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Plus / Minus - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

121 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.09%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
English Dark Mild Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with the tradition English style in mind, +/- aims to bring drinkers a truly sessionable craft beer experience. Tried it yet?

15 IBU

(Beer added by: vicsju1991 on 01-20-2012)
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Jesse13713

Ohio

1.55/5  rDev -54.1%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - This looks exactly like A & W light root beer with light vanilla and cola brown hues. Appears extremely watery with two fingers of head that puffs up in the center. This kinda looks like 'dirty' water.

Smell - Very heavy butterscotch and toffee right up front. A very faint sweet spice. All of the aromas are watered down.

Taste - I'm on my fifth drink and I hardly taste a thing. Water floods into the mouth and leaves no taste until being swallowed. This brings out tastes of light vanilla, cola, and Dr. Pepper. Extremely simple, and seems carelessly sloshed together. The low ABV is certainly no surprise. A flat soda-like disaster with light butterscotch notes. I suppose it is a bit nutty as well.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability - I honestly cannot tell the difference between drinking this and drinking a soft drink. If I didn't have any previous knowledge that this was a beer, I'd think I was drinking flat fountain Dr. pepper mixed with cola, A & W root beer, and Sprite. This is really just a watery mess. I picked the right beer to have before leaving for work. I was worried about finishing one in time, but I've drank 3/4 of it in the time it took to write this short review. Insanely drinkable, but that's not a good thing in this case. Sorry Magic Hat, but you continue to underwhelm my taste buds. At least I can finish it and it's not a drain pour.

07-06-2012 19:23:49 | More by Jesse13713
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Arborescence

Finland

2.2/5  rDev -34.9%

Appearance: Dark, almost fully opaque. Pours a one finger head that recedes quickly.

Aroma: Very mild, hints of toast and roasted malt.

Taste: Something a little off about it. There's a little bit of malt, a hint of milk chocolate, and some bitterness. Very underdeveloped though, no depth at all.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, moderate carbonation.

Overall: Quite disappointing. I've had better beers with half the ABV, so it can't be just that. It's drinkable, but only just.

04-22-2012 23:24:11 | More by Arborescence
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aleslover

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -26%

06-17-2012 03:12:15 | More by aleslover
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GreersBeer21


2.5/5  rDev -26%

06-01-2012 17:30:25 | More by GreersBeer21
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voidrunner

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -26%

03-14-2012 14:17:21 | More by voidrunner
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Cougar990

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -26%

02-10-2012 01:07:47 | More by Cougar990
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CraftBeerGuild

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -26%

11-16-2012 06:14:02 | More by CraftBeerGuild
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canders0927

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -26%

09-24-2012 00:42:24 | More by canders0927
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asafarc2

Rhode Island

2.5/5  rDev -26%

02-06-2012 19:54:19 | More by asafarc2
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

2.5/5  rDev -26%

11-20-2012 01:54:08 | More by TheRuss9585
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jacknsally5148

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -26%

02-08-2012 04:53:33 | More by jacknsally5148
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

2.63/5  rDev -22.2%

First off, what's up with this label? Intriguing I guess. Maybe that's why I grabbed it from my friend's fridge to try it. Poured into a standard pint glass. No head at all. Moderate fizz of carbonation. The body was the color of cola. Smell was non-existent. Taste was just a bit of malt and some caramel. Mouthfeel was thin and watery. This beer just had no redeeming qualities to it at all. Just plain boring. Mostly minus for me.

02-06-2012 04:38:03 | More by morebeergood
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JDWEX1117

New York

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

04-16-2012 16:16:32 | More by JDWEX1117
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Zaphog

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

03-25-2012 16:49:03 | More by Zaphog
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SlaughteredWolf

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

07-29-2012 00:36:31 | More by SlaughteredWolf
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swgwilt

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

07-04-2012 02:48:49 | More by swgwilt
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wedge

North Carolina

2.93/5  rDev -13.3%

"The Devil Is In The Potato Salad"

Pours a dark chestnut color under a slim, frothy ring of a head that dissolves to nothing. Nutty malt, cereal grain, and some dark - slightly tart - fruitiness. A little too clean, which seems to be an issue with Magic Hat beers over the last several years. Dark, dry malt and cocoa flavor, but somewhat watery. Faint toast and fruit, finishing dry. Medium-light body with too much carbonation at first. Too sterile and bland to be all that enjoyable. Not terrible, just not good.

04-01-2012 19:13:07 | More by wedge
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -11.2%

07-25-2014 03:20:59 | More by atlbravsrno1
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stampfler07

Colorado

3/5  rDev -11.2%

03-18-2012 23:40:12 | More by stampfler07
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mholdefer

Alabama

3/5  rDev -11.2%

02-26-2012 20:08:39 | More by mholdefer
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grahambo

New York

3/5  rDev -11.2%

03-05-2012 17:07:53 | More by grahambo
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JHeskew


3/5  rDev -11.2%

07-07-2012 14:59:51 | More by JHeskew
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elec

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -11.2%

01-28-2012 05:33:55 | More by elec
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NHSTEVE

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -11.2%

02-09-2012 22:27:25 | More by NHSTEVE
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cheesepuffs

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -11.2%

09-11-2013 03:29:58 | More by cheesepuffs
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Plus / Minus from Magic Hat Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.