Odd Notion (Winter 09)

12 oz single.
Magic Hat certainly makes some “Odd” beer and this one certainly fits into the series – literally!
Pour produces a pretty nice, pillow like head that sits on top of a not particularly attractive, murky, dirty brown body. Not much retention but at least some sticky lace.
Nose gives away a sort of sweet and sour whiff.
The aroma is actually how I would describe the taste of this beer too – definitely a sweet and sour affair. Some fruitiness as well and then an extra dash of low-level tart in the finish. The beer is clearly NOT anything like many (or even any) other American Wild Ales as it gives a strange sweetness among the slight tart flavor, and there certainly isn’t a normal, wild, brett function anywhere. Some expression of green apples but certainly not “sour” or “funky” in the classic sense.
A “Wild Ale” for the masses perhaps? As such it’s not really a Wild Ale at all!
I thought it was OK to drink 12 oz of, but I wouldn’t visit it again nor would I compare this to just about anything else in the category.
More strange stuff from magic Hat, but that’s what I’ve come to expect. Weird.

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01/08/2010
Format:
bottle
ABV: 4.5 %
Appearance: 3
Taste: 2.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3
Overall: 3
Total: 2.83
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