RATINGS: 2242   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROGUE (2209) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - AUG 4, 2006
Pours a deep gold color with a medium off white head. A good all around beer. It starts with a nice fruity flavor and finshes with a crisp light bitterness. (my first of many Magic Hats)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hobbledehoy (10) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2006
Pours a transparent golden hue with a medium sized head and plenty of carbonation. The aroma is that of a freshly opened jar of preserved apricots. Thin bodied consistency with a notable acidic bite upon entering the mouth. The flavor is not as sweet as expected and is dominated by sour apricot taste. Leaves a bitter, hoppy, aftertaste (much hoppier than expected). This beer is certainly different and quite refreshing on hot summer days. However, it lacks the complexity of a top notch brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2006 Thanks to Firemoose for this brew as an extra. My first Magic Hat brew. The aroma is a lot of fruit beer with apricots and some other frutis I really coulnt pick up on. The taste was kinda weird. It was almosta s this beer couldnt decide between a pale ale and a fruit beer. Pale ale bitterness in the back end of the taste and fruit taste at the forefront and there was a decent amount of carbonation in this one. A decent beer but nothin I would seek out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dtblaser (42) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2006
Very good beer. Some fruit smell, fresh bread. Pours golden and cloudy. Easy to drink, yet with a dryness balanced by complex hops. This beer is complex, well rounded, and a good selection any time of the year on any occasion; the go to and steady beer if you do not know drinking prefrences.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wulax25 (2) - USA - JUL 27, 2006 does not count
very refreshing, slightly fruity but not over the top. Easily drinkable and good for any time of the year. This beer will go over well with almost any type of beer drinker

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2006
12 fl oz bottle. Light brown orange. Clear. Rich apricoty malty aromas with a decent hoppy aroma. Medium-bodied. Clearly a session beer as it is non-offending in all aspects. Some toasted flavours. Finishes slightly dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 23, 2006
I actually thought the aroma was more floral than fruity. Taste is rather apricotty with maybe a hint of pomegranate. Very interesting and worth a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 20, 2006
My first Magic Hat beer, though I’m planning on trying more if this one shows any promise. Orange/yellow body with thin white head. Smells good - sweet. Tastes sweet, like apricots or some other crisp fruit, slight smoke on the aftertaste...This is really good actually. I am pleasantly surprised, and also surprised this one doesnt have a higher rating. This is by far the best fruit beer (if that’s indeed what it is) I’ve had so far, and I’ll definitely be getting it again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
shoc (4) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2006 does not count
Had it in bottle and on tap. Always prefer it bottled. Sweet, almost smokey and full bodied. Full of fresh summer fruit flavors. More than just apricots. This is a remarkable ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mxpx54981 (8) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2006 does not count
Good summer beer. On tap all over state college, pa (the greatest place in the world). Had a few over Arts Fest ’06

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