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Magnifico - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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BA SCORE
85
very good

126 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 126
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.94%


Brewed by:
Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  3.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OldIronLungs on 08-08-2011)
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Bapoonini

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

01-13-2013 19:01:57 | More by Bapoonini
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robwestcott

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

03-01-2014 20:23:43 | More by robwestcott
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lesdemonsamaporte

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

02-03-2014 16:18:52 | More by lesdemonsamaporte
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nebula1999

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-13-2014 00:05:56 | More by nebula1999
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Golden beer with a fizzy, of-white cap of foam. Fragrant hop aroma, fruity with a bit of restrained citrus, mild herbal and spicy notes, some sweet malt too. Solid bitterness with low sweetness, lots of hops crammed in here (spicy, herbal, fruity) with a bit of malt at the end. Light bodied with moderate carbonation, slightly coarse. Pretty good and quite refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 01:22:30 | More by DrJay
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cburns48

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-23-2013 01:36:07 | More by cburns48
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

12-22-2013 02:28:00 | More by jim_carignan
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 22 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, grains, some sweetness. Taste is surprisingly hoppy, some malts, grains, very easy drinking. The fruitiness usually found in Belgian ales seems to be missing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 05:26:58 | More by tone77
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Lebzilla

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-09-2013 16:51:32 | More by Lebzilla
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Maine

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-05-2013 01:29:09 | More by valdieu2
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

11-18-2013 00:20:28 | More by jaxon53
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paresis

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

10-08-2013 01:44:54 | More by paresis
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heerboth

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

10-06-2013 02:53:05 | More by heerboth
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

10-03-2013 03:14:15 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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rEBELlION

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

09-24-2013 17:03:08 | More by rEBELlION
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LostHighway

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

09-21-2013 22:26:52 | More by LostHighway
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brureview

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.4%

09-06-2013 20:04:02 | More by brureview
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

09-06-2013 14:22:13 | More by DelicateDelirium
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pisano

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

09-03-2013 15:04:04 | More by pisano
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kirkse

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.1%

09-03-2013 03:58:48 | More by kirkse
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VictorWisc

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

08-23-2013 08:26:54 | More by VictorWisc
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Remdog

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-21-2013 00:30:52 | More by Remdog
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Bizoneill

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-16-2013 23:15:15 | More by Bizoneill
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Glossing over the label reveals a beer at very modest alcohol levels. The mind interprets it as low in taste and body, but only one of those things are true. Certainly its light texture offers supreme drinkability, but the level of flavors that are packed into the bottle are nothing short of "Magnifico!"

The summer of low gravitiy marches on with this light golden-copper colored ale. Its bright clarity proudly celebrates the effervescent streams of carbonation that rise from beneath. Those tiny bubbles quickly build a fluffy and arid head of stark-white foam in a light and loosely knit structure.

Spice and earth rise to greet the nose with a crisp and dry grain and crust-type of maltiness. Rounded by straw, fresh-cut grass, oranges, grapefruit, apples and pears, its obvious that the hops and esters are hard at work in here. A final tinge of peppercorn closes out the aromatic profile heading into taste.

To taste, all those things are present but with a virtual absence of sweetness. With all the bread and grain sweetness dissolved, the dry cracker-like taste is timid but gives a lift of brightness to the fruity apple, orange and pear flavor. The balance from pepper and hops comes easy as the ale has really no sugar to interfere. The flavors seem to float above the tongue to arrive at finish in stealth-like mode. Finishing with spicy, grassy bitterness and a crisp iron-like taste- the ale refreshes the palate with ease.

That absence of sweetness gives the beer a snappy, quick and mineral-lined texture from start to finish. Its exuberant carbonation provides a seltzer water effect to draw the ale from the tongue and offer a light prickle while at it. Unfortunately, its light "naked" character leaves the grain astringency and hop bite exposed to be felt in palate sensations.

Magnifico! does pack a lot of flavor in light body Belgian-esque form, but still- there's little to celebrate the beer beyond its light body, high effervescence, and modest taste. Yet it begs for light culinary fare such as sushi and summer salads

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 15:50:11 | More by BEERchitect
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Magnifico from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
85 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.