MaBeer1972 (1268) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from VT. Pours into glass with a big white frothy head. A deep golden clear brew. Sweet bready aromas. Flavor is complex and malty with good hop balance. Body is heavy, but after a while this gets very smooth. Goes down well, but packs a mean punch. Lingering bread-fruit flavors. Not too sweet. ABV is well hidden.
Braudog (5596) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, caged and corked. Deep, dark gold-bronze pour. Thin but sudsy head. The aroma is simply big, sweet and biscuity. The beer drinks thusly. Rich with a definite alcohol presence, thickly malty and bready. Good stuff though. (#5424, 2/2/2014)
hypn0toad (267) - Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet smelling. Tasty tasting. A very pleasant experience. I like the bottle too. I had no idea the magic hats would make something like that. Lets be honest, I’ll never see this beer ever again anywhere. I won’t probably even remember it in a week. But I have enjoyed the experience. I hope we cross paths again in the future.
superspak (2472) - Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle into pilsener glass, bottled in Spring 2012. Pours very hazy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of lemon, pear, biscuit, nuttiness, orange zest, herbal, floral, light pepper, grass, and earthy spiciness. Some nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and decent strength. Taste of lemon, pear, pepper, bread, cracker, floral, pine, light nuttiness, light citrus zest, grass, and herbal spiciness. Good amount of spicy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, cracker, bread, light nuttiness, pine, citrus, pepper, floral, grass, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Good balance and complexity of flavors with big hoppiness; fair amount of malt balance; and a fair amount of cloying spicy pine bitterness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy, slick, and crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Definitely a sipper with all of the intense hop flavors. Overall this is a nice imperial pilsner. Good flavor complexity and solid balance; and quite smooth to sip on. I enjoyed this quite a bit, despite the cloying hop bitterness.
milewide (1474) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber color. Good head and excellent body for a pilsner! Fine blend of malt and hops. $6.99 at Costco.
nuplastikk (4299) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Eddies. Filtered looking orange-tan body below a steady creamy white head. Nice crisp hop aroma, but a little fruitier taste than I would want for the style. Noble hops carry it. Nice fruity depth. Above average for a Magic Hat. Really grows on you the more you sip on it.
pineypower (2492) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Porch Key West. Pours out a moderate golden color with a big frothy head. Aroma is of citrusy hops, grain, bread and light floral hops. Taste is bready malts, rather hoppy citrus, some grass and some floral hop notes with a bitter finish. Alcohol is well hidden and I like the hop blend. Shockingly, a rather solid offering from Magic Hat.
GuldenMonk (1) - - MAY 25, 2012 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Starts out with sweet then goes to a lasting but warm bitterness pretty fast.Very subtle citrus and pine flavors. Not the most complex Pils flavorwise but overall a good beer. I recommend.
jgb9348 (4661) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very slightly hazy golden coloured body with a super, nine plus centimetre thick off-white head that fades nicely. Aroma of grass, hay, yeast, bread, alcohol, oranges and a twinge of metal. Medium to Full-bodied; Deep malty flavour with a ton of alcohol noticeable, a lot of hay, grass, herbal and barnyardie qualities with a pungent yeast kick and a little sugar at the end. Aftertaste shows a nice complex flavour, especially for the style, with perhaps too much alcohol noticeable, but some nice grassy notes and a bit of sweetness too. Overall, a nice beer and one from Magic Hat that I was actually kind of looking forward to sample. Buy and try it if you can find it, but this was the only time I saw the bottle. I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 22-April-2012 for US$8.65 sampled at home in Washington on 02-October-2012.
Maverick34 (2179) - New York, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours a foamy gold. A pilsner with very noticeable hops, furit and malt. Not bad, not amazing.