MisterDenson (78) - Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2012
12oz bottle drank out of a medium sized snifter glass. A stellar aroma of freshly cut fire wood. The apearance was a pleasant copper color with a half inch head. Flavor; light, woody, and slightly sweet. Palate; extremely light and refreshing, but it was this beer’s weakest attribute. will drink again and re-rate. dwyerpg (6054) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Doesn’t have a lot of aroma, but some caramel malt. This is not aggressive in any way, but definitely a by-the-books type of lager. Sweet caramel malts and a bit strainy, drinkable. DrNosha (2275) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2015
12oz Flasche. Hellbraunes klares Bier mit schönem weissem Schaum. Malz, Toffee und Hopfen Aroma. Kräftiger würziger Geschmack. JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2009
Cask at Rattle N Hum. Very clean nose. Soft sweet crackery malts. Nice breadiness with a firm, spicy hoppiness. Bready and slightly yeasty. The overall character is of a fresh and well-balanced lager. In contrast to most lagers, the cask really accentuates the balance in this beer. Surprisingly tasty. TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2010
Tap at browerij lane. Light malty nose. Poured a deep amber with a thin head. Light front, with some fruity notes. Very malty English style ale with a dry finish. A nice session beer.
DrnkMcDermott (3096) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2010
12 oz. bottle, $9/sixpack at Binny’s. Sweet, rich malty smell under the cap. Pours amber with a yellowing head that doesn’t fill up half the glass like other beers; or maybe my glass is finally "beer clean." Smell from glass is of a bit of caramel malt, Hops are just slightly flowery here, nice. Taste is quite tickly. Some spices or even herbs; they don’t say any of those were added, so presumably from hops and the ferment. More interesting version of a Vienna. Bubbly carbonation all the way through, and a bit of lace on the sides of the glass. DarkSong (374) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a amber color with a medium white long lasting head. It has a pleasant bread like aroma. I really like this beer. It has a bread like taste and a slight smoky taste with a nicely balanced hop bitterness. This beer seems very underrated to me. Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2010
Pours a dark amber color with a thin off-white head which leaves some rainy streaks. Aroma is caramel and roasted malts, light cocoa, and light citrus. Taste is caramel and nutty malts and light citrus. yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Magic Hat Vinyl is a solid amber lager with a yellow foam that fades to thick blotchy film and leaves very nice lacing. It has a very grainy aroma with a toasty element and a soft sweetness. It smells herbal, but not medicinal. It’s pretty light bodied and quite smooth until the trademark Magic Hat finish leaves the mouth feeling silty. It tastes a little pretzely-- maybe a touch sweet and maybe a touch salty. It’s quite well balanced. It starts toasty and ends herbal. It’s like a blend of Genny bock and Yuengling bock. bluejacket74 (1991) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2010
12 ounce bottle, best by end of May 2010. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours an amber/orange color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention is decent, and there’s a good amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is a bit light, and is mostly bready and sweet malt, along with a bit of apple. The taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s also a nutty taste and a weird herbal flavor that I’m still not sure if I like or not. But I kept drinking it so it can’t be too bad. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it’s a bit coating and has moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, it’s surprisingly easy to drink. Overall this isn’t a bad brew. I’d try it again.