Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Ar: Toasted malt and sweet caramel.
Ap: Deep amber, clear, medium-small light tan head with good retention and nice lacing - fine bubbles.
T: Sweet malt with some cherry - not much sweetness, and some phenolic astringency - finish is a bit tannic.
P: Light bodied with medium carbonation - dries out even more on finish.
O: This beer is somewhat of a mess - some interesting flavors, but they clash - also, the astringency is a bit too prominent, without anything to balance it out.
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - OCT 17, 2010
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottled. pours clear amber with a medium off white head. aromas of soap, grass and caramel. it is moderately sour, which is the lasting notes on your palate. not a very good beer.
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2011
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
I am beginning to get embarrassed writing up these beer reviews for my tastings of Magic Hat brews. This is the ‘Hex’ and I reckon that is what they will have to put me under in order to get me to enjoy any of their brews! Seriously, I have tried several from their line up and none have impressed me in any way except to be a brewery line to tell folks not to try. I will say that of those brews from Magic Hat that I have tried, this one the most preferred. The sweetness and bitterness in the beer were balanced but very lack-luster and again another bland beer. Give it a try as it may be one that you might like; but if you don’t like it, well, it is not like I didn’t warn ya!
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle poured into pint glass. yellow/orange pour. lacking in aroma, grainy and cheap beer reminiscent. light bodied and tastes like grain. meeeeh...
Beerathon (1670) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2012
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not much of an aroma, I get a slight corn sugar smell. Amber in color with short white disappearing head. Very sweet on the tongue with a little smooked malt coming through. I get a lot of the cherry wood coming through that they used. Definitely get some caramel notes in there. Doesn’t remind me much of an Oktoberfest style beer.
swigswthwolves (74) - Michigan City, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2012
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not what one would expect from an Octoberfest. Pours light amber with no head. Taste is of light malts and finishes clean. Kind of a boring take on a good style.
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle pours a amber tastes smells sweet bit spice not much hops has some malt. Not really anything either way magic hat sucks balls.
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Copper pour. Aroma of caramel, butter, ivory soap, cereal. Flavor is very sweet, lots of grain, creamed corn, butter, splenda. Not so good.
dyetube (1373) - Hurst, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2011
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at square burger. Pours a deep ruby orange with a thin white head. The aromas are dough, musk. The mouthfeel is watery and bland with a medium to light body. Cheers!
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2010
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
honey amber color mainly lacing typical fall malt aroma except for an off soapy quality a tinny taste and quality not one of my favorites