Vinyl | Magic Hat Brewing Company

BA SCORE
79
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649 Ratings
THE BROS
70
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Vinyl sails in on her shining wings as the spinning sun returns. She is the season-shifter, bursting from her cocoon to sing the ancient song of vernal yearning and to summon spring's sweet green return... Her metamorphosis becomes our own. Her thirsts are shared by all. Drink in her mysterious elixir as the revolution blooms again...

24 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
649
Reviews:
270
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
15.03%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
56
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 649 |  Reviews: 270
Photo of vdub191
4.15/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fitzy01
3.61/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MKrauss
3.44/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robebo44
3.44/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ManWithNoName
3.95/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of TtheGrey
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I picked up the Magic Hat winter pack and was in luck to get three of these in it. Quite a tasty brew. I had high hopes for this going in and they were exceeded.

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Photo of shifty0966
3.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cshaffer
3.45/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tharley
3.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear light amber body, plenty of fine carbonation, coarse but deep light tan head. Toasty malt, touch of butter on the nose. Flavor is toasted malt, dry, a touch of wood pulp, crisp mild touch of bitterness on the finish. Bright carbonation, light-medium body, easy drinking.
Great beer, even if the style does limit how much they can do with it. Plenty of simple, easy drinking character here.

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Photo of microbrewlover
3.83/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This brew pours a solid copper color with a nice foamy white head which lasts for a while. There is also good lacing.

The smell is cracker like, with a little wet grass smell combined with bubble gum.

The taste is sweet malt, caramel and cracker; slightly bready along with some grittiness finishing with light spicy hops and kind of dry.

Overall this is a really nice to drink, simple but good lager.

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Photo of NateDyk47
3.66/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Part of a "12-pak" sampler.

L- light brownish red, thin white head lacing
S- to be honest I can't smell much at all, maybe a small hint of something sweet. Caramel maybe?
T- sweet caramel, hint of bitterness, and a faint note of something floral
F- goes down silky smooth, maybe a little thinner than expected

Overall, much better than I was expecting. Don't think I'd go out of my way to have it again, but I wouldn't avoid it either.

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Photo of FinkMeister
3.37/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of therealJAYZ
3.57/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WholeLottaTricks
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Grupatre
3.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrfehon33
3.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Magister_Beav
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tundruth
4.02/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeDL
3.96/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of devin305
3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerLoverCRM
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of chcfan
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of lovindahops
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Vinyl from Magic Hat Brewing Company
3.46 out of 5 based on 649 ratings.
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