jmagnus87 (1450) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
From very old notes. Lightly sweet and lightly sour. The best beer I’ve had from Magic Hat...which isn’t saying very much.
jcwattsrugger (10064) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a light tan head and copper color. Aroma is medium malt, some fruit. Taste is medium malt, fruit-slightly sour/tart, hint of hops.
Beerdedone (2363) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a thin white head. Aroma was yeasty with pale malts, light honey and slight citrus. Flavor was lightly sweet with wheat, clove, yeast and has a hint of banana.
Leighton (7179) - London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2010 I am not a sour fan but I liked this one better than most. Had some on tap at the Magic Hat brewery. Fruity, zesty nose. Flavor is sour with slight malt notes. Very crisp. Not bad.
argo0 (10419) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draft, as American Sour Ale) Creamy medium beige head atop lightly hazed amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, butterscotch, some cherry/sour. Taste is moderately sweet, sour cherry, butterscotch, light floral. Light-medium body, light acidity. Almost as if they got an infected batch and decided to market it.
j12601 (5716) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Beechtree. Was listed as “Magic Hat Farm House Sour Ale”. ‘Farm house sour ale’ got me all excited, but I had to reign myself in since it was preceded by the words “magic hat”. Seems my restraint was a good thing, as this turned out to be less than stellar. Pours a clear yellow with a medium white head that fades quickly. No real funk, but there is almost a hint of hay and maybe some citrus. Medium bodied and with a flavor of grain that comes through. Barely sour, though there is a lot of lively sharp carbonation. Finishes with a light tart citric acid flavor with some lemony flavors. Tartness is not so much sour as it is reminiscent of a granny smith apple, but without the sweetness. Bit of a grain aftertaste.
WillieV (197) - Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: poured a light golden brown color with a quickly disipating white head. Scents of wheat and citrus. Just a beer you can have on a hot summer day.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft. Pours a light golden body. Lightly sour cherry, grapefruit flavor, a vinous note and then malty sweetness. eh.
Lubiere (8335) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A lightly hazed blonde ale with a thin white head. Light lactic aroma with not much character, Rather bland and lifeless ale, with a bit of cherries. Not impressed. On tap at Vermont Brewers Fest 2008, July 19, 2008.
Rastacouere (6058) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A surprisingly poor offering staying miles away from their anti oxidant.
Refreshing in its simplicity as well as taste.
Is there wheat at all in there, it seems like it would fit. Really limited sourness though there’s a fair balsamic character. I don’t get much grapefruit at all, slightly citric, perhaps, but seems more geared towards berries. Too sweet to be all that pleasant.