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cheezydemon3 10-05-2010 10:00 PM

Magic Hat HEX (my new favorite beer)
Yes, I searched, yes there is a thread, but it starts out bashing this beer as a BAD oktoberfest(marzen).

It really isn't similar to most oktoberfest, but when you get down to it, most oktoberfests are pretty different from each other.

Labeled as an "ourtoberfest" I took the name "HEX", and the description "Our take on a robust and flavorful beer....chaotic ingredients....experimentation.....etc." to mean something other than a mild lager.

I think it is best described as the BEST BEER SINCE DEAD GUY.......

It may be borrowed from rogue a bit, but DAMN!!!!

This beer slaps my tongue around and leaves a pleasant burn in my belly that no beer has in a while.

Not since arrogant bastard have I been so pleasantly surprised when a beer stands up and screams in my face.

JBrady 10-06-2010 08:49 AM

I'm opposite of you, I found it to be a little bland. I think my issue is more with the style and not with HEX itself. I just haven't found a oktoberfest beer that I have really enjoyed.

SourHopHead 10-06-2010 01:22 PM

Just got 2 bottles of this last week. Should try it this weekend.

cheezydemon3 10-06-2010 02:44 PM

It is NOT an oktoberfest.

I will give you that the labelling should be a little better.

Bland? Wow.

As a dedicated hop head, snpa is sooooooooooooooo bland now.

If HEX is bland, SA oktoberfest will taste like water.

Not sure but we must be talking different beers.

Airborneguy 10-06-2010 02:47 PM

Had SA Oktoberfest last night, very bland. Much different than in the past when it was always one of my favorites.

motobrewer 10-06-2010 02:57 PM

sounds interesting, but i don't think i could bring myself to spend money on another magic hat product.

cheezydemon3 10-06-2010 03:01 PM

Yeah......can I change the title?lol.

The fact that the label says "OURTOBERFEST, chaotic ingredients, (dammit, I don't even think it is a lager) etc.,etc....

Why would you think "tame, typical marzen"?


This is one of those "eye opening" brews.

My "Epiphany Moment" beers have been (chronologically):
Stone Ruination
Rogue Dead Guy
Stone Arrogant Bastard
Vertical 080808
Schlafly Kolsch
MH Hex

mikeysab 10-07-2010 02:33 AM

Well it says on the label "3/4 pint of ale". They also don't call it OCTOBERFEST. They also give a description of this beer that is nothing close to what octoberfest/marzen really is. So i`d guess its more of a "mocktoberfest", which is great for homebrewers who like it and don't have a lagering stup e). To me its a great beer. I'm glad its made as an ale, since it will be a little easier to brew something close. Id buy it again for sure. To me, most true octoberfests (that I've tried) have a slight metallic taste which really turns me off, so finding a good one has been tough. But in brewing, I try to make a beer that I like to drink, instead of brewing a beer that conforms to a strict style

Germelli1 10-07-2010 02:37 AM

I am one of the disagreers in this case...I have not had a magic hat I have enjoyed in the last 4 years and this was no exception.

To me all their beers taste like they want to be dogfish head...but fail miserably. By this I mean that they love to play around with very uncommon ingredients, but time and time again they come up with a beer I can't even finish drinking

mikeysab 10-07-2010 02:55 AM

According to what they list on their site as ingredients, I. Didn't find any that id consider "very uncommon" except for maybe apollo. I`m certainly no pro or connoseur of ingredients, but I do read a ton of recipes. We all have beers we don't like and we have beers we like. I like MH beers and I like DFH beers. That's where similarities end, for me. The last time I had a beer I refused to finish was Sam Adams imperial white, which was more like cough syrup than beer. And that's having tried possibly a couple hundred different beers since I started brewing(summer 2k9). Again, I'm no pro, but I like this stuff.

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