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RATINGS: 345   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Vinyl sails in on her shining wings as the spinning sun returns. She is the season-shifter, bursting from her cocoon to sing the ancient song of vernal yearning and to summon spring’s sweet green return... Her metamorphosis becomes our own. Her thirsts are shared by all. Drink in her mysterious elixir as the revolution blooms again...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AmyGinger (43) - USA - FEB 25, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4595) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2010
16 ounce pint - $5.25 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia. Appearance: Served up a lightly hazed, dark amber-hued body underneath a very thin coating of off-white fizz. Smell: Invitingly sweet-scented nose of toasted bread crusts doubly dunked in widlflower honey and sticky, viscous caramel sauce. Touch of background fruitiness. Taste: A sweetish taste of pale and richly toasty Munich malts with a fair amount of both sugary caramel and quality honey. Slight fruitiness, perhaps a bit berryish, even strawberryish. Hint of yeastiness. Very, very low amount of earthy hop character though almost no imparted bitterness, so, that’ll leave this beer to finish nearly as sweet as it started, with a lingering taste of sugar-encrusted toast. Mouthfeel: Just barely comes up medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: Not bad, not bad at all. An easy drinking, malt-forward brew with a reasonable amount of alcohol. Sure, it may not be a strictly authentic Vienna, but, then again, I don’t see where MH is making any such claims beyond it simply being an amber lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Amber pour with a lasting head...Malty aroma...Malty and nutty flavor....Smooth and tastey...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Malty_MacHops (641) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2012
The smell is bread and caramel with light hops. The beer is deep amber with a light tan head. The taste is bread and caramel with a littlr hop and fruit ester. The body is medium and very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Rich cognac color and lumpy parchment foam. Huge bready nose spiked with pear preserves and cilantro. Lychee? Smoke? Outrageous, deep nutty malt flavor with black coffee notes. I’m impressed that it is appropriately malty and not mired by sweet/caramelly crystal malts. Balanced hops provide an artful counterpoint. Medium-light body, chewy texture. Finishes with a gentle earthy bitterness and a slightly dirty cherry-scented pipe tobacco aftereffect. The rest of y’all are crazy, this is a pretty nice Vienna.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2010
12oz bottle. Reddish-amber color. eggshell colored head. Aroma of sweet toasted malts and bread. Flavor is a perfect earthy lager. Sweet malts, balanced hop earth flavor. Finishes with a smooth creaminess. A touch of wooded flavor in the finish. One of the better Magic Hats I’e had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagobears (441) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Two things that i really like here, vinyl and Vienna lager. The appearance is rustic red with a decent enough head. Aroma of toasted malts and caramel. I think Vienna lager in general is under appreciated. I really love this style and this one hits the mark. Well balanced toasted malt flavors, some hops, and caramel. I bought this in a variety pack and its great to discover a beer I could buy regularly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Had this one bottled thanks to Cousin Nick. Poured a clear, bubbly brownish red pour, minimal head. Nose is carmelfy citrus, maybe orange? Flavor is well balanced, interesting, slightly spicy. Nice strong finish, yet highly quaffable. For my 1,200th beer, I enjoyed this one very much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3990) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Clear rich amber pour with good tan sustainable head make this beer just call to me. Nose is nothing special, just a simple caramel and biscuit. But the flavor has a great toasted nuttiness. The mild lingering foresty hop bitterness shows up only on the tail, and adds yet another pleasing dimension. Great label to boot. Nice session beer in the vein of killians or negra modelo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbuzz (778) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2010
Only had a few MAgic Hat Brews but this one has to the best !! Full rich body, soft carbonation and smooth.

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