mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not terrible. It was kind of like a american wheat with some of the maltyness that invokes. Surprised rto find out it’s beet based. Nice color, somewhat muted smell. Not unpleasent though not outstanding. I think it was a touch bitter, but refreshing. If the aroma was better I would give it a much higer rating
Imaena (846) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. This is a plain old pale lager with macro taste dressed up with beet juice for color. Not worth it.
JuliusCaesar (140) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not the best magic hat. It is definitely lacking in flavor but still it is drinkable. Cool idea.
fauxpunker (76) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The beet juice definitely gives it an interesting color; amber that shows red/pink in the light. Not much of head. Was expecting a rather sweet falvor due to the beet juice, but didn’t notice much to be honest. Easy to drink but otherwise rathre plain.
tpd123 (8) - - SEP 2, 2012 does not count
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Most disapointing Magic Hat beer out there. Average aroma but a very unique appearance which is deceiving. Weak malty sweet flavor is overun by the strong unbearable beet flavor.
NeoHippie2 (450) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 27, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer could have been so much better than what it was. Don’t get excited by that color...it’s a trick. To call it a spice/herb/vegetable is really a stretch because the beet juice in this one has got to be strictly for color because at best I would describe this brew as a decently drinkable, watered-down pale lager. Just disappointing really. Could have been epic. Beet juice? Really? thats your selling point here? NEXT!
ads135 (1572) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Its nice when brewers go out of their way to try something new, and sometime its a success. I wouldn’t go as far as to say this beer achieves that, but its not bad either. Interesting color, a sort of metallic taste, some sweet caramel aromas and other spices.
oddaroma (129) - Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2012
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
The beet juice is just for color I guess, but what is giving it that strange finish. Get past the pinkish color and the bready aroma and you are trounced by a flavor that initially is pleasing. The malts stand up and announce themselves then disappear behind a wall of sweet something. The sweetness isn’t overpowering but it brings with it a strange metallic, almost coppery flavor.
kayres (210) - , Georgia, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouts clear yellow orange(bit darker than style) aroma is light and fruity. Sweet lt body, floral but crisp no hop. Bit more body than a target kolsch
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Originally reviewed: 7/31/09. This beer came to the bar a reddish pink with a light pink head on top. Retention was weak, but it left nice lacing rings all down the glass edge. Smells like apples, earth, and flowers.
The mouth was crisp and bubbly with a moderate amount of carbonation. Flavor was of sweet malts, some vegetable taste, and finished slightly bitter. This was decent. Much better than I expected. I’d get it again.
Fech (259) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beet juice color...not actual beet juice...random anyhow, but smooth and refreshing. Perfect summer brew.