Deveiled - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Reviews by BeerDocT:
3.33/5 rDev +1.8%
Appearance 2.0: LOL! The bottle says, "amber ale," but this beer pours out a dark, blackish brown that looks more like a porter or a stout. Does not look anything remotely like amber. That would be a reddish-golden color. Oh, my. Anyway, head was ok but smallish, about 1/4". I just can't get past the "amber ale" thing. Sorry.
Smell 3.5: Nice bouquet. Deep smoked grains with a slight hint of hops. Again, this makes me think "porter" not "amber ale."
Taste 3.5: Front is missing. Just cool liquid. Middle is slightly tart and smoky with a very faint hop bite in the middle of the palate. Finish is also slightly smoky with a very light treacle sweetness and a pleasant alkaline hop to lighten the taste. Aftertaste is of medium length and focuses again on the smokiness. Well-balanced taste, but nothing like any amber ale I have ever had.
Mouthfeel 3.0: Carbonation level was OK, but off for an ale, amber or otherwise. This level of low carbonation would be fine in a porter, but not an ale.
Overall 3.25: I don't know what to think of this beer. "Deveiled" could mean "deviled" or perhaps the "veil" of perception being lifted (e.g. "de-veiled"). Well, if the latter were true, then the "veil" of an "amber ale" has been lifted to reveal a pretty good "porter" underneath. This is a weird beer, but certainly is not a bad beer. However, if you are expecting an amber ale, you will be sorely disappointed. Just strange.
08-11-2013 05:46:38 | More by BeerDocT
More User Reviews:
3.3/5 rDev +0.9%
12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.
Look: Deep chestnut hue, thin lacing
Smell: Toasted grain, faint cocoa powder, mildly figgy, faint hop spice
Taste: Big smoothness, ample carbonation, wet, bread crust, very mild hop flavor, balancing bitterness, watery burnt coffee note, drying finish
Not even sure what this beer is really going for, simply a malt forward Red Ale with not much else going for it ... drinkable but not noteworthy.
09-25-2013 03:46:46 | More by Jason
3.38/5 rDev +3.4%
Served on tap in a sample glass.
Appearance: Darker reddish brown with a beige head. Thick lacing on the glass.
Smell: Nutty with hops and malts.
Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Nutty malty taste to it.
Overall: Ok brew, not my first choice, but I am also not a huge fan of Red Ales.
10-29-2013 00:53:32 | More by Cavanaghty
3.59/5 rDev +9.8%
An amber red ale with a very English ale taste. This one is certainly more hoppier than what you would see in traditional English ales. You get some smokiness due to the carmel malts. A nice session beer that suits the fall season and would buy again...
11-10-2013 04:55:45 | More by Jeffwildcat
3.26/5 rDev -0.3%
DATE TASTED: November 14, 2013... GLASSWARE: Howard's Pub pint... OCCASION: Game of Thrones reading Thursday--chapters in the Vale... APPEARANCE: dark ruby red/black velvet body--another sinister-looking attempt from this mixpack; off-color lunar craters of head that holds thickness; laces well... AROMA: for Magic Hat, surprisingly straight-forward in its malty aroma; roasted toffee and some astringent chemical brine (the glass?)...PALATE: low to medium-bodied with little activity in the mouth; a bit creamy, but not lactic...TASTE: flattened maltiness with a lingering aftertaste; elusive hops make this a thin, drinkable profile; sessionable with a buttery finish...OVERALL: undoubtedly, this most straight-forward Magic hat I've had--nearly everything from these guys has an odd twist or turn to tis profile, but this delivers a true ESB approximation; a bit thin overall, but serviceable...
11-24-2013 04:48:28 | More by dacrza1
3.25/5 rDev -0.6%
Appearance: Very red with ok lacing. I like the color a lot.
Smell: Sour cherries. Too vinegary, but it's somehow refreshing.
Taste/Mouthfeel: Starts with refreshing sour raspberries but becomes way too sour in the finish. Mouthfeel is very crisp.
Overall: Excellent body and color, but the rest is just ok.
08-21-2013 04:25:54 | More by tjsdomer2
3.46/5 rDev +5.8%
A robust take on the amber ale style. Hiding just beyond its malty core is a crisp, clean, hoppy aura that will open your eyes to the other side. Definitely not what you would expect from ah Amber ale with its bold malt character. It is worth a try and can be found in the new variety pack "Night of the Living Dead" by Magic Hat. I live in Western Massachusetts and purchsaed it at the Liquors 44 on route 9.
08-02-2013 02:06:06 | More by blknikon
3.69/5 rDev +12.8%
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on September 3, 2013
The pour is mahogany amber with a long -lasting off-white foamy head that leaves some decent lacing.
The aroma tends to be on the sweet and nutty side with caramel notes and a mild crisp hoppiness to balance things off. Also a bit soapy in smell.
The body is medium but it rather creamy.
The taste is much like the aroma with an emphasis on the sweetness rather than amber bitterness one comes to expect from the style. Caramel malts and a mild hop finish but it's the sweetness that lingers.
09-03-2013 22:36:41 | More by puboflyons
Deveiled from Magic Hat Brewing Company
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