tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours deep rust orange with decent khaki head. The aroma is toffee, pepper, mushrooms, toast, and grass. The flavor is pepper and some sweetish spice at first. Smooth sweet caramel malts dominate after that initial spice kick. Marshmellow, light wood, and toast are in there, too. The finish is grassy with some bland bitterness. Meh. smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Modest head, but it recedes in a rocky fashion. Deep copper color; very clear. Some ring lace.
Lots of caramel aroma; light alcohol in the background. No notable hop (good for a marzen).
Far drier than the smell lets on. Also, this features a good hop finish. The body is typical of the style, which is to say it’s lighter than an equivalently colored ale. The aftertaste is well-balanced, while the sipping flavor is lightly toasted malt, similar to "red" beers. Overall, a very pleasant and easy-to-drink brew.
cheap (6203) - CHINA - JAN 31, 2010
Hazy lite brown. Soapy smell at first. Then goes candy sweet on olfactory. Soap carries over to first taste and then it morphs into a smokey background. oily soapy palate, almost like an ale. Quite rude at times even tho my drinken buddy likes this unique stuff. Yes, discerningly malt, choco carab. thegreenrooster (4626) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Pour is a cloudy brown with a large foamy white head. Aroma is very grainy with a lot of caramel malt following. Flavor is some burnt malt with a bit of toffee and caramel. Pretty spot on for the style and holy crap a decent one by magic hat! Maverick34 (3389) - New York, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Bottled. Ambery aley more so than lagery, floral, caramel, with some grassy notes.
stephenj007 (125) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Bottle pour is copper red/brown, just a touch of haze, with a thin tan head that quickly dissipates to a ring. Pleasant aromas of sweet malts, a bit of grass and pine nuts. Carbonation was fizzy and soft. Flavors were very good, mild roasted nuts, brown sugar, quality malts and a bit of mild spice. Very minimal hops presence. Finish was smooth and satisfying. I like this beer, and could easily finish off another one in short time. Overall a very good quality brew of this style, that I enjoyed alot. nick76 (4403) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2010
The aroma is like grain husks and brown sugar with grassy hops. The appearance is a nice deep amber with a large head. The taste is like cereal with a bit of paper and a bitter finish. The palate is right for the style. Overall it’s nothing special. djd07 (16289) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a medium creamy beige head that lasts ahile leaving good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a fruity malt with caramel. Thin mouthfeel with a dry fruity malt with light toast and a nice dry finish. Easy to drink a good Vienna from Magic Hat. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Dark orange amber pour with thin off white whisps of a head. Strong aroma of cereal grains, light vegetable notes, dirty in a bad way. Flavor is strong syrupy caramel, some grains. It gets a bit clunky on the palate, fizzy yet thicker, Kind of a lame one here. Tastes pretty fake. Weird. joebudzjoe (677) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Draft @ Monster B’s. The poor’s man Brooklyn Lager. Surprisingly a bland offering from Magic Hat.