Muskoka Summerweiss Tropical Wheat

Reviewed by on June 4, 2018 in Summer Guide

The Details

  • Brewery: Muskoka Brewery

  • Origin: Bracebridge, ON, CA

  • Rated On: June 4, 2018

  • Best Before: September 17, 2018

  • ABV: 5.3%

  • Ideal Temperature: cold to cool

  • Style: Hefeweizen

  • Rating: GOOD !

The Review

So this year, Muskoka has upped the ante with their annual Summerweiss, by jumping on the tropical fruit bandwagon, I see.

This 473ml can pours a hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat bubbly off-white head, which leaves some splotchy cloud form lace around the glass as it very lazily recedes.

It smells of duh, tropical fruit (pineapple, mango, and kiwi), grainy and bready cereal malt, a faint yeastiness, and some plain earthy, musty, and floral hop bitters.  The taste is gritty and grainy pale malt, a more muddled exotic fruitiness, some ‘weissy’ banana and generic earthy spice notes, and a still rather tame leafy, weedy, and musky floral hoppiness.  The carbonation is fairly active in its palate-challenging frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and mostly smooth, with just a touch of yeast and hop acridity taking things down a notch or two here.  It finishes trending dry, the spice and yeast continuing their late-game run to reclaim their place in the world.

Overall – this comes across as a capably rendered version of the style, with an extra little somethin’ somethin’ in the sexy fruit additions.  Easy to put back, refreshing, and a pleasant surprise on a very summery late Spring afternoon.  Worth checking out, fo sho.

Brady White

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