Black Wheat
Magnify Brewing Company

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Style:
American Dark Wheat Ale
Ranked #3
ABV:
5%
Score:
87
Ranked #16,441
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 11.42%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
43
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Magnify Brewing Company
 
New Jersey, United States
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SCORE
87
Very Good
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Photo of Jacobier10
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap @ Magnify Brewing in Fairfield, NJ.

Dark brown and somewhat murky with a creamy tan head. Dark malt aroma with chocolate, dark fruits, and a touch of coffee. Light roasted/burnt malt quality to it. Herbal hops provide nice balance. Flavor was reminiscent of an American Porter, but smoother from the wheat malt. Medium-full bodied, bitter and slightly astringent, but easy to drink regardless.

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Photo of MacMalt
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had this on draught at the brewery. It pours and dark walnut brown with a mocha-colored head and lacing. It smells of roasted malt, chocolate, and burnt coffee, with whiffs of caramel and hops. This beer drinks like a "session porter." It opens with roasted sweet malt, followed by dark chocolate and burnt coffee grounds. It also has some vanilla/caramel sweetness and finishes with a burnt, bitter taste. It is medium-bodied, moderately carbonated, and truly sessionable with an ABV of 5%. This is an interesting beer in that it is decently bodied for its ABV. I enjoyed it and would drink it again.

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Photo of maddogruss
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: pours dark brown body wth a tan head with nice retention and lacing
S: sweet, roasted notes
T: sweet, roasted taste with a bitter coffee aftertaste
M: full bodied and smooth
D: nice M&T combo; interesting beer

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Photo of corby112
1.88/5  rDev -52.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Pours a dark chocolate brown color with deep mahogany edges. Opaque with a half finger off-white head that immediately dissipates into a thin ring. Poor retention, disappearing quickly with minimal spotty lacing left behind.

Sweet dark malt aroma with a decent amount of roast countered by herbal, piney hops. Espresso bean, charred toast and oatmeal followed by sweeter of caramel and light chocolate as it warms. Herbal presence is too strong for my preference, and aside from faint peppery spice, it isn't reminiscent of a wheat beer. Some clove and black pepper along with fresh cut grass and spruce tips. Subtle bubblegum/banana yeast notes. Pretty bland.

Slightly thin and watery with very sharp and unpleasant carbonation. Heavy spice and hop bitterness combating the dry roast/charred malt. More like a heavily roast schwarzbier than a wheat ale with an aggressive American hop presence. Clove and peppery spice with bitter, earthy hops. Strong herbal component once again and the malt bill is harsh and one dimensional. All dry roast with used coffee grinds and burnt toast. Severely lacking in balance. Harsh, not true to style, overly hopped and kind of gross/unpleasant.

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Photo of Walleybeer
4.36/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Almost black in color- a malty taste with strong coffee under tone.. The first beer I've tried from magnify from tap and really enjoyed the brew!! Highly recommend.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 02/14/16 notes. On tap at the brewery in a mason jar.

Pours a dark brown color. Taste is bitter, hoppy, some roasted malts, and burnt malts. A decent beer.

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Photo of njcraftguy
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not my style - I'm not a fan of wheat forward brew normally but this one is pretty tasty. Nice dark color, pours dark but drinks light. Wheat is very subdued. Nice creamy brew. Magnify has been doing a great job in the short time they've been operating and this is another example. Glad they are so close to me. Cheers

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Photo of Antc2382
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: black with a tan head, looks awesome. S: picked up some grassiness and roasted malt/wheat. T: very complex. There is a stout like quality but also hoppy to a degree. F: creamy and not cloying. O; this is an incredible beer. Lots of stuff going on. I've been enjoying my Magnify this past year!

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.72/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Licorice black. Med tan head.

S: Roast malt, coffee, warm chocolate. Good malt presence.

M: Med- high carb. Lighter feel. Light astringency.

T: Chocolate, dark bready crust, regular coffee, tarragon and light licorice.

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Photo of SmashAdams
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is a really interesting beer. Smells like a toasty Porter. Taste is a bit of smooth chocolate and it has a pretty light body overall. Goes down easy and it's actually quite refreshing. Not a bad choice for a dark summer beer. yb

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Photo of KTCamm
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours very dark black with tan foam. Chocolate nose. Coffee too. Hearty roasted espresso taste that turns smooth and fades quickly. Even keeled. Really nice balance between a hearty stout and summer wheat beer.

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Photo of Jbats
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Basically a wheat porter. Same roast, coffee in typical style with a med-dry finish. Nice mouthfeel but not heavy in any way. Great beer, very drinkable!

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Black Wheat from Magnify Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 43 ratings