andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2003
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2003 This beer is one of my favorites. The smell is great, like apricots. Since most of taste is smell, it tastes great too, plenty of sweetness and bitterness. Pours a very nice head.
This continues to be one of my favorite beers. Tastes like a pale ale until the big apricot finish. Classic brew.
Nightoneobob (37) - USA - JUN 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strange beer. Looks somewhat orange tastes a little like a pale ale. More fruity flavors than anything - apricot maybe? That said, quite drinkable and well balanced.
Gearwar (56) - Rochester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 25, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A tasty beer that goes along with all the other magic hat beers. this is the most popular of the magc hat line, although it does have a weird taste.
fishonmyplane (353) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 13, 2003
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2003 This is a weird beer, with an overpowering fruity taste. I think they wanted to make it distinctive but just went a little too far. What really surprises me is that this is so popular, given that it's so unusual, and that magic hat makes several beers that are much better than this stuff.
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Odd tasting thin beer, kiwifruit, strawberries and lemon rind. First time I ever found a beer that tasted like that. That special 150YO yeast must do some pretty weird things.
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - JUN 5, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
decent brew, amber color, fizzy head. fruit aroma evident in the carbonation.
the apricot and hjop flavors emerge as the beer warms., otherwise just a bland pale.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Light orange color, aroma has mostly apricot with some hops. The fruit flavor is not too overpowering, but very noticeable. Don't know how many of these I could drink but its fairly refreshing.
fraternie (812) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Virtually headless, golden/orange body. Aroma is fruity, oranges and apricots dominate. The malt is more of the same, crisp apricot flavor, but seems too thin. Some sourness in the finish, although it is a bit sticky and bitter.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight malt aroma. Body has a good bit of malt with not much biterness to balance it out. Fair amount of fruitiness, but not overwhelming. A decent brew.
obxdude10 (1971) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost a pale ale in style, lots of different fruits involved in the flavors & aftertaste though too, very well balanced, waited a long time to get my hands on one these guys & I wasn't disappointed, very good brew