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RATINGS: 445   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Our take on the classic summer wheat beer...it’s a light, crisp ale for mowing lawns, hitting lazy fly balls and communing with nature. Glowing like brilliant rays of golden sun, its malty sweetness finishes tart and crisp. Hocus Pocus is best appreciated with a wedge of orange. Offered as a sacrifice to cloudless days.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheBeerGod (5569) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2007
Bottle from the Summer variety pack. Blond bodied with a small white head. Lemon zest, soft wheat and yeast make up the aroma. taste is lemony and tart with some yeast and hop bitterness and strong wheat notes. Body is light-medium and well carbonated. Dry in spots as well. Ends with more lemon, strong grains (wheat), and yeast with softer hops. Not too horrible, considering I hate American Wheats.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5521) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2006 I am a wheat fan but only moderately fond of this brewer - and tend to be rather leery of American Wheat as a style. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a clear pale yellow color with only a trace of a white head that fades instantly. The aroma is faint malts and faint hops. The flavor is light malts and a hint of banana. A rather poor wheat.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2008
Bottle. Pours an orange amber body with a white head. Wheat, citrus, floral grassy hop character with no alcohol in the finish. eh.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kramer (5360) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2005
12 oz bottle. Wow, this beer really isn’t good. Poured a light straw with a tiny head that disappeared so quickly I was lucky to see it at all. I’ve seen a better looking glassful of budweiser. Aroma is barely present, a little fruity. On the palate this was really thin a little fizzy, with really no discernable flavors. It was as if they took a decent wheat beer and filtered out all the flavor when they took out the yeast. I personally like something a little more substantial with wheat beers. Not recommended.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
notalush (5351) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2002
Man, this beer smells, and even, initially, tastes like budweiser. Bland to the extreme, but leaves a decent, light finish. I guess, if I weren’t into good beer, this would be great. Magic Hat really disappoints me with this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 29, 2007
This wheat beer pours a medium yellow gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head, quickly dissipating, with good lacing. Aroma is sweet and bready and a touch floral. A light to medium bodied American Wheat. Malts are fruity, citrusy and a touch malty. Hops are slightly grapefruity. Light and refreshing. Crisp and clean. This is a nice summer beer. Good balance with lively carbonation. Great beer for a warm summer evening, there is some malt, hop and other flavor to this beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerman6686 (5321) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2007
Not much here, a generous honey flavor which mixes in well, but still does not make up for the fact that nothing else is there.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (5239) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2008
Bottle. Aroma bread, lemon, honey, summery yeast. Bright yellow pour with a good deal of carbonation and a creamy, rich, noisy white head. Taste is malt, grainy with a good bit of honey, quaffable lightish body upset by the slight huskish grainy feel. Light but lasting bitterness adds a nice tone. Dry and blasé – thus perfect for summer?

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (5107) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2006
Straw color with a moderate, dense soft peak head. LIght sweet wheat aromas with only a hint of citrus peel in the background. Fairly full in feel, but gets watery in the end. Light malt and wheat mingle with a mild apple tartness. Quenching and light. This would be easy to drink on a hot summer night. Overall not a bad american wheat, even-though I still do not really understand the style.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (5092) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2003
Slightly hazy golden colour with orange highlights and a dense white head. Very nice hoppy aroma with sweet scents and even a bit of malt...nothing wrong with the aroma. Light to medium-bodied; Sweet flavour with some grassy hop characteristics and a light malt finish. Mild aftertaste, only a bit of the sweetness shows through and leaves the mouthful fairly dry. Overall, one of my favourite Magic Hat beers, I don't like most of their other beers, so this was a welcome change. To comment on the style, if this wasn't classified as a Wheat, I would have no idea...this isn't even close to a normal Wheat style. This particular beer was brewed in November 2002. I bought this twelve ounce bottle at Beers of the World in Rochester, New York.


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