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#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
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5,119 Ratings
THE BROS
75
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Ratings: 5,119
Reviews: 1,619
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.29%
Wants: 56
Gots: 695 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-09-1998

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 sort of dry, crisp, refreshing, not-quite pale ale. #9 is really impossible to describe because there's never been anything else quite like it.

20 IBU
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Photo of cchrink
3.34/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AbeyBaby66
3.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FreshButterbeer
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fabianno
3.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kevinmost
3.95/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stavo
4.02/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Metalsnota
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jrardin1
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LacquerHead
2.95/5  rDev -13%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

It's like a pale ale with an attempt at fruity that doesn't really come through.

Photo of TheShadowMarble
3.94/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Spreetaper
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of timfelix
2.31/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

lemony, with some mild beer flavor. Not my type of beer. Does not meet the "tastes l9ike beer" test. But not awful- IF you like a lighter lemony beer with a little bit of "beer" flavor

Photo of GRFounder
3.14/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Peach & tangerine up front with boring malt profile. Not enjoyable.

Photo of rfdracing
3.87/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCondor
3.1/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Also picked up as a part of a mix and match six pack at the sto'. Side poured from the glass into a Sam Adams glass.

Appearance - Pours a hazy, slightly orange color with a thin soapy head that dissolves rapidly and leaves little lacing.

Smell - Light fruits, a bit of spices, not much else.

Taste - Pretty much the same thing as the nose. Nothing much going on here.

Mouthfeel - Finishes dry, a bit fruity. Light body, medium carbonation.

Overall - Meh. Underwhelming, nothing at all stands out. I don't even know if I would recommend it even in a mix and match.

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of glass_house
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mrlafay
3.06/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of hurricanes56dan
1.84/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Not enough grains to make the body equal the amount of fruit added, and not enough hops either, its just to unbalanced that makes it not that great.

Photo of Bosoxbennie
1/5  rDev -70.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Ill have a bud please!!

Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
2.97/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.05/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, clear, golden-amber color with a slight reddish hue, topped with a quarter of a finger of white head that almost completely dissolved away into some wispy clouds that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very fruity and aromatic. Lots of Belgian yeast and raspberry up front, with some toasted malt notes imparting aromas of freshly baked sourdough bread. Very nice.

Taste: Very malty up front, quickly followed by some assertive and pleasant raspberry fruitiness, a little sourness, and some honey-like sweetness. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, refreshing, with some pretty good carbonation. With an ABV of 5.1%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is one of my favorite session beers. I really enjoy how refreshing it is with the nicely balanced malt, raspberry and Belgian yeast. Very good.

#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 5,119 ratings.