KajII (770) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2011 Bottle. The pour was a medium to dark crystal clear transparent beet red with a thin (less than 1 finger) pink fizzy head that disappeared in a matter of seconds and had fair lacing.
The aroma was of grain malts, herbal hops and a sweet yeast with a hint of toffee and a mild citrus scent.
The taste was sweet and malty at first and seemed to be the case all the way through with a mild hoppiness at the end. The flavor lasted an average duration with a slight hoppiness hanging on for a little while.
Mouthfeel was light in body with the texture being rather watery and a little dry with a fizzy carbonation.
Overall a brew with an interesting taste and a decent drinkability, although the fizzy carbonation may have been just a tad too much.
rumproasts (2586) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle. reddish color with small head. the color is about it for excitement here. itís a bland lager otherwise.
Paincane (88) - Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish gold w/ thin short-lived white head. Fruity & spicy aromas. Light body w/ beet sweetness flavors. Different & refreshing.
hotstuff (3951) - Indiana, USA - NOV 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rated on 6-30-2009 (Bottle) This beer pours a medium sized frothy, very fizzy pink head that mostly diminishes, slightly hazy body, fair amount of lacing, and visible carbonation. The Aroma is malty, sweet, earthy hops, and a hint of cranberries. The Taste is sweet, hint of cranberries, hint of hops, and vegetables. This beer has a short dry finish. The Palate is mildly tingly and this beer is light bodied. I did not like the taste of this beer as the flavors just did not jive for me.
Imaena (1703) - 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 (162) - 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 didnít 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 (795) - 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. Donít get excited by that color...itís 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 (2579) - 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 wouldnít 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 (139) - 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 isnít overpowering but it brings with it a strange metallic, almost coppery flavor.