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Saint Saltan - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
75
okay

97 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 15.63%


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

Style | ABV
Gose |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tone77 on 01-20-2013)
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.53/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I give magic hat a lot of credit for always being bold and trying new things, ambitious styles, and just overall far out stuff, but I criticize them for doing all of them within the safe realm, not quite authentic, and sort of leaning towards mass appeal. usually it works just fine for me, but you cant half ass a gose. a salted wheat beer recipe resurrected from yesteryear cannot be played safe, im sorry. pours clean and mostly clear duller golden with a finger or so of off white suds, fine lace left behind. the nose is straight coriander, fresh green leaves, not seeds or extract, very vegetative, and it detracts from the minerally salt and bready wheat malt I want to be paying attention too. the taste is equally over-herbed, with the salt only coming in the finish. its not dry, not refreshing, sort of like a pretzel... its a great snack, gets the job done, takes the edge off the hunger, but doesn't fill you up or leave you completely satisfied, like a precursor for something that never comes. that's this beer through and through, much left to be desired. I want a salty stop in the feel, and I want an effervescent carbonation that keeps it moving, and both are absent, but I cant be too hard on this. nobody makes a gose, and I love the effort to reintroduce the style to America. I also love its drinkability. maybe I wouldn't call this genre defining, but it is playing a useful role in this summers beer spectrum.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 03:12:08 | More by StonedTrippin
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Saint Saltan from Magic Hat Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.