czar (3268) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap at brewpub. pale yellow, slight haze, white head, some lacing. cereals, soap, light citrusy and herbal hops. faint malts. average carbonation to prickly, light body, short herbal-citrusy finish.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 4, 2011
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Well well a let down by MH. Mad River deserves a better beer than this. OK bubblely bright yellow with soapy head. The aroma is mostly astringent grain and little light fruit. Taste is a medium sweetness. It isnt bad but just boring
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(12oz bottle thanks to my favorite provider of top-tier beers, Fratto) gold pour, effervescent bubbles, fine white bubbles on top. Nose of hairspray, grain. Taste of grain mash, a bit astringent, and hair, some spiciness as well. Tiny bit of cherry. Gross, stale, old linger.
cgarvieuk (12239) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at home ... golden amber ... bubbly white head ... soft creamy sweet grassy nose ... light hopp front (hoppier than expected) ... light grassy hop ... ok
topherh (1899) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a murky golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet malt and a little citrus. Flavor is tart wheat, grainy, and light grass.
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Poured clear, bright golden with a short-lived white head. The aroma picked up honey and bready notes plus the house vegetal character.. not very enticing. The flavor found honey and bready notes again at the core (this time more honey), with the same deep, persistent vegetal notes as the nose.. dry with a hint of earthy bitterness on the edges.. a little lemony tartness joined on the grainy finish. Light-bodied, but slow-moving through the palate.. tanginess toward the back was welcome.. overall not enjoyable.
JoePeesie (848) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not a very good offering. I’m not going to call it a drain pour but it’s not far off.
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sinkhole (263) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours light golden colour with an average white head. Aromas of malts and wheat with hints of sweet fruit. Taste starts with bitter wheat, then moves in to the sweets of the malt and fruit (pear?). Finishes with a crisp sweetened wheat flavour. Overall a bit lighter than other Magic Hats I have tried but makes for a good summer patio beer.
rollinsr (303) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - AUG 20, 2011
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a light golden color with a little cloudiness to it. Aroma is a slight bitter and sour hoppiness. Taste is very plain and disappointing with an initial tartness that quickly fades. Just a very plain and slightly tart beer that leaves no lasting impression whatsoever
MmmcKay (1038) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - AUG 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’ll admit, at first I thought this was a golden ale. Well, my thoughts changed as soon as I smelled it. It smells like a cream ale for sure. That grainy almost malt liquor smell. Not much to write home about here. The taste wasn’t offensive. It was light and a bit creamy. But again, nothing to write home about. Cream ales still are the red headed step child of beers. Single Chair did nothing but affirm that for me.