It’s officially fall and I’m going to continue the theme this week by reviewing a fall seasonal release sent to me by Magic Hat Brewing Company.
First of all, thanks to Magic Hat for sending me their seasonal beers to try out. Since I live in the Northwest I don’t ever get to buy their beers locally so it’s fun to see what there up to.
Anyways, today I tried their fall seasonal called Hex which I haven’t tried before. They say it’s a malty amber ale with hints of toffee and caramel and a slightly smoky finish. They also list the type as Ourtoberfest so I really had no idea what to expect from it.
Hex poured a fairly hazy copper orange color that had a ton of carbonation bubbles dancing to the top of the glass. There was a finger of slightly tan head on the top that hung around for awhile, leaving a small amount of lacing on the glass. Overall not a bad looking beer.
The nose is pretty appealing with sweet maltiness, caramel, a slight herbal aroma, and a touch of smokiness all coming together. It smelled like it was going to be a bigger beer than it actually is.
The flavor follows the nose pretty well with a huge blast of maltiness up front which gives way to carmel, orange peel, and some slight hop bitterness. You’re left with a fairly sweet taste on your tongue with more malt and a touch of smokiness. This beer definitely has an identity of it’s own.
Overall I really enjoyed Hex. I guess what I liked best about it is that it’s got a unique flavor yet it’s super drinkable. The mouthfeel is nice and it just feels good to drink it. While it’s nothing mind blowing, it’s definitely worth a drink if you can find it in my opinion.
My Magic Hat Hex Ourtoberfest Review: B+
Here are the details:
Style: Amber Ale
What’s your thoughts on Magic Hat Hex?