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RATINGS: 363   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Hex is a malty amber ale offering hints of toffee and caramel with its slightly smoky finish. Malt: Pale, Vienna, Crystal, Cherry Wood Smoked Malt, Rye Hops: Hallertau Yeast: German Ale Yeast


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SanfordBrewer (1382) - Sanford, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2011 Lucent coper, thin beige head, medium body, medium co2.

Aroma: minerality, nobel hops, roasted malt.

Taste: crisp rye and some hop bitterness up front, lots of sweet malt and fruity yeast in the middle, and a bit of noble hop bitterness in the finish. Don’t really get any smoke in here, but there is a hint of cherry wood.

Nicely balanced, and quite complex. There’s a little bit of a lot of different flavors. There’s less minerality in the taste than in the aroma, and the sweet fruitiness counteracts it well. A nice sessional beer, that can pair with lots of different foods.

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Appearance is amber with a thin head, hard medium body, and medium-high carbonation.
Aroma has a barnyardy funk that dissipates fairly quick, allowing some stony minerality and alcohol esters to emerge.
Flavor is stony minerality, sweet roasted malt, leafy hops. There is a subtle cherry note, but only faint smoke.
Overall, it is dominated by stony minerality, but has n interesting cherry pipe tobacco character.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeff789 (1404) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2010
very pale amber golden with a decent white head that fades quickly... slightly malty with notes of toastiness in the nose... A note of smoked meat, good semi sweet malty flavor, medium bodied... nice beer

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcnealc31 (247) - Elida, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Color is dark orange and cloudy with a sticky white head. Some fruity and malty aromas come through. Lots of carbonation, it’s smooth and creamy. Some sweet malt, rye, orange, and a nice hop kick at the end. Reasonably tasty, quite drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (935) - Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Thin white head. Dark copper. Smells like toffee. Taste like buttery caramel. Delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mile (2726) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle. golden, hazy, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel and light smokiness, light grassy - herbal hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, some caramel/light bread and light hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, some caramel/light bread with light smokiness, light grassy hoppyness. OK märzen (could be drier).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (2301) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2013
Bottle in NYC sept 2012. Clear amber beer with a small white head. Malty and dried dark fruits aroma. Hoppy and malty flavour.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alextricity (446) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Appearance: I got lazy and enjoyed straight from the bottle, but I Googled me a pic ... doesn’t look much like an Octoberfest. A bit light. Nice lacing in the bottle. Smell: Well, it’s an amber. Not shy, and gets you with the malts. The hops are certainly in there, but you can get an idea of what kind of beer this is just from a quick whiff. Pretty good stuff. Taste/feel: As an Octoberfest, it’s average. As an amber, it’s average. To me, this tastes quite a bit like Boston Lager, but missing a certain "oomph" that Sam Adams puts in that beer. This is still a pretty nice beer, and I wouldn’t mind having myself another. A nice bit of malts, and a refreshing beer all the way. I dig it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2559) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Thanks to Jerome at Maggie’s Attic for the fresh bottle. Dark copper pour with a rocky off white head. Big malt aroma with hints of spicy noble hops. Taste continues with that, nice malt sweetness in the body. Decent brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Bottle.
Pours a respectable cloudy amber with a quickly dissipating head of beige. Aroma is peachy malt and sugar-coated wet autumn leaves sitting in a pile of dry grass and pancake syrup. Flavor is watery buttered nuts with a light peach-sugar glaze stored in a jar of dried leaves. Average mouthfeel. Not bad; decent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2040) - New York, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Bottled. Poured orangey brown with moderate head, taste was caramel etc. Actually one of the more conventional and better Magic Hat’s I’ve ever had.


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