Lickinghole Creek Magic Beaver Belgian-Style Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Belgian beer meets American and New Zealand Hops, they live happily ever after. Named after the Magic Beaver pond on the farm’s property, LCCB’s Pale Ale is a combination of Belgian Pilsner Malt, authentic Belgian yeast and and American and New Zealand hops. Delicious and easy to drink.

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2.9
JDBaker11058 (2404) - Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2017
appearance: coppery orange amber, foamy light tan head. aroma: candied orange peel, hint of tropical fruit, pie crust, some yeasty phenols. taste: tropical and citrus fruit, some resin, hint of caramel and yeast. finish: short, some lingering bitter herbal notes, average palate. notes: Almost completely forgettable. Can from somewhere.

2.9
lavaaaron (117) - - JUN 5, 2017
I liked the smell of this beer and the initial taste - malty, a little nutty and a light floral hop taste. I was less of a fan of the second taste wave or aftertaste as it was just bitter and really sat on the sides of he tongue taste buds. Not bad but could only have one and have it last because the taste buds needed some recovery after. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Can: Poured a hazy orange with off white head. Aroma is a nice yeasty hops mix. Taste is a nice mix of Belgian yeast and hops, very dry malty finish.

2.8
djd07 (15704) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2016
Bottle at RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours a clear copper with thick frothy off white head that lasts. The aroma is belgian yeast and spice. Medium body, citrus, yeast, spice, light finish, decent.

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TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Pours an orange gold color with just a bit of haze and off-white head. Sweetness, dough, hay, and some light floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with somewhat of a dough, hay combo.

3.5
Nickls (2609) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Tap. Clearer darker copper orange, fluffy offwhite head. Resiny hops, earthy, some bitter hay and slights fruity yeast notes. Dry and bitter, grassy, warming, and doughy. Lighter to melodic body.

3.6
oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
Pours a medium orangish color w/ an off white head. Light hop malty aromas and a light barleywine taste. More malt than hops, good stuff.

3.3
Brigadier (3760) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2016
12 ounce can


There are plenty of great breweries in Virginia. After trying this pale ale I’m not sure if Lickinghole is one of them. It doesn’t have any major flaws but neither is it anything special either. If you need a benchmark then it makes as good a comparison as anything else.



Aroma / Appearance - The transparent bronze body glimmers under a fresh vanilla head. White wine, gentle hops, and soft cool malts enrich the air. The inviting nature does enough to garner respect but not much more.



Flavor / Palate - The bitterness of cotton candy soaked in tree sap bites at the mouth and tongue. Vinous flavors emerge seconds later. The finish then fades quickly and unremarkably. No weaknesses or strengths seem evident even at the very end that would make this a repeat purchase..

3.1
weihenweizen (4170) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Refrigerated 12 oz. aluminum can poured into a snifter. Slightly orange with small off-white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, medium body, low carbonation, and a little lacing. Taste is tropical fruit and spicy hops.

2.9
kramer (6908) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Can. Pours a slightly hazy orangish copper body under a small fizzy off-white head that faded to a wispy film. The nose is lightly hoppy with some doughy and slightly sweet caramel maltiness. The hoppiness isn’t all that clean or distinct, they’re muddied by the mixed message maltiness. The flavor of the hops aren’t all that clean and clear either, there’s a moderate bitterness, but still too much maltiness in here. I wish this were a bit lighter bodied and more attenuated than it is. Medium bodied and clingy with fizzy carbonation. Meh, can’t say I’d recommend picking up this one.


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