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Vinyl - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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78
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587 Ratings
THE BROS
70
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Ratings: 587
Reviews: 265
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 7
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Spring

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

Vinyl sails in on her shining wings as the spinning sun returns. She is the season-shifter, bursting from her cocoon to sing the ancient song of vernal yearning and to summon spring's sweet green return... Her metamorphosis becomes our own. Her thirsts are shared by all. Drink in her mysterious elixir as the revolution blooms again...

24 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2009)
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Bierfreund

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On the invain search for the real seasonal spring beer (Maibock or Helles, Heller Bock), we found this in a local store for a good price (1.75 $), so we took the chance. It said Spring Seasonal on the label, so we bought it, even without knowing what it would be like.

Poured into a Pilsener flute, it showed an amber colour with a thick foamy head. That was unexpected, since we expected a light (german "hell") colour.

The foamy head stayed around for quite a while, and while there was not much aroma to be noticed, the taste was actually very nice. Not much malts, but no hop overload either.

It was very balanced and actually light. So the lightness here was not in the appearance but actualy in the taste.

The carbonation was mild, but not as weak as in a Kellerbier or Zwickel (Ungespundet). It felt good, the medium carbonation allowed the taste to come out. With too much prickles in the mouth you normally don't taste anything (maybe that is why american macros do that, so you wouldn't notice their lack of taste?).

Due to the lightness one could probably drink more than one beer on an occasion. We are not used to that and rarely drink more than one beer between the 2 of us.

We also shared this one, but we probably could have had more, if we had wanted to. We just don't do that, though.

A nice, easy down beer I would buy again. Not in cases, but another bottle would be welcomed.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2010 05:00:49 | More by Bierfreund
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Vinyl from Magic Hat Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 587 ratings.