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Plus / Minus | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with the tradition English style in mind, +/- aims to bring drinkers a truly sessionable craft beer experience. Tried it yet?

15 IBU

Added by vicsju1991 on 01-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,870
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
124
pDev:
14.79%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
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6
Gots:
4
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4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.08/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Twelve ounce bottle from Spring Fling collection 2012.

Grassy sort of smell. Poured a deep coppery brown with a decent dark beige head. Head reduces to a light film in a minute, no apreciable lacing. Taste is very nice, but unexciting. Almost minty sweet with the barest hint of bittering. Definately mild, worth a try.

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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3.94/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

Hey, this'll be my first Dark Mild review. I've partaken in several pints of Cigar City's El Lector, but never in an environment conductive to reviewing. It pours out a deep red with some brown tinges to it. A centimeter of head steadily crowns the brew. The aroma is primarily nutty, with chocolate, roastiness, and just a touch of hops. The taste is good, it's got a nice complexity to it, with the nuttiness, roastiness, chocolate, and a touch of dark fruits all intertwining. The finish is earthy and hoppy before leaving a nice clean, dry feeling on the palate. The drinkability is, as to be expected, very good. Overall, it's a good Mild. I'd really like to find a honest Dark Mild from England to compare this to.

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3.84/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A hazy, reddish-brown beer with a tan head that didn't last. Very nice aroma of biscuit, toast, wood fire, oats. Woodsy, nutty taste. Slightly sweet, balanced by background bitterness and prickly carbonation.

It has kind of a Belgian feel to it, though otherwise it's pretty straightforward English brown ale. (I've never heard of a "dark mild ale" as BA calls it, but it is dark, and mild.)

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3.82/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A fairly dark and clear brown, with a foamy head that dissipates after a bit.

Strong grain presence, and a bit musty as well. Smells like old in an appealing quaint sort of way.

Similar to the nose, it tastes very earthy and grainy. Sweet, but it's offset by some bitterness that sneaks its way in. Taste lingers in the mouth a bit, it's not a bad thing though.

Super sessionable if you enjoy the earthyness. Medium carbonation, more than I expected.

Not my favorite by Magic Hat but it's certainly worth a try!

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3.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear, amber-brown body with a very thin, very short-lived near-white head.

Smell: Aroma smelling a bit sweetly with malty hints of nutty caramel, chocolate, and mocha with a base breadiness to it and accented with light fruity notes.

Taste: Bready malts with light touches of milk chocolate, roast, and dark caramel. Faintly nutty. Passably sweet. Mildly fruity estery notes lending a hint of cherry. Woodsy hop character with a low bitterness, just enough to counter the sweetness. Finishes out dry, a bit nutty.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Fairly smooth going down.

Overall: A nicely malty brew with a sensibly slackened alcohol presence. I thought it was a pleasant and it was gone in a flash.

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3.78/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Magic Hat +/- is a clear, very lively copper beer with a thick, elastic, off white foam. There's a little sweet, dark malt in the nose with a touch of herbal, medicinal hops. It has a smooth, medium body. The finish is a little gritty. There's not a ton of flavor up front. Upon the finish, a resiny, botanical bitterness rolls in with the sweetness of cake or bread. It lingers for a while. This is kind of like a lightened-up brown ale. It's mild enough to be inoffensive and it's pretty unique.

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3.76/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into duvel snifter
A - looks exactly like coke
S - nice malty blend, a bit oh hops
T - follows the nose, malty deliciousness with a light bitter aftertaste
M - very crisp and drinkable
O - very good session beer, probably my favourite magic hat beer

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Plus / Minus from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 124 ratings
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