In this beer blog, we are going to get into the new spring seasonal from Magic Hat Brewery. It is called Single Chair Golden Ale. Magic Hat is switching it up and pushing the craft beer drinkers. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know about this east coast craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know about this craft brewery. Let us get into this golden ale.
It has a clear golden color without a head on this ale. The aroma has a sweet malty and slight floral notes. The taste of this light body ale has a refreshing light sweet malty with a dry crisp aftertaste. It is a pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
The ancient ritual of brewing a distinctly rich and flavorful beer is a performance to behold. Our mysterious mèlange of time-honored ingredients harmonize with chaotic chemistry, humble patience, and blind faith to share in the rousing company of kindred spirits. Cheers!
Here is a description from their website (www.magichat.net):
Celebrating the Independent Spirit of Mad River
Single Chair Ale takes its name from a truly unique piece of American history: the Single Chair lift at Mad River, one of only two in the country. We share a similar vision with this mountain: To be part of a community, and to be as dedicated to the enjoyment of brewing as Mad River is to the sport of skiing. As winter’s cover melts to reveal spring’s hidden life, take a ride to the top on the Single Chair and celebrate your independent spirit.
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Closing, I am not a huge golden ale fan but this is a great product. I can see huge part of the craft beer world enjoying this brew. It is not for me. They put some thought in this brew. They kept it simple and to the point. It is extremely drinkable beer. This is a perfect beer to going skiing with or just start spring cleaning in and outside the house. I believe this could have been a good summer seasonal. There is some nice flavors but keeping it true to the classic beer style. I love the story behind the name of the beer. The last ski resort that has a single chair on the mountain side in their state. I highly highly recommend this beer. I believe this beer will have people retry Magic Hat’s beers. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser