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The Magician - Short's Brewing Company

The Magician

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Overall: 7.30/10 by 1 dude

Trend: 7.30/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: American Amber Ale

ABV: 6.00%

Season: Year Round

Have Another: 100%

1,218 beers rated with a 7.82 average
  • 7.30/10 have another
  • A: 9.0 | T: 7.0 | L: 9.0 | M: 6.0 | O: 6.0
  • Color: Dark Amber
  • Poured clear but the dark color made it slightly opaque. A half of glass of redish, brown, frothy, thick foam filled my glass. Retention was nice and slow while there wasn't much lacing: splotchy and very sporadic.

    Aroma is actually nicely complex. Grain is mixed with fruit on top with toffee and hints of roasted malt. Very mild coffee coming in late. A malt lovers dream.

    Taste is much thinner than expected with the big nose. Still good. A nice roasted flavor in the finish that could be on the border of faint coffee and/or chocolate. Toffee sweetness plays a roll too.

    Very mild carbonation on a medium, at best, body.

    An interesting and layered beer. Easy to drink with a bit of cloying sweet at times. I don't know if I would seek it out or want multiple at the same time but I would have it again. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Monday, April 05, 2010 at 20:58:01
  • Tasted: Monday, April 05, 2010
  • $1.59 for 12 oz. bottle