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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.


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2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fatehunter (1219) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Poured into a snifter. Darker opaque golden with a finger of head. Smells like a barn full of hay, honey, candy and apricot. Points for being different and interesting. Well, it actually tastes like hay (yes, I know how hay tastes). Grains, water and bitterness. Not a great combo. Soft and lots of bubbles with a medium body. There is just too much going on in too many different directions. It has some interesting flavors and smells but they just do not come together for me. It is not bad, but too different to really like.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
moomilkparty (11) - - SEP 15, 2014
Taste its overly herbal. No citrus or piney hop character. Malt character is more sugary than mouthful. Better on tap.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
AAEA (112) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
12 FLOZ. ($8.99 for 6 pack) tastes like rotten apricots. I vile taste that caught me off guard and continued to ruin me. I could not finish this beer is tasted so off. I understand some tastes but peach or apricots always a bad taste for alcohol. avoid unless you like gross shit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ordybill (94) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 11, 2014
A: clear; honey colored; 1 finger white head that receded quickly; no lacing; Poured from a 22 OZ bomber into a pint glass. Aroma- has a nice aroma, with a slight fruit scent, apricot with a malt mix Taste- A mild fruit beer to me, I can taste the apricot, the beer is slightly dry with a mild hoppiness Palate- medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a dry finish Overall- An OK beer I have had it before but it doesn’t thrill me. I would drink if again if offered but I wouldn’t seek it out.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Clarkdvm (120) - Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle. Fruity aroma and taste. Easy to drink. Like better on draft. Good beer for a chick.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ktwse (2002) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Pours clear amber with low white head. Aroma is floral and lightly perfumey, light bread and citrus. Taste is sweetish and slightly floral again, some elderflower and honey in the finish. Light, smooth body with average carbonation.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
labattslover74 (48) - Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Copper color with not much head. Aroma of fruit and earth tones. Taste of apricot, hops, vegetables. Don’t like the aftertaste, and i am not a fan of apricot. Resisting the urge not to pour down the drain.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nicksbeers (10) - - AUG 29, 2014
Copper, little to no head, few bubbles slightly bitter, lightly sour, light body,

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1300) - - AUG 21, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 1-5-13- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – Served an orange amber colored brew with a small white head. The head faded rather fast to leave a tiny amount of lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is sweet and consists of fruit, candied sugar and caramel. The fruits are of the lighter variety with aromas of pear, peach and apricot present. Taste – The taste begins with the lighter fruits that were detected in the nose. Peach and apricot are the most pronounced and are mixed with a subtle bready flavor. As the taste advances some caramel and candied fruit flavors with a more grainy like flavor come to the tongue. It the very end, a light floral hop taste joins the rest leaving a mostly light colored fruit flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the lighter side in terms of its thickness with a carbonation level that was rather average. The two when combined with the fruit and sweet flavors make for a nice very easy drinker. Overall – Overall a quite tasty and easy drinking brew. It’s fruity and sweet, but not really cloying. A nice session style brew.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radarsock (914) - Vermont, USA - AUG 14, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2014 Had in town. $4.50 the bottle hiding in a barely-visible fridge under the cash register. It was a rusty golden beer; sustained a thin, white-ringed head barely a fingernail in length, for over 10 minutes of sitting. Tastes and smells of LME, lime-flavored seltzer, burnt plastic, lemon zest, stale garlic, melon rind, and apricot fruit leather (it’s brief, but it’s there). As Adam said, definitely experienced some underlying peppery flavor resmembling mild spice and earth. Meh. Instantly forgotten. Not bad, just not worth remembering. Everything comes all at once in this staggeringly feeble Magic Hat brew. I didn’t find it very cohesive.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fordest (1994) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2014
On draft at The Charles Town Casino. Smallish head deep golden color. Nice fruity aromas. Apricot. Peach. Pineapple. Fake cherry. Flavor fell off a bit. Candy cherry lingers and a slightly bitter aftertaste. Would have liked to just sit and smell it.


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