DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours red-orange with light lacing. Aromas of roasted malts and candied sugar. Palate is medium-bodied with low carbonation and sweet, candied sugar, malts and fruit. By fruit, I mean it reminds me of those gummy candies with sugar coating. But not in a bad way. Tasty beer, for what it is.
stephenj007 (115) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
NIce looking brew, coppery red-brown, clear with a tinge of haze. Tan, foamy head, but quickly thins to nothing. Slightly nutty aroma with a bit of fall spice. Noticeable malts, very light roast. Smooth like I would expect a Vienna style to be, quality malts, a bit of hops up front, with a lightly sweet, rock candy finish. Very light carbonation.
Vienna brews have always been a favorite of mine. This is a nicely done craft brew, but I am usually expecting something from Magic Hat that tends to push the limits of beer styles to the edge.....there was no rabbit in this hat. Overall though, it was a very drinkable and enjoyable brew, true to the style.
MrBunn (2536) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a thickish orange/dark amber with a small head and heavy aromas of malt, grain dust and dark honey. Flavor is very sweet... apple juice concentrate, honey, dough... Not much else going on that I’m inclined to comment on, but I like this one.
glennmastrange (2400) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Moderate straw for the malt, herbs for the hops and musty for the yeast, with hints of cola, paper and a bit of spice. Head is small, frothy/fizzy, slightly off-white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is sparkling with dense fine bubbles, clear amber/orange. Flavor starts slightly sweet and moderately acidic. Palate is light to medium, watery with a fizzy carbonation and a fairly dry finish. It doesn’t have the sweetness I expected from a Vienna, but it still a pretty good drinking beer.
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a nice copper color with wispy white head. Aroma was mild, but contained hints of brown sugar. In the mouth the mildness continues however the sweetness showed in the aftertaste. Overall, more than just a ho-hum beer from a company with great marketing.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Sample Date: 9/3/2010 Source:Other) Pint at Bottoms Up Pizza. Aroma is non-existent other than a bit of citrusy hops. Clear amber copper with no head. Very sweet. Clean with a light citrus hop character. Kind of a pale ale but maybe on a lager yeast and seems very under attenuated.
jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Medium bodied, big on the malts, grainy taste as well. Tastes a bit watery as well. Not their best effort.
mar (5003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
deep amber with a ring of cream froth. bready malts, sweet caramel, slight hops, more caramel. decent palate, caramel, bread, super sweet finish, light bitterness.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 18, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Fairly uninteresting and uninspiring. A boring malt character leads to a grainy astringent sharpness and further notes of blah. Thin palate with a clean finish.
BREWMUSKCLES (2359) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
one has a few different options when searching for a fall weather beer and, often times, the types of beer available will fit the Autumn season of wane ie preparation for winter. hex is a particularly enjoyable brew in my mind because it is frothy and a bit foamy with a hop profile like soap and a bark like taste and finish that is appropriate and not sweet and malty. i enjoy this beer because it is satisfying and a bit magical in its difference without being contrived. the carbonation is tight and vibrant which in my mind has a lot to do with the overall mistique of beer. and the brew seems so very appropriate yet somehow optimistic as we think it may very well appear for us again next year. you experience, you learn appreciation! ont he days when your not overly concerned about the kids and the house sit back with this on the porch and go ahead take one drag on a good cigar, and fortify witht this Magi Hex, then get back to work.