RATINGS: 2244   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
VTDeerHunter (51) - Vermont, USA - DEC 26, 2002
I just didn’t like this one. Maybe I’m not a fruit beer fan.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
xray (50) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Boring and one dimensional. Tastes like a macro with some apricot flavoring added.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VVilliam (50) - USA - DEC 3, 2006
Bottled. Poured a medium orange/brown color with medium head. The aroma was a really nice mix of citrus and apricot. The taste was just as delicious with lemon and fruit giving way to mild hops. Just a little bite, no real carbonation, and goes down smooth. Unfortunately, the beer got much less flavorful as I drank it until it was just a waterish beer. I would order it over many other beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
slf245 (50) - USA - AUG 22, 2008
Yum- a little sweet, but still gives a nice refreshing swig. It is one of my "regulars" for the fridge.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fuckbudlight (49) - Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Good IPA-style beer for people who don’t like hops that feel like pop rocks in their mouth. Nice crips, hoppy flavor. Easy drinkability. Nice, mainstream pale ale.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerfinder1 (49) - PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2007
It was ok, not much of a taste to this one. I have been dissapointed on many of magic hat’s brews. This one was no exception.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VoodooBear (49) - San Juan, PUERTO RICO - MAR 10, 2013
Presentation: 12 oz. brown bottle with no freshness date. Served in a Sam Adams sensory glass. Appearance: Healthy one and a half fingers of head that stay a while and eventually start to thin out. Swirling the glass around a bit brings it right back to life. Dark gold, very deep color, yet very clear. Leaves behind some great lacing. clings all over the glass. Smell: Smells mainly of apricot hard candy, pretty sweet and pleasant. A bit of malt in the background as well. This is a beer after all! Taste: Very fruity, without being overwhelming. It tastes of apricot candy, malty as well. Just a hint of hoppy bitterness. Mouthfeel: Light, refreshing, smooth, very easy to drink. Good amount of carbonation. Semi-dry and quite tart despite the fruitiness. Very pleasant all in all. Overall: A fun and refreshing any-time brew. Interesting in the taste department, but always feels like a beer. Perfect for when you just wanna sit back, relax and have some fun drinking a cold one. You won’t be missing your go-to, ’run of the mill’ lager when you have this "not quite pale ale" by your side.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kcwildcat98 (48) - - APR 28, 2012
Has nice red/gold color. Major first taste is fruit. Almost sweet like note. Not much lacing on glass. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBellyOSU (47) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2007
Mellow golden color, little head. Aroma is lightly fruity, but certianly not as strong as I’d expect in a pale ale. Too sweet, but I could drink it.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
dwh50 (47) - Clay, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2006
Obviously I did not like this beer. The aroma was reminiscent of lemongrass. A hazy gold color, a decent head, but I did not like the flavor which reminded me of green tea. As far as I was concerned, its strongest point was the palate. If had good mouth feel dispite its flavor. All in all I’d drink a lite american lager before I’d drink this again.

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