RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Hex is a malty amber ale offering hints of toffee and caramel with its slightly smoky finish. Malt: Pale, Vienna, Crystal, Cherry Wood Smoked Malt, Rye Hops: Hallertau Yeast: German Ale Yeast

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3.9
klingea1 (28) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Bottle, pours a pretty amber resin color. Healthy looking white head dissipates quickly, letting out aromas of caramel malts, floral and slightly fruity notes. Malty, bready, a little alcohol towards the end. All in all a pretty drinkable spin on an Oktoberfest.

3.9
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2010
Presentation: It was poured from brown 12oz bottle into a mug. The label has a best by date and lists the ABV at 5.4%. Appearance: The body has a beautiful orange amber color with good clarity and some carbonation. The head on top is a creamy off white color about two fingers tall and has good retention. 2/3 the way down the glass and a thin cap is still holding on. There is not much in the way of lacing as the head just slides right down the glass. Smell: The aroma has an odd astringent sour hop note with sweet caramel, candy like maltiness. Taste/Palate: Its medium body sports a sweet caramel candy and toffee like character with some bready and lightly toasted notes in the background. This is balanced by a somewhat sour leafy/grassy bitterness from the hops. As this is Amber Ale and not a true Oktoberfest Lager the finish is slow and light hop bitterness lingers. The carbonation is well balanced and active keeping the texture lively and light. Notes: Overall this beer quite drinkable and captures the spirit of fall and Oktoberfest.

3.9
daniellunsford (105) - - SEP 6, 2012
This is a much better beer than the reviews i have read are letting on. A copper hue with some smoke on the nose. Fantastic german yeastiness with a smoky, caramel nature, and bitter bubbly finish.

3.8
ChainGangGuy (4941) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 11, 2010
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine in Kennesaw, Georgia. Appearance: Slips out a clear, amber-hued body with a small-sized, sudsy, whitish head. Smell: Sweet-smelling, tangibly fruity ("I smell apples." -TheLibrarianGirl) nose, with notes of sugar-encrusted, toasted bread, nuts, and smoke. However, that smoke hint is very faroff, very vague, but just barely there. The hops aren’t really coming through clearly on the nose. Taste: Modestly toasted nuts and bread with a hint of burnt sugar. Soundly sweet, particularly as it warms. Gentle fruitiness incorporated into the taste. A hint of clean, just noticeable smoke character. Characteristic Magic Hat yeast. Floral, spicy hops (boosted by the addition of rye) with a medium-low level of bitterness. The hop flavor, while present, isn’t rather effusive. Develops a bit of cinnamon as it warms. Lightly bitter, earthy finish. Leaves teensy touches of sugar, smoke, and spice on the tongue in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Fairly smooth mouthfeel. Drinkability: Tasty for a Magic Hat aletoberfest. I thought it was pretty decent, though I feel like I’m in the minority in thinking so.

3.8
BREWMUSKCLES (2759) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2010
one has a few different options when searching for a fall weather beer and, often times, the types of beer available will fit the Autumn season of wane ie preparation for winter. hex is a particularly enjoyable brew in my mind because it is frothy and a bit foamy with a hop profile like soap and a bark like taste and finish that is appropriate and not sweet and malty. i enjoy this beer because it is satisfying and a bit magical in its difference without being contrived. the carbonation is tight and vibrant which in my mind has a lot to do with the overall mistique of beer. and the brew seems so very appropriate yet somehow optimistic as we think it may very well appear for us again next year. you experience, you learn appreciation! ont he days when your not overly concerned about the kids and the house sit back with this on the porch and go ahead take one drag on a good cigar, and fortify witht this Magi Hex, then get back to work.

3.8
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2010
Magic Hat Hex is a very clear amber beer with gold and copper tones. The thin, dense khaki head leaves very nice lacing on the glass. It has a very malty aroma, with notes of melanoids and grass. It’s just about medium bodied and pretty silky. It has a dusty finish. This is pretty straightforward. Did these guys really make a lager? It has a lot of Bock qualities. It’s bready and pretzely and almost hints at rye. There’s just enough bitterness to keep it drinkable. It’s not really my thing, but this is really solid for Magic Hat.

3.8
fiveacestx (977) - Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2011
From a bottle - pours medium orange, cloudy, lots of carbonation and a light head. Light malty flavor with some spice to it. Has a light to medium mouthfeel and an aftertaste of hops.

3.8
generallee08 (778) - New York, USA - JUL 18, 2014
The body has a beautiful orange amber color with good clarity and some carbonation. The head on top is a creamy off white color about two fingers tall and has good retention. 2/3 the way down the glass and a thin cap is still holding on. There is not much in the way of lacing as the head just slides right down the glass. The aroma has an odd astringent sour hop note with sweet caramel, candy like maltiness. Its medium body sports a sweet caramel candy and toffee like character with some bready and lightly toasted notes in the background. This is balanced by a somewhat sour leafy/grassy bitterness from the hops. As this is Amber Ale and not a true Oktoberfest Lager the finish is slow and light hop bitterness lingers. The carbonation is well balanced and active keeping the texture lively and light.


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