#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Reviews by JayQue:
3.63/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours an orange color with a nice sized white head that fades fast. Minimal lacing. Faint hops aroma. The taste is pretty good, apricot and mild hops. I thought the slogan on the bottle was accurate, it seemed like a pale ale wannabee but lighter and with a more watery mouthfeel and less hops bite.
In all, it is a pretty pleasant tasting beer, but nothing exceptional. There is nothing keeping it from being a very adequate session beer, especially for warmer weather. If I was just having one or two to sip and savor, I would rather have a good APA or IPA.
Serving type: bottle
12-17-2006 00:23:46 | More by JayQue
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3.61/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
I will be updating this review at a later date. Not sure if maybe I got a bad six pack here. First one I had tonight was much more what I recall of the beer, but the second one had some issues. This is in a batch from "Play Under the Cap" (contest begins 5/1/14 and ends 9/1/14, so it may be that it was older in the store and mistreaded - wife bought it, so not sure yet where /when). I wanted to give a review a go though with a beer I knew, OR THOUGHT I KNEW, because I had NO IDEA this was classified as a fruit beer. Plowing onward...
A: Same golden color as normal (I have this beer often - see below) but seems I have a bust on the head this time (warning bells).
S: Also seems a little different, but may be because I'm trying to be more thoughtful. I am picking up more of a fruity note than I recall ( result of new knowledge? ), and catching a whiff of biscuits.
T: Not hitting the apricot note that seems prevalent in other reviews I read after seeing the fruit/vegetable categorization (see below again, I'm thinking more veg), and am really struggling with this because a) I love apricot so think I would hit it and to some extent I guess I see it, and b) never thought fruit with this beer in the past. As I think about it I keep hitting in my mind BRUSSEL SPROUTS (also a favorite of mine - think tiny sweet cabbages with slight under note of bitter) so may explain why I always had an affinity to the product. Kind of a hint of tea too, and maybe encouraging more in my mind green/veg aspects.
M: light and effervescent, with a velvety but clean finish, but with the effervesence another mystery to me on the lack of a head
O: Have been a fan since I first had one, and what I use it for is a "balance" beer. Normally don't have much on hand at home, and have too many people I know that are not into big beers and are pretty much old school pre-craft beer consumers. So I like to use it as a way to have beer on hand and not challenge them too much, but still gives me something to enjoy.
I am going to have to get a LOT more PRACTICE in reviewing and learning how to put up a good description of my beer experiences.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2014 04:31:58 | More by DAHoffman
#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 4,489 ratings.