SabreSkull (55) - North Augusta, South Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle into pint tumbler. Amber with white head. Expecting vinyl taste but not bad, with some hops and citrus on the tongue. Clean finish but a little watery. One of MH’s better offerings, I suppose.
AmyGinger (43) - USA - FEB 25, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I apparently like this one more than most. I thought the color was nice. The aroma was ok, very earthy. Also had an earthy taste with a nice bitter finish to it. Touches of citrus throughout. Overall a very drinkable beer. Not a ton of overpowering flavors in it, but what i found to be a nice balance.
Severian (42) - Saint Charles, Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a copper/amber with a decent, long lasting one finger head. Aroma is sweet malts, toasty. Taste is more sweetened malts, some roastiness, nuts. Finishes bitter. Mild/medium bodied. Well after the finish, it does leave an odd peanut like taste lingering. Not sure what the deal is with that - but it’s not overly strong. Still, odd. Ok offering, nothing great.
Zaphod13 (41) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Nice amber color. Lovely aroma, mildly Nutty smell. Not much head. Nice balance between hops and malt. Like a mild fat tire, and that's ok in my book.
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BustyMcJugson (36) - - FEB 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
the packaging/style sold me on this beer. I’ve rarely had a ’bad’ beer from Magic Hat so I figured ’why not?’. The brew could use some more balls, so to speak... it fell very flat and left me wanting a pull in either direction. A little sweet and heavy on the tongue, left me craving ice water. Had to try, wouldn’t bother with again, though. I’ve had significantly better Amber ales/spring seasonals.
Cuff_Links (35) - - JUL 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
If you like sweet lagers, you will like this one. Light caramel color with a very slight nose. It has a light yeasty taste. Not a big finish. Pleasing beer.
TheShark (18) - Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
An OK amber lager, not as smooth as I would have liked, but still a quality product from the brewers at Magic Hat.
arthardie (12) - USA - APR 3, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Spring Seasonals are hard to pull off. Similarly this one struggles. Although its flavor is abundant, the beer’s overall taste leans too heavily in a burnt wood direction to really be a drinkable lager. Flavorful beers are always better than watery ones, so I’ll give this beer its due in that category. But the question comes back down to "Is this a good flavor?" Unfortunately, the answer is mostly a no. It’s not horrible, it’s just not a very comfortable drink.
MacroBro (8) - - FEB 27, 2011 does not count
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Lacks much aroma, great auburn color. Good malt taste for a lighter, spring beer. A little bitterness lingers on the palate. I wish it had a bit more flavor.
mbowers24 (8) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2012 does not count
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Worth trying. Not too inspiring. Magic Hat is a great brewery that has some better stuff out.