!! Sneak peek available at retail store only for a sample. Hoping to have it for sale at retail store only.... by the weekend. With the weather today it feels like fall!!!!!

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Postby Streets » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:28 am

Caged and corked? Haven't these always been flip tops in the past? Just seems like an odd choice for a beer that I assume still has a mid range abv and is meant to be enjoyed fresh...
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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:33 am

Streets wrote:seems like an odd choice for a beer that I assume still has a mid range abv and is meant to be enjoyed fresh...
My thoughts exactly.
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Postby matt7215 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:03 pm

TheSevenDuffs wrote:
Streets wrote:seems like an odd choice for a beer that I assume still has a mid range abv and is meant to be enjoyed fresh...
My thoughts exactly.


corked and caged makes it taste more .rar

is it going to be up to $9.95 this year?????
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Postby Belgian » Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:28 pm

Cork and cage is probably cheaper than a flip top, I'm only guessing.

They could just stick a cap on it, like La Chouffe does. I've heard those work well.
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