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RATINGS: 2086   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 thereís 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KajII (767) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2011 Bottle, The pour was a clear golden copper in color with a thin (1/2 finger or less) frothy white head that dissipated rapidly and had fair lacing. The aroma was of moderate grain malts, a mild floral hop and an earthy yeast with a definite hint of apricot and maybe a little honey. The taste was a little malty and had a nice fruity note in the beginning then shifted to a slightly bitter hoppy flavor at the end with just a hint of spice that left the flavor hanging around for a decent amount of time. Mouthfeel was excellent, with the body being light to medium and a the texture being creamy at first then rather dry at the end with a nice lively carbonation. Overall, the mild bitter finish and the flavors that were left to linger allowed you to enjoy the full embodiment of this brew. Nice and tasty and quite drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tiger_08 (137) - Sarnia, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2014
March 25, 2014. From summer sample 12 pack. Bottle poured nice golden amber with thin white head, slight lacing but nothing lingering. Aroma of sweet fruits, apricots hint of cherry and some grassy notes. Tasted syropy sweet with a slight sour aftertaste but not bitter. Flavour not strong enough to be a fruit beer. Watery palate without enough substance to linger. Not unpleasant.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brewbie (451) - New York, USA - APR 5, 2014
12oz bottle. cloudy gold, thin white head. light fruity aroma. dry taste, bit of sweet finish

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BLADT (198) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2014
From bottle. Nice orange in glass. Thin head. Medium, fruity aromas. Apricots. Some berries, which lend a sweetness to the smell. Reminiscent of a pale ale. The taste is hard to place. Tart and dry. Apricot syrup. Some malt liquor qualities. An almost cloying type sweetness creeps in as it warms, but, for the most part, can be forced down.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hockeybeerguy (909) - 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 wonít come back to, honestly not that thrilled.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TirpChirp (13) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Was very excited to try this beer, but was left disappointed. Reasonably well made with quality ingredients but there are too many competing flavors. You get fruit, grass, dark grain, sour Ö idk pretty much everything which I donít prefer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaltOne (182) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Pours slightly hazy gold, with moderate white head. Aroma is somewhere between skunky and apricot. Flavor is the same. To the extent that itís apricot, it isnít great apricot. Overall not that great. Maybe on a hot day, ice cold, but...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Motobashi (62) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
3/4 pint bottle. Poured a clear golden, Actve carbonation with a half finger white head that remained throughout. Heavy lacing. Nice fruity aroma. Sweet apricot flavour. No real bitterness. Minimal aftertaste. I really enjoyed this one. Would pair nicely with fish or a pasta.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gopherfan99 (201) - CROATIA - MAR 16, 2014
Fruity beer but it does not seem to have a natural fruit taste to it. It is a little bitter. There are better fruit beers out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
homebrewgeek (27) - Frederick, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Good overall beer,nice nose,color and head.lite American pale ale with a hint of apricot.like this beer for the summertime

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Hanan (70) - NW Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Like a poorly made Budweiser brewed out of a used garbage can. Just awful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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