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RATINGS: 2231   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 thereís 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 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - AUG 23, 2005
Ginger ale gold with orange and brass tinting. Head is buttercream/white and a solid 3/4 inch thick from a hard pour. Smell is non-descript fruit malt, decently rich, with some sourness and a bit of cheap lager taint stirring around the edges. Taste is a bit thin/watery and as advertised, weird. Wheat, berries, pit fruit, and dry pine needle hops roll over the palate. Wet grass, wheat lay the base for the aftertaste, followed by a very dry, sodawater finish. Because I really have no clue what style this is susposed to be, I donít know if Iím being overly or less harsh than I should be about the thinness of this beer. This could be a lot better, I think.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RIXbeer (102) - USA - AUG 22, 2005
Sweet aroma notes of fruit and light spices. A most soft, pleasant and refreshing beer from magic hat. Carmel notes and no head make this an odd beer. Still just slightly above average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2005
Small white head sits atop a deep dark golden color. The aroma is on the sweet side with notes of fruit and spice. Soft with sweet flavorings of fruit, malt, caramel, and some hops. An above average beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2005
Draft. Golden/amber color, thin white head. Fair fruity aroma, peach and apricot, mild malt. Flavor starts out as fruity and fades into a nasty stale cracker, grainy and dirty. Light to medium bodied. Fíin Magic Hat.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
stoutchap (422) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2005
On tap in Wilmington, CT. Is this beer? Well it smelled like beer - stle beer. It had a unique flavor, a fruity cherry flavor that I thought I was going to enjoy at first. But a few sips in and definitely by the end of the glass it was way too overpowering. No Thanks!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2005
Come on, you call this beer? Magic Hat has been a continual disappointment. Very little to none on aroma and flavor. Nothing distinct at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (3507) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2005
Flour City Brew Fest. I was expecting alittle more from this. Sure it was and ok beer and somewhat smooth. But the build up that this was going to be some mysteriously great beer, let me down when it was ordinary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (1909) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2005
Clear orangish with no head. Unfamiliar aroma... not a huge aroma, but itís there. Flavor is... well, kinda lacking, a bit like unsweetened koolaid, but not even that strong. Decent, and Iíll give it another shot now that Iíve read about it... but I wasnít overly impressed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jb (2872) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2005
Had at the Rohrbachís summer brew fest. Berries in the nose, straw color, malt and hops in the palate and a dry finish. One of the less impressive fruit beers of the day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheBeerGod (5949) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Draft. Amber body with no head. Nose is sour fruit and stale hops. Light malty sweetness and corn notes. Unpleasant, really. Taste is better with ripened fruit notes, light malt sweetness, dry hops and some caramel notes. Body is light and smooth with minimal carbonation feel. Finishes with more fruity notes, caramel, sweet malts and mild hops. I wanted this to be better than it is but it didnít meet my expectations. Average beer.

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