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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 thereís never been anything else quite like it. Fermented with our 150 year old strain of top-fermenting English yeast.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 7, 2001
By far Magic Hatís worst offering. The apricot flavour is over powering.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
JabberJenn99 (9) - Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2002 does not count
If you know someone who doesnít like experimenting with beers, this is a good one to start off with. Light and fruity, this is a funky brew that can make any chick feel like trendy starlette.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
creature99 (9) - USA - JUL 29, 2002 does not count
Eventhough my rating is not glowing, I think this is worth a try. I am not a big fan of fruit beers, but this is an interesting one. It is not overly artificial tasting. I think if they used more hops (for both bittering and aroma) this could be good.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
CapFlu (4610) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2003
(Bottle) Must have got a bad bottle? Strange aroma... hops but some odd Hawaiian Punch additive. Pours copper with dissipated white head. Finishes dry. Average.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2003
Not too impressed with this one. Tasted like a pale ale with a slight hint of apricots. Some apricots in the nose. Overall not too much goin on here.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2004
I think they call this their IPA. Very bland and average. Itís like the lite beer of craft beers. Iím glad I didnít pay for it, the magic hat rep did.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Filter-bright golden orange with avg head. Dried apricot and bread crust aroma - like some toast with apricot ham. Slightly creamy, too-thick body. Comes across as a little starchy/pasty. Sort of a "good" version of Pyramidís Apricot Ale - if such a thing exists.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
outerupt (133) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2006
12oz. bottle and on tap. Better on tap by far, though neither format offers an exceptional beer. Very light body and an underwhelming nose of seemingly artificial peach and apricot. The colour is reasonably pleasant but simply isnít backed by any substantial depth of flavour outside of a very faint note of nectarines/apricots, etc. All in all a weak drink hardly worthy of its purported "mystery."

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
LinusStick (2887) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2007
This was an oddity. I think I got a bad bottle because I tasted no fruit. There was some wheatiness to it as well as some malt and hops. The pour was a clear orange with no head. Put this beer back in the magic hat and make it disappear.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Willin8 (55) - Massapequa, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2007
[Tap, February 2007] Hazy yellow pour with small head. Aroma is floral. Flavor is heavily floral, very slight citrus. Altogether unrefined taste. Finish is bitter but not so much in the hop sense.


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