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Humdinger Series: Over The Pils - Magic Hat Brewing Company

Humdinger Series: Over The PilsHumdinger Series: Over The Pils

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92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.02%


Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Over the Pils features a smooth malt body that is paired with fruit and floral notes from generous additions of Brewer’s Gold and Crystal hops. Beneath the bold hop aroma hides a subtle warmth sure to take your taste buds Over the Pils and far away.

75 IBU

(Beer added by: SawDog505 on 04-10-2012)
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Reviews by Rhynes2:
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Rhynes2

Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Comes in a champagne style bottle with a cork and looks very appealing on the shelf. Pours out a nice golden straw color with a tight light head. The lacing on this beer is amazingly dense and left marks down the whole glass. It has nice light citrus notes with a touch of acidity balanced well with a light grain body. It had a nice refreshing quality that I really like for a summer time beer. I'll be buying this one again for sure

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 02:59:21 | More by Rhynes2
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750ml corked and caged bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a very cloudy orangish amber with a one finger dense white head. Very opaque beer, tough to see any visible carbonation. Leaves some nice lacing on the side.

S: Has an aged aroma too it at this point. Hops seem faint and are just barely holding on. Malts come out as it warms up adding a bready quality.

T: More bitter than expected, the hop flavor has stuck around well. Grassiness and a bit of a farmhouse flavor to it. Light malting makes up the backbone. Alcohol is well hidden.

M: Medium body with low carbonation. Has a creamy mouthfeel. Bit of a warming feeling to it.

Overall was tough to pass up at half price and I'm glad I gave it a go. Have seen it on the shelves for a while and pulled this one from a new case. Hope Magic Hat continues this Humdinger series.

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A: The beer is a bright gold color, with a short dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains lager yeast, citrus, caramelized malts and some hops.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of citrus and caramel. Then some breadiness comes in from lager yeast and a thin malt character. The hops presence starts out weak but strengthens greatly as you continue to drink the beer and creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

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A - Light golden straw with a huge 3 finger head that quickly dissipated. Great lacing.

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Magic Hat Brewing Company - Humdinger Series: Over The Pils

Look - Pours clear golden slight copper with a big bubbly head that dissipates quickly and leaves abundant lacing.

Smell - Pilsner (tart & sour) characteristics with a little bit of deeper malt. Faint citrus hops.

Taste - The ballsiest pils I have ever had. Tang sharp, lemon sour, and on center stage are grassy bitter hops, packs a punch!

Mouthfeel - Slightly warm in the throat and slightly sticky. Leaves a sour bitter towards the back of the throat. Pretty boozy. Light/medium body, faintly carbonated, decent drinkability.

Overall - Interesting style, I did enjoy the bite aspect. I will have to try others of this style to understand more about it. This brew enhances tremendously with warmth so take a sip or two and let it sit for 10-15 if you can.

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Humdinger Series: Over The Pils from Magic Hat Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.