In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from Magic Hat Brewing. It is their Winter or Christmas Seasonal, which is G-Thing Ale. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of Magic Hat Brewing. If you have not, please, read those beer blog posts to get to know this northeast craft brewery. Let us get into the beer.
It has a jet black color without a head on this ale. The smell is hints of cinnamon and ginger. The taste is a cinnamon and hints of malty notes. The aftertaste is a cinnamon with a slight ginger notes. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.magichat.net):
G-Thing! is a Ginger Spice Ale led by a fresh ginger zing that’s followed by a bready malt backbone. Its subtle roasty notes and mild hop bitterness slowly give way to a serene cinnamon spiciness as the malt tones melt away.
- MaltsPale, Caramel Vienna, Caramel Munich, Victory, Chocolate, Wheat
- HopsMagnum, Northern Brewer
- YeastEnglish Ale
- Original Gravity14° Plato
- AdditivesGinger Juice, Cinnamon
Availability / October – January
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Closing, when I saw this beer in package, I was wondering how it was. I had a chance to try this brew and I jumped onto it. I have to say I was pretty impressed but kind of disappointed at the same time. I believe I pumped up myself to be disappointed. I love how they did a Christmas Ale but not like the rest on the market. I love how this brewery thinks outside the box. Overall, I enjoyed drinking this beer. I love the cinnamon but yet a nice malty backbone. The other thing that I love about this brew is the fact they did not use a porter, brown, or a stout ale. They used English ale or English mild ale. I highly recommend you trying this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser