RATINGS: 2107   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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1.2
stoutchap (423) - 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
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.

3
Ron (4060) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2005
Flour City Brew Fest. I was expecting alittle more from this. Sure it was and ok beer and somewhat smooth. But the build up that this was going to be some mysteriously great beer, let me down when it was ordinary.

3
hershiser2 (3533) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2005
Clear orangish with no head. Unfamiliar aroma... not a huge aroma, but it’s there. Flavor is... well, kinda lacking, a bit like unsweetened koolaid, but not even that strong. Decent, and I’ll give it another shot now that I’ve read about it... but I wasn’t overly impressed.

2.6
jb (3301) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2005
Had at the Rohrbach’s summer brew fest. Berries in the nose, straw color, malt and hops in the palate and a dry finish. One of the less impressive fruit beers of the day.

2.7
TheBeerGod (6241) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Draft. Amber body with no head. Nose is sour fruit and stale hops. Light malty sweetness and corn notes. Unpleasant, really. Taste is better with ripened fruit notes, light malt sweetness, dry hops and some caramel notes. Body is light and smooth with minimal carbonation feel. Finishes with more fruity notes, caramel, sweet malts and mild hops. I wanted this to be better than it is but it didn’t meet my expectations. Average beer.

3
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2005
clear orange, white head. aroma of toast, caramel, mild yeast and fuzzy peach. flavour is clean and dry with some faint apple and apricot notes. earthy dry finish. not bad

3
PhillyBeer2112 (2876) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Funky aroma, some ringwoody buttered caramel, some kind of vague fruitiness, peachy or persimmon. Flavor quite the same. Amber color nice, if a little cloudy. Weird but not bad.

3.2
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2005
Tap. Pours light orange amber with almost no head. Surprisingly thick mouthfeel, not too carbonated. Essentially, this beer starts out quite apple-y and apricot-y, diminishing in quality as the drinking progresses. Strong fruity aromas in the nose, if a little artificial. First sip is sweet, but not what I’d call malty - a crisp cider attack. As the flavors travel toward the back of the tongue, the apple becomes sweeter and more cloying, with a hint of sourness, until finishing with a sort of nasty oaky taste - the core and the stem. Overall, refreshing and definitely interesting, but like most sweet beers, I got annoyed by the end. Better while cold; best suited out of cold bottles on a hot day.

3.2
donrajin (233) - Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2005
The commercial description sums it up. Good, but not really able to compare it up. A little malty, a little hop, a little fruit, a little ?, and so on. Try it and see for your self.


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