RATINGS: 2245   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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2693) - California, USA - APR 9, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2007 Clear lighter amber, moderate to small head, some lacing and retention. Aroma is lightly fruity... aprocots? Sure. Very light APA style with a small fruity side. ZZZZZ

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (6094) - Wauwatosa, USA - APR 3, 2005
Weird disappearing rating. Rated recently via richlikebeer. I proceed again. Dark golden color with a thin wispy white head. Light fruit and sweet pale malt aromas. I don’t catch as much apricot as others. Sweet pale malt start with a light fruity middle, more in the lines of raisin and mild pears. Mild floral hops come in and help mellow te sweetness. Thinner and quite quenching.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerPharaoh (5) - Hackensack, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2005 does not count
I truly enjoy Magic Hat #9. The subtle hints of apricot make this a great warm weather drink. Since I spend a lt of time in Vermont I can drink this a lot and I do.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skisangelo (60) - Collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Magic Hat is one of my favorite brewing companies. This is their signature beer and a good choice. A very enjoyable beer to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7510) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2011 Sampled this one on draft at Zeno’s in State College, PA. It poured a medium gold color with a small white head. There was a light sweet fruity aroma. The flavor was dry apricot with light malt notes underneath and a dry almost seed like flavor on the finish. Much dryer than I would have expected given the style and aroma. A pleasant beer overall and one I would get again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2005
This is Magic Hat’s signature beer, a beautiful golden color with a nice spicy aroma. The taste is very appealing, a slight crispness, this is a good session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Draught at the brewery. Golden, light brown in color with a small white head. Aroma is very bitte, with a hint of fruit. Flavor is similar, slightly thin, with a good dose of raspberry in finish. More like a hoppy golden ale with fruit than a fruit beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sirchris (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2005
Pleasant light amber in appearance. White head diminishes fairly quickly. A light, thin body, but flavorful. There is a hint of fruit. Overall I find this to be a very refreshing beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtw (1163) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2005
this is called a fruit beer? except for that it smells like a pilsner with half of a green apple jolly rancher dissolved in it, i wouldn’t call it fruit. sort of artificial-feeling anyway. more apple and peach/pear in the body, and although it’s quite refreshing it’s not particularly good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jefcon (1775) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2005
Kind of a reddish-ale color, with a sustained rocky head. Aromas are wheat and hops accompanied by a light raspberry. The flavors are similar, but disappointed me by not meshing very well. The beer is short of a lively carbonation and a bit thin. My biggest complement is how the brewers have prevented the beer from taking on the sickly sweetness of other fruit beers. This is a nice, dry brew.

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