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RATINGS: 2136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   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 there’s never been anything else quite like it. Fermented with our 150 year old strain of top-fermenting English yeast.


3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (1928) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2004
Gold to light copper in color with a faint aroma. A pale ale? Well, a bit fruity and light, easy to drink, but not memorable. This is more of a summer ale.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2004
This wasn't what I thought it was going to be. Fruity with a crisp finish. If I wanted alcohol in my fruit juice I'd make a mixed drink...

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2004
Gold color, very distinct apricot taste. One of the magic hat staples, but always good. Had this before but waited until now after having it at a bar on tap. (2/4)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 31, 2004
Golden in color with a small white head.Fruity with a subtle apricot/apple aroma.Fruity and lightly hopped, no real malt present.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2004
I'd heard about this beer for a long time before I had it. Why the heck do people seek out this beer? This sucks. Light cider-gold. Nose lagerish, but a bit skunky, a bit of a sour breadiness to it. Flavor is just a fascinating combination of medicine and apricots, like some kind of kid's cough medicine brewed up in a dingy pharmacy somewhere. Should be called Magic Hat #2, as "number two" would be an appropriate description.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2004
Sampled @ brewery. Cloudy yellow color with a full malty aroma. The first thing you taste is blueberries and peaches. Then I come to taste the real mystery of this stuff which is ____. I know, but I'm not telling (unless you ask).

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2004
Gold color, white head. Light body. Quite evident apricot aroma. The apricot taste is balanced by some bitterness, which fades to a sort of yeasty flavor. I've been a fan of it for a while, and usually find it quite refreshing. However there are times that I've had one and found it to taste awful, days that my taste buds just don't appreciate the fruityness of the beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2004
Deep gold w/ a lasting white head. Spicy, perfumey floral hop aroma, as well as pears and Macintosh apples lightly in the nose. Overall slightly bitter w/a seemingly dry finish that turns lightly sweet. Well balanced but definitely to bitter, toasty malt presence mid palate w/ some pear fruitiness. Lighter bodied w/ a medium carbonation and nice smoothness to it. Not quite sure exactly what it is, but the pear fruitiness is intersting to say the least. Drinkable, but from all the hype I've heard about this beer, I'd say it's a little over rated, but good for what it's worth

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Patik (11) - New York, USA - JAN 12, 2004
I love this beer. It's just light enough with just the right amount of flavor. The aroma is worth a moment's savoring. In bottles it is good, but on tap it's great and has a bit more aroma.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3145) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2004
This wasn't bad. The label reads "not quite pale ale" so I was maybe expecting an ESB. Not until later did I discover that this is a fruit beer. The fruitiness is there, but not so overpowering to be objectionable to those who don't like a fruit beer. Although there's nothing like a Pale Ale anywhere in this beer, it is a smooth, drinkable beer worth trying.


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