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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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High in the hills of mountains white with winter, in the settled snow, there is a sudden shift. As bitter winds begin to blow, the packed Graupel moves mysteriously and creates a cascading avalanche of sound and change. Revealed are stalks of wheat harvested for a warming Wheat Wine. Apollo and Simcoe hops help to create a big-bodied beer malty up front with a nice hop bite in back and a 10.8% ABV that will thaw the coldest of souls. Behold Graupel, born of avalanche, brewed of wheat and imbibed below the swirling stars of the universe at large.


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
UnionBeerCzar (80) - Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Been away for a few weeks, always give my liver a break at the beginning of the year. First rate of 2013, must preface this by saying I am not a fan of Magic Hat but this was gifted to me and I am intrigued, even though I was completely underwhelmed by Burnpile rendering from the Humdinger series. Corked & caged 750 to CBS snifter. Lots of pillowy yellow/white head with cloudy orange liquid. Lots of sticky white lacing hanging around, mellow nose just a bit of spice methinks. Its a little hot right out of the gate, mid-palate is really nice lot of flavor; cardamom, mesquite honey, burnt banana. Finish is more heat and something astringent. Almost kills it for me. Mouthfeel is all over the place; full to start, medium in the middle, again really big astringent finish. Overall, this was better than expected and might be even better in a few years, still havent been won over by this brewery.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Sampled at the End of History tasting. Aroma of caramel, malt, pretzels, and peaty hops. Pours golden with a small frothy head and nice carb. Taste is malt forward with nice grassy hops, toast, and caramel. Not too sweet and not overbearing on the wheat. Nice and easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2239) - New York, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle at End of History tasting. Golden brown pour. Tastes of brown sugar, honey, butter, pine, wheat, light fruit. Syrupy palate touch too sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8782) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle shared by Jester King at End of History tasting. Pours orange gold white head. Nose/taste of orange peel, orange cream, caramel, toffee and wheat. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3697) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle. Golden pour with tan head. Sweet malty aromas. Light sweet maple and sweet malt flavors. Drinkable and sweet but not boozy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2853) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2014
The aroma is fruit, honey. The appearance is light orange gold. The flavor is sweet, fruity. Medium in body. Finish is sweet, light pine. Very little in the way of hops. Nice, a tad sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8850) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
Light brown and bubbly head; Smooth, with malt liquor characteristics. Balanced, although a tad of sour in finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeremytoni (3008) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2014
From a bottle poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Spicy malty flavor with a quick finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ARMed (610) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Overly sweet and lacks a full carbonation. Appearance is a cloudy copper gold with minimal lacing and a quick to dissipate head. Hints if caramel, plums, raisins. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pottygok (486) - Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Aroma: Lots of yeast aromas--cheese and wet leaves, with hints of bread. Appearance: Clear bright orange with a rich tan head. Taste: Light sweetness with a medium sourness to balance. Palate: Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: Alcohol is a bit overpowering, and the complex layers that ought to be there are lost. Its not a bad beer, but a bit one-dimensional.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (4323) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Kind of a miss here. Heavy on the barley finish with some bitterness, some booze. Candied finish, a lot of booze. Too much sweetness. A lot of different aromas floating around, they just dont necessarily come together super well. Pours orangy brown with good head and lacing. Bottle.


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