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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
NikkTwist (2714) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2012
Draft. Dark orange pour. Slight foamy head. Tastes suspiciously like toasted cheerios in sugar water. Slight hop bitterness reminds me it is beer. Not awful, but not good. Flavors are simple and unexciting. Looks nice though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (5307) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2010
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Nate (4186) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2011
From bottle. Mild spicy hop note, biscuit, some oxidation though not quite rubbery. Roasted barley. Coppery red-brown clear with some chill haze, topped with light foamy head. Water body and medium carbonation. Starts medium sweet and toasty with biscuit and papery hop oxidation notes. Weak sugary finish with little hop bitterness/character. Nutty sweet finish and saccharin after.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours weak, smells like earthy vegetables, tastes like earthy gym shorts after dodge ball. Thin mouthfeel. I tire of tasting beers that taste like this crap.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
wombat23 (688) - Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2016
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Hazy copper with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, sugar, and alcohol. Taste is malt, sugar, burnt bread, nuts, and caramel. Finish is sweet with mild bitterness. Not a fan.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 28, 2010
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Bomber purchased at Vingo’s 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 isn’t 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ajd6c8 (70) - USA - APR 7, 2011
Light malt, no hops. Smells like an adjunct with some malt additive. Looks like iced tea. Meh. Fairly standard Magic Hat crap.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bulk_Carrier (3720) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUN 30, 2016
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a semi-dark to hazy burnt orange to ruddy brown color with tinges of sly malty looking red colors escaping along the sides of the glass. Thin white foamy but mainly bubbly head quickly dissipated leaving barely any lacing. The smell had some dark roasty bready/burnt nutty dried (slightly dead-like yeastiness). Burnt biscuits. The flavor was mainly the same with a dry sweetness to it. Pretty much that "burnt" flavor to it. Dry burnt bready aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly mild. Overall, as an American amber lager, there’s much better ones on the market than this. Yeah, I wouldn’t come back to this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
jgb9348 (5677) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2010
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 aren’t 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.

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