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Dream Machine - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
76
okay

573 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 573
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 14.8%
Wants: 9
Gots: 118 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JAHMUR on 01-28-2014)
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2/5  rDev -39.6%

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2/5  rDev -39.6%

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2/5  rDev -39.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -32%

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2.25/5  rDev -32%

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.36/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Man, how long has it been since I last had a Magic Hat? Regardless, this one pours a clear sunset amber topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises mixed greens, nutty toffee, and grass. The taste starts off with a small wave of sweet fruits, but things quickly degenerate into a lasting riot of rotting greens, bad cabbage, and pennies. The echoes resonate for minutes. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, I have no idea what to say about this mess, beyond it is pretty terrible. Maybe there was a reason I haven't had a Magic Hat brew in a while...

TMoney2591, Apr 24, 2014
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2.36/5  rDev -28.7%

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Photo of DoubleJ
2.49/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

If it's from a dream machine, it must be good. From a 12 ounce bottle, on to the beer:

It doesn't look like a pale lager, as it has an amber color with reddish hues. A half-inch of fuzzy head sits on top with adequate retention, leaving a few spots of lace on the glass. It has a decent aroma, one with squirts of pine, earth, grainy, and a vague fruitiness.

This is not good. Having a bitter vegetal flavor is not a good way to be introduced. There is some toasted malt and overall some very herbal tones to the beer. It tastes "raw"; the hops aren't being worked and the malt base is mediocre. It has one thing going for it though; a soft mouthfeel.

If this is what comes out of Dream Machine, I'd be frightened to taste Nightmare Machine.

DoubleJ, Jul 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

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Dream Machine from Magic Hat Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 573 ratings.