RATINGS: 2245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Bottle (thanks, Sandy!). Medium amber color. Aroma of very fresh apricot, really quite surprising in its freshness, with some slight caramel malt lingering behind it. Flavor follows: mainly just fresh apricot. Body is rather light and thin. I’m impressed with how stable the apricot flavor is-- this could easily end up tasting like a jolly rancher or be too highly hopped and bittered so as to hide all trace of the fruit. That said, I found the body just too lacking. A pleasant experience, though. Makes me want to try my hand at some peach homebrew.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2005
This beer smells nice- a little yeasty, hoppy and apricoty, but doesn’t follow through in flavor and consequently comes across as rather thin. A bit disapointing- perhaps it was a bit aged.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2007 Bottle. Another decent creation out of Vermont. This beer is very unique. Sweet fruity flavor, reminds of apricots, peaches, with a malty background. Crisp and very refreshing. Fruity and daring but not overdone. I have modified this rating as my tastes have developed and/or the beer has progressively gotten worse.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - AUG 28, 2005
dark amber w/ beige head. fruity aroma w/ tea nose, medium bodied. mix of caramel and fruit.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - AUG 23, 2005
Ginger ale gold with orange and brass tinting. Head is buttercream/white and a solid 3/4 inch thick from a hard pour. Smell is non-descript fruit malt, decently rich, with some sourness and a bit of cheap lager taint stirring around the edges. Taste is a bit thin/watery and as advertised, weird. Wheat, berries, pit fruit, and dry pine needle hops roll over the palate. Wet grass, wheat lay the base for the aftertaste, followed by a very dry, sodawater finish. Because I really have no clue what style this is susposed to be, I don’t know if I’m being overly or less harsh than I should be about the thinness of this beer. This could be a lot better, I think.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RIXbeer (102) - USA - AUG 22, 2005
Sweet aroma notes of fruit and light spices. A most soft, pleasant and refreshing beer from magic hat. Carmel notes and no head make this an odd beer. Still just slightly above average.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2005
Small white head sits atop a deep dark golden color. The aroma is on the sweet side with notes of fruit and spice. Soft with sweet flavorings of fruit, malt, caramel, and some hops. An above average beer.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2005
Draft. Golden/amber color, thin white head. Fair fruity aroma, peach and apricot, mild malt. Flavor starts out as fruity and fades into a nasty stale cracker, grainy and dirty. Light to medium bodied. F’in Magic Hat.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
stoutchap (422) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2005
On tap in Wilmington, CT. Is this beer? Well it smelled like beer - stle beer. It had a unique flavor, a fruity cherry flavor that I thought I was going to enjoy at first. But a few sips in and definitely by the end of the glass it was way too overpowering. No Thanks!

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2005
Come on, you call this beer? Magic Hat has been a continual disappointment. Very little to none on aroma and flavor. Nothing distinct at all.


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