Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Today I grabbed a bottle of Hocus Pocus, a wheat beer brewed by Magic Hat Brewing Company in South Burlington, Vermont. This was sent to me by the brewery to check out. This beer was previously retired but was brought out of retirement by popular vote. As the winner, it will now be included in Magic Hat's Variety Pack. Magic Hat worked with voter registration organization Headcount to not only select this winner but also increase voter registration as we approach the Presidential elections in November.
The label is pretty whimsical, featuring a bee that seems to be mesmerized by a swirling circular pattern below him. OK. Let's check this out.
Wheat and dough and a little lemon aroma, not too strong. Lemon and citrus flavors stand out at the beginning. Hoppy, lightly bitter to even a touch of sourness. There is a little wheat but not so much along with hint of crackers and toast.
Good carbonation provides a nice little nip at the palate. Fairly thin but pretty refreshing. I'm about to take a bunch of stuff inside the house and garage so this asshole Isaac doesn't blow that shit all over Miramar, so this was just the motivation I needed.