Wow. Today has been one of the nicest days here in the Chicagoland area in a long time. Spring showed up with a touch of Summer as it reached a high in the low 80’s. Seeing that I am on a self-imposed IPA sabbatical, I thought that I would try a Spring seasonal of the lager variety. Wes tried this one a while back and it has been sitting in the fridge just waiting to be consumed. So I reached for Magic Hat Brewing Company’s Vinyl Lager Spring Seasonal. I have high hopes for this Vermont based brew as I have yet to be disappointed by the folks at Magic Hat.
Magic Hat Brewing Company classifies Vinyl Lager as Amber Lager and their website describes Vinyl Lager as, “Vinyl sails in on her shining wings as the spinning sun returns. She is the season-shifter, bursting from her cocoon to sing the ancient song of vernal yearning and to summon spring's sweet green return... Her metamorphosis becomes our own. Her thirsts are shared by all. Drink in her mysterious elixir as the revolution blooms again...Visit Vinyl!” In addition, the label artwork is second to none as Magic Hat, in my opinion, has some of the best label art out there.
Vinyl Lager pours a slightly hazy amber color with subtle golden edges with a 1” khaki colored head with a faint malt aroma and is a sessionable 5.1% ABV.
Once again, Magic Hat Brewing Company does not disappoint. I could not be happier that the weather is starting to change and baseball season is only a few short days away. This is a lively & refreshing lager that is certainly a perfect way to end a day as nice as today. There is a moderate carbonated feel throughout with understated malt sweetness and a brief hop finish. Vinyl is simply a super spring sensation of a lager. So as you’re getting ready to dust off the grill and bust out your first batch of spring burgers, reach for some Vinyl and enjoy.
Consumed: Sam Adams Sensory Glass
Verdict: Buy A Case