#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,001 | Reviews: 1,537 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by damndirtyape:
2.48/5 rDev -26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
12oz bottle (best by 02/28/11) poured into a milkshake pilsner glass.
Appearance: Crystal clear golden yellow beer with a persistent 1/8" dense white head. Strands, walls, and islands of lacing as I drank it down were seen. When held up to the light along with the plentiful bubbles you can see what looks like a faint peach color to the beer - making the beer almost a rose gold in color. A nice looking beer.
Smell: Apricot mostly and only as it warms up. When cold the apricot smell is a bit off. It's not quite doing it for me.
Taste: Apricot up front colliding into what tastes like an adjunct lager to my taste buds. A bit sulfur-like in flavor at times (cooked veggie? maybe the taste of the smell of a perm if that makes sense to you, it does to me). The finish is bitter with a lingering fruit (apricot again) flavor. Well, this is a fruit beer, but it's an acquired taste and I'm not sure I've acquired it.
Mouthfeel: Good carbonation on the tongue with some lingering sensation on the teeth. Thicker than water but I can't say that the beer goes down smooth exactly. I am almost tempted to say that the carbonation becomes fizzy on the way down.
Drinkability: Definitely not for me. One and done and it becomes a bit of a chore to finish by the end. I'll give the beer high marks for a unique appearance, but then the enjoyment ends.
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2011 23:39:31 | More by damndirtyape
More User Reviews:
3.61/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours out to a nice creamy white head that laces the glass a bit. Color is a coppery gold. Aroma is much like Pyramid apricot minus the sharp wheat. Flavor is mild and fruity with some pale and crystal malts shining through and balanced to a crisp finish. No discernible hop character. Mouthfeel is pleasant and CO2 is just right. Overall a solid brew that pleases.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 02:13:34 | More by EagleTalon
3.25/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Appearance: Golden yellow color, short white head, not much lacing
Smell: Apricots and biscuity malt
Taste: Apricot, biscuit, light hops and bitterness
Mouthfeel: Light body, good carbonation
Overall: This used to be a favorite of mine, and probably would be a preferred choice if there isn't good selection, but it doesn't do much for me anymore.
Serving type: on-tap
03-02-2014 03:53:27 | More by MadCat
#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
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