Snow Roller | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Vermont, United States
magichat.net

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Based on an English style brown with a decidedly American Twist. A medium body carries flavors of biscuit and caramel while a distinct hop bitterness prevails in the finish.

Added by TheBeerdedCharmer on 10-14-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,847
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
499
pDev:
12.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
212
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 499 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of rorjets
3.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ladle69
3.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RichieRich1812
3.12/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of q33jeff
2.99/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

**
12/24/15
From bottle, Christmas Eve at the Rocks.
Aroma is pine with some oatmeal.
Taste is bready, and pine woody, Ash finish. Good balance, though not as smooth as would like.
**

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Photo of GreatHammerhead
3.96/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Look: Hazy red brown color with a one finger tan head. Good head retention.

Smell: Mostly malts pervaded by the bright , fresh scent of the hops.

Taste: Follows the nose. Clean malts up front followed by hop bitterness.

Feel: Medium body, plenty of carbonation, and a semi-dry finish from the hop oils.

Overall: A good beer. Nice change of pace from the spiced holiday ales.

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Photo of zotzot
3.66/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of travelguy
3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of akopczyk
4.27/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rudiecantfail
3.29/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A--Hazy, not opaque, brown. Full tan head that faded away to a light skim on top. Left good lacing.

S--Malty with a bit of chocolate.

T--Follows the nose; malty and chocolatey. Not as much hoppiness as I was led to expect.

M--Nice. Full of carbonation. Completely coats the mouth.

O--Pretty good, but nothing I'd go too far out of my way for.

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Photo of dag1991
3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Klister
3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of couchsitta
3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeschaefer
3.1/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beertraveler08
3.51/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bluegrass49
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a 1 pt. ale glass. Clear amber color with a 3-finger tan head. Head dissipated rather quickly with minimal lacing. A definite caramel flavor and just the right amount of hops. Much less than I expected based on the name "Hoppy Brown Ale".

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Photo of MasterRigger
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.51/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the bottle, it pours a ruby brown with a nice fluffy head. Citrus and malt in the nose. Some malt and a more of hops in the mouth. Pleasant enough in the mouth.

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Photo of rwilde
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlueKurenai
3.77/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a pint glass: color is amber, head is light tan, mostly fine bubbles, presents about 1/2 inch thick and then lingers with some good lacing on the glass.

Smell is mild chocolate and toasted malts, maybe some cereal, touch of bitterness.

Taste is similar to the aroma but also very thin, moderate chocolate, some toffee and toast, very subdued earthy hops.

Mouthfeel is thin and a bit carbonated.

Overall, to me a muted brown ale - claiming hoppy status but had trouble finding it.

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Photo of reizorc
3.24/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MiskaHadik
2.68/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bongobeer
3.79/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VABA
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Snow Roller from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 499 ratings