NikkTwist (3200) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Draft at Sugars (formerly Sugarmoms). Orange amber pour with a head that died away quickly. Sharp Oktoberfest. Juicy, but patently not a proper German witbeer. Hoppy orange juice. Decent body for an otherwise slight beer. Easy drinking, but feels cheap. Good-ish but so off the mark that I cannot rate higher. BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Smells mildly of caramel and a bit of woody character- not very aromatic. Same mild caramel flavor with a bit of a sweet and spicy (maybe a tad smokey?) thing going on. Despite the weird sweet and spiciness, it does finish somewhat clean(-ish). youdictategood (467) - Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Poured with very little head. A lot of sweetness is both aroma and taste - lots of toffee and raisin here. Oddly artificial aftertaste - reminds me of Liquid Smoke. Not a big fan. Stracey (39) - Pelham, Alabama, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Ok beer. Pours a nice amber color. Very little aroma. Some toffee. Caramel and toffee taste. A little on the sweet side overall. Very little carbonation. keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Bottled August 8, 2012.
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2012
A: The body pours a slightly hazy amber with no carbonation at all visible, this is apparent in the almost non-existent head, just a very small light tan coating that doesn’t even coat the entire top.
S: The aroma is very weak, but there’s some toffee sweetness and a little cherry aroma with just a very light smokiness.
T: The flavor is overall leaning sweet, but it’s balanced rather well. Caramel, toffee, some cherries, slight rye, and just a slight smokiness make this a complex and easy to drink beer. I really like this.
M: Medium bodied with sightly sharp carbonation in a good amount.
O: I actually really like this, it’s complex and is really easy to drink. I like what they’ve done here.
12oz Bottle. The pour was a clear copper brown with an average (1-2 finger) off white rocky head that reduced down to just a small collar, which produced some fair spotty lacing.
The aroma was of a stale bread malt and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel, toffee, maple syrup and a hint of smoke.
The taste was malty and lightly sweet with a hint of caramel early on, with the finish having a slightly harsh hop bite, a light toffee sweetness and a mild smoke presence. The flavor lasted a decent amount of time following the swallow, with a mild smoky malt flavor left behind.
Mouthfeel was just beyond light in body and somewhat watery in texture with a prickly carbonation.
Overall a decent enough tasting Oktoberfest, which had a nice malty-sweet smoky flavor...
Goodgrief (2022) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Amber/orange pour...absolutely no head at all in either my glass or my friend’s (two different bottles). Nutty aroma. Nutty and caramel flavors...really sweet and some toasty notes. A tad flat, as the initial pour intimated. Just okay. cbfobes (2883) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a hazy amber brown with a thick white head and some lacing, aroma is more sweet than I was expecting with some caramel and malt, the flavor is of light caramel and malt, seems pretty weak overall, meh. fsbw21086 (481) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Props for a different spin on the style. The ’magic hat’ essence is here with an octoberfest twist. Soft and drinkable with notes of caramel & that signature magic hat taste. Not a bad one! Quenching Jblauvs (1358) - Chester, Vermont, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Amber pour with a thin head. Aroma is toasty, with some light nuttiness. Flavor is toasted caramel malt with a touch of grassiness and a flutter of "essence of Magic Hat". Simple, nothing extraordinary, but quenching and not offensive.