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Wacko - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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751 Ratings
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Ratings: 751
Reviews: 415
rAvg: 2.85
pDev: 23.16%
Wants: 6
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Wacko is the liquid song of summer: Crisp like the morning, cool like the evening and quenching all day long. Pop the top and set your summer loose. Wacko is a delicious summer beer with a big malty aroma, a subdued hop bite and a clean, slightly sweet finish.

15 IBU

(Beer added by: thekevlarkid on 02-28-2009)
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kkmiller76

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -64.9%

06-30-2013 03:30:11 | More by kkmiller76
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GuidedByBill

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -64.9%

05-13-2012 02:48:23 | More by GuidedByBill
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -64.9%

12-04-2011 23:30:42 | More by VikeMan
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Jamstone714

Florida

1/5  rDev -64.9%

12-30-2011 05:22:37 | More by Jamstone714
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smutty33

Connecticut

1/5  rDev -64.9%

11-12-2012 17:34:15 | More by smutty33
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -64.9%

02-01-2012 06:19:16 | More by DelicateDelirium
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Nolen12

Kentucky

1/5  rDev -64.9%

06-11-2013 03:56:42 | More by Nolen12
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jsboates


1/5  rDev -64.9%

03-11-2012 13:33:17 | More by jsboates
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Mini4x

Massachusetts

1.25/5  rDev -56.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I can't even fathom the still make this beer. There have been many amazing things added to beer, blueberries, grapefruit, etc, but beets.. Beets are a punishment and create a really horrible beer. It's not secret that I am not a fan of Magic Hat but this one takes the cake, it was seriously the worst beer I have ever experienced.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2014 01:42:36 | More by Mini4x
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HEADYdb

Massachusetts

1.25/5  rDev -56.1%

06-02-2012 04:40:29 | More by HEADYdb
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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -56.1%

02-04-2013 18:58:57 | More by Budinetz
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

1.33/5  rDev -53.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is an odd deep pinkish gold color with a large light pink head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is tart and full of beets, along with light malts and a faint touch of hops, but it's not appetizing at all and kind of nasty.

T: The taste starts out with a light malt sweetness that is quickly followed by the tart flavor of beets, which fortunately isn't as strong as it is in the smell. There's a mild hops presence that brings a little bit of balance but not much. The after-taste is slightly sour.

M: Crisp but not smooth at all, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Not tasty in any way, does not go down easily, not too filling, mild kick, I just did not find anything good about this beer and there's no way that I would drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2009 23:43:43 | More by TheManiacalOne
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drabmuh

Maryland

1.38/5  rDev -51.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Beer purchased on a lark for 1.50 at a local beer store. Beer is pink and kind of clear, thin white head, no lacing, low carbonation.

Aroma: OH GOD NO. Bitter...Grainy....Gross.

I should note that this beer is not currently on the top 50 Fruit / Vegetable Beer list on beeradvocate. And for good reason. This beer taste like shit. It is a drain pour for sure. Harsh and bitter, sweet and a horrible lingering grainy aftertaste. This beer kick me in the nuts, beat up my wife, aborted my child and asked me "Is this your dog?" before kicking her and leaving the front door open upon its exit (to waste the air conditioning). This is a disaster of a beer. BEWARE AVOID AVOID AVOID.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2011 02:03:52 | More by drabmuh
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

1.4/5  rDev -50.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Pours a crystal clear pink tinged grapefruit juice tone with a light pink tinted head.

Aromatics are dull not much going on except for corn and cooked veggies, WTF! Also on board is a light mineral water extract, are we trying to give micro brews a bad name here.

Flavor is horrid, bitter cooked veggies with little to no apparent sweetness. Just cereal grain offness with more of that cooked corn DMS going down. If your going to add beet sugar to give a beer a pink color at least make it something worth drinking, pure shite.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with an acrid finish of post puking mouthfeel. Carbontion is a bit much and it really over does it and practically induces the gag reflux with each sip.

Drinkability, this beer is a lost cause I hoped to never cross paths with any beer of this level of shit. It has created a new plateau of piss poor brewing efforts, why does it have to come from a likeable brewery like Magic Hat and have such a cool fuckin' label.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2009 19:14:10 | More by WVbeergeek
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abriggs1

Connecticut

1.45/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Ok, I've been defending Magic Hat to Vermonters trying to be trendy by saying things like "only tourists drink Magic Hat" and "if you drink Magic Hat you're just being trendy." Of course, not drinking a beer based on who drinks it is actually being trendy as opposed to drinking a beer simply because you like the taste.

That being said, I can not and will not defend this abomination to beer. First of all, it's pink and that to me just seems like a novelty. Novelty can be fun if the product is also good. This "beer" tastes like beet flavored seltzer. There is no taste. It's just a really bad decision. Magic Hat however, is known for being experimental, and when you take risks you're sometimes going to not hit the mark. This is that beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2009 00:45:45 | More by abriggs1
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DJED69

New Jersey

1.45/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Magic Hat?!? Seriously? This is one of the worst beers (if you can call it that) I've ever sampled. Thin, over carbonated, flavorless---like flavored seltzer. Plus, think about holding a pink colored beer in a pint glass. Really, avoid at all costs.

Serving type: on-tap

07-02-2010 12:22:19 | More by DJED69
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phishinNYC

Florida

1.5/5  rDev -47.4%

12-25-2011 18:02:06 | More by phishinNYC
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Goldfishman

Massachusetts

1.5/5  rDev -47.4%

01-30-2012 02:20:22 | More by Goldfishman
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -47.4%

01-03-2012 05:59:02 | More by shockrocker65
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kds2437

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -47.4%

07-21-2013 18:39:37 | More by kds2437
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SlaughteredWolf

Virginia

1.5/5  rDev -47.4%

07-29-2012 00:37:30 | More by SlaughteredWolf
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Geraurd

Virginia

1.5/5  rDev -47.4%

06-14-2014 22:55:53 | More by Geraurd
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

1.5/5  rDev -47.4%

01-20-2012 13:13:36 | More by JAHMUR
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cdizinno

South Carolina

1.55/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

A: Poured reddish pink, slightly cloudy with a good light pink head. Slight lacing.

S: Slighly fruity sweet scent. Beet...I guess?

T&M: Tastes funny. I don't like beets, so maybe that is why I don't particularly prefer this flavor. Light bodied with medium carbonation. Bitter flavor from beginning to end with sweet taste up front. Dry and tingly finish.

Odd fruit beer. If you like beets you may like this brew. I tried a couple more to see if I could acquire a taste.... it didn't happen.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2009 20:47:59 | More by cdizinno
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bierguru

Florida

1.58/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

This beer pretty much taste like a miller light just without that heavy hopp bite at the end. My belief is that it is eliminated by addition of beet's
The beer it unique in the fact it uses tomatos and I would suggest you try it if not for anything but the experience.
I do think this beer would make a great hangover cure though

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2010 04:10:22 | More by bierguru
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Wacko from Magic Hat Brewing Company
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