bclasen (17) - USA - OCT 29, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I never thought of myself as a fruit beer lover, this doesn't change my mind. Strong aroma of apricot, pours to a nice orange/tan color, little head & lacing. The first and subsequent tastes were pleasant enough, though there didn't seem to be any aftertaste. A nice fruity taste that disappeared to nothing. I miss the taste of hops, not a bad beer, but in my book, nothing to write home about.
salishan1969 (16) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is an interesting brew. I am not a big fan of fruit beers and having said that, this is probably my most favorite. The fruit flavor is well balanced and not sickly sweet. Great label and marketing.
Dobbs (16) - Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of my favorite standard beers, and Iím so glad itís finally available in WV! They even just put it on at the Moose in Martinsburg!
Refreshing and easy drinking, this is a great session beer, with perfect balance, and perfect lacing, and a great finish!
smashbros (16) - USA - MAR 6, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An instant favorite. I was so confused and delighted by the apple-orange aftertaste while I was drinking it I had to keep going back for more.
Kaizen666 (16) - , New York, USA - AUG 28, 2008
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tap. gold color, white head. Nice fruity aroma, but the apricot flavor is a bit too strong for my liking. Iíll save that sort of intensity for fruit tarts and jams. Apricot aftertaste makes me yearn for a shot of Jameson afterwards, which may not be a bad thing depending on the setting. Give this to a date who ’doesn’t want to drink’ heavy beers.
ALavery03 (16) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Magic Hat #9 is good for sitting at a bar with some good people or in the backyard having a barbecue. Itís not the best beer in the world, but itís tasty and refreshing. Pours orange, aromas of apricot and malts, subtle apricot flavor and a hint of bitter on the finish. I wouldnít go out of my way to find it, but would definitely drink it it was available.
Last had it on tap at Big City in Allston, MA.
burkyburk (16) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I smelled and tasted apricot. A very refreshing beer to say the least. Nothing amazing, but good.
Beckerboy (16) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purchaed a keg of this. My wife loved it and so did her friends. I thought is was okay. The mild apricot flavor is not really my thing. It is very refreshing and is a well made beer for itís style. Nice head and aroma.
aceboxer (15) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color is murky gold, nose is very strong, flavor is distinctive, fruity essence with a distinct flavor, finish is much more subtle than taste for a nice well rounded beer.
drb99 (15) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 16, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I enjoy fruit beers, but the flavor of this one didnít adequately mask the medium-high alcohol content. Thereís certainly a bet of ethanol aftertaste, which is a drawback for me. Drinking beer shouldnít at all taste like doing shots in my book.