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RATINGS: 344   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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 springís sweet green return... Her metamorphosis becomes our own. Her thirsts are shared by all. Drink in her mysterious elixir as the revolution blooms again...


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2009
Cask at Rattle N Hum. Very clean nose. Soft sweet crackery malts. Nice breadiness with a firm, spicy hoppiness. Bready and slightly yeasty. The overall character is of a fresh and well-balanced lager. In contrast to most lagers, the cask really accentuates the balance in this beer. Surprisingly tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2010
Tap at browerij lane. Light malty nose. Poured a deep amber with a thin head. Light front, with some fruity notes. Very malty English style ale with a dry finish. A nice session beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2776) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2010
12 oz. bottle, $9/sixpack at Binnyís. Sweet, rich malty smell under the cap. Pours amber with a yellowing head that doesnít fill up half the glass like other beers; or maybe my glass is finally "beer clean." Smell from glass is of a bit of caramel malt, Hops are just slightly flowery here, nice. Taste is quite tickly. Some spices or even herbs; they donít say any of those were added, so presumably from hops and the ferment. More interesting version of a Vienna. Bubbly carbonation all the way through, and a bit of lace on the sides of the glass.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkSong (282) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a amber color with a medium white long lasting head. It has a pleasant bread like aroma. I really like this beer. It has a bread like taste and a slight smoky taste with a nicely balanced hop bitterness. This beer seems very underrated to me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2010
Pours a dark amber color with a thin off-white head which leaves some rainy streaks. Aroma is caramel and roasted malts, light cocoa, and light citrus. Taste is caramel and nutty malts and light citrus.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Magic Hat Vinyl is a solid amber lager with a yellow foam that fades to thick blotchy film and leaves very nice lacing. It has a very grainy aroma with a toasty element and a soft sweetness. It smells herbal, but not medicinal. Itís pretty light bodied and quite smooth until the trademark Magic Hat finish leaves the mouth feeling silty. It tastes a little pretzely-- maybe a touch sweet and maybe a touch salty. Itís quite well balanced. It starts toasty and ends herbal. Itís like a blend of Genny bock and Yuengling bock.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluejacket74 (1263) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2010
12 ounce bottle, best by end of May 2010. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours an amber/orange color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention is decent, and thereís a good amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is a bit light, and is mostly bready and sweet malt, along with a bit of apple. The taste is similar to the aroma, but thereís also a nutty taste and a weird herbal flavor that Iím still not sure if I like or not. But I kept drinking it so it canít be too bad. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, itís a bit coating and has moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, itís surprisingly easy to drink. Overall this isnít a bad brew. Iíd try it again.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
damzz (247) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2011
UPDATED: APR 17, 2011 Pours an off white head the results in minimal sheeting. Nose is caramel - burnt sugar. Color is burnt orange. Body is medium. Texture is thin. Carbomation is average. Finish is astrigent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsmerig (1198) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Scent of burnt caramel. Pours a deep reddish brown. Malty sweetness with a smoked bitter offset. If my eyes were closed I would swear that this was a stout. Residual smokiness with a slight tart taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nathan30533 (580) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Reminds me of autumn. Good color. Smell of wheat. Good brew overall. Would enjoy more in fall.


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