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RATINGS: 2236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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 there’s never been anything else quite like it. Fermented with our 150 year old strain of top-fermenting English yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2006
"Poured an orange, amber color Almost no head with little lacing. kinda coats the mouth. Strong apricot flavor nice malts. Smooth with little carbonation. Overall not bad "

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Bottle. Aroma: Skunk apricot. Not real skunk, the beer wasn’t spoled, but it had stale, can, grain odor mixed in with fruit. decent head tastes like a basic beer with some fruit extract mixed in, lager-y, sweet, semi-pleasant. May have poured some of this or hurried through it. not exciting. magic hat = mediocre brews a notch above macros

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2006 A very nice golden color with an orangish tint. Small white head that faded very rapidly, but the aroma it gave off was very nice. Fruity and mysterious, citrus hints. Palate was very nice, lots of carbonation. Nice taste, but it disapeared all to quickly. It made it seem like something was lacking at the end, but an very enjoyable beer non-the-less. I will be getting this again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3433) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Bottle at mom’s over christmas. Golden with red tint, light carbonation. Sweet red fruit aroma. Sweet and fruity tastes. tickles your tongue. Fruits are cherries and strawberries.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RazingDreamz (123) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2005
Lovely golden color, not much head. Strong flowery aroma. Taste of citrus with hints of something floral and something fruity. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2005
Draft Pours a clear amber with a small head. Aroma of malts and fruit. Taste is a strong fruit blend. Not all that bad. Tasty beer once and a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2005
Mild fruity ale. I wouldn’t classify it as a pale ale, less hoppy then I would expect from a Pale Ale. Not bad and not great. Medium flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beachbum25 (1086) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2005
Wasn’t sure what to expect from this "flavored not quite pale ale" Poured a nice orange color w/ a moderate quickly diminishing head. Definately had a sweet, citrus aroma & taste up front. That flavor stayed w/you throughout but wasn’t overpowering. I’m not generally a fan of flavored/fruit beers but I enjoyed this one. Refreshing

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (5615) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2008 A long-overdue re-rate, was probably my second or third micro. Bottle. Lemon-citrus aroma, big perfume somewhere between rosehips and raspberries with a bit of apricot cough syrup mixed in. Noisy orange pour with a fizzy beige head. Malty, chalky, cough syrup taste, apricot and a touch of grain. Medium body with a bit of carbonation. Nice, and different, but a big disappointment from what I remember. Surely wouldn’t refuse another, though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - DEC 11, 2005
probably the best of the magic hat brands goes down smooth with a hint of fruit probably a decent beer to drink after dinner

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