wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear amber color, with a small white head. Aroma is slightly hoppy and grainy. Flavor is grainy, watery, bready, some maltiness. Finish is grassy. Dissapointing, to say the least.
blipp (7347) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 29, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma is caramel malt with some fruit and hops. Medium/thin body. Flavor is pretty weak, starts with some sweet caramel and finishes with a hoppy bitterness. Hey, at least itís organic.
nuplastikk (5255) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Bronze colored and filtered/fined. Pretty interesting beer. Crisp smooth hoppy flavor throughout, with a nice mellow malt profile as well. Certainly similar to other Magic Hat beers. This is a great session beer. Relatively straightforward stuff.
swoopjones (7013) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Not sure why this is a blonde or golden ale since it s dark copper colored. Pours a copper color with decent 3/4 inch head. Light toasted malt aroma. Taste is toasty with orangy & light berrish flavor. Decent mouthfeel some light bitterness. Non obtrusive & easy drinking but doesnt really wow you in any aspect
PilsnerPeter (3031) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Deep copper/orange pour with a bubbly tan head. Has a leafy hop aroma with a lot of orangey fruit character and a toasted caramel back. Light body, a bit fluffy. The flavor has a toasted and grainy malt character, along with mild orangey hop notes, but all this is a bit spoiled by a saccharine type of flavor that lots of organic beers tend to have. Still drinkable.
joebudzjoe (671) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A pretty good ale. Earthy sweet and hoppy aromas with in initial creamy complexion. Malt and hop flavors are even so none particularly pop out and punch you in the face. Nice and balanced.
Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
thin head ... malt, hay and corn aroma ... thin taste ... light spice and earth in the background ... some light hops in the finish ... easy drinking but very regular
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a nice one in my book...Iím not quite sure why thereís not much love for this one...or for Magic Hat, for that matter.
Appearance: Cloudy bronze, a thin head that dissipates fairly soon. Probably its weakest link in my book.
Nose: For me, a classic/generic "Beer Festival Aroma". Malt leads into grassy hops, the smell of springtime. A bit of stale hay and grape leaves are lurking in there as well.
Taste: A slight acidic bite fades into a mild floral/grass bouquet, with a sweet-tart finish (is that a citrus tang at the end?)
Palate: "Slinky" -- smooth, tart, and a bit of a bubbly snap.
Overall: A great everyday brew, one Iíd class as a strongish (5%) Lawnmower Brew. Nothing spectacular, but likewise nothing offensive, either. Plus, itís organic! Iím hoping to see more and a wider variety of organic offerings in the near future. Iím tired of worrying about GM corn sugars in my beer.
Sammy (9981) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Vermont brewpub. Floral hoppy. Light orange with big soapy head. Creamy, above average mouthfeel. Good bitterness without the high IBU.Drinkable.
glaze0101 (79) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got to try this great little organic at River Valley Food Co-op. Wonderful beer. Really enjoyed it. Drinkable and hoppy.