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Hex - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

891 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 891
Reviews: 322
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.27%
Wants: 12
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Fall

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

A malty amber ale with hints of toffee and caramel and a slightly smoky finish.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: soccerman7 on 08-01-2010)
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Artjsantos

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

09-28-2012 08:23:14 | More by Artjsantos
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Schmuckles

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

09-28-2012 00:49:17 | More by Schmuckles
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cornucopia

Puerto Rico

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

09-27-2012 02:53:14 | More by cornucopia
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

09-27-2012 01:30:40 | More by LarryMyers
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TrappistJohnMD

Mississippi

3.45/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours copper color with minimal head. No lacing.

Smell is really nice with lots of cherry, apple and sweet malts.

Taste is o.k. Not that much going on for me. Little bit of malt up front. Maybe a hint of fruit. More bitterness than I expected.

Mouthfeel is light bodied.

Overall this was just o.k. Smells better than it tastes.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 21:37:06 | More by TrappistJohnMD
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BobDag30

New York

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

09-26-2012 19:08:25 | More by BobDag30
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cwd

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

09-26-2012 16:15:21 | More by cwd
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CalebHiliadis

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

09-25-2012 19:11:48 | More by CalebHiliadis
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Rizzy17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.3%

09-25-2012 15:04:54 | More by Rizzy17
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zonalax

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

09-24-2012 21:21:10 | More by zonalax
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matt21


3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

09-24-2012 02:47:02 | More by matt21
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a nice head; the retention wasn't great, however, but it did leave behind quite a few dots of lacing

Smell: A full-on blast of caramel malt and a touch of grain underneath

Taste: Caramel malt dominates the front end, with fruit developing in the middle and a hint of smoke bringing up the rear; the aftertaste is rather sweet, almost cloying

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not bad, fpr a sweeter style beer, and the smoke adds an interesting twist; just a bit too sweet and cloying for my palate

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 19:32:08 | More by brentk56
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animal69

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

09-23-2012 17:41:54 | More by animal69
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nitter

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

09-23-2012 17:26:45 | More by nitter
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sevenmoist

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

09-23-2012 14:36:45 | More by sevenmoist
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Rojada1988

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

09-23-2012 07:13:26 | More by Rojada1988
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tectactoe

Michigan

3/5  rDev -13.5%

09-23-2012 01:28:31 | More by tectactoe
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nyrblue2

New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

09-22-2012 22:12:16 | More by nyrblue2
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

4.7/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an Irish pint glass.

The beer is a pure golden caramel color. An off-white head dissipates rapidly but leaves a film. Light lacing sticks to the glass.

The beer smells of sweet caramel, malts, and butter.

The beer tastes just like I want my marzens to taste: loads of sticky sweet caramel and malts. There's also some faint toffee and buttery biscuits in there.

Mouthfeel is Smooth and sticky, like a melted caramel candy.

Overall, I didn't expect this, but this might be my favorite marzen this year. Just awesome in every aspect. I'm glad the Brothers agree. This is really well done.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2012 18:44:45 | More by JuicesFlowing
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digitalflood

New York

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

09-22-2012 17:49:25 | More by digitalflood
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nquigley16

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -13.5%

09-22-2012 15:33:41 | More by nquigley16
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m0ntels

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.3%

09-22-2012 01:45:57 | More by m0ntels
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mcdsports

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

09-22-2012 01:39:16 | More by mcdsports
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Jonesy24

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

09-21-2012 22:52:06 | More by Jonesy24
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Rafster21

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

09-21-2012 17:02:44 | More by Rafster21
Hex from Magic Hat Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 891 ratings.