argo0 (11163) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear apple juice body topped by minimal head. Aroma is sweet, peach, bready. Taste is minimal at first, but quickly develops into peach and bread, before giving way to a finish of moderate herbal bitterness tinged lightly floral. Light-medium body, with slight acidity. Enjoyable beer.
freekyp (1459) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2011 Surprisingly refreshing. Pilsneresque in attibutes. Lite malt breadiness in aroma floats above the thin, straw colored body of this brew. I liken this beer to a guerilla raid. It attacks quick with a punch of flavor, deposits a lightly bitter payload, then disappears, just as fast as it came. Would be a great BBQ beer.
mribm (447) - Hurley, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
22 oz. bottle. I have never had such a WEAK winter seasonal beer. All of the Magic Hat beers taste the same to me, and this is no exception. Slightly sweeter then the other Magic Hat beers. The style is listed as a cream ale. How does anybody know what style it is? I'm not sure why I keep trying their products because I'm always disappointed. I actually bought 2 Magic Hat beers today. What was I thinking?!?! A 5% ABV winter seasonal, WHAT A JOKE!
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy pale golden yellow. Sticky white head, lots of lacing. Pleasant spicy, herbal hop nose. Pale sweet malts, light bodied, finishing with faint hops. Nothing special here, a tad on the bland side, lacking in flavor and complexity.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 21, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Odd winter seasonal,under the cap it reads "Herbert the Pervert likes Sherbet".
Golden in color with a small white head.Floral/grassy hop aroma.Bitter,hoppy,grainy malt character,dry astringent grainy finish.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 19, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear straw yellow color with a good sized white head. Fruity aroma, light palete. Odd that a winter beer would be such a light ale.
boto (1789) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Big Bottle: A bit of a pale golden, almost yellow color. I didn't get a whole lot of head in mine. A bit of a fruity aroma, although it wasn't too strong. A bit of malts and spiciness (ginger?) to the taste, but not much else. A hint of bitterness in the aftertaste. Somewhere between light and medium bodied. Not likely to be bought again.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2004 Fruity sweet aroma. Pale golden colour with decent frothy head. Mild malt flavour with citrusy hops to offset and some toastiness in the finish. Medium light mouthfeel. This is an enjoyable light pale ale although given the choice of beers at this brewery, I'd opt for Fat Angel. Bottle.
legion242 (2089) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2003
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pale golden, thin head, nose was like "dry Coors". Not very ale-like. A little skunky.
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 24, 2003
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Faint malty sweet smell, crystal clear golden color. Thin head with almost no lacing. Quite malty with an old sock kinda taste. Almost no aftertaste (whew, good). Cream Ale, are you kiddin? I would have said it was a pilsner and not a good one at that. Personally, I expected much better Magic Hat, hard to believe this is the same brewery that brought me the amazing Chaotic Chemistry.