Magnolia Old & In the Ale

Formerly brewed at Magnolia Pub and Brewery
San Francisco, California USA
8.7% Old Ale | 0 Ratings | Winter Seasonal |
Our English-style old ale available in the winter months to take the chill off of those cold, foggy days in the Haight. It's lighter in color and body than the Winter Warmer, yet a wee bit stronger. Old & In The Ale is more attenuated than the Warmer, resulting in a clean, drier flavor. The simple grist bill contains mostly Maris Otter pale malt with a generous portion of wheat and just a touch of light crystal malt. There is little perceived bitterness but lots of complex alcohol and estery characters. The many extra weeks of conditioning did wonders for its soft but complex flavors. Like the Winter Warmer, it's half pints only for this strong ale.

Aroma
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Appearance  
1
2
3
4
5
Taste
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Palate
1
2
3
4
5
Overall
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
TOTAL SCORE   
Comments


Beer Rating Assistance


Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
pale golden amber orange red brown black

Liquid
clear hazy cloudy sparkling

Head
rocky frothy minimal white tan brown
Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
light medium heavy

Bitter
light medium heavy

Sour
light medium heavy

Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
light medium full

Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

Click the descriptors above to add them to your comments.