Another quiet night, after a long days work. Let’s try a new beer.
This is a Muskoka harvest Ale (with some salad, which might be a bad idea).
It’s another seasonal brew, which I do always try but rarely buy a second time. Let’s go over the specs. Off the shelf form the Beer Store, this was a total random purchase. Muksoka has some great beers, I generally enjoy both the Cream Ale and the Mad Tom IPA, but this one falls short. 7%, and a vintage 2013. “Vintage”? Really? I like beer, and when I like it I really like it. But ‘vintage’ beer? If anyone knows how that works, I’d love an explanation.
K, I’ll let that go and have a taste.
After the Girl (who saw the cork and spent a few minutes cursing as she wrestled it into opening) took a sip straight from the bottle, I poured it into a glass and had to let it sit for the head to calm down. Hops, yep. Like a Tank House or even the Mad Tom. A bit of fruit to the scent. Bitter aftertaste, and a lingering aftertaste at that. Still there. Bubbly, and yes, it is strong.
The label tells of a “grassy character, reminiscent of the freshly cut harvest”, which I just don’t taste. I like hops, but I’d rather have a Tankhouse.
Final verdict? 3 out of 10.