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RATINGS: 2188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   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 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
CapFlu (4781) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fishonmyplane (503) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Linc (739) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ravidesai (949) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2003
From bottle. Light orange color, aroma has mostly apricot with some hops. The fruit flavor is not too overpowering, but very noticeable. Don't know how many of these I could drink but its fairly refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fraternie (909) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2003
Virtually headless, golden/orange body. Aroma is fruity, oranges and apricots dominate. The malt is more of the same, crisp apricot flavor, but seems too thin. Some sourness in the finish, although it is a bit sticky and bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2003
Slight malt aroma. Body has a good bit of malt with not much biterness to balance it out. Fair amount of fruitiness, but not overwhelming. A decent brew.

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