23 December 2008

Beer Review, Magic Hat #9

Magic Hat #9 Not Quite Pale ALe
South Burlington, VT
4.6% ABV

Appearance: Clear yellow-orange body, thick foamy white head. Slight effervescence. 4.0/5

Smell: Very very sweet, citrusy. Very cloying, syrupy. Has that kind of "soapy" aroma that some pale ales seem to have. 2.0/5

Taste: Strong glavors of oranges, slightly acidic. Malty and yet very dry on the finish. Slightly yeasty. It's sweet and refreshing like orange juice, but doesn't have a lot of complexity. 3.0/5

Mouthfeel: On a scale of one to ten, this is a six for thickness. Low carbonation. 3.5/5

Drinkability: I can drink this, but it certainly isn't a "good" beer by any reasonable standard. There are much better pale ales out there, although people looking for a very citrusy beer might enjoy this. 2.5/5

Overall: 3.0/5

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