rodzilla79 (90) - Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I enjoyed this beer. It has a hint of apple without being sour and is very easy to drink.
tnkw01 (1016) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Thought I had rated before but guess I forgot to put it down. It was like a apple from a farm and not a grocery store. Loved the aroma. It was cloudy and gold in color.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2011
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
12oz bottle from notes. Really Magic Hat? Odd notions used to get me intrigued, this was just sad. Color was terrible, too light even for the wit. Aromas are meek, I can’t get anything that tells me what this beer should be. Palate is one sided with no finish, slight citrus at the entry. No apple to be seen or tasted.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from djd07. Thanks Daniel!
Pours an average lemon yellow with swirly carbonation. Nose is body odor, light apple, and dust. Flavor is semi-sweet lemon licorice. Watery on the tongue. Weird.
bleeng (1496) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2011
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle thanks to djd07 at the Houston May 2011 RB tasting. Hazy yellow-light hazy yellow-I hate that color. Nose is tart, citrusy but in a bad way-like lots of sugar added to this one. Taste is very tart and bitter with stale apples and a cloying sweetness. Light body and fades badly on the end. Drain poured a 2 ounce sample. Not good-even as a hot summer beer.
johnnnniee (2139) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a solid golden color that is just a shade darker than cider with a thinnish bone white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of apples and wheat and maybe a hint of sweet malt in there as well. Taste is sweet malt and apple up front with a bit of spicy wheat coming through mid way. A fairly dry almost cider like finish with a lingering spicy wheat flavor on my tongue. Light to medium light body, medium level of carbonation. A previous review said this reminded him of green apple jolly rancher, I couldn’t agree more, the flavor is spot on. Not a bad experiment from magic hat, and no beets were harmed in the making of this brew :)
ansermadide (1496) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2011
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
This beer has a really light yellow color, a little foggy. Minimal carbonation, if any, with a light, airy white head. Aroma of sour lemon (ick) with light yeast, maybe some light grain. Overall, the aroma is pretty unappealing. I’m noticing a trend with Magic Hat. The head doesn’t last long at all.. no lacing, too wet. UGH! And the flavor is horrible. It reminds me of stinky feet. There might be some sort of an herb or root, ginger, lemon... whatever it is, it tastes nasty in this beer. Not all that great, honestly. Light bodied, and the only thing you get out of this is... heck, I’m making a face. Not as bad as it could be... I guess. Don’t waste your time with this beer. It’s a good thing this was a one-time release. Odd Notion beers - realize they’re practically experiments in how weird and bad Magic Hat can make beers. So unless you’re feeling like a guinea pig, it’s probably best to stay away from them. Especially this one.
MaltOMeal (1090) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle shared by djd07 at the May Houston RB Tasting. Pours a clear, light yellow with white bubbles in lieu of head. Nose is of concentrated green apple syrup. Taste is of green apples. Rather boring. Mouthfeel is thin and watery.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to djd07 for this beer. Pours a light yellow. Nose of crisp green apples, orange and some coriander. Crisp and clean, with a touch of apples and coriander. Not much depth, but not a bad beer to pound on the hot Houston days.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Pours a nice glowing golden color with a finger of white head with okay retention. Leaves behind very little lacing.
S - The smell is a mix of a bit of fruitiness (mostly apples with a touch of orange and lemon) and some yeasty smell. A little bit of spices, cloves in particular is also present.
T - Upfront the spices present themselves, and then are joined by the fruits from the aroma. This acts a a very nice balance to the tartness of the fruit. The aftertaste is a bit of the spices.
M - Fairly light bodied with just a hint of carbonation. The beer is really refreshing and crisp overall.
D - This is a really drinkable beer, and the mix of the sweetness of the fruits and the overall crisp mouthfeel make for an enjoyable beer.
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Odd Notion (Fall 10) has an enticing fruity and hoppy aroma, with a fruity apple taste. I also got a hint of clove which only added to the experience. An all around well balanced beer, slightly tart, but very enjoyable.