#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Reviews by Lauthaha:
4.22/5 rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a mini mug. Underneath the bottle cap, the words "The time is near to drink a beer" were inscribed. Hahaha!
Appearance: Pours a golden/tan hue. It's advertised as a "Not-Quite-Pale-Ale" and that's a great description. Thick, frothy head of about 1.5 fingers supplemented by adequate carbonation. Heavy lacing on the sides of the mug as the head recedes.
Smell: Dried apricots dance in a gentle malt spring, supplemented by very light, floral hops and perhaps just a touch of spice and/or herbs. Beautiful aroma.
Taste: The hops appear first here, with a gentle bitterness that is neither overpowering, nor unidentifiable. Very light maltiness in mid-swig, followed by a distinctly fruity aftertaste. It could be just a touch lighter, but the mild-heaviness doesn't distract too much from the taste.
Mouthfeel: The carbonation is just about right. It fizzes gently on the palate, allowing ample time to savor the beer before the drink is done. Once the drink *is* done, however, it sticks around a little heavier than it should (in my opinion). I picture my fruit/veggie beers as being light and refreshing, which is perhaps the wrong attitude. Still a good showing here.
Drinkability: Yes. I would recommend this beer to a friend. In fact, I could probably drink all three that came in the sampler pack without even refrigerating them. They're good at slightly-below-room temperature.
They have this on tap at the bar closest to my house...but I never noticed the flavors there like I did here at home, straight out of the bottle. A good example of the same beer tasting entirely different in different circumstances.
Serving type: bottle
08-31-2010 03:10:41 | More by Lauthaha
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#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
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