slowrunner77 (12588) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Felt like a hefe the other day and got this. My bad.
I could handle a lemongrass spiced hefe, but this is just a shit beer. Looks filtered though it’s not. Aroma and taste is the hefe yeast version of malty cardboard, and an additional off was that in no way shape or form can you tell is supposed to be lemongrass. Not getting finished. hfmejias (1283) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2014
12 Fl. Oz. bottle. Poured cloudy, amber, huge fizzy white head and sediment floating all around. Aroma of citrus fruit (lemon), grains, clove and some malts. Taste is consistent, crisp, lemongrass notes, spices and some grain notes. Overall an OK brew. ectuohy27 (1224) - ESTONIA - DEC 28, 2014
Super carbonated, lighter than a hefeweizen with interesting if expected grassy and lemony notes throughout, this is quite drinkable even if, as always, it’s got an overhopped finish crossovert (13726) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
355ml bottle. I feel like magic hat rates are rates for rating’s sake. Doesn’t look remotely close to a hefeweizen. Smell is insanely light bread crust. Almost no scent. Flavor is wheaty, mineral water, plastic, some fruit notes. This is an abomination. Ironicmedic (77) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Drank from bottle 11/8. Slight floral aroma. Mild taste. Not to bad of a beer, could definitely down a few and not feel it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - SEP 25, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-4-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a hazed lightly tinted orange-amber color with a small one finger fizzy white head. The head fades quite quickly leaving a patchy film on the top of the brew and very little lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is super light overall with just a little bit of a wheaty smell and a small amount of yeast and grass.
Taste – The taste begins wheaty and bready with a light hint of yeast. It has a moderate sweetness upfront with some flavors of lemonade. As the flavor advances the sweet begins fading with the lemonade turning a bit more sour, taking on a more tart lemon flavor. Flavors of a grassy nature come to the tongue at the end leaving a rather pleasant, semi sweet, wheaty taste on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is very light with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. Both are rather nice for the somewhat sweeter hefe flavors of the brew and make it quite easy to drink.
Overall – Not a flavor powerhouse, but rather easy drinking. A decent brew overall. AdamChandler (5150) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 9, 2014
light yellow color 2 finger white headl. aroma of banana esters and wheat (pretty standard
served very cold but it’s a very thin beer, wheat backbone, a bit of lemon and pineapple. standard Bricks (1146) - Delaware, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Fairly neutral floral scent. Non-remarkable appearance. Neutral floral taste. This one is mediocre. cazort (567) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Like other magic hat brews, this beer did an excellent job of masking the "unusual" ingredient or flavoring...I really did not notice the lemongrass until I read up about the beer later on. The overall character of this beer is like a lighter, crisper version of a hefeweizen. It does have a slight lemony aroma, when I pay attention and look for it. Flavor is muted, and this beer is considerably more astringent, especially in the finish, than a typical hefeweizen. Overall, very interesting, and very pleasant. I think I slightly prefer the traditional hefeweizens, but this was really worth trying and was well-executed and different, yet subtle and balanced. ARH (1134) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into a Weizen glass. The initial aroma is a rather strong warm buttered toast aroma, more on the buttery sweet side than toast side. When that subsides not too long thereafter, a spicy lemongrass comes in to replace is with some banana and clove in the background. The beer is a slightly hazy, golden yellow with a fluffy white head that reduces slowly. It leaves behind an abundant, puffy lace with a good, puffy ring and some wisps on the surface. It’s a refreshing, light balance of sweet and bitter - maybe a bit more sweet than bitter. The beer is medium / medium-light in body with a creamy / oily texture and a light, prickly carbonation. It finishes dry and crisp, with kick of a spicy lemon zest and something resembling a coriander and/or clove mixture that disappears pretty quickly. The aftertaste is a light toasted grain, but it fades quickly.