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Magic Beaver Belgian-Style Pale Ale - Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery

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Magic Beaver Belgian-Style Pale AleMagic Beaver Belgian-Style Pale Ale

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85
very good

71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Belgian beer meets American and New Zealand Hops, they live happily ever after. Named after the Magic Beaver pond on the farm’s property, LCCB’s Pale Ale is a combination of Belgian Pilsner Malt, authentic Belgian yeast and and American and New Zealand hops. Delicious and easy to drink.

(Beer added by: blackie on 10-22-2013)
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Reviews by MacQ32:
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3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a great glowing orange, quite opaque. Dense tan head with great retention and strong lacing.

S - Very Belgian. Lots of coriander/spice and citrusy orange juices. Slightly dry but lacking bitterness.

T - Dry and bitter up front, quickly transcends into a citrusy orange spiced Belgian profile. Bitterness returns in a big way at the finish and through the aftertaste. I'm a fan.

M - Medium bodied+, mild carbonation, very smooth, quite drinkable.

O - Quite good for the style, would include this in a Belgian Pale Tasting

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750mL bottle from ThatCracker (thanks!). No apparent bottling date. Served in a goblet.

Pours a dirty semi orange hued brown with a two and a half finger off-white froth on top. Maintains a nice layer of head throughout and leaves huge, thick sheets of clumpy lace.

Clove, bannana, floral earthiness and a little bread.

Tastes much more bitter than the nose presents. Old citrus rind, funky mildewed pine, plant stems, bananna bread, clove, pepper and orange pulp. The are some nice flavors but it seems disjointed.

Oily medium body with sharp carbonation. Bitter orange peel, clove and yeasty bread finish.

Some good stuff here for sure but my palate is left confused and wishing they'd chosen a style and stuck with it. Too bitter for the Belgian notes to fit and too much clove and bananna to really resemble a pale ale. I get it, that's what a hybrid style is bit for my tastes the beer world was just fine without this one.

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3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

1pt 9.4 fl oz bottle into a Chimay goblet.

A: Body is reddish brown color, small white head that dissipates quickly to a small collection of bubbles on the surface and a ring at glass edge. Minimal visible carbonation.

S: Banana bread, clove, hops, sweet malts and Belgian yeasts.

T: Hoppy, a bit of a shock at first. After a few sips and acclimating to the hops, the Belgian character begins to come through and follow the nose, though slightly muddled from the hop note.

M: Medium light body, gently carbonated. Bitter, slightly dry.

O: The Belgian character is in this one, but the hops are just too much. The Belgian Pale Ale flavors are there, but overwhelmed. Perhaps bottle aging this for a few months would bring more balance. Not a bad beer, but not great either.

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Magic Beaver Belgian-Style Pale Ale from Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.