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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMFS (6) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2007 does not count
Perhaps my initial impressions are frought with overly fond memories of the Brooer’s Tent at Bonnaroo, but I have found this offering to vary widely in bottled form. The latest batch, to which I attest was purchased in Pittsburgh and traveled overland back to Cleveland (thanks Whit), where it was quickly imbibed. A quickly dissolved head punctuates the sweet fruity aroma. The apricot is distinctive, but not overbearing. It has an extremely smooth mouthfeel, which only improves through mid-bottle as it perceptibly warms. Fond rememberances aside, this is a great moderately priced specialty style that I hope makes its way into Northern Ohio soon.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BonedrySaint (6) - New York, USA - JUL 6, 2007 does not count
I have heard of wine snobs, but beer snobs? You guys, if it’s not an Imperial or some craft beer, it’s not good. For those who like a good beer, #9 does the job. It’s a hate it or leave it taste, for sure, but it’s a quality brew. There’s a decent aroma off the tap, and IF POURED RIGHT, a good head. I love how guys complain about a lack of head you blame the beer. The palate is light at first, then kicks in with a nice finish. Excellent beer that stands out compared to other fruit beers.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
awharr02 (6) - USA - DEC 30, 2008 does not count
The best thing about this brew is it’s color. Pretty hard pour into a tulip glass and not much of a head and what was there didn’t last. Thin mouthfeel, flavor and aroma of apricots, which i didn’t particularly like. Not enough hops for my taste

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith28 (6) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 2, 2010 does not count
This is not a typical American Pale Ale but goes down easy and is perfect for a summer day. You can smell and taste pear on the nose and palate, and the finish is enjoyable. It’s easy to drink and not heavy, perfect for a lazy Saturday late afternoon.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fslo413 (6) - st. louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 7, 2010 does not count
Fresh floral and citrus aroma. Butterscotch color with thick white foam. Tighly wrapped layers of flavor that i cant quite put my finger on. I taste fruit and crisp hops. This beer is really good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
russell1388 (6) - lafayette, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2013 does not count
Magic hats #9: not quite a pale ale. Love it. The hops are so subtle and pleasant to where if you’re not a hop lover but want to get more exposure to hops, magic hat brings you in the hoptastic world of beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
KarMa0ne (5) - USA - DEC 26, 2004 does not count
Gold pour , typical head after aggresive pour. Sweet apricot nose; hops faint. Smells like fruit. Good carbonation. Malty start, sweet wheat, apricot finish, with noticible hop character. Palate is nothing special. Not a hearty beer, yet it is not refreshing. Good festival beer, good drink all day at a cook out, or at bonnaroo.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerPharaoh (5) - Hackensack, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2005 does not count
I truly enjoy Magic Hat #9. The subtle hints of apricot make this a great warm weather drink. Since I spend a lt of time in Vermont I can drink this a lot and I do.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bisgute (5) - USA - AUG 23, 2006 does not count
Good but not great. I don’t really see what all the fuss is about. I can’t even really taste the apricots that much. It is definitely more like a lager to me.

4.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mtrojano (5) - USA - JAN 7, 2007 does not count
What I like most about this beer is its clean aftertaste. Apricot taste was a bit strong for me at first, but it slowly settled. Great on a hot day.


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