Hex - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Reviews by VncentLIFE:
2.7/5 rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Pour is a tad light for an oktoberfest, honestly. Light orange with a small head.
I get the caramel grainy oktoberfest base in there, but I want mroe overt sweetness, almost like a slick, sweet, smooth syrupyness.
Upon first smell, there is like loads and loads and loads of citrus fruits (pineapple, mangoes, and oranges). I think I kind of like it. The caramel notes come out to play, but just not enough.
The tastes dont mesh, and its not smooth enough for an oktoberfest. Theres a dominant earthy hop flavor that really doesnt go well with the slightly grainy, lightly sweet base beer. Odd aftertaste that I cant pin down. Kind of reminds of a flavor from Breckenridge Vanilla Porter. Not good.
Earthy medicinal hops really dominate, which doesnt work for me. i want those Citric hops to play well with the caramel malt, but sadly, nope.
What started so well ended in such failure. ugh.
Serving type: bottle
08-21-2012 21:25:16 | More by VncentLIFE
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3.94/5 rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bought this to try in a mixed six last June, so it was a leftover from August 2012. Didn't think that would make much difference since it's a low hop Octoberfest. Now I see it has been retired, so this may be one of the last BA reviews of it.
Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams nonick.
a: nearly clear amber, half finger thick white head dissipated quickly to slight surface foam and traces of lacing.
s: mild caramel malt
t: Light tasty caramel malt. Dry finish.
m: Moderate, nice heft for an Octoberfest.
o: One of the better Octoberfests I have had. Always enjoyed Magic Hat's Number 9, and its the only brewery I have ever toured. Glad to see they make a fine Fall brew too. Make that "made" since it has been retired. Too bad.
Serving type: bottle
11-12-2013 23:31:04 | More by scotorum
Hex from Magic Hat Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 871 ratings.