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RATINGS: 2141   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2004 Looks like a pale ale. Smells something like an English ale or ESB, except that there is more of a fruity aroma of apricots. Flavor is sweet and fruity. The finish is fairly dry with mild amounts of bitterness. Thanks ScottVacula!

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmhst30 (10) - Prospect Park, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2003
On of the few "fruity" beers that I've ever tasted that I actually like. The apricot essence is subdued enough as not to overpower.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2003
I wasn't to impressed here. Orangish color, fruity aroma, no head. Begins with a wierd fruityness and the rest of the flavor is just kind of watery and boring. It kind of tasted like an imcomplete pale ale. Maybe not bitter enough for me.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
CapFlu (4547) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2003
(Bottle) Must have got a bad bottle? Strange aroma... hops but some odd Hawaiian Punch additive. Pours copper with dissipated white head. Finishes dry. Average.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2003 This beer is one of my favorites. The smell is great, like apricots. Since most of taste is smell, it tastes great too, plenty of sweetness and bitterness. Pours a very nice head. This continues to be one of my favorite beers. Tastes like a pale ale until the big apricot finish. Classic brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nightoneobob (37) - USA - JUN 29, 2003
Strange beer. Looks somewhat orange tastes a little like a pale ale. More fruity flavors than anything - apricot maybe? That said, quite drinkable and well balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gearwar (56) - Rochester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 25, 2003
A tasty beer that goes along with all the other magic hat beers. this is the most popular of the magc hat line, although it does have a weird taste.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fishonmyplane (453) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 13, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2003 This is a weird beer, with an overpowering fruity taste. I think they wanted to make it distinctive but just went a little too far. What really surprises me is that this is so popular, given that it's so unusual, and that magic hat makes several beers that are much better than this stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2003
Odd tasting thin beer, kiwifruit, strawberries and lemon rind. First time I ever found a beer that tasted like that. That special 150YO yeast must do some pretty weird things.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - JUN 5, 2003
decent brew, amber color, fizzy head. fruit aroma evident in the carbonation. the apricot and hjop flavors emerge as the beer warms., otherwise just a bland pale.


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