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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.


3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
budzo651 (14) - USA - JUL 24, 2007
Thick foamy head when poured. Orange fruity taste. Very creamy texture and soft carbonation make it a good beer for a relaxation day.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nubtail (14) - , Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2008
Delicious, light and fruity. Wonderful and refreshing as I’ve come to enjoy from all Magic Hat brews. Definite apricot/citrus flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fearless99 (14) - Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Tap in Columbus, OH. Golden beer, decent white head. Aroma has a hint of the apricots that are described to be in this beer. Flavor very floral with a hint of the apricot. Little malt flavor accompanies the beer. Very smooth going down. To me, this is an example of a well-balanced fruit beer. Too often I taste all fruit or no fruit. This has a pleasant touch of the apricot.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tubehead (14) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 8, 2008
Out of the bottle, it pours a whitish-gold color with a thinner head. It has a metallic-apricot flavor tempered with generous hops. It has a medium-bitter flavor. almost like an IPA/Apricot Ale hybrid. It was interesting and drinkable - probably my favorite in the Magic Hat line. For those that like fruity beers, this is a good one. For those that don’t, well, keep moving.

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
bloodnok (14) - USA - NOV 12, 2011
far too fruity, nasty in fact. was hoping that a beer that hinted at being a pale ale would be nice and bitter not sweet and fruity. tasted of raspberries, something that i like on its own but not in my brews. won’t do this one again ...

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
uncleben113 (14) - - AUG 7, 2014
Poured from a bottle bought in Chicago. Pours a slightly hazy, light gold with a hue of orange. Aroma is of malty sweetness and fruit. Very low hop character and I get hints of plum and apple. Flavor is slightly bitter right up front that quickly fades into moderate malty sweetness that lasts for a majority of the taste. Fruitiness is apparent with hints of apricot and citrus. I get the impression of stale hops and very little bitterness. The mouthfeel is pretty light and sticky. The back end of the taste is a lingering bitterness and metallic flavor. Overall,not a bad beer. This would be an OK beer for a day

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pirmigrin (13) - EASTON, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Poured with a small white head, was a golden yellow color. Smells of yeast and tasted strongly of apricot. This is a light beer, with minimal carbonation and a bit oily with a short finish. I was pleased overall with this beer, seems like a good beer to drink throughout the day on a long summer weekend.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
dcswirl (13) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Nice apricot flavor to start, finishes a tad bitter. Interesting, just not my taste.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aleacolyte (13) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 10, 2001
An excellent Pale Ale. I absolutely love the apricot aftertaste. Could drink these all night.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
superman (13) - USA - JUL 22, 2003
Nice ale with a hint of apricot. Light enough to get absolutely hammered, but strong enough that you don't want to. Excellent "anytime" beer.


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