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RATINGS: 2231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Apricot flavouring
A Beer Cloaked in Secrecy An ale whose mysterious and unusual palate will swirl across your tongue and ask more questions than it answers. A beer brewed clandestinely and given a name whose meaning is never revealed. Why #9? Why, indeed. A sort of dry, crisp, fruity, refreshing, not-quite pale ale. #9 is really impossible to describe because thereís never been anything else quite like it. Fermented with our 150 year old strain of top-fermenting English yeast.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
snowden719 (130) - USA - JUN 10, 2006
somewhat hazy amber color. Medium white head. Hints of apricot and citrus in the aroma with the former being more prevalanet. Medium body, somewhat fruity taste. Has a medium amount of hops, but the flavor and hop content combine to form a somewhat bizarre aftertaste.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
melvin980 (177) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2006
The beers aftertaste is very offensive in my book, I donít even know how to describe it but the first few times you have one it is almost tough to finish. As a few days went by I started to acquire somewhat of a feel for it with an open mind, but I never would be able to say that I actually enjoyed it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2006
Pours a hazy orangish reddish color. Aromas of light apricots, malts, and bread. Flavor is wheat bread with apricot notes. Wasnít all that fruity tasting. Just a mild touch at the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bubbleflubber (2154) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Cool pour... Almost a pinkish-nectarine color. Very small head and minimal lace. The bouquet is of definite apricot. Very light flavors and palate textures. I get notes of apricot and nectarine behind pale malt and wheat. It has a bitter apricot finish. Not bad for a fruit beer at all. Lacks a bit in complexity, but is light and refreshing.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mirage52 (147) - New Market, Maryland, USA - JUN 5, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2008 From the bottle. I was expecting more sweetness and fruity flavor, but thankfully, they didnít over do it. One of the better fruit beers Iíve had. Originally, I rated this beer a little low, but I have come around to enjoy this beer a lot.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 3, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2006 Pours an almost pink amber color with a smallish head. Aroma is of apricot. Flavor is light , and crisp with some fruity undertones. Not bad for a lighter beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (3019) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 31, 2006
You can knock "fruity" tastes in beer. And, admitedly, when you hear apricot and beer, things can get a bit scary. However, Magic Hat has done a nice job with this one. Makes for a great "Black Magic" underneath Guinness and is a great way to finish a night of drinking. Nice malty / apricot flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
agl108 (1039) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2006
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear orange with thin white head that leaves only a ring in my glass. Nose is wheaty and yeasty with apricot and a touch of peaches. Flavor is dominated by apricot. Always tastes much better out of the bottle than on draft. Not too sweet; a good session beer.

0.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2006
Orangish coloring. It tasted like apricots and grass, I donít want to drink apricots or grass and that is what this was. Horrid, the worst beer I have ever had.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rowdyg4 (1) - USA - MAY 29, 2006 does not count
This beer is fresh, crisp, cool, sweet, and has everything that you could ever ask in a beer. There really arenít many words that can describe how good this beer is.


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