RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A light to medium bodied deep golden ale that starts with an elegantly creamy malt complexity and ends with a firm but understated hop finish that balances the initial sweetness with a touch of bitterness.

Brewed at Magic Hat for Orlio Organic Beer Co.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joebudzjoe (676) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 29, 2008
A pretty good ale. Earthy sweet and hoppy aromas with in initial creamy complexion. Malt and hop flavors are even so none particularly pop out and punch you in the face. Nice and balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2008
On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Not sure why this is a blonde or golden ale since it s dark copper colored. Pours a copper color with decent 3/4 inch head. Light toasted malt aroma. Taste is toasty with orangy & light berrish flavor. Decent mouthfeel some light bitterness. Non obtrusive & easy drinking but doesnt really wow you in any aspect

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Bottle: Deep copper/orange pour with a bubbly tan head. Has a leafy hop aroma with a lot of orangey fruit character and a toasted caramel back. Light body, a bit fluffy. The flavor has a toasted and grainy malt character, along with mild orangey hop notes, but all this is a bit spoiled by a saccharine type of flavor that lots of organic beers tend to have. Still drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
glaze0101 (79) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2008
Got to try this great little organic at River Valley Food Co-op. Wonderful beer. Really enjoyed it. Drinkable and hoppy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11971) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2008
On tap at Vermont brewpub. Floral hoppy. Light orange with big soapy head. Creamy, above average mouthfeel. Good bitterness without the high IBU.Drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2008
thin head ... malt, hay and corn aroma ... thin taste ... light spice and earth in the background ... some light hops in the finish ... easy drinking but very regular

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Bottle. This is a nice one in my book...I’m not quite sure why there’s not much love for this one...or for Magic Hat, for that matter. Appearance: Cloudy bronze, a thin head that dissipates fairly soon. Probably its weakest link in my book. Nose: For me, a classic/generic "Beer Festival Aroma". Malt leads into grassy hops, the smell of springtime. A bit of stale hay and grape leaves are lurking in there as well. Taste: A slight acidic bite fades into a mild floral/grass bouquet, with a sweet-tart finish (is that a citrus tang at the end?) Palate: "Slinky" -- smooth, tart, and a bit of a bubbly snap. Overall: A great everyday brew, one I’d class as a strongish (5%) Lawnmower Brew. Nothing spectacular, but likewise nothing offensive, either. Plus, it’s organic! I’m hoping to see more and a wider variety of organic offerings in the near future. I’m tired of worrying about GM corn sugars in my beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (6146) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2008
12oz bottle. Bronze colored and filtered/fined. Pretty interesting beer. Crisp smooth hoppy flavor throughout, with a nice mellow malt profile as well. Certainly similar to other Magic Hat beers. This is a great session beer. Relatively straightforward stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blipp (9007) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma is caramel malt with some fruit and hops. Medium/thin body. Flavor is pretty weak, starts with some sweet caramel and finishes with a hoppy bitterness. Hey, at least it’s organic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Bottle. Clear amber color, with a small white head. Aroma is slightly hoppy and grainy. Flavor is grainy, watery, bready, some maltiness. Finish is grassy. Dissapointing, to say the least.

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