Magic Hat tends to do things a little differently. And this seasonal beer is definitely different. It pours a hearty pink; even the head has a pinkish hue. I didn't let that deter me though and gulped the first one down...and didn't like it at all. I'm not a fan of beets, but it was more than that. The beet sugar is pretty faint, a minor flavor.
But perhaps that was the problem, Wacko isn't very flavorful. I will say however that I enjoyed the rest of the six pack more and more. And I did find it refreshing, enjoyable...especially sitting on the deck in a nice rocking chair. But it never stood completely on its own taste wise. It's a little sweet, but the hops and malts...as well as the alcohol for that matter, just isn't there.
It's not a bad drink, but doesn't make for a good brew experience if you ask me. There's plenty of other great summer brews out there for the money and the time.
And...in other news:
- While I was golfing this week, Mac sent in this list of the top 50 American beers from the American Homebrewers Association. Proud to say I've had many, but #1 still eludes me.
- The Suwanee Beer Fest still has tickets available and is offering a buy six get one free. If you have a large enough crew, email email@example.com.
- Lastly, I had a couple Shock Tops this week too. If you're looking for a good fruity and flavorful beer that isn't named Son of a Peach, Shock Top is a good one. And it's easy to find. Better than Blue Moon if you ask me and certainly better than Wacko.