Saint Saltan | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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109 Ratings
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Saint SaltanSaint Saltan
BEER INFO

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

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by tone77 on 01-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
109
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.22
pDev:
15.84%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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3.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2.5/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.85/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Label is the best aspect of this beer. Label says "Beer brewed with Coriander and Sea Salt". Bottle is likely a year old. Not picking up any coriander or sea salt. Pleasant enough, but nothing I would buy again. Very low carbonation.

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3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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1.75/5  rDev -45.7%

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3.02/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.37/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I am now committed to reducing, if not eradicating, my backlog of bottles. This one was part of a local, in-person trade with tone77.

From the bottle: "The ancient ritual of brewing a distinctly rich and flavorful beer is a performance to behold. Our mysterious melange of time-honored ingredients harmonize with chaotic chemistry, humble patience and blind faith to create this unique beer to share in the rousing company of kindred spirits. Cheers!"; "Do Good, Drink Well, Be Saintly"; "a performance in every bottle".

I am very curious to try this as Gose is not an everyday style. Also, as a U.S. Navy retiree, I am definitely a "salty dog"! I used a heavy-hand to begin the pour, resulting in a pseudo-cascade, settling into a finger off bone-white (salt-white?) head with fair retention, dropping into a skim across the top of the beer. Color was a button-bright sunshine-yellow (SRM = > 5, < 7). Nose smelled like sea spray. I kid you not, I felt like I was back on the forecastle of any of the four ships on which I served. Man, my mouth was watering, both from the memory and at the prospect of what was to come! Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium. The taste was salty, sure and slightly spicy, but in both instances, they seemed muted. This lacked Ooomph! to make it a really standout Gose. Finish was dry, but it could have been so much more.

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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4/5  rDev +24.2%

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2.82/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: pours a 1/2" white head that recedes quickly with virtually no lacing. Color is a hazy golden with sediment in suspension and significant carbonation present.
Aroma: smells much like a pilsener to me (this is my first ever Gose style). There is a smell of clean water, lightly toasted malts, a little yeast, and maybe a slight tart hop smell.
Mouthfeel: is light and watery. Finish is fairly dry.
Flavor: tastes much like a pilsener combined with a wheat beer. There is a pleasant barley malt flavor with a mild hop bitterness and just a hint of spice (from the coriander I assume, but it is not strong the way coriander sometimes shows up in Belgian style ales).

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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Saint Saltan from Magic Hat Brewing Company
3.22 out of 5 based on 109 ratings.
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