Magic Hat Brewing Company

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Magic Hat Brewing Company
Vermont, United States
Herb and Spice Beer
3.33 | pDev: 13.81%
Jul 17, 2016
Oct 12, 2013
Notes: None
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4 by dag1991 from Ohio on Jul 17, 2016
4.15 by cdub70085 from Connecticut on Apr 17, 2016
3 by PJCarnell from Massachusetts on Dec 23, 2015
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3.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by wingman14 from Ohio

Pours a dark brown with a big frothy mocha head. The smell is subtly sweet with ginger. The taste is earthy with strong ginger, and a long aftertaste. It has a medium mouthfeel, a smooth beer with strong flavors. Overall a one sided flavor, a decent beer, it could have been more complex which would have made it so much better.

Apr 04, 2015
3.5 by Beer-Revelry from Texas on Jan 11, 2015
2.5 by gregcordle from Ohio on Nov 18, 2014
3.25 by FrankShirley from Massachusetts on Nov 15, 2014
3.5 by fossage78 from Massachusetts on Sep 29, 2014
3.25 by MaxPowers from Michigan on Sep 27, 2014
3.64 by Ryanpro from Connecticut on Aug 31, 2014
3.5 by roblowther from Texas on Aug 19, 2014
3.5 by LXIXME from New Mexico on Aug 18, 2014
2.96 by diamondlie from Connecticut on Aug 13, 2014
3 by yaksurf from North Carolina on Aug 05, 2014
3.25 by Mikeypnh from New Hampshire on Jul 03, 2014
3.25 by smb71481 from Vermont on Jun 13, 2014
4 by pathead from Wisconsin on May 26, 2014
3.75 by CAD22 from Pennsylvania on May 23, 2014
3.5 by BunnyMonster from New York on May 19, 2014
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3.53/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by tone77 from Pennsylvania

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Has a very dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of ginger, spices. Taste is spices, malts, ginger, a touch of sweetness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, while not something I would drink regularly, is a tasty and enjoyable change of pace.

May 08, 2014
3.5 by Barnsley from Pennsylvania on May 05, 2014
3 by atrocity from Virginia on Apr 29, 2014
3.5 by Coreynezy4 from Oregon on Apr 29, 2014
3.75 by marmstrong1212 from Ohio on Apr 13, 2014
3.25 by krampert11 from New York on Apr 10, 2014
3.5 by JoePlail from Florida on Apr 09, 2014
3 by devilfluff from New Jersey on Apr 02, 2014
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3.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains ginger spice, caramelized malts, maple and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out a strong ginger spice flavor just like the smell indicates. Then some sweet flavors of maple and caramel come in. The malt character is hearty and there’s a mild hops presence brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, just a mediocre beer overall.

Mar 29, 2014
3.25 by BeerBuzzGuy from North Carolina on Mar 15, 2014
3 by Masters from Massachusetts on Mar 14, 2014
4.25 by B_Long from New Jersey on Mar 10, 2014
3.25 by Cody101 from Virginia on Mar 10, 2014
3 by Karibourgeois from Texas on Mar 09, 2014
2 by smurphy493 from New York on Mar 07, 2014
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3.46/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

I picked this up at Wegman's in a mix-a-six, bottle poured chilled in a mug.

The color is a medium brown like cocoa with moderate haze with thin white head after settling and small bead no lace clings. The smell has a dry ginger hint with mild toasted grain aroma with a light hint of caramel and vanilla. The feel is ok, moderately carbonated with a slight bite of spice with butter aspect and dry nutty feel with slight woody yeast and mild sweet tinge in the background.

The flavor has a mild ginger flavor with dry quality and slight buttery toasted grain with light cookie-like sweetness and gentle caramel flavor that leads to a mild yeast element which accentuates the woody quality of the ginger and leads to a dry finish. Overall I liked the combination of flavors but the feel was a little harsh and I probably would not drink several but it was good for a winter spiced ale worth trying.

Mar 04, 2014
3 by closisinthehouse from Florida on Mar 02, 2014
3 by Thesoundandthefury from Washington on Mar 02, 2014
3.25 by AMarkle6524 from Pennsylvania on Mar 01, 2014
1.5 by DWolf from Pennsylvania on Feb 08, 2014
3 by GraduatedCashew from California on Feb 03, 2014
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