teckdeck2008 (25) - Bryan, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Color: Dark Amber
Nose: very yeasty dark bread with a hint of very ripe pumpkin
Taste: sweet and sour yeast on the front palate, dark bread and pumpkin with a touch of moldiness on the mid palate, dark pumpkin bread type flavor on the finish
Mouthfeel: Not the quite velvetty, but considering the flavor and hops involved very smooth for the style
Comments: While not the best, very good octoberfest style seasonal beer; I can tell they tried to do something different and a bit more challenging in regards to flavor and I appreciate that; definitely worth trying at least once
Selene6 (21) - - AUG 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep, but too acidic.
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infoman411 (19) - Stamford, Connecticut, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured in a mug from Draft not bottle. I love the complexities of this beer. Its brewed with Apollo Hops normally seen in an Imperial IPA and they pair it with a variety of malts and rye to produce an exceptionally smooth drinking Oktoberfest that tastes toffee even a little pumpkin with a clean crisp finish. Its mildly bitter with the rye playing a nice part on the finish.
Dunkelstar (19) - Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a copper brown color with a medium head. No too malty, minimal hop; slightly malty mouthfeel with a bit of hop aftertaste. It has a similar base to other magic hat offerings.
mrpositron (14) - - NOV 7, 2012
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
amber, orange in color.
medium sweetness, lightly bitter, somewhat complicated malt flavor mixed with light clean hopping.
Kind of like a confused version of a better beer with that sort of craptastic bitter taste common of low grade marzens.
Accidic (13) - Alabama, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good beer. I personally would like just a tiny bit less hop kick to it but otherwise I cannot make any real complaints. Is the first smoky malt beer I’ve had that I didn’t want to clean my tongue after and makes me interested to try others again.
Brewfus (13) - tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2010
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Beer reviewed from notes"
A-Poured into a pint glass from the tap. Pours a light amber with flecks of red. decent amount of speckled lace head is Bone white.
S-I am not sure whats up with the scent of this beer. It smelled very musty. Not sure why but the scent of something close to wet towels killed all other scents in this beer. Almost to the point of me questioning drinking it.
T-Taste is awesome. Lots of malty sweetness with a very mild amount of bitterness at the end. Good complexity with nothing clashing terribly.
M- Mouthfeel was also dead on for the style.
D-This was a decent beer if you can get past the scent. Not sure why that happened but it was a first for me. I wont be getting this one again.
littlebibs (11) - Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yet another new fall offering from Magic Hat. Hex is sure drinkable, the flavors for this new Oktoberfest style beer are on the lighter side but they are there, just need to let it sit a bit and that is the hard part, its got a dry end to it so I find myself wanting to polish it off quickly. There are many malts going on here but there’s a subtleness to this brew that creeps up on you and it makes for a great session beer at this time of the year, right thru the fall. Give it some time, I still miss Jinx!
IPA_Joe (6) - Alabama, USA - OCT 24, 2011 does not count
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I love Magic Hat, but this one is not very good. Taste is light and bitter with a skunky kick. Avoid if you can.
mattkirschner (6) - - JAN 19, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beautiful looking beer. Decent taste. I’ve certainly had better Octoberfest beers. Not terrible, but not a favorite.