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Saint Saltan - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
74
okay

103 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 16.35%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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Photo of tmm313
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

tmm313, Jul 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

AnitaBrewski, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of kguyty
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

kguyty, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of seeswo
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

seeswo, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of scruffwhor
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

scruffwhor, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of Onenote81
3.69/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a clear pale yellow. A thin white head rests atop. Nose is of wheat, malt, crackers. Ample carbonation. This beer was crisp and easy to drink. Nice mellow smooth flavor of wheat, lemon zest, white bread. This beer was a nice simple break from the big bold beers I've had of late. My first of the style as well. Not sure how representative this is, but I liked it. Great beer for the summer months.

Onenote81, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of Ljoreilly
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Ljoreilly, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of mikeg67
3.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle from Trader’s Joe. Pours golden with short-lived white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of funky yeast, wheat malt and hint of spices. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is of wheat malt, salt, spices, herbal hops and hint of citrus. Finish is long and salty. I like salt.

mikeg67, May 28, 2013
Photo of nmatros
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

nmatros, May 24, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.43/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

undated 12 oz bottle served in a lager glass. Confess very limited familiarity with this style, and I sampled it without, at first, knowing or guessing the style. Sparkling clear despite a thin coat of sediment left on the bottom of the bottle.

Light and tart, as expected for style, but with a lemon and apricot fruitiness. Good dosage of coriander; sufficient to have a clear yet subtle effect on the flavor, aroma and aftertaste. Light body with medium-high carbonation that's a bit coarse.

Overall: A light, fruity and refreshing version of this style. Little in the way of salt or wheat. Improved with warming, allowing more of the malts to come forward.

chinchill, May 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

morrowd3, May 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Hermanater, May 19, 2013
Photo of zeff80
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

zeff80, May 19, 2013
Photo of tfsimpkins
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

tfsimpkins, May 17, 2013
Photo of GilGarp
3.43/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle served cold into a pint glass.

Saint Saltan is a very pale golden yellow color with a slight haze. The head is fizzy and short lived with no lacing left behind.

Aroma is mild and sweet with a bit of a yellow corn element.

Flavor is also fairly mild with lemon, coriander, and slightly spicy European hops. The salt is there but it's not a distraction.

Mouthfeel is light in body and appropriately carbonated.

Overall not a bad beer but also not one I would get again.

GilGarp, May 16, 2013
Photo of pcsnyder
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

pcsnyder, May 15, 2013
Photo of Utica_Brew_Review
3.49/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very pale yellow color with light carbonation and mild head. Unique salty aroma. Salty flavor with a creamy, savory element and herbal, citrus and coriander notes. Maintains its head throughout the beer. Surprisingly good. Good taste, complexity and body. Could use less carbonation.

Utica_Brew_Review, May 11, 2013
Photo of cbcrunch
3/5  rDev -5.7%

cbcrunch, May 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Metalaero, May 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Chucker17, May 07, 2013
Photo of Jadjunk
3.29/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

"3/4 pint of beer brewed with coriander and sea salt. Do good, drink well, be saintly." Brewed in the style of a Gose beer, my first representative of the style. It's good to see more mainstream American-brewed versions of rare German styles popping up. No bottle date- package was dated to January 6 2013- standard 120 day freshness policy makes this best by early May.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Magic Hat pint glass. Served north of 55º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a crispy sudsy head of a near white consistency. Retention is below average. Body color is a pale gold amber with plentiful carbonation and pulpy sediment in tow. Appearance is decent- it's quite short on head quality, which is surprising for a wheat-based beer. 2.5

(Smell) Aroma is light with a mild wheat malt presence and a touch of light cracker pale malts, perhaps some pilsner. Grassy hops and a touch of floral hop aroma build the subtle hop profile, and are joined by a subtle tart lemony acidity. It's difficult to discern salt in the aroma, but it's certainly probable within the lightness of this beer. For Gose first timers, this isn't far from a pale lemon-wheat beer. Potency is mild+. 3.5

(Taste) Moderate fluffy wheat malt base, follows through with a lemony cracker malt sweetness and a grassy hop essence. Coriander is hardly evident in the flavor. Finish is tolerably arid with a mild saltiness to it, lightening up the pale malts to a dry, fairly low sweetness biscuity character and leaving the slightest iodized salt aftertaste. nothing sharp but certainly noticeable to trained tastebuds. I don't have a lot of personal experience with this beer but do find it one worth seeking out more. It's incredibly light and the salt does play a fair role, especially in the finish. Not very tart, not sour in the least- there much that differentiates this from a German Pale Wheat ale. 3.25

(Mouthfeel) Mild carbonation fuzziness with a gentle sweetness. Mild dry finish, common for the style but lacking tart or sour qualities that are expected. Body is light/medium for the style and light overall. Alcohol presence is very low. The carbonation is fine for this beer, but could sprite up a bit. The mild salt finish would pair a bit better with some lemony zest or tartness, but it's very mild overall in this beer. 3.5

(Overall) This is probably not the best representative of a Gose beer to introduce myself to, but it's easily the most accessible to the casual craft beer drinker in my area. Expect a beer that drinks similarly to a Pale Wheat Ale, albeit intentionally lighter with some unusual caveats. The salt impacts a very slight change to the flavor, although it's perceivable exclusively in the finish and just a bit in the mouthfeel. It's probably better to check out other examples to better explore the potential of the style, but this shouldn't be a terrible drink overall for those who take it at face value. 3.25

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Jadjunk, May 07, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

TheBigBoy, May 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +25.8%

Beer4Mike, Apr 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

TTripp725, Apr 28, 2013
Saint Saltan from Magic Hat Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.