Stealin' Time Summer Wheat | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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Stealin' Time Summer WheatStealin' Time Summer Wheat
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
A refreshingly unfiltered summer wheat. Some light malt sweetness and a faint bready character, balanced by a touch of hop character and finishing with a thirst quenching hint of ginger.

Added by jhartley on 12-14-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,937
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
259
pDev:
12.8%
 
 
Wants:
5
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107
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Photo of TheBeerbarian
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tpauer
3.63/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IBUBrew
3.38/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of D1noB
3.85/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A wheat and a hint of ginger, crisp with a reasonable body.

Taste Rating in Words: It's a hot summer day, you get out of the pool, grab your towel, give it a roll and with the flick of your wrist, SNAP.

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Photo of Kamahl16
3.3/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of whatsgoody
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mikr
2/5  rDev -39%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of ajdemma
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tludke
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent refreshing beer.

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Photo of Yancey82
3.54/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drstalker
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CreekyJarls
3.33/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DamienArk
3.7/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Davepoolesque
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This is an alright beer for doing law work or some other project in the summer. This tastes like something from Andheiser Busch with a little more flavor. Poured yellow, not has cloudy as I thought it'd be since its unfiltered. Slight head with lacing. Ginger hint is nice. Not as yeasty as Magic Hat claims in my opinion. Only for summer.

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Photo of zotzot
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigpty2003
4.35/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very refreshing

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Photo of chrishiker1409
3.82/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Clear yellow gold. Plenty of head. Dissipates some what slowly then leaves a layer on top. Some lacing.

S: A hint of ginger. Bready, malty. No hop presence.

T: Follows nose but with a bit more ginger. Nice. Very refreshing.

F: Light bodied, Medium to high carbonation.

O: Surprisingly, I liked it a lot.

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Photo of Junichi
2.9/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of got2
3.04/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It's a good thing that Magic Hat Stealin' Time is a summer wheat beer–emphasis on 'summer'–and sells itself as such because after a hot day, this is potentially a great beer.

Though the thing is, I can't stand Budweiser, yet if the weather is hot enough–or I'm broke enough and can't afford a Heineken–Budweiser tastes much better than it typically does.

The scent of Stealin' Time is slightly funky and the flavor has a hint of sourness (which may be typical of wheat beers. I don't drink enough of them to say) with mild carbonation.

The color is a rich yellow, with a light head that dissipates quickly.

Part of what makes it so refreshing is that it feels very watery–and you don't get more refreshing that that–and while there's some flavor, it's not what I call a challenging or even engaging, brew. Its relative lack of character works in it's favor in that it's an easy beer to like.

And as long as you don't ask too much of it, Stealin' Time will keep you engaged.

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Photo of Guppy314
3.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From a bottle, pours a not quite clear gold with fluffy white head. Aromas of ginger, wheat with a bit of indistinct fruit. Taste is wheat-forward with definite ginger spiciness and carbonation. Body starts reasonably moderate but flavors fade fairly quickly leaving a watery impression.

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Photo of dag1991
3.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of q33jeff
2.42/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

**
07/14/2016
Bottle to snifter.
LOOK: clear orange-yellow, small head.
AROMA: ginger, lemon,
TASTE: light lemon, grapefruit, grape must, ginger hits later but strong. Some sour, some bitter.
FEEL: thin

Ok, interesting, but nothing special.....for me ginger has to be just right, and this is a little off.
**

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Photo of 0_0
3.17/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Light and thin is how I would describe this beer. very light yellow pour, smells the smell is difficult to distinguish, kind of wheaty. I would say the feel is thin and taste is very much like a thin light beer with elements of wheat mixed in.

I would have to say its a beer i wouldn't mind drinking but doesn't have any distinguishable value. On this bottles label it decries the beer as "A Summer Fling...with a Zing!" My catch phrase for it would be: "A Summer Beer...with MEH!"

This is why I don't make catch phrases.

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Photo of LJWalker
3.42/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Stealin' Time Summer Wheat from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 259 ratings