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Odd Notion - American Sour Ale (Winter 2009) - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
70
okay

132 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 2.97
pDev: 22.9%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 09-20-2009)
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DrDoitchbig

Michigan

3.05/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: When set on the table the beer appears to be a partially opaque chocolate brown with some ruby red tinges showing through. But when it's held to the light it turns to an amber color not unlike that commonly seen in an IPA. The off-white head starts off at an uninspiring one finger and quickly fades before I can properly introduce myself to it.

Smell: Dominated by sweet caramel and toffee malts with some tart lemon in the background. It's much sweeter than I expected.

Taste: The lemon like citrus flavors slide into the forefront. This beer is really more tart than it is sour. The sweet malts are still here but are mostly overshadowed by the tart lemon. Along with this there is also an strange, almost tea like bitterness floating around. It's strange, but I kind of like it.

Mouthfeel: The body on this is pretty thin and watery. Carbonation is at a good level, but damn I can't get over the body.

Drinkability: As I said a moment ago this is definitely a strange beer. I enjoyed the experience, but I don't think I'll be repeating it. The whole lemon and tea vibe was just a little too 'Odd'.

This was my first brew from Magic Hat and also my first American Wild Ale. This doesn't really deter or encourage exploration of Magic Hat's line-up. I think I will probably just continue to feel indifferent about their offerings. As for American Wild Ales, from everything I've read and heard I don't believe this is a proper example and I do want to try more beers in this style.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2010 06:22:56 | More by DrDoitchbig
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Odd Notion - American Sour Ale (Winter 2009) from Magic Hat Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.