RATINGS: 453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Earthy, rich and steeped in autumn’s magic: it’s an ale of change. This potent infusion is haunted by memories of summer and the first frost on abandoned fields. Jinx prepares the bones for snow. It has the glint of golden maples at peak and finishes light as an ode to the fading sun. A bit of peat-smoked malt imparts a subtle hint of smoke that reminds us of fall’s bonfires. Available in the Fall.

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3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slapknot (8) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2007
The color of Jinx is suspiciously light for a smoked beer, as it looks and smells much like a light bodied whiskey. Indeed, this medieval concoction is spirited as I would guess the alcohol content is somewhere in the high 7 (actually 6.9%). and unlike the Scotish reds whose smoky flavor dominates the palate, the Jinx’s incensed taste is veiled behind a sweet, nutty flavor; a "cured" brown ale that Sam Smith would be happy to have on an autumn evening. A strange thing happened with one bottle from an earlier six pack--it was Jinxed! It smelled like a cigar’s ass and was exceptionally murky. Like most Magic Hat brews, it does best fresh, so keep your fingers crossed.


3.4
damzz (516) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2017
Pours a deep mahogany with a tan had that leaves lacing. Nose is faint smoke malt. Body is medium. Taste is light smoke with bitter chocolate with a light front of tongue sweetness.. 12 oz bottle

3.7
Kleg (405) - The Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2017
Clear deep copper color with a small khaki head and fair retention. Minimal lacing. A good blend of caramel malt and smoke flavors. Not as ashy as other smoke beers I've tried, and that's a good thing. 6.9 ABV is well hidden. Enjoyed during Hurricane Irma.

3.5
Cybercat (6148) - Georgia, USA - AUG 7, 2017
Pours clear sepia with a fizzy buff head. Aroma offers caramel, toasted malt, and subtle peaty and smoky tones. Flavor delivers caramel and toasted malt, and more smoky character, plus hints of woody spices. Mouthfeel presents good body but so-so fizz. Let it jinx you.

3
oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2016
Pours a crisp bright golden yellow color. Aromas of peat, moss, and vegetables. Flavor is metallic vegetable tasting. Watery, sweet finish that was gone in a second.

3.6
BeAndrews (30) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
Pours a clear bubbly dark copper with a small diminishing white head. Nice smoky malt aroma, reminds me of whisky, along with some toffee and hops. The flavour, even though it’s a mild version of a Smoked beer, is still pretty good. It’s malty with some smoke, sugar and a little whisky.

3.3
hman43 (1775) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2014
It pours amber with a light tan head. It has a roasted aroma with hints of nuts. It has flavors that are sweet which include caramle, roasted elements, and smoked flavoring. The lacing is moderate. It has a semi dry finish with a hint of cherry.

3.2
Ed5388 (3488) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2014
12oz bottle from Crossroads. Poured a clear Amber color with a small foamy off white head. Aroma of sweet wort, toasted grain, and hints of scotch malt. Taste is grainy, with old citrus fruit, and hints of scotch malt.

2.9
ajtrupp (340) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Some of the flavors are there, but it's a pretty thin beer without much body. Not horribly complex or memorable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
JonLaRue (68) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Aroma is light smoked malt, so faint that it takes a hard snort. Light brown and pale. Large scotch bites paired with an English ale. The taste is good. The palate is better. A great campfire beer.

2.8
MartinVanBeer (136) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Thin but dense white head. Aroma is old bread, yeast, and some raisin. Kind of a lot of carbonation for this style. The flavor is fairly bland with some small notes of banana and hay. I get almost no smoke. I like Magic Hat, but this is not my favorite brew from them. However, it is very drinkable, and I think I would enjoy it in the woods next to a camp fire.


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