kieleszd (83) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2008
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
There is no hocus pocus unless that means it was effortless. This taste like a weak pilsner. The aroma and head are decent but everything else is not even beer. I hope you can pull a rabbit out with your next trick, there is no prestige here.
jordanb (19) - Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2008
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear, golden color and half an inch of white head. Only a distant lemon smell for an aroma. Strong grassy taste, which mixes poorly with the disjointed citrus notes that surface occasionally A tart, vaguely palate with an unpleasantly syrupy mead-like mouthfeel. Aftertaste like having sucked on a lemon... or a nine-volt battery. Needs some work.
obxdude10 (1945) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2004
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Not impressive at all, very weak wheat beer, the usual cloudy appearance wasnít there, the beer was a clear golden color, it poured with a very nice fluffly white head but then quickly fanished, very little by way of aroma, only a little hint of clove & yeast in the nose, the flavors were very bland, very little usual wheat beer flavors, almost no banana & clove in the body, no yeasty type of flavor as well, body was too light & seemed a bit watery, pretty thin beer
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2006
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Ah magic hat. The embarrasing ugly stepsister to good microbrew. ITs hilarious how they have 1,000 varieties which tend to all seem like very similar or at least unfortunately similarly mediocre beers. But you know all this allready. OK, it smells like bread, its pale yellow, its head doesnít last. It tastes like a honeyed lager pils with the slightest hint of a berry fruit in the malt, but there aint much malt or hops here folks, so just move on. What youíve got here is a high calorie drink with swill flaovr pretty much indistinguishable from bud, etc. ok for people who donít want to drink bud, etc, because they have some vague idea that itís ínot coolí because its so mainsteam and corporate, but donít really know what else to do... and somehow seem to think beer, unlike other food, should be exempt from having to taste particularly good. A good beer for adding one unimpressive rating to your belt. party time...! ok so its supposed to be wheat not malt. its still just a mildly sweet, rather drink water kinda beer.
ghawener (1430) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 1, 2006
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle: Fizzy, watery, stale. Slight sweetness and some hoppiness. Plainly Blah.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2007
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Light color with a funky grainy aroma. Taste is watery, a bit citric, and bland at best (pretty gross at worst). Ewwww. Hocus Pocus - make this beer disappear!
rick10485 (53) - oneonta, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2007
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bad wheat brew. Way too acidic, kills alcohol flavor. It was appealing from first pour on tap but the initial taste turned me off. Taste like sour lemons and gasonline.
phanomial12 (3) - USA - JAN 24, 2008 does not count
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Yet another 6 on my Random 12 BCS. Sorry wheat fans, my mouth and brain shut down with the introduction of a wheat beer.
outerupt (133) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2006
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
12oz. bottle. A shameful waste of ingredients. Wet hay and barnyard odours are pervasive in an extremely unimpressive pour with a weak, nearly nonexistent head. Youíd have to look hard to find the wheat in this one as it simply tastes like one of the most ineffectual mild ales youíve ever tasted. An orange slice? Why not just skip the beer and eat the fruit?
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2006
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
Nice yellow-amber color, white head, about what I expected. It has the usual trademark Magic Hat flavor, that somewhat Apricot laced diacetyl trademarks of their #9. But in a this summer ale the diacetyl completly overpowers everything else.
The light graininess of the wheat is no match to the yeasty fermentation compoments. I was expecting some of the usual Magic Hat twang, (which can be enjoyable in the #9) but this is overpowering. I can find no entry point to enjoy this beer.
I did give it more than one try on different days and my opinion did not change. I can barely finish a glass of it. This is absoultely one of the WORST BEERS EVER MADE.