AmyGinger (43) - USA - FEB 25, 2010
I apparently like this one more than most. I thought the color was nice. The aroma was ok, very earthy. Also had an earthy taste with a nice bitter finish to it. Touches of citrus throughout. Overall a very drinkable beer. Not a ton of overpowering flavors in it, but what i found to be a nice balance. ChainGangGuy (4919) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2010
16 ounce pint - $5.25 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Served up a lightly hazed, dark amber-hued body underneath a very thin coating of off-white fizz.
Smell: Invitingly sweet-scented nose of toasted bread crusts doubly dunked in widlflower honey and sticky, viscous caramel sauce. Touch of background fruitiness.
Taste: A sweetish taste of pale and richly toasty Munich malts with a fair amount of both sugary caramel and quality honey. Slight fruitiness, perhaps a bit berryish, even strawberryish. Hint of yeastiness. Very, very low amount of earthy hop character though almost no imparted bitterness, so, that’ll leave this beer to finish nearly as sweet as it started, with a lingering taste of sugar-encrusted toast.
Mouthfeel: Just barely comes up medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Not bad, not bad at all. An easy drinking, malt-forward brew with a reasonable amount of alcohol. Sure, it may not be a strictly authentic Vienna, but, then again, I don’t see where MH is making any such claims beyond it simply being an amber lager. Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Amber pour with a lasting head...Malty aroma...Malty and nutty flavor....Smooth and tastey... Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2012
The smell is bread and caramel with light hops. The beer is deep amber with a light tan head. The taste is bread and caramel with a littlr hop and fruit ester. The body is medium and very smooth. maltdog (626) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Rich cognac color and lumpy parchment foam. Huge bready nose spiked with pear preserves and cilantro. Lychee? Smoke? Outrageous, deep nutty malt flavor with black coffee notes. I’m impressed that it is appropriately malty and not mired by sweet/caramelly crystal malts. Balanced hops provide an artful counterpoint. Medium-light body, chewy texture. Finishes with a gentle earthy bitterness and a slightly dirty cherry-scented pipe tobacco aftereffect. The rest of y’all are crazy, this is a pretty nice Vienna.
unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2010
12oz bottle. Reddish-amber color. eggshell colored head. Aroma of sweet toasted malts and bread. Flavor is a perfect earthy lager. Sweet malts, balanced hop earth flavor. Finishes with a smooth creaminess. A touch of wooded flavor in the finish. One of the better Magic Hats I’e had. chicagobears (474) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Two things that i really like here, vinyl and Vienna lager. The appearance is rustic red with a decent enough head. Aroma of toasted malts and caramel. I think Vienna lager in general is under appreciated. I really love this style and this one hits the mark. Well balanced toasted malt flavors, some hops, and caramel. I bought this in a variety pack and its great to discover a beer I could buy regularly. superspak (5877) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2016
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 10/29/2015. Pours crystal clear deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Great appearance. Aromas of brown sugar, cracker, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of brown sugar, cracker, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean on lager flavors with zero yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5.1%. Overall this is a very nice Vienna lager style. All around good robustness and balance of bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering. gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Had this one bottled thanks to Cousin Nick. Poured a clear, bubbly brownish red pour, minimal head. Nose is carmelfy citrus, maybe orange? Flavor is well balanced, interesting, slightly spicy. Nice strong finish, yet highly quaffable. For my 1,200th beer, I enjoyed this one very much. Frank (4225) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2016
I am a fan of this, tons of malt character w/o being sweet or overbearing. I guess most people don’t like such things as much as I do. This is a slightly cloudy beer w/ a thin white head. Lots toasty malt note and even a hint of roast, which is surprising given this is not particularly dark for an amber. This is medium bodied w/ crisp carbonation and just a hint of sweetness to highlight the malt. Definitely give this one a try if you are a fan of the style.