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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
(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. I’m not sure I understand why Magnolia has two Bitters on tap at the same time. 210307

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16927) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2013
Cask @ the brewpub. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with weak hoppy hints. Fruity malty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with weak hints of hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2009
(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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 25, 2011
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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (9252) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2014
On tap @ the brewery during San Francisco 7/7/14 beer tour. Pours an amber orange appearance with a cream colored head. Slightly nutty, toasted malty aroma with just a vague hint of butterscotch. Carbonation is a bit high. Slight veggie flavor. Caramel and toasted malt. Dull hops. Bleh.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 16, 2011
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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 12, 2008
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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mcberko (6702) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
On tap at Magnolia, pours a clear copper orange with a small beige head. Aroma is very subtle, with toasted herbal notes. Flavour tastes like nothing, just some subtle toasted malt with an English twist. Boring as hell - nothing to this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (6588) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 20, 2011
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (6343) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2012
Draught @ Magnolia Pub & Brewery, San Francisco. Rated on 15.10.2012.
Pours a copper brown colour with a white head. Aroma of toasted malts, almonds and biscuit. Flavour of toasted malts, biscuit, almonds and really strong grassy hops. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and a grassy nutty finish. Decent.


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