LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 13, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2007 7.8.06 - This is a decent pale ale with sublime apricot flavor. Excellent beer to enjoy after dinner on a warm summer day. Thanks Derek!
10.26.07 - cold 12oz bottle: Pours a clear egg yolk color with a small frothy ivory head. Aroma is of light, sweet malts and apricot with notes of flowers and caramel. Taste is of nice malts, subtle hops, apricot and caramel. Light to medium bodied and smooth with ample carbonation. Ending is clean, light, refreshing and sweet.
FridgRaider (108) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not the most drinkable Magic Hat that I had. Like to try it again, might have had a bad batch.
cody10911 (3) - Ardmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2006 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tastes of apricot. my favorite magic hat. Simple and good taste. Good for any occasion
ghawener (1555) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 8, 2006
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Impossible to describe!? There are at least 477 ratings that say otherwise. Overall: plain, simple, some fruity taste. That´s it.
OldMrCrow (2362) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2006
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
From a bottle hauled back from Boston on a recent trip.
Pours light orange with a moderate white head. The aroma is rather intriguing - mild grassy hops and apricot sorbet. But the flavor and palate comes up far short - wow is this a thin, mild beer compared to what I had expected. Imagine a watery golden ale mixed with decaf apricot tea. Not much more to say here, though I guess it would go down alright on a really hot summer’s day.
linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2010 Re-rate: Numerous exposures have increased my appreciation. Better on tap than in bottle, really opens up a bit more.
Bottle at 99 Steakhouse (a surprise in and of itself,) notched August. Amber, shades of orange on pour, small quickly-dissipating head. Aroma is lightly of apricot. Not overpoweringly heavy, fits the description of ’not quite pale ale’. Taste is moderately hoppy with that hint of apricot. Recommended. Pretty common here in the Northeast.
MrAndo (39) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2006 this is a good all around beer. It has a nice little bit of apricot aroma as well as taste, but the fruit dosn’t overpower the beer. I like it from the tap or by the bottle
yemntftb (106) - USA - JUN 23, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle/Draft. Amber with alittle yellowish color. Not much of a head, and tastes way too sweet for me. Apricots and peaches are very evident, and I don’t like this combination at all.
GRM (3672) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown bottle, 3/4 of a pint, from a trip to the U.S. by Ian; eye: amber with yeloowish reflections, off-white head that falls rapidly, good effervesecence; nose: malt, apricot, peach; mouth: flavours are not that pronounced, apritcot that wraps the malt, a bit of caramel, average carbonation, finale of average lenght where the small berry side comes out, light bitterness and sweetness, average body,relatively thin, fizzy; overall: ordinary
Bouteille brune, 3/4 d’une pinte, d’un voyage de Ian aux Etats-Unis; oeil : ambré avec des reflets jaunâtres, mousse blanc cassé qui tombe assez rapidement, bonne effervescence; nez : malt, abricot, pêche; bouche : saveurs peu prononcées, abricot qui enveloppe le malt, une pointe de caramel, carbonatation moyenne, finale de longueur moyenne où le côté petits fruits ressort, légèrement amère et sucrée, corps moyen, relativement mince, pétillante; en résumé : ordinaire
3fourths (9057) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark gold color, clear, with light effervescence. First taste is light, thin and slightly tinny. Some lightly sharp metallic hops, perhaps with some lemon grass and anise flavors, more of the anise in the finish. Smell is airy, tinny, simple. Just leaves you wanting something more on the palate, just completely falls apart. There seem to be a number of problems with this one. At least it has a bit of crispness to it, but that doesn’t make me want to drink it regularly.