demitriustown (1184) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle: Appearance is a brownish/amber with an off white to tan head that linger for little bit. Aroma is grainy, bready, malt, with some definite floral hops hidden under the malt. Taste is roasted malt forward with a rounded mild hop backing that is quite nice. This isn’t a punch you in the face brew but it is quite nice in my honest opinion, Cheers!
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have been leary of Magic Hat for a bit now since they have increased their offerings. More styles means less attention to detail and subpar beers and some of the others they have produced lately are just to fill sampler cases. This beer however was very good. It had a sweet grassy smell with a hint of citrus. The taste was smooth and good on the palate. Finished with just a light pinning of spice but. Enjoyable and session-able. Would purchase this again and hope it sticks around as a reliable yearly seasonal.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours deep rust orange with decent khaki head. The aroma is toffee, pepper, mushrooms, toast, and grass. The flavor is pepper and some sweetish spice at first. Smooth sweet caramel malts dominate after that initial spice kick. Marshmellow, light wood, and toast are in there, too. The finish is grassy with some bland bitterness. Meh.
smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Modest head, but it recedes in a rocky fashion. Deep copper color; very clear. Some ring lace.
Lots of caramel aroma; light alcohol in the background. No notable hop (good for a marzen).
Far drier than the smell lets on. Also, this features a good hop finish. The body is typical of the style, which is to say it’s lighter than an equivalently colored ale. The aftertaste is well-balanced, while the sipping flavor is lightly toasted malt, similar to "red" beers. Overall, a very pleasant and easy-to-drink brew.
cheap (5230) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy lite brown. Soapy smell at first. Then goes candy sweet on olfactory. Soap carries over to first taste and then it morphs into a smokey background. oily soapy palate, almost like an ale. Quite rude at times even tho my drinken buddy likes this unique stuff. Yes, discerningly malt, choco carab.
thegreenrooster (3934) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a cloudy brown with a large foamy white head. Aroma is very grainy with a lot of caramel malt following. Flavor is some burnt malt with a bit of toffee and caramel. Pretty spot on for the style and holy crap a decent one by magic hat!
Maverick34 (2915) - New York, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Ambery aley more so than lagery, floral, caramel, with some grassy notes.
stephenj007 (120) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour is copper red/brown, just a touch of haze, with a thin tan head that quickly dissipates to a ring. Pleasant aromas of sweet malts, a bit of grass and pine nuts. Carbonation was fizzy and soft. Flavors were very good, mild roasted nuts, brown sugar, quality malts and a bit of mild spice. Very minimal hops presence. Finish was smooth and satisfying. I like this beer, and could easily finish off another one in short time. Overall a very good quality brew of this style, that I enjoyed alot.
nick76 (4370) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is like grain husks and brown sugar with grassy hops. The appearance is a nice deep amber with a large head. The taste is like cereal with a bit of paper and a bitter finish. The palate is right for the style. Overall it’s nothing special.
djd07 (9563) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a medium creamy beige head that lasts ahile leaving good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a fruity malt with caramel. Thin mouthfeel with a dry fruity malt with light toast and a nice dry finish. Easy to drink a good Vienna from Magic Hat.