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RATINGS: 2237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fantomasus (291) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Odd duck. Pours a dark gold or super light amber with a foamy white head of tightly packed bubbles. Aroma leans towards malt: caramel, bread, hay, cereal, nuts, roasty, hops are very hard to detect, earthy, dough, some basement aromas, cooked vegetables, it’s a really, really, really, interesting aroma. Initially the taste is very balanced. As the beer opens up it leans towards sour/bitter. Palate is quirky but enjoyable. It’s a strange brew but I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jclarke55 (41) - - OCT 12, 2016

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
plaugher (420) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2016
12oz bottle. Clear golden pour, initial white bubbly head which dissipates to nothing fairly quickly. Malty nose, some muted fruit (maybe apricot?) Curious graininess almost like some rye notes. Closer to a bitter or a lager..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cgil68 (18) - - AUG 20, 2016
Bronze copper in color. Pours with a tall head spicy aroma. Lot of malt fruit not an ipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Billisonvacation (2) - Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2016 does not count
This is one of my favorite beers. It tastes excellent from start to finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Purdyd (20) - Fairfield, Connecticut, USA - AUG 6, 2016
Magic hat number 9 is a good damn ale - is it an ale, it's a mystery. Fruity and crisp. Makes me wonder what magic hat one thru eight tasted like... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PlainsDrifter (93) - Adelphi, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2016
Pours golden with white head. Fizzy. Malty sweet with hop bite. Very drinkable. Hay, grass, and grain aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eruizgarcia (312) - - JUL 24, 2016
Pretty good beer, but not nearly as unique as the description claims. Sweet and slightly malty, a bit fruity - almost overripe fruit flavor. Easy to drink and fairly well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ajtrupp (340) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2016
Not quite Pale, not quite good, not quite sure why it’s in the fruit beer category.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cajun (411) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle - Pours medium amber, orange tint. Fruity nose with some cereal and spice like cloves/ginger. Flavor of bread, citrus, ripened melon, plum... lemon. Hop finish, and dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lemke10 (971) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2016
This pours a cloudy golden yellow color with a slight white head. The aroma is weak with a touch of wheat and citrus. The taste is light, thin, but a bitterness of apricot fruit. This might have some potential if they got rid of the twang taste it has but this is their flagship beer after all. Not quite the pale ale flavor you would expect to find.

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