GnarlyGnome (852) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours a cloudy yellow with a solid, big white head. Aromas are fruity... I guess Elder Berries, but I’m not sure what that smells like. Berry nice flavor with great wheat notes, and the tart berries pulling through it all. Love this beer. Fruity...but delicious.
N3lson1 (951) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle. This is one of my favorite Magic Hat brews. Amazing berry aromas but not overpowering. Nice smooth beer with a hint of bitterness from the hops!
mike5326 (1607) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a bottle. Clear yellow color, small white head. Mild blueberry smell. Light body with a light sweet blueberry flavor and a light finish.
kramer (5800) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold body under a small fizzy white head that faded to a very thin ring. The nose is very fruity with a light yeastiness and a little wheat. The flavor is pretty bland and boring with just a light sweet fruitiness and a minimal yeastiness. Pretty simple stuff, about what you’d expect from a fruited wheat. Light bodied and a bit clingy with soft fizzy carbonation. Meh.
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of elderberry, wheat, and minerals. Flavor of elderberry, whip cream, muffins, blueberries, and caramel.
alliance100 (1107) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle - pours a hazy gold with fluffy white head . Prominent berry aroma . Light body . Taste is mildly tart berry flavor with soft finish . Ok .
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jrodooo5 (1466) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad at all! Very good golden pour w/ a big white head that leaves a ring of lacing. The aroma is subtle but has a nice berry undertone to it. The taste is fairly plain w/ that little hint of berry in there. It’s easy on the palate w/ a touch of bitterness in the finish. Decent.
samsmith33 (772) - - JUN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma, sour fruit: raspberry, BlackBerry. I’m not familiar with elderberry bourbon guessing that’s what I’m smelling.
App: cloudy yellow, Small white head.
Taste: airy, sweet and sour, plum,wheat. Not pasty at all for a wheat beer.
Feel: above average carbonation,
Very nice. Yea, magic hat.
Darkmagus82 (2247) - - JUN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review from 6-7-12-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – It pours a hazy deeper golden color with a huge, thick white head. The head has quite good retention and slowly fades to give a light to medium amount of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is rather interesting. It has a yeast and doughy with some lemon and elderberry smell with a somewhat funky aroma. There is a somewhat bitter aroma mixed in as well; the aroma is overall somewhat satisfying.
Taste – The taste is light elderberry and dough up front mixed with a lighter citrus flavor. These flavors form a base for the brew lasting the entire taste experience. The lemon flavor remains the same in the taste, while the elderberry seems to intensify more toward the middle. At the end, the yeasty doughy flavors really gets rather strong and mix with a somewhat bitter lemon and funky flavor which linger on the tongue for quite some time.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is slightly above average with a carbonation level being on the average side. The body is quite nice for the doughy taste with the carbonation good for the citrus flavors. Very fitting for the brew.
Overall – This was a rather interesting beer. A little different, but good none the less.
BeerandBlues2 (12045) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear orange with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is elderberry, cookie and biscuit malt with light fruity esters. Flavor is fruity esters and hops, light bitterness, coriander, spicy wheat malt and a sweet finish. Light body and medium carbonation.