#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,385 | Reviews: 1,558 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by clvand0:
3.63/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours an amber color with a small head that falls fast and doesn't leave much lacing on the glass. The aroma has a lot of flowery/floral character along with some honey and fruity sweetness. Interesting. The flavor has some apricot along with other fruits and quite a bit of sweetness. Finish is fairly bitter. Some diacetyl/buttery stuff going on as well. The body is medium and the drinkability is ok. Overall, interesting, but not one I'll likely have again.
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2006 22:56:49 | More by clvand0
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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
77 out of 100 based on 4,385 ratings.