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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.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
arkurzynski (1460) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2009
Pours light amber with thin head. Aroma of pears, apricots, and licorice (in a chemical sort of way). Tastes like watered down bitter apple juice. Not sure what people see in this one.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Passion fruit /peach aroma leads to an over carbonated malty palate with slight peach after taste. I’m not sure what they were trying to accomplish but very average

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Pours a lighter copper, little head. Nose is powerful of peaches. It is pretty light and crispy, lots of fruit flavors. Not as fruiting as a typical fruit beer, more beer flavor, but still sweet, not sour.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
back (1294) - Holstebro, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
Gylden klar skum ingen Smør korn græs Bitter lidt sød lidt Vanddðe 16/11-12@ F1

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
HeadyDE (469) - Delaware, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Bottle pour into pint..Light goldenish/apricot hue..not much good stuff going on in the nose..like a cross between aromas of a wanna be fruit beer and a MBC offering..Major question is how does magic hat continue to sell so much of this because it is just a weak offering..

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
foxo82 (673) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2013
Bottle from beersofeurope.co.uk. Crystal clear, still amber like a faro. Smells unimpressive -sweet and skunky like a mediocre macro lager. Taste is floral and fruity - perfumed, perhaps raspberry jam, perhaps peach. Strange. Very short, watery finish but that might do it a favour as I’m not keen.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
pablo951 (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Had it on tap at Yard House in Glenview IL. Poured a clear dar amber. Thin head bad aroma, and cough syrup fruity taste. Bad combo.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
penguinfinity (103) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle. Smells of apricots and oranges. Pours clean with no head; slightly translucent light orange color. Tastes fruity with a little space. It does a lot of good things but together they don’t add up to a good beer.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bulldogops (1039) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
Rating #963 - February 10, 2014. $12.99 CAD for 6 341ml bottles at Coop (sale price). Did not know this was a fruit beer until opening, expectation of an APA may have resulted in lower than justifiable rating. But then again, I really don’t have to justify myself to you, internet. Pours a golden yellow with a bubbly white head. Aroma is sweetened apricot jelly, pale malt. Palate is more of the sugary apricot with some mild grassy, earthy hops. One of the worst apricot beers I’ve tried, way behind Alley Kat, Pyramid, St. Ambroise. Not impressive.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hockeybeerguy (1461) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a caramel brown colored body, decent off white head dissipated very quickly, no lacing. The smell had apricot and malts. The taste was extremely sweet through fruits and malts, noted alcohol. The palate sat about a light to medium, semi-sessionable, alcohol felt, bland and watery aftertaste and finish. Overall, its decent for the style, I think Magic Hat did what they wanted. This is their flagship beer, but for me, probably won’t come back to, honestly not that thrilled.


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