RATINGS: 2109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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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3.5
edward_violet (63) - Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Yellow pour, white foamy head... head sticks around a while, too. Aroma of yeast, slight corn-like smell. Fruits like peach, pineapple, honeydew melon perhaps? Apricot, tangerine. Taste... sweet, soft tartness. Slight saltiness. Palate... moderate to high carbonation... moderately clean finish.

2.6
EtownEraser (63) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2004
I have had this in the past on tap, however the rating was performed on a bottle. Nice pour with golden color. Very dissapointing aroma. Smelled somewhat like yeast, not pleasent. Fruity taste with citrousy overtone. Was pretty lame.

1.9
idbowman82 (62) - Painesville, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Pours very hazy and amber/gold in color. Very little head that dissipates almost immediately. The aroma is pretty straightforward: hops and apricot. The taste is about the same...malty with apricot. There is virtually no depth, and there is so little malt/hop in the actual taste that I found myself thinking i was tasting dried apricots soaked in a low-concentration rubbing alcohol. Not enjoyable, and certainly not something I’d recommend.

3
tramp55555 (61) - Lisbon, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2010
This beer was what I would call a very good beer. It was different from many beers but pleasing. Moderate hops and a clean finish. This is a beer I would recommend. I will definately drink this beer again.

1.7
boisebeer (61) - boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Had a 1oz sampler at GABF. This was an amazing event this year. Well worth the trip to Denver. Thanks for the condom at the event. I quote "if you knew what we paid for those things you wouldn’t trust them."....NICE.... Lets just say about this beer. Why? Why did I feel compeled to try this beer? Why did they make this beer? see through yellow fruit smell rolling through. Apricot taste but burnt a little. The burnt leaves a nasty after taste. I headed for water after this beer. Sorry guys just not my beer. Serving type: on-tap

3.3
KlextonGaze (60) - Franklinville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Bottle...lots of apricot, mild yeastiness followed by hoppy zest. Decent length, finishing with similar fruit character in nose. Refreshing, easy drinking ale.

3.7
trexibmer (60) - - NOV 7, 2015
#9 is an apricot fruit ale. And a great one at that! If you have never had a fruit or vegetable flavored beer give this a go. If you like it then you try other flavors. #9 also has decent mouth feel and body and is somewhat bready or as some would say: funky.. You gotta admire Magic Hat for saying this is their flagship beer since it is a bit adventurous, but it does work rather well.

3.9
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.

3.4
sirsirus (60) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 13, 2006
Slight apricot flavors, medium carbonation, cloudy colouring, a bit of body and quite appropriately named. Fresh, juicy, crisp and refreshing. In its class/price range a good bargin.


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