thedm (6319) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2012
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy fine to large sized light brown colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a strongly carbonated slightly hazy dark red brown colored body and a very good lacing. The aroma was malty and mild vinous. The semi-flat mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a mellow hoppy aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of old ale brown malt and hops. An OK brew just nothing special. mrjaxson (618) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Can a beer be downgraded for a nasty-looking label with a drawing that looks like a bad rendition of Star Trek: The Next Generation’s beloved Mr. Data with a bucktoothed smile? I’m saying the answer is yes, so there goes a point for "Appearance." There are scents of caramel malts in the aroma, but it has a tart taste that seems mostly like apple cider. Huhzubendah (3753) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2012
On draft at Churchkey in D.C.
The beer appears amber in color with a thin head that leaves a bit of lacing on the snifter. The aroma brings malt, slight sweetness, and a hint of caramels. The flavor is pretty simple - malt with a bit of caramel. It’s decent enough, but rather bland. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation. An OK beer, albeit unexciting.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 06-16-2011 Tmoney99 (14963) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Draft. Poured a clear reddish-brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt and dark fruit aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable beer.
mmmbeer (1429) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2012
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured a 40% transparent when held to a light source maroon/copper/brown color (that’ll work), white ring around the glass for a head that did not lace at the slightest. Aroma of toffee and notes of molasses and cream chocolate. Hits the mouth with an even medium body, malt is full on kung pow and is very rich, middle has a raison feel, finish is sweetening and lasting. So it’s a Magician huh? Take me out of this hellhole- BAM- well, that didn’t work, not even after an ice bath...
hayduke (5677) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 1, 2012
This was courtesy of Strykzone. It poured from the 12 oz. bottle a dark amber color with a medium sized off-white head and light lacing.. The nose is faint, and mostly of caramel malts and toffee. Light in body with a sweet mouthfeel. The flavor is a bit odd with some caramel, fruit, and a hit of hops. Drinkable, but barely. Arve_Christian (5218) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2012
Backlog autumn 2011
Bottle at Schouskjelleren
Medium body & complexity
A bit bland, but enjoyable fsquirrel29 (91) - Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2012 I have to say this is NOT my style of beer. I found this beer to be way too sweet and fruity for me. I’m not a hops fan and this beer says it has "light hops". So I either really hate hops, or they use more of them than the review says. But to be perfectly fair to this beer, a friend bought a 6 pack. Gave 1 to me, drank 3 himself (with the same review as mine) and gave the remaining 2 to a co-worker that likes hoppy beers and the co-worker REALLY liked this beer. KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip.
Out of the bottle, my pour has a full amber color with a moderate off-white head.
The aroma is nearly non-existent. What smell does come out of the glass is toasted bread, caramel,
Some sweet caramel or toffee go along with a touch of toasted bread. Unfortunately, this is a very faint flavor and there is a processed, metallic flavor that is almost as noticeable.
The Magician has a very light body and medium carbonation.
This beer really does nothing for me except encourage me to dump it out. ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Bottle. Not really digging the aroma. Caramel, molasses, dark fruit, plum. Hint of sour. Murky dark reddish brown. Red is prevalent. Thin tan head. Taste is very much what the aroma promised and it’s underwhelming. Perhaps the least interesting of the shorts beers I’ve had. Tastes dated with a slight off flavor. There’s no magic in this beer, although its drinkable.