Magic Hat Hex
Magic Hat Hex

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:

ABV: 5.4%
IBUs: 25
Style: Amber Ale

What’s your thoughts on Magic Hat Hex?


Logan is the owner of Blog About Beer. Along with blogging, he is also the author of two books, Beer Lover's Oregon and Beer Lover's Washington, an avid homebrewer, husband, dad of 2 girls, business owner and lover of ridiculously spicy foods.

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