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Single Chair Ale - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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Single Chair AleSingle Chair Ale

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BA SCORE
77
okay

391 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 391
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 17.01%
Wants: 5
Gots: 61 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-31-2002

Single Chair celebrates the uniqueness of the Mad River Glen Cooperative Ski Area in Vermont. Medium bodied and ideally balanced for all tastes, Single Chair's tempting light golden color, heady aroma and smooth liquid go down effortlessly and often!

17 IBU
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Ratings: 391 | Reviews: 135 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.3/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of micromaniac129
3.87/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The aroma is sweet and bready malts. I get some pils type aroma also.
The body is very light straw with a bright white head. the head is about a finger tall and is tightly beaded. The carbonation is very aggressive and sure to get the head going.
The taste is good. It's sweet and malty.
Finishes slightly bitter and sharp almost like a pils.
It's a good beer but over carbonated.

Photo of Johnroby
2.83/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jame515
3.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of diamondlie
2.69/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of lemmy187
3.27/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of xICooRsYIx
2.84/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of pkjorgy
3.62/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of predikit
3.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear yellow, left a fizzy white head that receded very quickly. Leaves no lacing on the glass.

Smells very simple, yeast, barley, a beer smells like a beer at this rate.

Taste is pleasantly light, toasted barley malts, with a minor hop bite. Very simple, not getting any odd notes for unique ingredients like Magic Hat is known for. Very straight forward, light golden ale.

Mouthfeel falls a little short for me, light bodied, but ends up a bit oily, or else this would be a straight rate.

Magic Hat has charmed me in many ways, and if they make a plain beer, well that's fine. I enjoy plain beer too.

Photo of mnrider
3.05/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: Pours pale golden yellow. Large white head. No real retention or lacing.

S: Spicy. Herbal hops. Malty. Sweet fruits.

T/M: Malty. Crisp. Bubbly. Decent hop presence. Medium bodied. Clean aftertaste.

O: Just okay. Nothing special with this beer. Another plain beer from Magic Hat.

cheers!

Photo of kilobees
2.71/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BlueMoon10
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chevelle66
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tasted from a 12 ounce bottle on February 15, 2015.

Photo of Cooker_stp
3.77/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gwiedman1
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Slatetank
3.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I purchased this in a mix-a-six at Wegmans enjoyed chilled in a mug.

The color is a golden shade with light hazed and quick dropping white head with very fine bead. The smell is somewhat sweet with a light yeast ester that is kind of fruity. The feel is okay, very light without much sweetness or malt texture moderately high carbonation with somewhat dry finish.

The taste is decent with gentle malt flavor with a somewhat yeast oriented flavor with a mild tanginess and bready quality combined with the light grain flavor. There is not much else going on -I am surprised it is 5%, it is pretty drinkable in general, but as far as flavor it is not much better than average. I might try pairing this with some spicy chili or wings, but it misses the mark unless you want a palate cleanser.

Photo of Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Keith27614
3.43/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VikeMan
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of joe12pk
3.47/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of evergreen_machine
3.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of km02600
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of timmynyc
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Single Chair Ale from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.