I picked up a couple bottles of Magnifico the other day and was looking forward to giving them a try. They’re from the folks at Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project, which already have my respect for putting out great beers up and down the spectrum. Add to that the fact that Magnifico rings in at 3.4% ABV and you have my attention. A session beer from a true craft brewer?!? Bring it!
This beer pours a light orange and smells fresh, but not overpowering. It has enough depth of flavor and packs a nice bite to keep it interesting. It’s insanely drinkable.
Sure, it’s not a replacement for a big double IPA or a bready belgian, but it has its place on a hot summer day. If this becomes part of the regular summer line-up, I might just make it my go to lawnmower beer. I’m giving this beer jazz hands!!!
Vital Stats: Served at 40F in a tulip glass (might have been better in a red solo cup). 3.4% ABV.
Taste: B+. Clean and crisp. Just what you’d want from a beer like this.
Drinkability: A. Get this on tap in every bar in Boston.
Packaging: A-. Fun, cheeky and informative. What more could you want?