RATINGS: 2240   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 theres 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 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
melvin980 (177) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2006
The beers aftertaste is very offensive in my book, I dont even know how to describe it but the first few times you have one it is almost tough to finish. As a few days went by I started to acquire somewhat of a feel for it with an open mind, but I never would be able to say that I actually enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2006
Pours a hazy orangish reddish color. Aromas of light apricots, malts, and bread. Flavor is wheat bread with apricot notes. Wasnt all that fruity tasting. Just a mild touch at the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bubbleflubber (2194) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Cool pour... Almost a pinkish-nectarine color. Very small head and minimal lace. The bouquet is of definite apricot. Very light flavors and palate textures. I get notes of apricot and nectarine behind pale malt and wheat. It has a bitter apricot finish. Not bad for a fruit beer at all. Lacks a bit in complexity, but is light and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mirage52 (147) - New Market, Maryland, USA - JUN 5, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2008 From the bottle. I was expecting more sweetness and fruity flavor, but thankfully, they didnt over do it. One of the better fruit beers Ive had. Originally, I rated this beer a little low, but I have come around to enjoy this beer a lot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 3, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2006 Pours an almost pink amber color with a smallish head. Aroma is of apricot. Flavor is light , and crisp with some fruity undertones. Not bad for a lighter beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (3034) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 31, 2006
You can knock "fruity" tastes in beer. And, admitedly, when you hear apricot and beer, things can get a bit scary. However, Magic Hat has done a nice job with this one. Makes for a great "Black Magic" underneath Guinness and is a great way to finish a night of drinking. Nice malty / apricot flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
agl108 (1128) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2006
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear orange with thin white head that leaves only a ring in my glass. Nose is wheaty and yeasty with apricot and a touch of peaches. Flavor is dominated by apricot. Always tastes much better out of the bottle than on draft. Not too sweet; a good session beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2006
Orangish coloring. It tasted like apricots and grass, I dont want to drink apricots or grass and that is what this was. Horrid, the worst beer I have ever had.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rowdyg4 (1) - USA - MAY 29, 2006 does not count
This beer is fresh, crisp, cool, sweet, and has everything that you could ever ask in a beer. There really arent many words that can describe how good this beer is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dobbs (16) - Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2006
This is one of my favorite standard beers, and Im so glad its finally available in WV! They even just put it on at the Moose in Martinsburg! Refreshing and easy drinking, this is a great session beer, with perfect balance, and perfect lacing, and a great finish!

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