Blue Magic | Right Brain Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Right Brain Brewery
Michigan, United States
rightbrainbrewery.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Blue Magic Lavender Wheat Ale is a uniquely different & refreshing brew. Did we mention it’s magical too? It’s brewed with local honey from Honey Pot Priory & fresh local lavender from Light Of Day Organics. This is a straight forward wheat with dried lavender. This brew has a floral nose and a wheat finish.

Added by TheBrewo on 10-10-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
55
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
13.71%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
8
For Trade:
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of Blackop555
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours orangeish gold. Foamy, medium, white head and lasts shortly.

Smells bready, floral, honey, wheat and light lavender.

Tastes light citrus, grassy and lavender. Followed by light wheat, honey and spice hint. Finish is semi dry with wheat linger. Lighter body and fizzy medium carbonation

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Photo of cinematicgypsy
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very bubbly pour and pale golden color. Has hardly any smell aside from a very faint, light almost lilac aroma, which I like. Taste is like a weak wheat beer, with a gradually increasing aftertaste that's slightly spicy like cinnamon. You can actually taste the lavender. This is perfect warm-weather beer.

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Photo of Gravewalker
4.24/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.14/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
3.13/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of dmorgan310
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mitchster
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

$1.99 at BevCo. 4.9% ABV per the website. Brewed with lavender.
Pours out to a slightly hazy medium golden, forming a tall white head with very good retention and lacing. The aroma is of a fruity blonde ale. No hop nose. No lavender. The taste of lavender is very very subtle here. I would definitely prefer more. It ends up coming off more as a wit, but I think only due to the yeast phenolics. Tastes like Hoegarden strain to me. Very mild bitterness. Nice mouthfeel, medium light bodied, smooth, crisp, clean. Pleasant bitterness.

A decent beer, however it definitely to could more lavender to match the packaging. In a blind tasting, I don't think anyone would pick up on it.

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Photo of JDoHo
3.37/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StoutHunter
3.17/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I picked up a bottle of Right Brain's Blue Magic for $1.79 at The Lager Mill. I've had this beer a long time ago and all I remember about it was that it was really heavy on the lavender, so lets see how it is now. 2016 Vintage. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks nice, it goes well with the beer and it's just a little eye catching. It poured a nice golden orange color that took on more of a golden color when held to the light with a little over a fingers worth of off white head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it didn't leave much lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking beer, but I wish it had a little better head retention and lacing.

S- The aroma starts off with a lower amount of medium sweetness with the doughy yeast being the first to show up and that leads into the malts which impart a grainy, pale malt, sweet malt and light biscuit malt like aroma. Towards the end comes the lavender which is a little on the lighter side and it imparts a soapy and perfume like lavender aroma. This beer is has a nice aroma, the lavender isn't too overpowering.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the doughy yeast still being the first to show up and it leads into the malts which impart all the same aspects that they did in the aroma. Up next comes the lavender which is just a little lighter than it was in the aroma and it imparts a pretty light lavender flavor that shows up a little into the aftertaste with no bitterness and some malty and doughy flavors. This beer is just ok, the base beer is pretty bland and the lavender barely shows up.

M- Fairly smooth, a little clean, not too crisp, on the lighter side of being medium bodied with a light amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is ok, but I wish it had a little more crispness and carbonation.

Overall I thought this beer was just ok and I thought it was pretty average for the style, the first time i had this beer the lavender was way too strong, now is seems to barely show up and i think they need to settle on a nice middle ground for this beer. It didn't have that good of drinkability, one is a little more than enough for me. What I like the most about this beer is the appearance, it's a pretty nice looking beer. What I like the least about this beer is the taste and mouthfeel, they both could use some work. I might buy this beer again, if they continue to work on it and I can't say I would really recommend this beer. All in all It might be a little better than I remember since the lavender isn't some overpowering, but it still needs some work when it comes to the balance. It's one of my least favorite Right Brain beers and it's average at best for the style. Better luck next time guys this one could still use some work.

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Photo of einman
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of km02600
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color with a few fingers of bubbly head that's here and gone. No lacing. Aroma is bready, biscuit, honey, lemongrass, some spice, and lavender. Taste follows: biscuit, honey, bright citrus, some corn notes, with lavender present throughout. This one took me back to the Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse Bay, and the breeze off the lavender farms on a warm summer day. Great summer Ale.

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Photo of chuckgietzen
2.88/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Tracker83
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Giggy
3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigleague
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Agentveba
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tommy5
2.77/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Desimoaj
3.37/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DbbC
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kerrie
3.03/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Hollyhoneysuckle
4.28/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of Adamostella
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of LakersGotRings
2.24/5  rDev -39.8%

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Blue Magic from Right Brain Brewery
3.72 out of 5 based on 55 ratings.
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