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Lickinghole Creek Magic Beaver Belgian-Style Pale Ale



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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Belgian beer meets American and New Zealand Hops, they live happily ever after. Named after the Magic Beaver pond on the farmís property, LCCBís Pale Ale is a combination of Belgian Pilsner Malt, authentic Belgian yeast and and American and New Zealand hops. Delicious and easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nickls (2374) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Tap. Clearer darker copper orange, fluffy offwhite head. Resiny hops, earthy, some bitter hay and slights fruity yeast notes. Dry and bitter, grassy, warming, and doughy. Lighter to melodic body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
Pours a medium orangish color w/ an off white head. Light hop malty aromas and a light barleywine taste. More malt than hops, good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3535) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2016
12 ounce can
There are plenty of great breweries in Virginia. After trying this pale ale Iím not sure if Lickinghole is one of them. It doesnít have any major flaws but neither is it anything special either. If you need a benchmark then it makes as good a comparison as anything else.

Aroma / Appearance - The transparent bronze body glimmers under a fresh vanilla head. White wine, gentle hops, and soft cool malts enrich the air. The inviting nature does enough to garner respect but not much more.

Flavor / Palate - The bitterness of cotton candy soaked in tree sap bites at the mouth and tongue. Vinous flavors emerge seconds later. The finish then fades quickly and unremarkably. No weaknesses or strengths seem evident even at the very end that would make this a repeat purchase..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weihenweizen (3132) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Refrigerated 12 oz. aluminum can poured into a snifter. Slightly orange with small off-white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, medium body, low carbonation, and a little lacing. Taste is tropical fruit and spicy hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kramer (5827) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Can. Pours a slightly hazy orangish copper body under a small fizzy off-white head that faded to a wispy film. The nose is lightly hoppy with some doughy and slightly sweet caramel maltiness. The hoppiness isnít all that clean or distinct, theyíre muddied by the mixed message maltiness. The flavor of the hops arenít all that clean and clear either, thereís a moderate bitterness, but still too much maltiness in here. I wish this were a bit lighter bodied and more attenuated than it is. Medium bodied and clingy with fizzy carbonation. Meh, canít say Iíd recommend picking up this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tia (1734) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Tap @ Mekong. Form orange with ample head. Smells like white pepper and gum. Dry. Flavor follows. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 24, 2015
Where and how: 355 ml, can
Aroma vegetable, herbal with citrus, high itch alpha, grassy with mango mixed with mandarin orange.
Appearance :
Top: large, creamy, off-white.
Base: fine haze on amber.
Palate : medium bodied, chewy texture, softer than expected. Average lifespan.
Taste: copy of aroma, perhaps tad sweeter. Citrus with herbal green side. Some top end heat.
Other notes pleasant and quiet drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (4691) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Draft in Tysonís. Pours hazy copper with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like Belgian yeast, biscuit malt, and grapefruit hops. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like biscuit malt, and light yeast, and light grapefruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2015
2/21/15. Sampled during RBWG 2015. What a ridiculous name for a brewery and even worse name for a beer when combined with said brewery name. Orange pour with a small khaki head. Light Belgian aspect on the aroma, phenolics leaning towards plastic, light citrus, doughy. Bitter flavor, phenolics again, the Belgian part coming through, citrus, doughy, light caramel. Not awful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (5048) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Can. Deep orange with one finger head. Lightly sweet with moderate spice, especially clove. Citrus rind bitterness. Seems hotter than it is. Eh.

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