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Howl - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

897 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 897
Reviews: 435
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.13%


Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Born of dark and cold and snow in the marrow of the northeast's longest night, Howl comes in on wailing winds with winter-weary eyes burning holes in sunless shadows. In its darkened depths our inner voids are warmed.

32 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-18-2009)
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Mancer

New York

3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a dark reddish brown, which was more of a city night darkness. The light brown head was half of a finger high and quickly dissipated to a thin halo around the beer. There was light yeast sedimentation at the base glass. Light roast, and hints of chocolate and caramel could be found in the smell. Similar to the smell, light roast, chocolate and caramel could be found with a bit of cigar tobacco were tasted. This beer had an initially light body (with a watery feel,) but progressed to a light to medium body.

Overall, the pleasant flavors outweighed the bizarre body (which eventually balanced itself out) making this a nice light beer. I have been skeptical of Magic Hat, but maybe this will push me a bit to try some other beers that they offer.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2011 02:51:18 | More by Mancer
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Howl from Magic Hat Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 897 ratings.