Single Chair Golden Ale | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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538 Ratings
Single Chair Golden AleSingle Chair Golden Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Single Chair celebrates the uniqueness of the Mad River Glen Cooperative Ski Area in Vermont. Medium bodied and ideally balanced for all tastes, Single Chair's tempting light golden color, heady aroma and smooth liquid go down effortlessly and often!

17 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-31-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
538
Reviews:
155
Avg:
3.36
pDev:
16.96%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
157
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 538 |  Reviews: 155
Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of wander4
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nstygles
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MeIquiades
3.22/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dicers
2.95/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of nebula1999
3.59/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of digitalflood
3.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jtw21
4.25/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KevinB
3.38/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

nice looking golden blonde topped off with a creamy pale ivory head. Smell is of faint floral ,citrus notes, grains and a yeasty aroma, nothing too strong. Taste up front is sourdoughish with mild sweet malts followed by mellow citrus hops,with a short lived sour apple aftertaste. Mouthfeel is pleasant, it's finishes dry and clean. Overall not a bad beer, they go down easy but the slight sour taste can be off putting to some.

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Photo of tuckerh0lland
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of EMH73
3.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a slightly cloudy straw color with minimal head and no lacing. Smell has a little bit of malt and citrus. Taste is mildly citrusy, a little sweet and some malt. Light bodied and moderately carbonated. Crisp and could be refreshing on a hot summer day. Overall, nothing special.

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Photo of AngryDutchman
3.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased for $14.99 / case at Beer Shak which mitigates my expectations.
Drinking from the bottle so can only note that there is no discernable color beyond straw/pale amber as I peer through the brown bottle.
Smell is pretty much what you expect from such a low IBU beer, has a bit of an ale nose but no hop to speak of.
Flavor is pleasant enough, mildly citrusy and carbonated beyond a British ale but about what you expect here in the U.S. Malt flavor is on the front of the tongue, certainly not bitter to speak of...not a totally clean aftertaste but not cloying or sweet.
Acceptable carbonation, doesn't distract or detract.
All things considered, it's a pleasant beer and will probably play well with a little lemon or orange slice for those like Lori who favor mild Belgians. For the price it gives a nice flavor profile and at 5.5% a better than average ABV and maltiness. Certainly worth the price for a beer that isn't in my normal "roundhouse." Think I'll have to pick up a couple more cases at this price.

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Photo of 1mrbeer
2.83/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of brocktune
2.53/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.1/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is the second offering I've had from Magic Hat and sadly I wasn't impressed. The brew looks like your classic malt liquor out of the can, with little staying power for the head and absolutely no lacing. I really couldn't smell anything distinctive - not even malts. I did however enjoy the taste - very fresh, crisp, and sessionable, but that's about it. I got this as part of a "Spring Break" 12-pack, so now I'm hoping the other beers are looking up from here.

Overall, not a great beer, IMO, but certainly not something that can't be enjoyed on a lazy Sunday afternoon...

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Photo of beertraveler08
2.37/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of TopherBreski
2.4/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Johncnh
3.17/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of shoretaxi
3.54/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gregu2
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.64/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of buckyp
3.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fx20736
4.25/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought as part of a variety 12 pack from Wegman's on 2/28/16. Poured from a can into a Duvel tulip at fridge temp.

Look: Pale brass, white head, decent lacing

Smell: faint noble hops, lemon zest, sugar cookies

Taste: gentle balance of pale malt and hops

Feel: smooth, clean, light

Overall: surprisingly good and easy to drink. Will look for this

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Photo of VABA
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PaleAleSean
3.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single Chair Golden Ale from Magic Hat Brewing Company
3.36 out of 5 based on 538 ratings.
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