cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 13, 2011
0.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
From bad memories. 12oz bottle as Saint Gootz. The roasty quality in this beer was so bad, the finish was so harsh, and as one of the most unbalanced liquids Iíve ever had. I wonít go into details because itís retired and thank god it is.
beergirlvt (12) - - MAR 4, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
There were definitely some malty aromas mixed with the wheat. Tasted light, not dissimilar to a heffe, though no distictive bubble gum or banana or citrus. Not as complex as I would like.
dnstone (2377) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is sour, bottle might have started to go but itís nice. Lightly sour, a bit cidery, light spiced notes. Murky brown in color.
Notes: í05 Saint Gootz bottle, opened Nov í09
williamherbert (1400) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated back in 2006 before it was retired: Dark, opaque reddish brown color. It looks of rich mahogany. Very little head. There might be carbonation but I sure canít see it. Head is prevalent but leaves no traces on the glass.
Spicy winter-warmer smell. Malty, but sweet. The spices shoot out of the glass.
Nice spicy, malty winter flavor. Pungent winter wheat flavor. Slight sourness that works against the malty backing. If there are hops in this beer, I certainly canít find them. But thatís to be expected.
Smooth but thick. A nice combination. Flavor sits on the tongue, but the thickness doesnít. Sweetness is a perfect balance of the malt and spice flavors.
The guy where i bought this from told me it was retired. Too bad. Itís a fine, warming winter beer. Good bye St. Gootz. Iíll miss you.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark pour with a small head. Aroma is sweet with some spice and earth. Flavor has some spice and grain with caramel and banana. A bit fizzy.
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well I think this is the one. Crappy naming. This one was nice and fruity with light yeasty qualities such as a hefe might have, but it tasted more like and weizen boch. Decent, and I liked the sweetness. Forgettable though.
ROGUE (2152) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from mix pack. Poured a reddish amber with a minimal head. Slightly bitter with a hit of sweet fruit. Not to over powering. Flavor stays around and slowly fades.
changeup45 (1724) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2008 11/8/2005. Pours a dark brown, amber tinted body. Slightly cloudy but thatís hard to distinguish due to the color. Nice thick tan head. The overall appearance I must say is pretty nice. Interesting set of aromas: roasted and chocolate with a mix of banana, vanilla, and some yeast. The taste is interesting but in the end quite good. Itís got some coffee and chocolate but at the same time there is banana along with other fruity tastes. Roast all those and youíve got this strange brew. Thereís a slight hop bite as well. Itís not the greatest beer Iíve tried but it was definitely a fun beer to sample and review. Thereís so much going on that I want to try it again. I bet I find something else about it that I missed.
jgb9348 (5169) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Super hazy dark brown coloured body that is about 90% opaque with an almost non-existant head. Aroma of strong malt, toffee, peanuts, and some light spice. Medium-bodied; Strong flavour of nuts (most of all - peanuts) up front with some malt behind it along with some light spices. No bitter flavours dominate the aftertaste - just some lighter tastes and a mild sweetness on the palate. Overall, a decent beer - not much going on, but better than a lot of other Magic Hatís, which are usually offensive in some way. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Trader Joeís in Skyline (Baileyís Crossroads), Falls Church, Virginia on 19-November-2005 sampled on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
metsbcd (83) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 30, 2007
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This was not a good beer. It tasted of sour bananas. I donít know if I had a bad bottle, but after looking at other reviews, I donít think so.