#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Reviews by LyonsHead:
3.88/5 rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
A: Pours a dark yellow/light orange with a nice white head and some lacing
S: I smell earthy hops with some citrusy notes mixed in, there is a nice malty balance here.
T: starts with an earthy spiciness. there is a strong maltiness all the way through and it finishes sweet.
m: slightly on the thin side and finishes pretty sweet. I wouldn't call it cloying but it definitely sticks with you
D: this is good, not a pale ale... which I guess the label says. Its still good though, I do like this beer!
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2009 21:15:39 | More by LyonsHead
More User Reviews:
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 4,495 ratings.