Jine (900) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold color, very distinct apricot taste. One of the magic hat staples, but always good. Had this before but waited until now after having it at a bar on tap. (2/4)
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 31, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden in color with a small white head.Fruity with a subtle apricot/apple aroma.Fruity and lightly hopped, no real malt present.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
I'd heard about this beer for a long time before I had it. Why the heck do people seek out this beer? This sucks. Light cider-gold. Nose lagerish, but a bit skunky, a bit of a sour breadiness to it. Flavor is just a fascinating combination of medicine and apricots, like some kind of kid's cough medicine brewed up in a dingy pharmacy somewhere. Should be called Magic Hat #2, as "number two" would be an appropriate description.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled @ brewery. Cloudy yellow color with a full malty aroma. The first thing you taste is blueberries and peaches. Then I come to taste the real mystery of this stuff which is ____. I know, but I'm not telling (unless you ask).
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2004
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gold color, white head. Light body. Quite evident apricot aroma. The apricot taste is balanced by some bitterness, which fades to a sort of yeasty flavor. I've been a fan of it for a while, and usually find it quite refreshing. However there are times that I've had one and found it to taste awful, days that my taste buds just don't appreciate the fruityness of the beer.
kujo9 (1094) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep gold w/ a lasting white head. Spicy, perfumey floral hop aroma, as well as pears and Macintosh apples lightly in the nose. Overall slightly bitter w/a seemingly dry finish that turns lightly sweet. Well balanced but definitely to bitter, toasty malt presence mid palate w/ some pear fruitiness. Lighter bodied w/ a medium carbonation and nice smoothness to it. Not quite sure exactly what it is, but the pear fruitiness is intersting to say the least. Drinkable, but from all the hype I've heard about this beer, I'd say it's a little over rated, but good for what it's worth
Patik (11) - New York, USA - JAN 12, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love this beer. It's just light enough with just the right amount of flavor. The aroma is worth a moment's savoring. In bottles it is good, but on tap it's great and has a bit more aroma.
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This wasn't bad. The label reads "not quite pale ale" so I was maybe expecting an ESB. Not until later did I discover that this is a fruit beer. The fruitiness is there, but not so overpowering to be objectionable to those who don't like a fruit beer. Although there's nothing like a Pale Ale anywhere in this beer, it is a smooth, drinkable beer worth trying.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 10, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(draught) pale gold with white head. Fruity aroma. Flavors of apple, pinapple and appricot.
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
For some reason this beer reminded me of a light flavored Scotish ale, Mc Ewans IPA or Saranac single malt. It's a fair brew but the overwhelming or most dominante taste seems to be a yeasty flavor.