I happened to be downtown on Saturday, not far from the LCBO at Rideau and King Edward, so I decided to drop in and pick up the new Beau's Oktoberfest Mix pack.
They didn't have it, or maybe it wasn't out on the shelves yet. Not one to waste a visit, I picked up a few other beers that my LCBO didn't have.
One of these was Muskoka's Harvest Ale. Judging from the orange label, I just assumed it would be a pumpkin ale, to accompany the other two pumpkin ales I picked up.
I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't.
This is one delicious beer.
It poured a dark amber and had a thick, foamy, off-white head that stuck around for a long time. The aroma was grapefruity with a mix of spice and caramel in there somewhere.
What your nose gets is pretty much what your mouth gets. Grapefruity, spicy, caramel. It's a fairly well balanced beer, smooth drinking, with a slight bitter finish.
I thoroughly enjoyed it and will probably grab another bottle before the season is over. Enjoy in moderation, as it's 7% ABV. :)