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RATINGS: 2129   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2003 # Yuck! I feel a real fruit beer should contain real fruit, not the flavoring. This beer taste like a light hop free ale with a Jolly Rancher thrown in the fermenter.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 12, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2004 Light, bubbly nose with no hint of. . .anything until the body, which is extremely light and tasteless. I had to stretch to pretend i tasted some apricot. This could be one of the most tasteless yet inoffensive beers. Reminded me much like a cool tasty glass of spring water.

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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
scoobyluv (504) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2003
thin head over a light amber coloring. smells like a garbage container and it tastes like a licking a dirty ashtray filled with water.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2003
Strong apricot aroma and flavour. Thin white fully diminishing head on hazy straw body. Medium body. I find the fruit flavour to be artificial and cloyingly sweet. Although I do generally like the output of this brewery, I'm not a big fan of this offering. On tap at the brewey and bottled.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ghawener (1457) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 8, 2006
Bottle: Impossible to describe!? There are at least 477 ratings that say otherwise. Overall: plain, simple, some fruity taste. That´s it.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mhoster56 (34) - Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2006
This "fruit beer," which it is not truely at all, is rather lousy. In most pubs this beer is sold as a lager or a brown ale. From the moment it touches one’s tongue, an immediate spalsh of perfume is noted. The uninformed novice may understand that scent/taste to be "fruitiness." I fouthrightly disagree. The odors and flavors are much more flowery than fruity. I would imagine a better flavor could be attained from drinking old rose water from a vase. This beer leaves a soapy coating on the roof of the taster’s mouth as well. Overall, considering the pricetag on a pint of this in Philadelphia is over five dollars, this is a beer to avoid.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2006
Hazy Amber color with a small white head. Fruity aroma and taste with a peachy after taste

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
NateDawg (12) - Arlington, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 23, 2003
I'm not a fruit beer fan, I'll state that up front...unless we're talking Krieks and lambics. Since Magic Hat thinks they're beyond cool (one of the guys used to be a graphic designer) and don't have to give the consumer any idea what it is that they're buying (the labels don't say this is a pale ale w/ apricot...it's all pseudo-hip, zen stuff), I was duped. The beer itself tasted OK as far as I could tell, but then the cloying aftertaste of apricots hit my tongue and I had to struggle to finish the bottle. The fact that I had had Thai for dinner didn't help. Once or twice since, I've given #9 another chance and have decided that it needs to be 86'ed.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2004
I'd heard about this beer for a long time before I had it. Why the heck do people seek out this beer? This sucks. Light cider-gold. Nose lagerish, but a bit skunky, a bit of a sour breadiness to it. Flavor is just a fascinating combination of medicine and apricots, like some kind of kid's cough medicine brewed up in a dingy pharmacy somewhere. Should be called Magic Hat #2, as "number two" would be an appropriate description.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2004
Nasty apricots on nasty toasted white bread. Deep gold body. Moderately sweet flavor becomes a lightly sweet, lightly bitter. No no no. Medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: ack.


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