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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 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TyRip (40) - Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2007
Little to no head, pours a shade darker than your crap domestics. Nothing great to look at, but has that apricot aroma that is inviting. This is a pretty light beer overall, with lively carbonation. The apricot flavor is just enough to add a great flair, and the finish is pretty quick and dry, with the perfect amount of hop bitter to keep it from being watery, but without leaving hop bitter as the only thing you can taste all night. A great tasting all around beer that I will definitely enjoy again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
nd1748 (40) - dundalk, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2007
got this draft in PA ok glad the apricot isnít over done orange, clear, white foam,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Allie (40) - USA - NOV 29, 2007
I had this on tap at a local place. The barman seemed to think it was a pumpkin beer, and I sampled it under the same delusion. It came with a small, bubbly head that sank quickly. The body was a clear pumpkiny yellow-orange, not a bad color at all I think and quite distinctive. The aroma was certainly on the sweet side, though I couldnít tell you what the sweetness came from. The taste is complex, clear, and clean. Itís quite hoppy and bitter too, though pleasantly so, and thereís a rather sharp bite on the end. This beer seems to frustrate people, because itís so hard to describe and categorize. I had the same difficulty, but I like it anyway. There are a lot of things going on in this beer, and I think Magic Hat deserves credit for creating such an unusual brew. Itís pretty good, too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrAndo (39) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2006 this is a good all around beer. It has a nice little bit of apricot aroma as well as taste, but the fruit dosnít overpower the beer. I like it from the tap or by the bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebrymanosu (39) - - MAY 10, 2013
Really great and complex fruity flavors. Not over the top sweet and not the familiar fruit beer flavor. It offers a more robust malt backbone. Overall a great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
talleyrand (38) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Sweet, hop-filled aroma. Copper color, with noticeable floating particles. Taste compliments the nose, revealing a lush blend of sweet hops. Sits comfortably on the palate. A highly recommended session beer; especially good for summer evenings on a crisp night. One of the better sweet beers on the market.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdavisesq (38) - - DEC 20, 2012
On tap at Georgio's Pizzeria, South Barrington to pint glass. Pours deep golden with limited head and low carbonation, some lacing. Aroma is malt and fruit. Taste is malt up front, a little apricot, mild bitterness. Refreshing and more pale ale-ish then bottled version.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
guinness4life (37) - USA - MAY 1, 2002
Way too fruity for my palate, interesting but wouldnít purchase. I really do not like it due to sickening sweetness. In all fairness though, a well produced beer, but very weird taste, tastes like going camping i.e: very fruity and herbal with an almost raspberry aftertaste. Good beer if you want to get in touch with nature. Others try before you buy. Completely one of a kind though.

   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TopherJackson (37) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2010
Ok so I know what people think about this one but I really enjoyed it and Iím a Imperial Stout, ABt person. Now let me say that the enviroment played a big role in my rating. This is an outdoor, warm day fishing on the bank beer or a outdoor bbq beer. Like a little brother of DFH Aprihop. Lots of fruit and a little spice. Put this out in cans Magic Hat so I can take some to float the river!

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