theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours light orange amber with almost no head. Surprisingly thick mouthfeel, not too carbonated.
Essentially, this beer starts out quite apple-y and apricot-y, diminishing in quality as the drinking progresses. Strong fruity aromas in the nose, if a little artificial. First sip is sweet, but not what I’d call malty - a crisp cider attack. As the flavors travel toward the back of the tongue, the apple becomes sweeter and more cloying, with a hint of sourness, until finishing with a sort of nasty oaky taste - the core and the stem. Overall, refreshing and definitely interesting, but like most sweet beers, I got annoyed by the end. Better while cold; best suited out of cold bottles on a hot day.
donrajin (233) - Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The commercial description sums it up. Good, but not really able to compare it up. A little malty, a little hop, a little fruit, a little ?, and so on. Try it and see for your self.
rederic (2898) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright orange-amber color, with shy foamy white head, fruity, pale malt, hoppy note and peachy- apricot like aroma, spicy corianderand wheat nose, follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a fruity peachy character from the hop used, spicy, crystal malt, crisp in a soft hoppy finish.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle Brickseller, DC: Clear orange gold with minimal, diminishing head. Strange syrupy aroma with honeydew & grapefruits. Sweet, artificial raspberries mixed with chlorophyll and grapes. Thinning palate with a chewy Styrofoam finish. Truly revolting.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Robe blonde claire surmontée d’une mousse généreuse qui s’estompe lentement en dentelle. Arômes de pain et de malt. Âcre au goût, elle n’affiche que peu de richesse... et ou est le goût d’abricot???
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is one of my favorite of the Magic Hat offerings. I like the apricot-like flavor and my only disapointment with it is it could use more hops. It makes for easy drinking though.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not at all bad pale(?); fairly complex for the style and quite quaffible; crispy palate with a nice balance.
thedm (4927) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUL 10, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This bottled brew poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized mostly lasting bubbles. The body contained very soft carbonation, was transparent and yellow orange in color. Its aroma contained notes of mild floral malts. Its mouth feel is initially tingly with a lingering aftertaste. Its flavor contained mild fruity apricot bitter hoppy notes.
intheric (20) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber orange color. Very crisp and refreshing. A summer beer only in my very humble opinion. This one is just weird for the sake of being weird, like a French Art Movie.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2005
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Amber color with a thin head. Aroma of wheat and apricots. Funky, sour fruity flavors with notes of wheat and a little hops. Texture is a little grainy. Just a strange concotion that didn’t really do much for me.