GT2 (7720) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 28, 2010
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours a fizzy amber with a small yellow head that dissipates like soda. No lace. No retention. Aroma is toast, brown sugar, some chemicals. Taste is burnt toast, chemicals, old pancake syrup, artificial candies. Yuck.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bomber purchased at Vingoís in Whiting, NJ.
Pours a very dark amber, almost chesnut brown color with dark golden burnt orange hues when held to a light source and a two finger frothy off-white head. Excellent retention only slowly fading into a lasting ring that leaves chunks of soapy lacing behind.
Toasty caramel malt aroma with hints of biscuit and toffee as well as a pungent earthy hop character. The hop presence in the nose is very earthy and almost smells like soil/dirt. There is also a slight metallic character that isnít very appealing.
Medium bodied with a dry piney hop presence that lingers troughout over a slightly yeast, grainy and metallic malt backbone into a very earthy long dry finish. Hints of sweet corn, solvent and grain and the hop finish is very dirty/soil like. This tastes pretty much like an unpleasantly hoppy adjunct lager. Avoid.
ajd6c8 (70) - USA - APR 7, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light malt, no hops. Smells like an adjunct with some malt additive. Looks like iced tea. Meh. Fairly standard Magic Hat crap.
jgb9348 (4440) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2010
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Very hazy deep amber coloured body with a thinnish, fast-dying tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, yeast, nuts, caramel, toffee, raisins and a touch of figs - odd for the style. Medium-bodied; Sharp pungent nutty flavours with some odd lingering malt and caramel with some dryness and not much else - odd and very mild. Aftertaste, potent, dry, bitter, not too pleasant. Overall, a pretty bad offering from a not-so-great brewery. Worth passing up unless you like unbalanced and bland lagers that don;t taste like they should...and if you do - you probably arenít on this site. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits in Washington, DC on 15-February-2010, sampled at home in Washington on 20-February-2010.
obguthr (3390) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2011
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma of canned peas. Clear copper, thin yellow head. Powdery mouthfeel. Earthy barley malt flavor. The taint of canned peas lingers. Flavorful, but dirtry and unclean for a lager, even a vienna. Poor quality.
DiarmaidBHK (3138) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Fart in a bottle? I wish Iíd thought of that. Aroma is non-existent. Mouthfeel is full of carbonation. I canít place taste but it ainít good. Luckilly it doesnít last long.
kramer (4589) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear amber body with a small fizzy off-white head that retained pretty well. The nose is way too nutty and grainy for the style, smells like hazelnuts or peanuts. The flavor is very off for the style too, I canít get the taste of peanuts out of my mind, especially on the finish. None of the sweet and clean munich malt character that I want from a Vienna. Light to medium bodied with a bit of stickiness. This is pretty awful, even from Magic Hat. They ought to call this Peanut Beer.
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2012
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle tastes malty bit caramel semi sweet hops nothing magic about just a plan beer trying to be fancy.
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2010
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle.
I have to admit, Iíve found Magic Hatís stuff to be rather hit or miss. This one pours a light amber orange color with a frothy off-white head. The nose is loaded with sulphur and reminds me of someoneís feet. After holding my nose I take a sip. Nondescript and lifeless. Nothing more than slight cracker notes and an acrid bitterness. Overly aggressive carbonation doesnít help this brew out. It has a light, watery mouthfeel and lacks both body and substance. As I said, Magic Hat is hit or miss and this one is a big airball. Skip it for sure.
Beerman6686 (3781) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2010
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
This poured a cloudy lighter brown color with an eggshell colored head. Aroma was malty nutty and a little bit of stale garbage. Flavor was nutty and something else that I can only describe of offensive burnt malt. This stuff was almost a drainpour for me.