#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Reviews by VaterRoss:
3.08/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle into tumbler, no BB
Just barely hazy peach colored, with a small white head that leaves too soon for my taste, some active carb visible. After a few minutes there is no head to speak of. Stale fruit and something a bit metallic, floral tones as well. Taste starts off with low quality lager but thankfully becomes decidedly fruity, apricots front and center and some peach. Has a hint of "bad beer" aftertaste. Mouthfeel is extremely light and medium carb.
Not a bad beer, but not quite a good beer either. A good entry into beer for a non drinker featuring high drinkability and sweetness. If it didn't have hints of less than stellar beer going on in the beginning and end of the taste, it would be quite a pleasant beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2012 06:03:03 | More by VaterRoss
More User Reviews:
3.48/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
(no freshness info - poured into a British pint glass)
A: relatively-clear, sunny, yellow-amber colored liquid with a mild haze... keeps a < finger-width head for a minute... head falls, leaves a thin, frothy cap which holds till the end... spits of lace here and there
S: huge, extract-fruity aroma - not too far off from a peach Jolly Rancher mixed with a cough drop... no hops (unless the Cascade is lending some highlights to the candy-fruitiness), kinda tough to tell what impact the yeast has... wee bit floral
T: certainly a British bitter (or cream ale) base with some minerally esters and a decent bit of hop bitterness floating beneath the haze of somewhat white wine fruitiness... not nearly as sweet as the aroma suggests - actually, it finishes rather dry despite a swipe of light crystal malt up front... the bitterness gradually asserts itself more and more with each sip... I suppose the fruit flavor is a fresh apricot, having only had nasty, sulfury dried ones - could be construed as mildly peach and/or cantaloupe... dry, sort of biscuity-bready malt pacing around in the background, delicate toastiness... dandelion-like (petals and stem) aftertaste
M: smooth-ish, mildly frothy-creamy flow... flash of soft sizzle at the back of the palate... very easy to knock back... blanket-soft and dry
O: it's not all that bad a drink - I could certainly understand it being popular amongst young kids who don't enjoy the flavors of traditional ales and lagers - real beer!
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 03:56:34 | More by Bouleboubier
#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
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