Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Magic Hat Odd Notion Winter '10

The 2010 winter version of Magic Hat's Odd Notion line is a red ale brewed with hibiscus.

The beer poured a clear, maroon color with a two-fingered width, off white head. The aroma is malty, with lighter cherry notes.

The body is smooth, with mild carbonation. There is a malty sweetness up front and some spices on the backend. The body is a little thin for a red ale. The finish leaves a short, light yeasty dryness. The beer left a little hanging lace on the glass.

Overall, this is an above average ale that I liked. The rye adds to the red ale style and is a simple, easy drinking winter beer. This might not be for fans of American craft beer who love monster beers but I enjoyed it.

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