GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the brewpub. 4.5% AbV. Poured a clear dark orange color. Head was white and left some nice lace. Smelled of light brown sugar with lots of malty caramel and graham cracker. Smooth mouth feel. Flavors included graham cracker, caramel, and lightly smoked malt. Another tasty bitter.
badlizard (5535) - 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.
Nate (3826) - 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.
marcus (7994) - 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.
DYCSoccer17 (3513) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
10 ounce sample on tap at the brewery last weekend. Spicy and grassy hop aroma with light underlying sweetness. Transparent orange-copper body with a small, light tan head. Starts with some cereal-like flavors. Light toasted malts follow. Lightly sweet caramel, too. Finishes with low grass hop flavor. Pretty drinkable.
jrallen34 (3499) - 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 (7910) - 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.
lusikka (7621) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, 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.
anders37 (20429) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.