Frank (3952) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Orange red brown with a medium-sized head of mixed bubbles. This is a creamy textured and slightly buttery bitter. Itís just a little tart and a bit grainy as well. I was impressed by Magnoliaís mild but this isnít doing it for me.
brokensail (15593) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber in color with an off-white head. Smells sort of...mild. Bread and malt aromas with some toast. Some butter on the nose, maybe some floral hops. Grassy hops, some mineral qualities, and popcorn. Pretty typical Magnolia beer flavors.
chibuck (3509) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft... Medium clear copper, nice light tan head, great retention... Smells great sweet toffee with vanilla... A touch too watery, more toffee, sweet note is gone, a light bitter finish... Solid
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rating from tap (cask was available as well). Pours with a completely clear penny hued body with a small and resilient bone colored head. Aromas are bready, toasty, estery. Diacetyl (butterscotch in this case), hay and a low hop aroma. Flavors are nutty, husky, bready, with an assertive bitterness. Some astringency. Faint esters, a touch of diacetyl (that seems to contribute to a fuller body). Bitterness is a bit grabby. Medium to short duration. Medium bubbles. Decent body, with a bit of slickness. A touch of minerallity in the finish.
marcus (8901) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours light copper with a rich beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a slightly watery caramel malt flavor with the requisite dry bitterness. Very drinkable.
Nate (4114) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at Magnolia. Very mild subtle biscuit and toast. Very little hops on the nose. Dark amber clear with foamy-sudsy off-white head. Medium light body with cask carbonation. Starts and stays mild with light caramel, Maris Otter and apple skin. Mild fruity hops. A bit chalky on finish but overall goes down smooth. A well balanced bitter.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Malty grain aroma and taste with a rich vanilla malt finish. Good.
bu11zeye (12604) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a clear golden amber body with a small white head. Aroma of toasted grain, caramel, and some grass. Flavor of earth, grass, grain, caramel, and nuts with a dry, bitter finish.
bb (8314) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 12, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Copper beer with an off-white head. Light malt aroma. Citric, light malt flavor with some light woodsy/grassiness. Medium bodied. Citric notes gain and linger with some light malt.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(On tap) Clear, amber golden with an off-white head and some lacework. Discreet aroma of caramel. Light and slightly watery body with dry notes of caramel and nuts. The finish is dry and lightly bitter. Iím not sure I understand why Magnolia has two Bitters on tap at the same time. 210307