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G-Thing - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

111 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Cronkite11 on 10-12-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by bgillespie:
Photo of bgillespie
3.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Very dark with a dark reddish almost purple color. Almost no head, no lacing.

Smell: Not very strong, hint of ginger and cinnamon.

Taste: Pretty sweet, ginger, chocolate, caramel. Again, not very strong.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, mild-moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth.

An interesting beer and definitely worth a shot, but I think it falls a little short for me. Not a strong enough flavor. I wouldn't say no to it, but it would not be my first choice.

bgillespie, Jan 22, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of DWolf
1.5/5  rDev -55%

DWolf, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of Jason
3.56/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Opaque brown, light tan lacing that sticks around for the duration. Smells like the holidays; ginger, molasses, faint rum raisin, snickerdoodle cookies. Slightly creamy medium body, fresh ginger, faint cinnamon roll, toasted grain, mild cocoa, hint of alcohol, modest hopping, semi-dry finish.

Ends up being a decent holiday ale ... it is however a one and done ale. Worth a go at any holiday party.

Jason, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of Billolick
3.39/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle with no freshness info to be had. Stole this bottle from a friends holiday party left over stash...

Pours murky darker brown, fairly minor khaki head, basically just a film, a thin collar and a few thin tongues of typical lace.

Moderate holiday spicing, gingerbread cookies coming to mind.

On the palate, I'm getting some dull/flat tasting cola sorta blended with the above mentioned holiday spice/gingerbread cookies. The holidays are over, and I'm over this beer. Muddled flavors and off putting over spiced/over herbed notes...not loving this one....One and done fo sho

Billolick, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

WVbeergeek, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.69/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter raised a small, fizzy, short-lived head over a clear mahogany body.

Enticing aroma of ginger, cinnamon and malts - reminiscent of spice cake.

Flavor: A pronounced ginger hit up front turns out to be set at a fairly good level for the malty and spicy flavors that follow. Spicy aftertaste lets some sweet and bready malts show as well.

Feel: medium carbonation with a body that's a bit too thin.

O: enjoyable; good for price point, which is low here on the East Coast.

chinchill, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

LXIXME, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of Brenden
3.21/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer is dark brown, darker than many of the style with a thick opacity to the body. It grows a light brown head to just less than one finger in height. Retention is pretty good, though it eventually fades to a thin foam. Spotty lacing is left on the glass in moderation.
There are some malts backing this beer, but it smells like ginger soda. Ginger is so strong that it's hard to tell what else is in here until a kick of cinnamon finishes it out. It's what they were going for, I suppose.
At first there's mostly char and burnt toffee, but the ginger kicks in hard. In the finish, it's all spicy ginger from the tip of the tongue to well down the esophagus. Notes of cinnamon flash in and out, but the ginger adds a hard bite with little malt backing to ease it or add any real depth.
The body is medium with an initial biting crispness that ends up slacking off at the end. It gets pretty smooth for a moment in the middle.

Brenden, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of marmstrong1212
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

marmstrong1212, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of tdm168
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

tdm168, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
2.7/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Pours a finger of head on a dark brown body.
The aroma is gingerbread, cardamom and cinnamon. Quite festive.
The taste is more of the same. Very sweet, like actually eating a gingerbread house, but without the super-sweet frosting.
The texture is fairly crisp with moderate carbonation.
The taste is too sweet for me.

Fatehunter, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of trocketsauced
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

trocketsauced, Nov 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

chrishiker1409, Dec 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

mikefuski17, Dec 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Enriquehopnog, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of erialbill
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

erialbill, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Has a very dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of ginger, spices. Taste is spices, malts, ginger, a touch of sweetness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, while not something I would drink regularly, is a tasty and enjoyable change of pace.

tone77, May 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Carlton1964, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of diamondlie
2.96/5  rDev -11.1%

diamondlie, Aug 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

JoePlail, Apr 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

CAD22, May 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

BeerBuzzGuy, Mar 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

Rod_J, Dec 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

jaydoc, Dec 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

ryanmcd, Jan 09, 2014
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G-Thing from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.