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Humdinger Series: Graupel - Magic Hat Brewing Company

Humdinger Series: GraupelHumdinger Series: Graupel

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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.16%


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

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  10.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CloudStrife on 01-29-2013)
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JDizzle

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

04-16-2013 01:35:57 | More by JDizzle
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01-13-2014 02:43:15 | More by braedon_peluso
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lzepplin01

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

01-07-2014 05:29:38 | More by lzepplin01
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

12-14-2013 18:38:23 | More by acurtis
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

12-05-2013 00:33:34 | More by jaydoc
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

12-03-2013 22:03:49 | More by millerbuffoon
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +16.6%

12-03-2013 22:03:44 | More by Knapp85
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2%

12-02-2013 15:54:48 | More by kwjd
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Cavanaghty

Maine

2.3/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Amber color with about two fingers of off white head. Plenty of carbonation and medium lacing on the glass.

Smell: Grassy and some cloves.

Mouthfeel/Taste: A little rough, medium bodied. Taste was very bitter all around.

Overall: Not what I expected and I probably would not buy again. But the beer looks great,just doesn't have a good flavor in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 18:22:34 | More by Cavanaghty
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +2%

11-08-2013 03:15:33 | More by st9647v3
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rodemey2

New York

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

11-07-2013 01:35:55 | More by rodemey2
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +2%

10-27-2013 13:13:11 | More by InspectorBob
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mitch3114

New York

3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Split the 750 ML corked and caged champagne bottle with a pal. Poured into two snifter glasses

A- Light colored, like a here, but much more clear. Nice off white foamy head with tight bubble construction (just made that one up). Nice lacing and sexy legs!

S- Smelled of light hops, booze and sweet malts.

T- Tastes like a strong American barley wine. A slight bitter aftertaste that was pushing unpleasant. This is a very boozy beer. It tastes like 12-15% ABV. Although there is some bittering hop flavor in the background and an alcohol bit, it has a nice sweet flavor as well.

M- Mouthfeel was smooth from the wheat and just thick enough to compliment this interesting ale.

O- Overall not bad. This is my first of the style, but being a fan of barley wines it sat right up there with its sibling. I feel like this would be an excellent beer if it were laid down for about two more years. After that I think it may mature into a mellow drink that's sure to satisfy anyone who loves a good vintage old ale or barley wine.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2013 22:47:33 | More by mitch3114
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GrindFatherBob

New York

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

10-14-2013 21:26:57 | More by GrindFatherBob
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morrowd3

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

10-07-2013 01:16:02 | More by morrowd3
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ElijahRivera

New York

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

09-24-2013 22:54:29 | More by ElijahRivera
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +2%

08-31-2013 01:11:01 | More by vermilcj
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into snifter, late 2012 bottling. Pours slightly hazy pale orange amber color with a small dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big orange zest, lemon zest, pineapple, peach, pear, apple, honey, wheat, light caramel, floral, grass, toast, pepper, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness; with a light phenolic note. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop, malt, and ester notes; with good strength. Taste of orange zest, lemon zest, peach, pear, apple, pineapple, honey, wheat, pepper, floral, grass, light caramel, toast, clove, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus zest, peach, pear, pineapple, apple, honey, wheat, floral, grass, pepper, toast, clove, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Good balance and complexity of hop, malt, and ester notes; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a slick and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice wheatwine style. Good balance of hop, malt, and ester flavors; and quite smooth to sip on for the gravity. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 03:56:48 | More by superspak
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.61/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Huge creamy fluffy head 2 fingers fades slowly with nice lacing, semi hazy reddish orange color.

Nose strong beer, some estery booze, sweet malts, caramel, candi sugar, little phenolic, some wheat aromas but barely, chewy nougat like, also fairly fruity with a pear plum kinda aroma.

Taste starts pretty sweet, lots of candy flavours, candi sugar, caramel, toffee, little nutty. Booze kicks in, plenty of fruity esters, little phenolic, mostly just warming booze. Some creamy wheat, light candied banana like somehow, more pear plum like fruit. Some bitterness, a light spicy chewy hop. Finish is fairly spicy hop bitterness, little sweet still, but more fruit, plenty of toffee and caramel candies lingering.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, light warming booze, decent carb.

Overall decent. For this to come from the crappy version of Magic Hat is surprising. Overall too sweet, but flavor and aroma profiles were not bad. Decent light hops, more esters and phenols than I'd expect for a Wheatwine and not a Belgian strong or something, but not bad.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 15:18:09 | More by jlindros
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HopGrazer

New York

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

06-27-2013 12:06:34 | More by HopGrazer
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Humdinger Series: Graupel from Magic Hat Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.